August 6, 2020 06:07 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, August 6, 2020

Roll Call Votes

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #645, John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; invoked: 55-42.

2.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #645, John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; confirmed: 55-42.

 

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #507, S.3455: to prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation with a committee-reported substitute amendment.

 

Passed S.4075: to amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to provide for the release of certain federal interests in connection with certain grants under that Act, and for other purposes.

 

Passed S.3703: to amend the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act to improve the prevention of elder abuse and exploitation of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

 

Passed Calendar #427, S.2299  with Wicker substitute amendment: PIPES Act of 2019.

 

Adopted S.Res.668: FLETC 50th Anniversary.

 

Adopted S.Res.676: Legal Counsel.

 

Adopted S.Res.677: designating August 16, as “National Airborne Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.678: designating September 2020 as “National Child Awareness Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.659: designating September 2020 as “School Bus Safety Month”.

 

Adopted to S.J.Res.74 with Thune amendment: Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.37: honoring the life and work of Louis Lorenzo Redding, whose lifelong dedication to civil rights and service stand as an example of leadership for all people.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place S.4461, to provide for a period of continuing appropriations in the event of a lapse in appropriations under the normal appropriations process, and establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to enact appropriations, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations:

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

·       Executive Calendar #833 - Hester Maria Peirce, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2025. (Reappointment)

·       Executive Calendar #834 - Caroline A. Crenshaw, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2024.

 

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

·       Executive Calendar #810 – Christopher Miller, of Virginia, to Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

MARINE CORPS

·       Executive Calendar #820 – Col. Jason G. Woodworth to be Brigadier General

 

ARMY

·       Executive Calendar #821 – Lt. Gen. James H. Dickinson to be General

 

AIR FORCE

·       Executive Calendar. #822 – Lt. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck to be General

·       Executive Calendar #823 – Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark to be Lieutenant General

·       Executive Calendar #824 – Maj. Gen. Sam C. Barrett to be Lieutenant General

 

SPACE FORCE

·       Executive Calendar #825 – Maj. Gen. Nina M. Armagno to be Major General

·       Executive Calendar #826 – Maj. Gen. William J. Liquori, Jr to be Major General

·       Executive Calendar #827 – Maj. Gen. Bradley C. Saltzman to be Major General

·       Executive Calendar #828 – Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting to be Major General

·       Executive Calendar #829 – Maj. Gen. Nina M. Armagno to be Lieutenant General

·       Executive Calendar #830 – Maj. Gen. William J. Liquori, Jr to be Lieutenant General

·       Executive Calendar #831 – Maj. Gen. Bradley C. Saltzman to be Lieutenant General

·       Executive Calendar #832 – Maj. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting to be Lieutenant General

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

·       Executive Calendar #549 - Sung Y. Kim, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Indonesia

·       Executive Calendar #792 - Natalie E. Brown, of Nebraska, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uganda

·       Executive Calendar #793 - Sandra E. Clark, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Burkina Faso

·       Executive Calendar #794 - Joseph Manso, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

·       Executive Calendar #795 - Henry T. Wooster, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

 

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

·       Executive Calendar #796 - Jason Myung-lk Chung, of Virginia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

·       Executive Calendar #797 - Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be the Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and the Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations

·       Executive Calendar #798 - William Ellison Grayson, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia

·       Executive Calendar #802 - William W. Popp, of Missouri, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guatemala

 

EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

·       Executive Calendar #803 - J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

·       Executive Calendar #804 - Ramsey Coats Day, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

·       Executive Calendar #806 - Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations

 

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

·       Executive Calendar #807 - Jenny A. McGee, of Texas, to be an Associate Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

 

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Foreign Service