Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.2775, the No Subsidies Without Verification Act, as amended (Reid-Mikulski substitute amendment); Invoked: 83-16

2)      Passage of H.R.2775, as amended; Passed: 81-18

 

LEGISLATIVE ITEMS

Adopted S.Res.272, designating the week beginning October 20, 2013 as “National Character Counts Week”.

 

Adopted S.Res.273, designating October 26, 2013, as “Day of the Deployed”.

 

Adopted S.Res.274, Supporting Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs held on October 17, 2013.

 

Adopted S.Con.Res.24, A concurrent resolution providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.

 

Requested a conference with the House on S.Con.Res.8, as amended, the Budget Resolution and appointed the following conferees: Murray, Wyden, Nelson, Stabenow, Sanders, Whitehouse, Warner, Merkley, Coons, Baldwin, Kaine, King, Session, Grassley, Enzi, Crapo, Graham, Portman, Toomey, Johnson (WI), Ayotte, and Wicker (ratio of 12-10).

 

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.J.Res.80, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, and Indian Health Service Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014.

 

 

EXECUTIVE ITEMS

Discharged the Commerce Committee of PN779 Mr. Michael P. O’Rielly (Federal Communications Commission)

 

Confirmed the following items:
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Executive Calendar #248 Stephen Woolman Preston – to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Executive Calendar #331 Ranee Ramaswamy – to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018

Executive Calendar #332 Rick Lowe – to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Executive Calendar #333 Olga Viso – to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2018

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #342 Nisha Desai Biswal – to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

 

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

Executive Calendar #345 Roberto R. Herencia – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2015 (Reappointment)

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Executive Calendar #351 Gregory Dainard Winfree – to be Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

Executive Calendar #352 Christopher A. Hart – to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2017 (Reappointment)

Executive Calendar #353 Deborah A. P. Hersman – to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of two years (Reappointment)

Executive Calendar #354 Deborah A. P. Hersman – to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2018 (Reappointment)

 

THE JUDICIARY

Executive Calendar #355 Kevin A Ohlson – to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #360 Zachary Thomas Fardon – to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years

 

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

Executive Calendar #363 Carol Waller Pope – to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2014 (Reappointment)

Executive Calendar #364 Ernest W. Dubester – to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 29, 2017 (Reappointment)

Executive Calendar #365 Patrick Pizzella – to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2015

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Executive Calendar #366 Steven Eaton Bunnell – to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #368 Julia Frifield – to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative Affairs)

Executive Calendar #369 Caroline Kennedy – to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Executive Calendar #370 Beth F. Cobert – to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Executive Calendar #373 Scott S. Dahl – to be Inspector General, Department of Labor

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Executive Calendar #374 Sylvia I. Garcia – to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Executive Calendar #375 Bradley Crowell – to be Assistant Energy Secretary of Energy

 

NATIONAL CONSUMER COOPERATIVE BANK

Executive Calendar #376 Andrea Levere – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank for a term of three years

 

PN131 Michael Wayne Hail, of Kentucky, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

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