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Cloakroom Wrap Up Memo -- Cloakroom Wrap Up 10-16-13

11:36 PM || October 16, 2013

Cloakroom Wrap Up

Roll Call Votes:

Cloture on H.R. 2775 (CR/Debt Limit) as amended. (83 – 16). Invoked.

Passage of H.R. 2775 (CR/Debt Limit) as amended. (81 – 18). Passed.

Wrap Up:

S. Res. 272 – Character Counts Week

S. Res. 273 – Day of the Deployed

S. Res. 274 – Lights on Afterschool

S. Con. Res. 24 – Adjournment Resolution

Executive Session:

PN 131, Michael Wayne Hail, of Kentucky, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

Department of Defense

Cal #248 – Stephen Woolman Preston, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities

Cal.#331 – Ranee Ramaswamy, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

Cal.#332 – Rick Lowe, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

Cal.#333 – Olga Viso, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts

Department of State

Cal.#342 – Nisha Desai Biswal, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Cal.#345 – Roberto R. Herencia, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Department of Transportation

Cal.#351 – Gregory Dainard Winfree, of New York, to be Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration

National Transportation Safety Board

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

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

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

 The Judiciary

Cal.355 - Kevin A Ohlson, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for the term of fifteen years to expire on the date prescribed by law. 

Department of Justice

Cal.360 - Zachary Thomas Fardon, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for a term of four years.

Federal Labor Relations Authority

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

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

Cal.# 365 Patrick Pizella to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Department of Homeland Security

Cal.#366 Stevan Eaton Bunnell to be General Counsel

Department of State

Cal.#368 Julia Frifield to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative Affairs)

Cal.#369 Caroline Kennedy to be Ambassador to Japan

Executive Office of the President

Cal.370 - Beth Cobert, of California, to be Deputy Director for Management, for the Office of Management and Budget. 

 
Department of Labor

Cal.373 - Scott Dahl, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Labor.

 
Department of Transportation

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

 
Department of Energy

 
Cal. #375 – Bradley Crowell, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional and Governmental Affairs)

 
National Consumer Cooperative Bank

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

Monday, October 28, 2013:

 The Senate will convene at 2:00pm. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:30pm, with Senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider #344, Richard Griffin, Jr., to be General Counsel of the NLRB. At 5:30pm,  the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Griffin nomination.

Please note, if the Senate does not receive a message from the House that it has adopted S. Con. Res. 24, the adjournment resolution, the Senate will convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session:

Thursday, October 17th at 2:15pm

Monday, October 21st at 1:30pm

Thursday, October 24th at 12:00 noon