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Wrap Up for Thursday, December 7, 2023

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to discharge S.J.Res.51, directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in Syria that have not been authorized by Congress, from the Committee on Foreign Relations; not agreed to: 13-84.

2.      Motion to proceed the conference report accompanying H.R.2670, National Defense Authorization Act; agreed to: 82-15.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #352 Richard E.N. Federico, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; invoked: 63-32.


Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.492 Rosalynn Carter


Executive Business

At times to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #144 Elizabeth H. Richard, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large.

2.      Executive Calendar #415, Martin O’Malley, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.


The Senate confirmed the following nominations:


Exec. Cal. #435 - to be Brigadier General

Col. John W. Sannes

Col. Andrew O. Saslav



Exec. Cal.#443 - to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half)

Capt. Jason P. Tama

Capt. Arex B. Avanni

Capt. Gregory C. Rothrock

Capt. Jeffrey W. Novak

Capt. Adam A. Chamie

Capt. Zeita Merchant


All nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk in the Coast Guard.