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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Leahy led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, December 16)

H.R. 3608 (Rep. Nolan): To amend the Act of October 19, 1973, concerning taxable income to members of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.R. 4030 (Rep. Wilson): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 18640 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, Florida, as the "Father Richard Marquess-Barry Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.R. 5771 (Rep. Camp): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions and make technical corrections, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax treatment of ABLE accounts established under State programs for the care of family members with disabilities, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate, under the order of 12/16/14, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 76 - 16. Record Vote Number: 364
H.Con.Res. 124 (Rep. Crenshaw): A concurrent resolution providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 5771.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.Con.Res. 125: A concurrent resolution providing for the sine die adjournment of the second session of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress .
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
S. 684 (Sen. Johnson, of SD): To amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee amendments as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4122 (Sen. Johnson, of SD): To provide an offset.
-- Amendment SA 4122 proposed by Senator Pryor for Senator Johnson SD.
-- Amendment SA 4122 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S. 1800 (Sen. Barrasso): To require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage its infrastructure assets.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4123 (Sen. Barrasso): To provide an offset.
-- Amendment SA 4123 proposed by Senator Pryor for Senator Barrasso.
-- Amendment SA 4123 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 226 (Sen. Brown): A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens and honoring him for his accomplishments and steadfast commitment to promoting the civil rights of all people.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4126 (Sen. Brown): To amend the preamble.
-- Amendment SA 4126 proposed by Senator Pryor for Senator Brown.
-- Amendment SA 4126 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 564 (Sen. Brown): A resolution honoring conservation on the centennial of the passenger pigeon extinction.
-- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4124 (Sen. Brown): To amend the resolving clause.
-- Amendment SA 4124 proposed by Senator Pryor for Senator Brown.
-- Amendment SA 4124 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4125 (Sen. Brown): To amend the preamble.
-- Amendment SA 4125 proposed by Senator Pryor for Senator Brown.
-- Amendment SA 4125 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 595 (Sen. Harkin): A resolution recognizing Nobel Laureates Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai for their efforts to end the financial exploitation of children and to ensure the right of all children to an education.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Tuesday, December 16)

PN1057: Leslie E. Bains, of New York, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1061: Robert Michael Simon, of Maryland, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1070: Christopher Smith, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy)
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1076: Marc A. Kastner, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1077: Jonathan Elkind, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (International Affairs)
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1082: Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer, of Illinois, to be Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection Agency
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1083: Richard J. Engler, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1084: Thomas A. Burke, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1085: Kenneth J. Kopocis, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1095: Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be United States Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund for a term of five years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1099: Frank A. Rose, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Verification and Compliance)
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1101: Carlos Pascual, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources)
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1120: Catherine Ann Novelli, of Virginia, to be United States Alternate Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1124: George James Tsunis, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1143: John L. Estrada, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1154: Michael Keith Yudin, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1158: Massie Ritsch, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, Department of Education
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1161: Ericka M. Miller, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1164: James Cole, Jr., of New York, to be General Counsel , Department of Education
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1166: Steven M. Wellner, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1167: Sherry Moore Trafford, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1168: William Ward Nooter, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1170: James C. Miller, III, of Virginia, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for the term expiring December 8, 2017
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1172: Stephen Crawford, of Maryland, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for the remainder of the term expiring December 8, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1173: David Michael Bennett, of North Carolina, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1176: Yvette Roubideaux, of Maryland, to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for the term of four years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1195: Jennifer Prescod May-Parker, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1226: Michael P. Boggs, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1247: Thomas Hicks, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1250: Helen Tierney, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1251: Constance B. Tobias, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Veterans' Appeals for a term of six years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1256: Charles P. Rose, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring May 26, 2019
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1257: Mark Thomas Nethery, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2018
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1258: Anne J. Udall, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2016
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1259: Camilla C. Feibelman, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring April 15, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1265: Mark E. Lopes, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1267: Mark E. Lopes, of Arizona, to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of three years
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1268: Alfredo J. Balsera, of Florida, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1269: Alfredo J. Balsera, of Florida, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2017
