S.Res. 116 (112th): A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of May 12, 2011 (Resolution Agreed to).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 116

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 30, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Reid, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Lieberman, Ms. Collins, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Reed, Mr. Brown of Massachusetts, Mr. Carper, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Kyl, and Mrs. Murray) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

May 12, 2011

Reported by , without amendment

June 29, 2011

Considered, amended, and agreed to

RESOLUTION

To provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent.

1.

Procedure for consideration

(a)

Privileged nominations; information requested

Upon receipt by the Senate of a nomination described in section 2, the nomination shall—

(1)

be placed on the Executive Calendar under the heading Privileged Nominations—Information Requested; and

(2)

remain on the Executive Calendar under such heading until the Executive Clerk receives a written certification from the Chairman of the committee of jurisdiction under subsection (b).

(b)

Questionnaires

The Chairman of the committee of jurisdiction shall notify the Executive Clerk in writing when the appropriate biographical and financial questionnaires have been received from an individual nominated for a position described in section 2.

(c)

Privileged nominations; information received

Upon receipt of the certification under subsection (b), the nomination shall—

(1)

be placed on the Executive Calendar under the heading Privileged Nomination—Information Received and remain on the Executive Calendar under such heading for 10 session days; and

(2)

after the expiration of the period referred to in paragraph (1), be placed on the Nominations section of the Executive Calendar.

(d)

Referral to committee of jurisdiction

During the period when a nomination described in subsection (a) is listed under the Privileged Nomination—Information Requested section of the Executive Calendar described in section (a)(1) or the Privileged Nomination—Information Received section of the Executive Calendar described in section (c)(1)—

(1)

any Senator may request on his or her own behalf, or on the behalf of any identified Senator that the nomination be referred to the appropriate committee of jurisdiction; and

(2)

if a Senator makes a request described in paragraph (1), the nomination shall be referred to the appropriate committee of jurisdiction.

2.

Nominations covered

The following nominations for the positions described (including total number of individuals to be appointed for the position) shall be considered under the provisions of this resolution:

(1)

The Chairman and the Members of the Advisory Board for Cuba Broadcasting (9 Members including Chairman).

(2)

The Chairman and the Members of the Corporation for National and Community Service (15 Members including Chairman).

(3)

The Chairman and the Members of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Boards (5 Members including Chairman).

(4)

The Members of the Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board (7 Members).

(5)

The Members of the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (4 Members).

(6)

The Members of the National Council on the Arts (18 Members).

(7)

The Members of the National Council for the Humanities (26 Members).

(8)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (8 Members).

(9)

The Members of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council (15 Members).

(10)

The Chairman, Vice Chairman, and the Members of the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Peace (12 Members including Chairman and Vice Chairman).

(11)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (5 Members).

(12)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the National Consumer Cooperative Bank (3 Members).

(13)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences (6 Members).

(14)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (5 Members).

(15)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (3 Members).

(16)

The Members of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board (5 Members).

(17)

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation (9 Members).

(18)

The Members the Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund (2 Members).

(19)

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old Age and Survivors Trust Fund and Disability Insurance Trust Fund (2 Members).

(20)

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund (2 Members).

(21)

The Members of the Social Security Advisory Board (3 Members).

(22)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation (7 Members).

(23)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Inter American Foundation (9 Members).

(24)

The Commissioners of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (7 Members).

(25)

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation (8 Members).

(26)

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Harry Truman Scholarship Foundation (8 Members).

(27)

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (6 Members).

(28)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (11 Members).

(29)

The Members of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (2 Members).

(30)

The Members of the Board of Directors of the State Justice Institute (11 Members).

(31)

Chief Financial Officer, from the following:

(A)

Department of Agriculture.

(B)

Department of Commerce.

(C)

Department of Defense.

(D)

Department of Education.

(E)

Department of Energy.

(F)

Department of Environmental Protection Agency.

(G)

Department of Health and Human Services.

(H)

Department of Homeland Security.

(I)

Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(J)

Department of the Interior.

(K)

Department of Labor.

(L)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

(M)

Department of State.

(N)

Department of Transportation.

(O)

Department of the Treasury.

(P)

Department of Veterans Affairs.

(32)

Assistant Secretary for Financial Management of the Air Force.

(33)

Assistant Secretary for Financial Management of the Army.

(34)

Assistant Secretary for Financial Management of Navy.

(35)

Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget.

(36)

Assistant Secretaries or other officials whose primary responsibility is legislative affairs from the following:

(A)

Department of Agriculture.

(B)

Department of Energy.

(C)

Department of Defense.

(D)

Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(E)

Department of Commerce.

(F)

Department of Treasury.

(G)

Department of State.

(H)

Department of Health and Human Services.

(I)

United States Agency for International Development.

(J)

Department of Education.

(K)

Department of Labor.

(L)

Department of Justice.

(M)

Department of Veterans Affairs.

(N)

Department of Transportation.

(37)

Commissioner, Rehabilitative Services Administration, Department of Education.

(38)

Commissioner, Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services.

(39)

Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services.

(40)

Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects.

(41)

Assistant Secretary for Administration, Department of Commerce.

3.

Executive calendar

The Secretary of the Senate shall create the appropriate sections on the Executive Calendar to reflect and effectuate the requirements of this resolution.

4.

Committee justification for new executive positions

The report accompanying each bill or joint resolution of a public character reported by any committee shall contain an evaluation and justification made by such committee for the establishment in the measure being reported of any new position appointed by the President within an existing or new Federal entity.

5.

Effective date

This resolution shall take effect 60 days after the date of adoption of this resolution.