December 17, 2021 09:44 AM

Wrap Up for Thursday, December 16, 2021

 Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to discharge the nomination of Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit from the Judiciary Committee; discharged: 50-46.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #525, Nicholas Burns, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China; confirmed: 75-18.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #626, Ramin Toloui, of Iowa, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs); confirmed: 76-13.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #619, Rashad Hussain, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom; confirmed: 85-5.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.3537, Accelerating Access to Critical Therapies for ALS Act.

Passed H.R.6256, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

·         Executive Calendar #315, Karen Jean Hedlund, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

·         Executive Calendar #622 - Thomas Barrett, of Wisconsin, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

·         Executive Calendar #629 - Shannon Corless, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of the Treasury

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

·         Executive Calendar #630 - Kurt D. DelBene, of Washington, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Information and Technology)

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

·         Executive Calendar #595 - Lisa W. Wang, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

·         Executive Calendar #596 - Maria Louise Lago, of New York, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade

 

NAVY

·         Executive Calendar #607 - Rear Adm. Collin P. Green to be Vice Admiral

·         Executive Calendar #608 - Adm. Christopher W. Grady to be Admiral

 

And all the nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Army, Foreign Service, and Space Force.