EXECUTIVE CALENDAR; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 207
(Senate - January 02, 2019)

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                           EXECUTIVE CALENDAR

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate 
proceed to the en bloc consideration of the following nominations: 
Executive Calendar Nos. 1041, 1124, 1125, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175, 1176, 
1177, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1183, 1184, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1188, 1189, 1216, 
1217, 1218, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1222, 1223, 1224, 1225, and all 
nominations on the Secretary's Desk in the Foreign Service.
  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
nominations of Ellen E. McCarthy, of Virginia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of State (Intelligence and Research); Ron Johnson, of 
Wisconsin, to be a Representative of the United States of America to 
the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly of the United 
Nations; Jeff Merkley, of Oregon, to be a Representative of the United 
States of America to the Seventy-third Session of the General Assembly 
of the United Nations; Michael T. Harvey, of Texas, to be an Assistant 
Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development; Lucy Tamlyn, 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 
Central African Republic; Donald Armin Blome, of Illinois, 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 Tunisia; Craig Lewis Cloud, of Florida, 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 Botswana; Judith Gail 
Garber, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, 
Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and 
Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of 
Cyprus; Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, 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 Mali; Simon Henshaw, of Massachusetts, 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 Guinea; William H. Moser, of North Carolina, 
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 Kazakhstan; Michael Peter 
Pelletier, of Maine, 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 
Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional 
compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 
United States of America to the Union of the Comoros; Richard Carlton 
Paschall III, of North Carolina, 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 
The Gambia; Eric Williams Stromayer, of Virginia, 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 Togolese Republic; Eric George Nelson, of Texas, 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina; Dennis Walter 
Hearne, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, 
Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 
of the United States of America to the Republic of Mozambique; Patricia 
Mahoney, of Virginia, 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 
Benin; John Mark Pommersheim, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior 
Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and 
Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of 
Tajikistan; Susan N. Stevenson, of Washington, 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 Equatorial Guinea; Kyle McCarter, of Illinois, to be 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of 
America to the Republic of Kenya; Michael S. Klecheski, 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 Mongolia; Matthew John 
Matthews, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign

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Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary 
and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Brunei 
Darussalam; Earle D. Litzenberger, of California, 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; Sarah-Ann Lynch, of Maryland, 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 Co-operative Republic of Guyana; 
Christopher Paul Henzel, of Virginia, 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 Yemen; Lynne M. Tracy, 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 Armenia; Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr., of Tennessee, to be 
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of 
America to the Commonwealth of Australia; Bonnie Glick, of Maryland, to 
be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development; Carol Z. Perez, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior 
Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director General of 
the Foreign Service.
  Mr. McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent that the Senate vote on the 
nominations en bloc with no intervening action or debate; that if 
confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon 
the table en bloc; that the President be immediately notified of the 
Senate's action; that no further motions be in order and that any 
statements relating to the nominations be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The question is, Will the Senate advise and consent to the McCarthy, 
Johnson, Merkley, Harvey, Tamlyn, Blome, Cloud, Garber, Hankins, 
Henshaw, Moser, Pelletier, Paschall, Stromayer, Nelson, Hearne, 
Mahoney, Pommersheim, Stevenson, McCarter, Klecheski, Matthews, 
Litzenberger, Lynch, Henzel, Tracy, Culvahouse, Glick, Perez 
nominations en bloc?
  The nominations were confirmed en bloc.
  The further nominations considered and confirmed are as follows:

               Nominations Placed on the Secretary's Desk


                         in the foreign service

       PN2131-1 FOREIGN SERVICE nominations (3) beginning Michael 
     Ashkouri, and ending John H. Piggott, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of June 11, 2018.
       PN2369 FOREIGN SERVICE nomination of Daniel Mark Smolka, 
     which was received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of July 31, 2018.
       PN2370 FOREIGN SERVICE nominations (171) beginning James 
     Robert Adams, and ending Christopher M. Zveare, which 
     nominations were received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of July 31, 2018.
       PN2541 FOREIGN SERVICE nominations (54) beginning Sandi R. 
     B. Allaway, and ending Shirlene Yee, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of September 24, 2018.
       PN2570 FOREIGN SERVICE nominations (193) beginning Zachary 
     Maxwell Aberman, and ending Daniella Jaoska Zelaya, which 
     nominations were received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of October 5, 2018.
       PN2571 FOREIGN SERVICE nominations (3) beginning Mark A. 
     Dries, and ending Ralph K. Bean, which nominations were 
     received by the Senate and appeared in the Congressional 
     Record of October 5, 2018.
       PN2622-1 FOREIGN SERVICE nominations (176) beginning Kelly 
     E. Adams-Smith, and ending Jorge R. Vazquez, which 
     nominations were received by the Senate and appeared in the 
     Congressional Record of November 13, 2018.

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