December 22, 2020 01:52 AM

Wrap Up for Monday, December 22, 2020

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on Executive Calendar #904, Eric J. Soskin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation; agreed to: 48-46.

2.      Motion to reconsider the vote upon which cloture was not invoked on the Soskin nomination; agreed to: 48-46.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Eric J. Soskin, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation, upon reconsideration; invoked: 48-44.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #904, Eric J. Soskin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation; confirmed: 48-47.

5.      Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.133, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021; agreed to: 92-6.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.625 with Scott (FL) amendments: encouraging the Government and the people of the United States to "Buy American".

 

Passed S.371 with Fischer substitute amendment: BUILD Act.

 

Passed S.2429 with Rubio amendment: Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2019.

 

Passed H.R.3250: Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020.

 

Passed H.R.5472: Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act.

 

Passed H.R.5126: DESCEND Act of 2020.

 

Agreed to the message to accompany H.R.1520 (7-Day CR).

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res.127: to correct the enrollment of H.R.133 (title).

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res.128: to correct the enrollment of H.R.1520 (title).

 

Adopted S.Res.774: honoring the United Nations World Food Programme on the occasion of being awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize, with amendments.

 

Adopted S.Res.682: recognizing the devastating explosion that rocked the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, and expressing solidarity with the Lebanese people.

 

Passed Calendar #510, H.R.3153 with Wicker substitute amendment: EFFORT Act.

 

Passed Calendar #432, H.R.1492: to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage available for inclusion in, the Yucca House National Monument.

 

Passed H.R.2502: Transparency in Federal Buildings Projects Act of 2019

 

Passed H.R.1418: to restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

PN1938 - C. Kevin Blackstone, 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 Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

PN2024 - Cynthia Kierscht, of Minnesota, 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 Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

PN2101 - Brian D. McFeeters, 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 Malaysia.

PN2030 - David Reimer, of Ohio, 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 Sierra Leone.

PN2025 - Geeta Pasi, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.