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  • Executive Calendar, Nomination Discharged, and Privileged Nominations

    by Senator Harry Reid

    Posted on 2014-12-16

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    REID. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar Nos. 900, Broadcasting Board of Governors; 651, 970, Chemical Safety Board; 1079, Rasmussen; 514, Lopes; 1104, Bradley; 1141, Rosekind; 933, Tierney; 644, 645, 646, 737, Udall Foundation; 844, 845, 862, 864, 865, Legal Services Board; 757, 1085, 1086, Election Assistance Corporation; 1062, 1005, U.S. Attorneys; 1099, 1100, Coleman; 790, Alexander; 1111, Berteau; 1110, Scher; 1090, Baily; 1091, Cekuta; 1092, Uyehara; 1093, Mills; further, that the commerce committee be discharged from further consideration of the nomination PN 2092, O'Rielly; further, that the HELP Committee be discharged from further consideration of PN2065, PN1279, PN1280, Legal Services Board; further, that the Environment and Public Works Committee be discharged from further consideration of PN1916, Udall Foundation; that the nominations be agreed to; the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate; that no further motions be in order to the nominations; that any statements related to the nominations be printed in the Record; and that the President be immediately notified of the Senate's action.



    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there objection? Without objection, it is so ordered.

    The nominations considered and confirmed are as follows: broadcasting board of governors Karen Kornbluh, of New York, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2016.

    chemical safety and hazard investigation board Richard J. Engler, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.

    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.

    office of the director of national intelligence Nicholas J. Rasmussen, of Virginia, to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

    inter-american development bank Mark E. Lopes, of Arizona, to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of three years.

    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Leigh A. Bradley, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Mark R. Rosekind, of California, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Helen Tierney, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL FOUNDATION 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    legal services corporation 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.

    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.

    legal services corporation 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.

    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.

    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.

    election assistance commission Thomas Hicks, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2017.

    Matthew Vincent Masterson, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2017.

    Christy A. McCormick, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2015.

    department of justice David Rivera, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee for the term of four years.

    Arthur Lee Bentley III, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida for the term of four years.

    united nations 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.

    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.

    united states agency for international development Paige Eve Alexander, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

    department of defense David J. Berteau, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

    Robert M. Scher, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

    department of state Jess Lippincott Baily, of Ohio, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Macedonia.

    Robert Francis Cekuta, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

    Margaret Ann Uyehara, of Ohio, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Montenegro.

    Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United [[Page S6904]] States of America to the Republic of Armenia.

    FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 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.

    LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 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.

    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.

    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.

    morris k. udall and stewart l. udall foundation 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.

    Mr. PRYOR. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the action of the Senate with respect to discharging PN Nos. 2065, 1279, 1280, and 1916 from the HELP and EPW Committees be vitiated.

    For the information of the Senate, these nominations were on the calendar on the privileged nominations list.

    The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

    Rosekind Nomination Mr. THUNE. Mr. President. I support the nomination of Dr. Mark Rosekind to be the next administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA.

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