Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for Legislative Business. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for Legislative Business

Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Quorum Call – Establishing a quorum in the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 116th Congress.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration; invoked: 86-5.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #377, S.3076: to release a federal reversionary interest in Chester County, Tennessee, to manage certain Federal land in Bath County, Virginia, and for other purposes.

Adopted S.Res.464: to constitute the majority party’s membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.

No Additional Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, post-cloture. At 12:15pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Carranza nomination.

The Senate will recess following the vote until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations. The cloture petitions will ripen on Wednesday.

1.      Executive Calendar #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

2.      Executive Calendar #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

3.      Executive Calendar #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to Thailand

Tuesday at 12:15pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance

Markup of H.R.5430, the USMCA Implementation Bill