Senate Democrats

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 11 through Friday, December 13, 2013

Roll Call Votes Wednesday, December 11th  through Friday, December 13, 2013

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #346, the nomination of Cornelia T.L. Pillard, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia; Confirmed: 51-44

 

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #378, Chai Rachel Feldblum, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Invoked: 57-39

3)      Confirmation of Feldblum nomination; Confirmed: 54-41

 

4)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #330, Elizabeth A. Wolford, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Western District of New York; Invoked: 55-41

5)      Confirmation of Wolford nomination; Confirmed: 70-29

 

6)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #347, Landya B. McCafferty, of New Hampshire, to be US District Judge for the District of New Hampshire; Invoked: 58-40-1(present)

7)      Confirmation of McCafferty nomination; Confirmed: 79-19

 

8)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #361, Patricia M. Wald, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Invoked: 57-41

9)      Confirmation of Wald nomination; Confirmed: 57-41

 

10)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #348, Brian Morris, of Montana, to be United States District Judge for the District of Montana; Invoked: 57-40

11)  Confirmation of Morris nomination; Confirmed: 75-20

 

12)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #349, Susan P. Watters, of Montana, to be United States District Judge for the District of Montana; Invoked: 58-39

13)  Confirmation of Watters nomination; Confirmed: 77-19

 

14)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #358, Deborah Lee James, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Air Force; Invoked: 58-39

15)  Confirmation the James nomination; Confirmed: 79-6

 

16)  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #444, Heather Anne Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources; Invoked: 51-34

17)  Confirmation of the Higginbottom nomination; Confirmed: 74-14

 

18)  Motion to invoke cloture on #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); Invoked: 54-36

 

Legislative items Wednesday, December 11th  through Friday, December 13, 2013

 

Passed H.R.3547, Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act, with a Nelson amendment which is the text of S.1753, and an amendment to the title.

 

Passed H.R.3458, Fallen Firefighters Assistance Tax Clarification Act.

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.263, A resolution designating the week of September 23 through September 29, 2013, as “National Estuaries Week” with a Whitehouse amendment to the preamble.

Discharged the Judiciary committee and adopted S.Res.299, congratulating the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on the celebration of its 100th anniversary and commending its significant contribution to empower and revitalize developing communities around the world.

 

Adopted S.Res.320, designating December 14th, 2013, as “Wreaths Across America Day”.

Adopted S.Res.321, honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and expressing condolences on his passing.

 

Began the Rule 14 process of S.1824, Drinking Water Supply Assistance Act. (Enzi)

 

Completed the Rule 14 process of S.1797, Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extension Act of 2013.

 

No additional Executive items Wednesday, December 11th  through Friday, December 13, 2013