Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #458, Lee Rudofsky, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas; confirmed: 51-41.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #365, Jennifer Wilson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 88-3.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #464, William Nardini, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; confirmed: 86-2.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #188, S.979: FACE Act.

Passed H.R.1123: Divisional Realignment for the Eastern District of Arkansas Act of 2019.

Passed Calendar #191, S.1388: Supply Chain Counterintelligence Training Act.

Adopted S.Res.412: National Family Service Learning Week.

Adopted S.Res.413: National Veterans Small Business Week.

Adopted S.Res.414: National Native American Heritage Month.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session with no business conducted on at 8:00am on Friday, November 8, 2019.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

On Tuesday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #387, Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Wolf nomination.

As a reminder, cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.       Executive Calendar #387, Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

2.       Executive Calendar #486, Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED

MedPAC

Restructuring Medicare Part D: Considerations for plans serving low-income beneficiaries

MedPAC

Post-acute care spending under the Medicare Shared Savings Program

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy

S.2818 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue regulations to ban the venting and flaring of gas in oil and gas production operations in the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 11/07/2019) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 11/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.2826 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require a global economic security strategy, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 11/07/2019) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 11/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

S.2812 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.

Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 11/07/2019) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 11/07/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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