Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider six bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #357, S.2657, the American Energy Innovation Act.

THE HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

“One Minutes” (Unlimited)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:00 p.m.  At that time the House will reconvene to consider the six bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.)

Suspensions (6 bills)

H.R. 2877 – To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program (Rep. Neal – Judiciary)

Senate Amendment to H.R. 1365 – To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act (Rep. San Nicolas – Natural Resources)

H.Res. 754 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote democracy and human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and financial pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega, as amended (Rep. Sires – Foreign Affairs)

H.Res. 410 – Encouraging reunions of divided Korean-American Families (Rep. Bass – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 2444 – Eastern European Security Act, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. 1771 – Divided Families Reunification Act (Rep. Meng – Foreign Affairs)

THE SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 9, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #357, S.2657, the American Energy Innovation Act.

During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on Murkowski substitute amendment #1407 as modified, and the underlying bill S.2657.

The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the substitute and bill is at 3:30pm on Monday.

The cloture petitions on the pending substitute amendment and underlying bill will ripen at 5:30pm on Monday.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Murkowski substitute amendment #1407 as modified. If cloture is not invoked, and no further agreement is reached, the Senate would vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill S.2657.

Amendments Pending to S.2657: American Energy Innovation Act

Murkowski SA #1407 as modified (substitute)

Portman-Shaheen SA #1514 (building codes)

5:30pm on Monday, March 9th

1.      On the motion to invoke cloture on Murkowski substitute amendment #1407, as modified.

If cloture is not invoked, and no further agreement is reached, the Senate would vote

2.      On the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill S.2657.

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