Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #75, H.R.1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, as amended, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Gardner motion to waive the Budget with respect to Gardner substitute amendment #1617; waived: 68-30.

2.      Adoption of Gardner substitute amendment #1617 (Great American Outdoors Act); adopted: 73-24.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.1957, as amended; invoked: 75-23.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #462, S.712, to provide assistance for United States citizens and nationals taken hostage or unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad, and for other purposes with a committee reported substitute amendment and a committee reported title amendment.

Adopted S.Res.619, to provide for the printing of the Senate Manual for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress Printing Senate Manual.

Adopted S.Res.620, designating June 19, 2020, as ‘‘Juneteenth Independence Day’’ in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States. (Cornyn/Gillibrand/others).

No Executive Business

 
Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #75, H.R.1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, as amended, post-cloture.

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

By unanimous consent, all time during adjournment, Leader remarks, and recess will count post-cloture on the bill.

As a reminder, cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. That cloture motion will ripen upon disposition of H.R.1957.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

Semiannual Monetary Report to Congress

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Industry

House Energy and Commerce

Reviving our Economy: COVID-19’s Impact on the Energy Sector

SEC

Spotlight on Transparency: A Discussion of Secondary Market Municipal

Securities Disclosure Practices

Senate Commerce

Nomination Hearing

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cyber

H.R.7204 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to submit to Congress a report examining the cybersecurity of mobile service networks, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.7231 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish the Infrastructure Bank for America as a corporation to serve as a lender for and investor in infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within…

H.R.7222 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for a credit against employment taxes for certain virus transmission prevention expenses, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7216 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for personal protective equipment to small businesses, non-profits, independent contractors, veterans’ organizations, and farmers, among other entities, in any year in which the President declares a national emergency relating to COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7197 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a $120,000,000,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide structured relief to food service or drinking establishments through December 31, 2020, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Budget; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, 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…

Transportation

H.R.7223 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify certain requirements of the railway-highway crossings program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7214 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize appropriations to the Department of Transportation for surface transportation research, development, and deployment, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the…

H.R.7205 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To facilitate the installation of broadband infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 06/15/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 06/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.