Business Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator Kerry

Agenda

The following action was taken at today’s business meeting:

  1. The Committee ordered reported all nominations on today’s agenda by voice vote en bloc
  2. The Committee ordered reported all Foreign Service Officer promotion lists by voice vote en bloc
  3. The Committee ordered reported the following legislative items by voice vote en bloc:
  • S. 2215, the Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute
  • S. 2318, the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute
  • S. 3310, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012, with an amendment to the title and an amendment in the nature of a substitute
  • S. 3331, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012
  • S. 3341, the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012
  • S. Con. Res. 50, a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived
  • S. Res. 516, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the restitution of or compensation for property seized during the Nazi and Communist eras
  • S. Res. 466, a resolution calling for the release from prison of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, with an amendment to the preamble and an amendment to the resolving clauses
  • S. Res. 543 a resolution to express the sense of the Senate on international parental child abduction, with an amendment to the preamble and an amendment to the resolving clauses

LEGISLATION

1.    S. 2215, the Increasing American Jobs Through Greater Exports to Africa Act of 2012, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

2.    S. 2318, the Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

3.    S. 3310, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2012, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute

4.    S. 3331, the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

5.    S. 3341, the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012

6.    S. Con. Res. 50, a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress regarding actions to preserve and advance the multistakeholder governance model under which the Internet has thrived

7.    S. Res. 516, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on the restitution of or compensation for property seized during the Nazi and Communist eras

8.    S. Res. 466, a resolution calling for the release from prison of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, with amendments in the nature of a substitute

9.    S. Res. 543
, a resolution to express the sense of the Senate on international parental child abduction, with amendments in the nature of a substitute

NOMINATIONS

10.    The Honorable Richard G. Olson, of New Mexico, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

11.    The Honorable John Hardy Isakson, of Georgia, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

12.    The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

13.    Joseph E. Macmanus, of New York,  to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador

14.    Joseph E. Macmanus
, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador

15.    Walter North, of Washington,  to be Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Solomon Islands and Ambassador to the Republic of Vanuatu

16.    Sharon English Woods Villarosa, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles

17.    Dawn M. Liberi, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi

18.    The Honorable Stephen D. Mull, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland

FOREIGN SERVICE LISTS

19.    William R. Brownfield, Kristie Anne Kenney and Thomas Alfred Shannon, Jr., for the personal rank of Career Ambassador in recognition of especially distinguished service over a sustained period

20.    Joelle-Elizabeth Beatrice Bastien, et al., dated July 12, 2012

Member Statements

  1. Senator Richard Lugar Republican (IN)
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  2. Senator Barbara Boxer Democrat (California)
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