April 7, 2022 06:10 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, April 7, 2022

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of H.R.7108, Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act, as amended by SA #5020; passed: 100-0.

2.      Passage of H.R.6968, Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act, as amended by SA #5021; passed 100-0.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #860, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; invoked: 53-47.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #860, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; confirmed: 53-47.

 

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

S.3823, Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act, w/Grassley sub amdt

S.1875, Veterans’ Emergency Care Claims Parity Act, w/Rounds sub amdt

Cal.#304, S.2687, Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021

S.4070, Samya Rose Stumo National Air Grant Fellowship Program Act

Cal. #317, S.3785, to amend title 49, United States Code, to eliminate the restriction on veterans concurrently serving in the Offices of Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

Moved to concur in the House amdt to S.658 – National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium

 

Adopted the following resolutions:

By voice vote, Calendar #323, S.Res.503, Peng Shuai with committee reported amdts

S.Res.533 with Kaine amdt – Centennial of Navy aircraft carriers

S.Res.592 National Assistive Technology Awareness Day

S.Res.593 Former Senator Hodges

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.4022 – To codify in statute the CDC title 42 expulsion order, which suspends the right for certain aliens to enter the United States along United States land borders, until February 1, 2025.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Exec. Cal. #646 - Oren E. Whyche-Shaw, of Maryland, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years

 

INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Exec. Cal. #790 - Adriana Debora Kugler, of Maryland, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of two years

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #814 - Steven H. Fagin, of New Jersey, 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 Yemen

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Exec. Cal. #863 - Erik Kristopher Raven, of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of the Navy

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Exec. Cal. #864 - William A. LaPlante, Jr., of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Exec. Cal. #706 - Jed David Kolko, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Exec. Cal. #765 - Arun Venkataraman, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Exec. Cal. #766 - Mohsin Raza Syed, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Exec. Cal. #767 - Grant T. Harris, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Exec. Cal. #770 - Laurie E. Locascio, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology

 

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

1.      Executive Calendar #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

2.      Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board

3.      Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board