Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Adopted S.Res.315, a resolution relative to the death of former Seantor Clifford Hansen.
  • Adopted S.Res.112, designating February 8, 2010, as “Boy Scouts of America Day”, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the largest youth scouting organization in the United States.
  • Adopted S.Res.318, supporting “Lights On Afterschool”, a national celebration of afterschool programs
  • Adopted S.Res.319, Commemorating 40 years of membership by women in the National FFA.
  • The Senate confirmed the following nominations by unanimous consent:
  • William Sessions to be Chair of the U.S. Senatencing Commission;
  • William Spriggs to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor;
  • Joseph Main to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health;
  • Jose Antonio Garcia to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact;
  • Marcia McNutt to be Director of teh U.S. Geological Survey; and
  • Arun Majumdar to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Department of Energy.
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