Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, April 25, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013; Invoked: 63-30

 

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Passed S.853, a bill to prevent continued flight delays related to furloughs of essential employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and for other purposes. *If the Senate receives a bill from the House that is identical to S.853, that bill will be considered read three times and passed.

 

Adopted S.Res.115, a resolution commending the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of Sean Collier, an officer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Martin Richard, an 8-year-old resident of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Krystle Campbell, a native of Medford Massachusetts, Lu Lingzi, a student at Boston University, and all the victims who are recovering from injuries caused by the attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, including Richard Donohue, Jr., an officer in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police Department.

 

Adopted S.Res.116, designating September 26, 2013 as “National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.118, Supporting the designation of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

 

Adopted S.Res.119, Supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day.

 

Adopted S.Res.120, Supporting the mission and goals of 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

 

Adopted S.Res.121, expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2013, as “Silver Star Service Banner Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.122, recognizing the historic significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.

 

Adopted S.Res.123, Congratulating the University of Minnesota women’s ice hockey team on winning its second straight National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Ice Hockey Championship.

 

Adopted S.Res.124, Legal Counsel resolution regarding Whitnum v. Town of Greenwich memo.

 

Adopted S.Res.125, designating April 30, 2013, as “Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans”.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.788, to suspend FY2013 sequestration. (Reid)

 

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Confirmed the following items:

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Executive Calendar #24 Christopher J. Meade, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Executive Calendar #25 William B. Schultz, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #61 Jenny R. Yang, to be a Member of the Equal Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2017

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #89 Karol Virginia Mason – to be an Assistant Attorney General

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