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1270: Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for the remainder of the term expiring September 27, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1271: Vicki Miles-LaGrange, of Oklahoma, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1272: Shelly Colleen Lowe, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1273: Patricia Nelson Limerick, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1275: Martha L. Minow, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1276: Martha L. Minow, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1277: Gloria Valencia-Weber, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1278: Gloria Valencia-Weber, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1279: Laurie I. Mikva, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2016
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1280: Victor B. Maddox, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2016
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1281: John Gerson Levi, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1282: John Gerson Levi, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1283: Harry James Franklyn Korrell III, of Washington, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1284: Charles Norman Wiltse Keckler, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2016
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1285: Robert James Grey, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1286: Robert James Grey, Jr., of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1287: Thomas Edgar Rothman, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1288: Mark D. Gearan, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1293: Janet Garvin McCabe, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1296: Paige Eve Alexander, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1297: John Charles Cruden, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1302-3: Colonel Mark A. Baird, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1311: Suzette M. Kimball, of West Virginia, to be Director of the United States Geological Survey
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1314: Heidi Neel Biggs, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2017
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1316: Westley Watende Omari Moore, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1319-2: Colonel Andrew E. Salas, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1345: Stephen R. Bough, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 38. Record Vote Number: 365
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 38. Record Vote Number: 366
PN1354: Richard Christman, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2017
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1355: Shamina Singh, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1356: Shamina Singh, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1367: William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1369: Ann Elizabeth Dunkin, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1370: Manuel H. Ehrlich, Jr., of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1371: Mileydi Guilarte, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1377-4: 2 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Susan K. Brems and ending with R. Douglass Arbuckle
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1378-2: Aaron Schubert, in the Foreign Service
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1381-4: Douglas A. Koneff, in the Foreign Service
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1384-2: Daniel Menco Hirsch, in the Foreign Service
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1416: Cassandra Q. Butts, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1417: Matthew T. McGuire, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for a term of two years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1454: Maria Cancian, of Wisconsin, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1456: Mark Sobel, of Virginia, to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1460: Victoria Reggie Kennedy, of Massachusetts, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1470: Todd Sunhwae Kim, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1480-2: 4 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Colonel Mark W. Anderson and ending with Colonel Frank H. Stokes
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1494: Juan Carlos Iturregui, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring June 26, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1495: Juan Carlos Iturregui, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring June 26, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1496: Roberta S. Jacobson, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1497: Roberta S. Jacobson, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation for a term expiring September 20, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1498: Karen Kornbluh, of New York, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2016
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1504: Estevan R. Lopez, of New Mexico, to be Commissioner of Reclamation
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1505: Monica C. Regalbuto, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Environmental Management)
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1519: Ronald Lee Miller, of Kansas, to be United States Marshal for the District of Kansas for the term of four years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1527: Capt. Michelle C. Skubic, in the Navy, to be Rear Admiral (lower half)
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1531: Rodney E. Garfield, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1535: Linda Struyk Millsaps, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1536: Dean A. Reuter, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring September 14, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1547: Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, in the Coast Guard, to be Vice Admiral
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1554: Steven H. Cohen, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1556: Jane Toshiko Nishida, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1558: Sunil Sabharwal, of California, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of two years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1561: Jonathan Nicholas Stivers, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1564: Nancy B. Firestone, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1566: Thomas L. Halkowski, of Pennsylvania, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1637: Anthony G. Collins, of New York, to be a Member of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1638: Marcia Denise Occomy, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Director of the African Development Bank for a term of five years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1639: John Maeda, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1648: Gentry O. Smith, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1649: Robert M. Gordon, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1727: Armando Omar Bonilla, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1728: Patricia M. McCarthy, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1729: Jeri Kaylene Somers, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1730-2: Colonel Leela J. Gray, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1732: Marcus Dwayne Jadotte, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1752: Jessie Hill Roberson, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1753: Daniel J. Santos, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2017
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1764: Robert H. McCarthy III, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1766: Clarence E. Dingman, in the Army, to be Major
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1804: Arthur Lee Bentley III, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida for the term of four years
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1806: David Rivera, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee for the term of four years
