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  • Confirmed Calendar #74, Roy Bale Dalton, of Florida, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
  • OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Cal. 59 Carolyn Lerner - Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Cal. 60 Kelvin Droegemeier - Member of the National Science Board, NSF DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Cal. 63 Kathryn Sullivan - Assistant Secretary of Commerce, NOAA MARINE MAMMAL...
  • S.Res.135, A resolution remembering the 1 year anniversary of the April 10, 2010, plane crash that claimed the lives of the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and 94 others, while they were en route to memorialize those Polish officers, officials, and civilians who were massacred by the...
  • Confirmed executive calendar #45, the nomination of Vincent Briccetti, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. S.Res.142, congratulating the Lady Aggies of Texas A&M University on winning the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship S.Res.143,...
  • Passed H.R.1363, as amended, Continuing Resolution through Friday, April 15, 2011 ($2 billion in cuts).
  • Adopted S.Res.136, United States v. Douglas D. Hampton Adopted S.Res.137, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of take our daughters and sons to work day. Passed HR658, as amended with the text of S.223 as a substitute amendment (FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011). Appointed the...
  • Adopted S.Res.129, a resolution honoring the 29 coal miners who perished in the explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia, on April 5, 2010, and remembering all those who have lost their lives while mining for the resources on which the United States relies. Adopted...
  • Adopted the following resolutions: S.Res.120, 1 year anniversary 4/2/10 fire and explosion - Tesoro refinery in Anacorte, WA; S.Res.121, designating April 2011 as "Financial Literacy Month"; S.Res.122, honoring the life and legacy of Elizabeth Taylor; and S.Res.123, commending ACHIEVA on its 60th...
  • Adopted S. Res.112, congratulating the Pennsylvania State University IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon ("THON") on its continued success in support of the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. Adopted S.Res.118, designating April 2011 as "National 9-1-1 Education Month".
  • Adopted S.Res.114, a resolution honoring Geraldine Ferraro, former United States Representative from New York, and extending the condolences of the Senate on her death. Passed H.R.1079, the Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011 (provides a short term extension through June 1, 2011).
  • The Senate confirmed the following nominations: Coast Guard Cal. 69 Brian M. Salerno, to be Vice Admiral Cal. 70 John P. Currier, to be Vice Admiral Cal.71 Robert C. Parker, to be Vice Admiral Cal. 72 Manson K. Brown, to be Vice Admiral And all nominations placed on the Secretary's Desk in NOAA and...
  • Confirmed Executive calendar #48, Michael Vickers, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Adopted S.Res.51, a resolution recognizing the 190th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating Greek and American democracy. Adopted S.Res.105, a resolution to condemn the December...
  • Adopted H.Con.Res.27, a concurent resolution providing for the acceptance of a statue of Gerald R. Ford from the people of Michigan for placement in the United States Capitol. Adopted S.Res.94, a resolution to express the sense of the Senate in support of reducing its budget by at least five...
  • Adopted S.Res.96, congratulating the Army Dental Corps on its 100th Anniversary. Passed S.J.Res.7, reappointment of Shirley Ann Jackson as a citizen regent of the Smithsonian Board of Regents. Passed S.J.Res.8, appointment of Stephen M. Chase as a citizen regent of the Smithsonian Board of...
  • Adopted S.Res.100, Designating March 11, 2011, as "World Plumbing Day". Adopted S.Res.101, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate relating to the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
  • Confirmed Timothy J. Feighery, of New York, to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the US.
  • Adopted S.Res.63 is a resolution designating the first week of April 2011 as "National Asbestos Awareness Week". Adopted S.Res.97, a resolution affirming the importance of exercise and physical activity as key components of a healthy lifestyle, including in combating obesity, reducing chronic...
  • Adopted S.Res.55, a resolution expressing support for designation of a "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
  • Agreed to the Stabenow amendment #126 (Detroit satellite office) by voice vote Agreed to Bingaman amendment #142 (PTO length of time between reviews). Passed HR662, Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011. Adopted S.Res89, a resolution relating to the death of Frank W. Buckles, the longest...
  • Adopted S.Res.81, a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2011, through September 30, 2011, and October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012, and October 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. Agreed to Kirk amendment #123 (Ombudsman for small busienss...