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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2014: The Senate has schedued confirmation matters today

Executive Calendar #524
, Adam M. Scheinman, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador

  1. Executive Calendar #959, Kevin F. O’Malley, to be Ambassador to Ireland
  2. Executive Calendar #702, Bathsheba Nell Crocker, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs)
  3. Executive Calendar #1002, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy
  4. Executive Calendar #997, Robert W. Holleyman II, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador
  5. Executive Calendar #708, Eric Rosenbach, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  6. Executive Calendar #996, D. Nathan Sheets, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
  7. PN1917, Charles H. Fulghum, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security



Time to be announced.
          Business meeting to consider the nomination of Carolyn Watts Colvin, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2019.
11:00 AM
          Business meeting to consider the nominations of Madeline Cox Arleo, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Wendy Beetlestone, Mark A. Kearney, Joseph F. Leeson, Jr., and Gerald J. Pappert, all to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Victor Allen Bolden, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Armando Ormar Bonilla, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, Stephen R. Bough, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, David J. Hale, and Gregory N. Stivers, both to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky,  S.1690, to reauthorize the Second Chance Act of 2007, S.2646, to reauthorize the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, S.2520, to improve the Freedom of Information Act, and H.R.1447, to encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies.
2:00 PM
     Foreign Relations
          Business meeting to consider an original bill entitled "Ukraine Freedom Support Act", S.2778, to require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $10,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, S.Res.530, expressing the sense of the Senate on the current situation in Iraq and the urgent need to protect religious minorities from persecution from the Sunni Islamist insurgent and terrorist group the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as it expands its control over areas in northwestern Iraq, S.Res.541, recognizing the severe threat that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa poses to populations, governments, and economies across Africa and, if not properly contained, to regions across the globe, and expressing support for those affected by this epidemic, S.Res.540, recognizing September 15, 2014, as the International Day of Democracy, affirming the role of civil society as a cornerstone of democracy, and encouraging all governments to stand with civil society in the face of mounting restrictions on civil society organizations, and the nominations of Donald L. Heflin, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde, Craig B. Allen, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica, Charles C. Adams, Jr., of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland, Earl Robert Miller, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana, William V. Roebuck, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Judith Beth Cefkin, of Colorado, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Pamela Leora Spratlen, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, and a list in the Foreign Service.


PRESIDENT'S NOMINATIONS TODAY and recent days: (These nominations require Senate confirmation.)

PRESIDENT'S APPOINTMENTS TODAY and recent days: (These appointments take effect immediately without Senate confirmation.)



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Individual Senators from a state are given the specific opportunity to comment on Presidential federal judge nominations. If those comments are even slightly unfriendly - the nomination has very little chance of being confirmed. It becomes really complicated when there is a fight among the two Senators of a state over the nomination. That problem exists at the moment in some of the southern states where a nominee may be the wrong brand of conservative for the sitting Senators. 1-6-14.

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RECESS APPOINTMENT ISSUES: The President has been confronted by a number of lawsuits which seek to declare some appointments he made as recess appointments are unconstitutional. The issue is what constitutes the Senate being in recess - in other words the constitutional definition of "recess" in this case. Several courts have ruled against the President - although the case in in front of the Supreme Court at this point. The obvious effort by the White House is to shake loose confirmations in the Senate in the face of a major shutdown of government by the Republicans in an effort to make the President weaker. That strategy in general has been to force the stoppage of confirmations for purely political purposes by the GOP. That fight has now begun to get more forceful and serious - and more threatening to the general safety of the country. 5-22-2013 1:00 am.

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