Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #463, Danielle Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #355, David Tapp, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; invoked: 83-9.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #355, David Tapp, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; confirmed: 85-8.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463, Danielle Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 75-18.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.407: congratulating the Washington Nationals on winning the 2019 Major League Baseball World Series.

Passed H.R.724: Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act.

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.4842, to authorize the Secretary of State to provide funds for a United States pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

 Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #463, Danielle Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.

 At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Rudofsky (AK district) and Wilson (PA district) nominations.

At 4:00pm, all post-cloture time on the Hunsaker nomination will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination, followed by cloture on the Nardini (2nd Circuit) nomination.

Wednesday November 6 at 12:00pm, 2 roll call votes:

1.       Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #458, Lee Rudofsky, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas

2.       Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #365, Jennifer Wilson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday November 6, at 4:00pm, if cloture is invoked, 2 roll call votes:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #463, Danielle Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

2.       Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #464, William Nardini, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

If cloture is invoked on the above nominations, their confirmation votes will be on Thursday.

Cloture has been filed on the following Judicial nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #463, Danielle Hunsaker, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

2.       Executive Calendar #464 – William Nardini, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

3.       Executive Calendar #458 – Lee Rudofsky, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas

4.       Executive Calendar #365 – Jennifer Wilson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.4978 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for individual rights relating to privacy of personal information, to establish privacy and security requirements for covered entities relating to personal information, and to establish an agency to be known as the United States Digital Privacy Agency to enforce such rights and requirements, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 11/05/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 11/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

S.2775 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve the cyber workforce of the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 11/05/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 11/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services

H.R.4984 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To increase the supply of, and lower rents for, affordable housing and to adjust calculations of area median income for purposes of Federal low-income housing assistance, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 11/05/2019) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/05/2019 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee…

Health

H.R.4982 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for treatment of certain respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures for purposes of targeted liability protections for pandemic and epidemic products and security countermeasures, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] (Introduced 11/05/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 11/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2785 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to set forth a method of determining maximum out-of-pocket limits and annual updates to premium tax credit eligibility under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 11/05/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 11/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2772 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 11/05/2019) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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