Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator Kerry

There was no video broadcast for this event.

Agenda


Legislation

1. S 2971, Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011

The following action was taken on S.2971, The Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011.

•   A Menendez amendment regarding the promotion of the participation of minorities and women
    in the Foreign Service was agreed to by voice vote Amendment:
•   A Kaufman amendment to express the sense of the Congress that the Broadcasting Board
    of Governors should expand international broadcasting in Iran was agreed to by voice vote.Amendment:
•   A Casey amendment to a Wicker amendment regarding policy with respect to abortion was agreed
    to by a roll call vote of 12 to 4. Amendment:
•   A Wicker amendment as amended by a Casey amendment (above) passed by a voice vote.Amendment:
•   A Feingold/Gillibrand amendment regarding discrimination related sexual orientation was
    agreed to by a roll call vote of 12 to 7. Amendment:
•   A Webb amendment regarding funding for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
    was not agreed to by a roll call vote of 5 to 14.Amendment:
•   A Kerry amendment regarding amounts for authorization was agreed to by voice vote. Amendment:
•   Four Kerry/Lugar technical amendments were agreed to by a voice vote. Amendment:
•   S. 2971 with an amendment in the nature of a substitute with the amendments noted above
     was ordered reported by a voice vote. Amendment:

2. S 3087, Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2010,

•   S. 3087, the Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2010 with an amendment
     in the nature of a substitute was ordered reported by voice vote.Amendment:


Nominees

1. Mari Carmen Aponte to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador was ordered reported by a roll call vote of 10 to 8.

2. Michael P. Meehan to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2010 was held over.

3. Dana M. Perino to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2012 was held over.

Witnesses


Nominees

  1. Mari Carmen Aponte
    Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador
  2. Michael Meehan
    Nominee to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2010
  3. Dana M. Perino
    Nominee to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2012

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