the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 9/17 ~~ the House


UScapitoltakenfromkenschramstoryThe Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:00pm, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

At 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and proceed to 1 roll call vote on confirmation of the Bass nomination.

12:00pm—1 roll call vote; 7 voice votes expected:

  1. Executive Calendar #956, John R. Bass, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey (roll call vote)
  1. Executive Calendar #536, Eric T. Schultz, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia (voice vote)
  2. Executive Calendar #548, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia (voice vote)
  3. Executive Calendar #964, David Pressman, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador (voice vote)
  4. Executive Calendar #965, David Pressman, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations (voice vote)
  5. Executive Calendar #871, Debra S. Wada, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (voice vote)
  6. Executive Calendar #924, Laura S. Wertheimer, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (voice vote)
  7. Executive Calendar #912, Bradford Raymond Huther, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development (voice vote)

12:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #956, John R. Bass, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey;

Confirmed: 98-0

 

The next votes in this series should be voice votes.

 

  1. Executive Calendar #536, Eric T. Schultz, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia (voice vote)
  2. Executive Calendar #548, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia (voice vote)
  3. Executive Calendar #964, David Pressman, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador (voice vote)
  4. Executive Calendar #965, David Pressman, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations (voice vote)
  5. Executive Calendar #871, Debra S. Wada, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (voice vote)
  6. Executive Calendar #924, Laura S. Wertheimer, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (voice vote)
  7. Executive Calendar #912, Bradford Raymond Huther, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development (voice vote)
  1. Executive Calendar #536, Eric T. Schultz, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia (voice vote)
  2. Executive Calendar #548, Thomas Frederick Daughton, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia (voice vote)
  3. Executive Calendar #964, David Pressman, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador (voice vote)
  4. Executive Calendar #965, David Pressman, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Alternate Representative of the United States of America for Special Political Affairs in the United Nations (voice vote)
  5. Executive Calendar #871, Debra S. Wada, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (voice vote)
  6. Executive Calendar #924, Laura S. Wertheimer, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (voice vote)
  7. Executive Calendar #912, Bradford Raymond Huther, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development (voice vote)

Senator Boozman asked unanimous consent to take up and pass on H.R.503, National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial Act.

Senator Booker objected and asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #398, H.R.1033, American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act, and Calendar #403, H.R.503, Desert Storm Memorial, en bloc; that the committee-reported amendment to H.R.1033, be agreed to; that the bills, as amended, if amended, be read a third time and passed, en bloc.

Coburn asked that the Booker request be modified and that a Coburn substitute amendment be in order to H.R.1033, American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act.

Senator Booker objected to the modification. Senator Coburn objected to the Booker request.

Senator Harkin asked unanimous consent that there be 2 hours for debate prior to a vote on ratification of the Disabilities Treaty. Senator Lee objected.

HARKIN asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar Number 12 (disabilities) treaty document 112-7 (disability); that the treaty be considered as having advanced through the various parliamentary stages up to and including the presentation of the resolution of ratification; that any committee declarations be agreed to as applicable; that there be no amendments in order to the Treaty or the resolution of ratification; that there be two hours for debate, equally divided in the usual form;  that upon the use or yielding back of time,  the Senate proceed to vote on the resolution; that any statements be printed in the Record, as if read; that if the resolution of ratification is adopted, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; that the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action, that if the resolution is not adopted, the Treaty be returned to the calendar, and that there be no motions or points of order in order other than a motion to reconsider; and the Senate then resume legislative session.

 

 

Cal. #12           Treaty Doc. # 112-7    Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

 

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Last Floor Action:9/16
10:01:00 A.M. – MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate.

At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

10:00:29 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
10:00:43 A.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable David W. Jolly to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
10:01:00 A.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

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