Business Meeting

Business Meeting


Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Time: 02:15 PM Location: S-116 Capitol Building Presiding: Senator Menendez

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Agenda



LEGISLATION:

1.  S. 2828, Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014

2.  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 or Steven Sotloff.

3.  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, with an Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute

4.  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

5.  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

 

NOMINATIONS:

 6.   Mr. Donald Heflin, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde

 7.   Mr. Craig B. Allen, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam

 8.   Mr. Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica

 9.   Mr. Charles C. Adams, Jr. , of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Finland 

10.  Mr. Earl Robert Miller, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana

11.  Mr. William V. Roebuck, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador of the United States of America   to the Kingdom of Bahrain

12.  Ms. Judith Beth Cefkin, of Colorado, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Fiji, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, the Kingdom of Tonga, and Tuvalu

13.  Ms. Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the United Arab Emirates

14.  Ms. Pamela Leora Spratlen, of Califorinia, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan

15.  Mr. Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixy-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

16.  Mr. Ronald H. Johnson, of Wisconsin, to be a Representative fo the United States of America to the Sixty-ninth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

17.  Mr. James Peter Zumwalt, of California, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Senegal and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

18. Mr. Robert T. Yamate, of California, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador of the United States to the Union of the Comoros

19. Ms. Virginia E. Palmer, of Virginia, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Repbulic of Malawi

20. Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

21. Mr. Thomas Frieden, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization

 

FOREIGN SERVICE LIST:

22. Leslie Meredith Tsou and Lon C. Fairchild, dated January 30, 2014

 

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