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1808: Carolyn Watts Colvin, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1810: Christopher A. Hart, of Colorado, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of two years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1811: John W. Leslie, Jr., of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1813: Amos L. Mazzant, III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1814: Robert Lee Pitman, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1815: Robert William Schroeder III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1840: Jess Lippincott Baily, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1842: Robert Francis Cekuta, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1843: Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1847: Margaret Ann Uyehara, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Montenegro
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1849: Alissa M. Starzak, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1852: Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1869: Charles C. Adams, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1870: Matthew Vincent Masterson, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1871: Christy A. McCormick, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2015
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1875-2: Brigadier General Matthew P. Beevers, in the Army, to be Major General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1875-4: Brigadier General Eric C. Bush, in the Army, to be Major General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1877-2: Col. Marta Carcana, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1915: James L. Huffman, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2014
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1916: James L. Huffman, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2020
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1921: Adri Davin Jayaratne, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1922: Mickey D. Barnett, of New Mexico, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1923: Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, of Arizona, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission for the term of three years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1932: Therese W. McMillan, of California, to be Federal Transit Administrator
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1933: Willie E. May, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1935: Perry L. Holloway, of South Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1938: Rafael J. Lopez, of Maryland, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1939: Carmen Amalia Corrales, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1940: Manson K. Brown, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1941: Allison Dale Burroughs, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1942: Amit Priyavadan Mehta, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1972: Brodi L. Fontenot, of Louisiana, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1973: Lourdes Maria Castro Ramirez, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1974: Andrew LaMont Eanes, of Kansas, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1975: Mari Carmen Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1977: Mary Lucille Jordan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1979: Jorge Luis Alonso, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1980: John Robert Blakey, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1982: Ronald Alan Pearlman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board for a term expiring September 14, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1983: Deven J. Parekh, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1984: Todd A. Fisher, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1985: Carlos A. Monje, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1986: Colette Dodson Honorable, of Arkansas, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2017
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 28. Record Vote Number: 363
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1989: Seth B. Carpenter, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1990: Sheila Gwaltney, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1991: Jennifer Ann Haverkamp, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1993: Nancy Bikoff Pettit, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Latvia
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1994: Carlos J. Torres, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Peace Corps
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1995: Russell C. Deyo, of New Jersey, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1996: Sarah R. Saldana, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 41. Record Vote Number: 359
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 39. Record Vote Number: 360
PN1997: Michael P. Botticelli, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of National Drug Control Policy
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1998: Daniel Henry Marti, of Virginia, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN1999: Gilberto de Jesus, of Maryland, to be Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2003: Col. Dennis D. Grunstad II, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2016: Jeanne E. Davidson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2017: Haywood Stirling Gilliam, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2018: Michele Thoren Bond, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs)
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2019: Michael Young, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2021: Robert M. Scher, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2022: Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2023: Ronald H. Johnson, of Wisconsin, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2024: Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U. N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2025: Isobel Coleman, of New York, as an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N . Management and Reform
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2026: Carol Leslie Hamilton, of California, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2027: Leslie Berger Kiernan, of Maryland, as an Alternate Representative of the United States of America, to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2032-2: 6 nominations in the Army beginning with Steven R. Berger and ending with Frank A. Smith
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2033-2: 9 nominations in the Army beginning with Steven R. Ansley, Jr. and ending with Karen M. Wrancher
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2035: Rachel S. Theisen, in the Army, to be Major
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2036-2: 8 nominations in the Army beginning with Treavor J. Bellandi and ending with William D. Rose
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2049-2: Spencer T. Price, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2052-2: Paul V. Rahm, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2053-2: Michele M. Spencer, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2054-2: 2 nominations in the Army beginning with Lesley A. Watts and ending with Roy Wilms
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2055-2: Jerry L. Tolbert, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2056-2: 4 nominations in the Army beginning with Timothy A. Doherty and ending with Craig A. Yunker
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2058-2: Jacob A. Johnson, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2062: Francine Berman, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2063: Victoria Ann Hughes, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2016
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2064: Eric P. Liu, of Washington, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 27, 2017
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2065: Joseph Pius Pietrzyk, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2017
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2066: Deborah Willis, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2067: Dallas P. Tonsager, of South Dakota, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring May 21, 2020
