August 6, 2022 02:30 PM

Wrap Up for Thursday, August 4, 2022

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of S.J.Res.55, CRA re: NEPA; passed: 50-47.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1100, Roopali H. Desai, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; confirmed: 67-29.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions, en bloc:

·         S.Res.744 – USS Forrestal

·         S.Res.745 – National Airborne Day

·         S.Res.746 – National Catfish Month

 

Passed S.3606 – Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Transfer to a Dependent.

 

Passed S.4458 – Ensuring the Best Schools for Veterans Act.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

·         Executive Calendar #984 - Michael C. Gonzales, of California, 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 Zambia

·         Executive Calendar #1052 – Timmy T. Davis, of Virginia, 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 State of Qatar

·         Executive Calendar #1061 - Dean R. Thompson, 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 Nepal

·         Executive Calendar #1062 - Richard Lee Buangan, of California, 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 Mongolia

·         Executive Calendar #1064 - Marie C. Damour, 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 Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu

·         Executive Calendar #1111 - Robert F. Godec, of Virginia, 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 Kingdom of Thailand

·         Executive Calendar #1115 - Jonathan Henick, 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 Republic of Uzbekistan

·         Executive Calendar #1116 - Angela Price Aggeler, of the District of Columbia, 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 North Macedonia

·         Executive Calendar #1117 - Gautam A. Rana, of New Jersey, 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 Slovak Republic

·         Executive Calendar #1118 - Daniel N. Rosenblum, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Executive Calendar #967 – Nasser H. Paydar, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Executive Calendar #994 - David Applegate, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the United States Geological Survey

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

·         Executive Calendar #1094 - Susie Feliz, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

·         Executive Calendar #1095 - Donald R. Cravins, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Executive Calendar #1104 - Jaime Areizaga-Soto, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals for a term of six years

 

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

·         Executive Calendar #1126 - Kathryn Wheelbarger, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years

·         Executive Calendar #1127 - Michael K. Singh, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years

·         Executive Calendar #1128 - Jonathan Wingate Burks, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years

 

UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

·         Executive Calendar #891 - Edward Gabriel, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years

·         Executive Calendar #892 - Nathalie Rayes, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years

·         Executive Calendar #893 - Mary Green Swig, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #1114 - Yohannes Abraham, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

 

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Executive Calendar #1123 - Shirley Sachi Sagawa, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2024

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #1069 - Carlos Felipe Uriarte, of California, to be an Assistant Attorney General

 

UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

·         Executive Calendar #1070 - Carlton W. Reeves, of Mississippi, to be Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission

·         Executive Calendar #1071 - Carlton W. Reeves, of Mississippi, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2027

·         Executive Calendar #1072 - Laura E. Mate, of Iowa, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2027

·         Executive Calendar #1073 - Claire McCusker Murray, of Maryland, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2025

·         Executive Calendar #1074 – Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2025

·         Executive Calendar #1075 - Claria Horn Boom, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2023

·         Executive Calendar #1076 - John Gleeson, of New York, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2023

·         Executive Calendar #1077 - Candice C. Wong, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2027

 

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

2.      Executive Calendar #922, Constance J. Milstein, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malta.