Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #75, H.R.1957, the legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call VotesMotion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #75, H.R.1957, the legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act; invoked: 80-17.

Legislative Business

Concurred with the House message to accompany S.3084: to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

TodayThe Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #75, H.R.1957, the legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act, post-cloture.

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

At 2:15pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #657, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and to be General, and vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Tuesday, June 9th at 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote:

Confirmation of Executive Calendar #657 – Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and to be General

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking 
Oversight of Housing Regulators

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
Evaluating the Federal Government’s Procurement and Distribution Strategies in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

House Oversight and Reform COVID-19 Antibody Testing: Uses, Abuses, Limitations, and the Federal Response

House Energy and Commerce 
Pollution and Pandemics: COVID-19’s Disproportionate Impact on Environmental Justice Communities

House Transportation and Infrastructure 
On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers

Senate Armed Services 
NDAA Markup – Personnel Subcommittee

Senate Finance 
Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19: The CARES Act and the Role of Unemployment Insurance During the Pandemic

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee 
Building a More Resilient VA Supply Chain

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services
H.R.7121 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize appropriations for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund providing financial assistance and technical assistance for the benefit of certain minority communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] (Introduced 06/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/08/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health
H.R.7127 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make technical amendments to the separate payment under the Medicare program for disposable negative pressure wound therapy devices.
Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 06/08/2020) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/08/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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…

Tax
H.R.7122 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide estimates of the use of taxpayer funds by the United States Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 06/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/08/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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