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2068: Mario Cordero, of California, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2069: Tho Dinh-Zarr, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for the remainder of the term expiring December 31, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2070: Maria Echaveste, of California, to be Ambassador to the United Mexican States
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2071: Brian James Egan, of Maryland, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2072: Paul A. Folmsbee, of Oklahoma, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mali
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2073: Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2075: Allison Beck, of the District of Columbia, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2076: Earl L. Gay, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2077: Joan Marie Azrack, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2078: Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2079: Loretta Copeland Biggs, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2080: Elizabeth K. Dillon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
-- Cloture motion withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/16/2014.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2081: George C. Hanks, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2082: Jose Rolando Olvera, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2083: Jill N. Parrish, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2084: Col. Ronald P. Clark, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2088: Jeffery S. Hall, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Farm Credit Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring October 13, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2089: David J. Berteau, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2090: Jay Neal Lerner, of Illinois, to be Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2091: Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2092: Michael P. O'Rielly, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2014
-- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged Unanimous Consent.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2093: Mark Scarano, of New Hampshire, to be Federal Cochairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2094: Sim Farar, of California, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2095: Sim Farar, of California, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2096: William Joseph Hybl, of Colorado, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2098: Azita Raji, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2099: Romonia S. Dixon, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2100: Walter A. Barrows, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board for a term expiring August 28, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2101: Robert A. Salerno, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2102: David S. Shapira, of Pennsylvania, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2019
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2103: Michelle K. Lee, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2104: Leigh A. Bradley, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2107-2: Colonel Barry K. Taylor, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2110: Col. Edward E. Hildreth III, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2117: Maj. Gen. Michael R. Regner, in the Marine Corps, to be Lieutenant General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2119: Adewale Adeyemo, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2120: Daniel R. Elliott III, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2121: Marisa Lago, of New York, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2122: Antonio F. Weiss, of New York, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2123: Antony Blinken, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of State
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 40. Record Vote Number: 361
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 38. Record Vote Number: 362
PN2125: David Avren Jones, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2126: Michael D. Kennedy, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2018
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2127: Nicholas J. Rasmussen, of Virginia, to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2128: Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2129: Kara Farnandez Stoll, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2130: Dale A. Drozd, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2131: LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2132: Michael Greco, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York for the term of four years
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2133: Elissa Slotkin, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2134: John E. Mendez, of California, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2136: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2138: 478 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Bruce Matthews and ending with Brian Stephen Zelakiewicz
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2139: 145 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Alexious Butler and ending with Naida Zecevic Bean
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2140: 347 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Craig A. Anderson and ending with Henry Kaminski
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2141: 7 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Adam Michael Branson and ending with Marc C. Gilkey
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2162-2: Raymond L. Phua, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2164-2: Susan R. Cloft, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2165-2: 2 nominations in the Army beginning with Roger S. Giraud and ending with Neil I. Nelson
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2175: Maj. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2186: Mark R. Rosekind, of California, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN2187: Matthew Stuart Butler, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2015
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2188: Col. James J. Burks, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2191: Ann Donnelly, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2192: Roseann A. Ketchmark, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2193: Travis Randall McDonough, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2204: 9 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Keith L. Clark and ending with Jennie Leigh L. Stoddart
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2205: 54 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Talib Y. Ali and ending with Gabriel Zimmerer
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2206: 115 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Bamidele A. Adetunji and ending with Keri L. Young
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2207: 20 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Travis M. Allen and ending with Jeromy James Wells
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2210: 16 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Richard S. Beyea III and ending with Travis C. Yelton
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2211-2: Marion A. Alston, in the Army, to be Major
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2212-2: Steven A. Brewer, in the Army, to be Major
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2214-2: James Lawhorn, Jr., in the Army, to be Major
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2217: Francis J. Racioppi, Jr., in the Army, to be Major
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
PN2218: Justin C. Legg, in the Navy, to be Lieutenant Commander
-- Returned to the President under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the Standing Rules of the Senate.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Pryor, at 11:25 p.m., the Senate sine dieed, under its order of today, until 12 noon on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.