Senate Democrats

Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2569:">S.2569, Bring Jobs Home Act; Agreed to: 93-7


Legislative Business

Passed S.J.Res.40, providing for the appointment of Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institute.

Adopted by voice vote S.Res.500, expressing the sense of the Senate with respect to enhanced relations with the Republic of Moldova and support for the Republic of Moldova’s territorial integrity.

Adopted S.Res.501, A resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Wright Museum of WWII History in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Adopted S.Res.489, A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of “Growth Awareness Week”. , with Kirk amendment

Adopted S.Res.514, Designating August 10 through 16, 2014, as “National Nurse-Managed Health Clinic Week.”

Adopted S.Res.515, Designating July 24, 2014, as “National Self-Care Day”.

Adopted S.Res.516, Legal Counsel – State of North Dakota v. Beatrice Quill

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.2649 on the Legislative Calendar of Business


Executive Business

The following nominations were agreed to by voice votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802 Julia Akins Clark, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #786 Andrew H. Schapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #599 Madelyn R. Creedon, of Indiana, to be Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration


The Senate confirmed the following military promotions:


#934 Maj. Gen. Partrick J. Donahue, II – to be Lieutenant General



#935 Col. Lee E. Payne – to be Brigadier General

#936 Col. Ricky N. Rupp – to be  Brigadier General

#937 Col. Walter J. Lindsley – to be Brigadier General



#938 Brig. Gen. John L. Gronski – to be Major General



#939 Brig. Gen. Mark A. Brown – to be Major General

#940 Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague – to be Major General



#941 Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. – to be General



#942 Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel – to be General

#943 Gen. John F. Campbell – to be General



#944 Adm. William E. Gortney – to be Admiral



#945 Maj. Gen. James K. McLaughlin – to be Lieutenant General



#946 Gen. Daniel B. Allyn – to be General

#947 Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley – to be General

#948 Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland – to be Lieutenant General



#949 Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson – to be General

#950 Gen. Herbert J. Carlisle – to be General



#951 Lt. Gen. Frederick B. Hodges – to be Lieutenant General