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 #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

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

No votes are expected in the House.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands; invoked: 88-1.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #283, S.995: Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019.

Adopted S.Res.481: commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands, post-cloture. At 11:30am, there will be 3 roll call votes on (1) confirmation of the Molloy nomination and the motion to invoke cloture on the (2) Carreno-Coll and (3) MacGregor nominations.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 3:30pm, the Senate will vote on the following in the order listed:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #420, S.3275, A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes (Graham)

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or an attempted abortion (Sasse)

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

5.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court

Tuesday, February 25th at 11:30am – 3 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

2.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico

3.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Tuesday, February 25th at 3:30pm – 5 roll call votes:

6.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Calendar #420, S.3275, A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes (Graham)

7.      Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or an attempted abortion (Sasse)

8.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico

9.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior

10.  Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

Surface Transportation Reauthorization: Public Transportation Stakeholders’ Perspectives

Senate Appropriations

FY 2021 HHS Funding Request and Budget Justification

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.3326 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to remove outdated responsibilities of boards of directors of Federal credit unions.

Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 02/24/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3323 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to modernize certain processes regarding expulsion of credit union members for cause, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 02/24/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.5947 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 to provide for the Secretary to pay certain credit risk premiums for loan or loan guarantees, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 02/21/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.

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