Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will enter Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #718, Russell Vought, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Adoption of DeFazio (D-OR) En Bloc #4 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Adoption of Waters (D-CA) En Bloc #5 – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Adoption of Graves (R-MO) En Bloc #6 – REJECTED 179 – 241, ROLL CALL 134

Foxx (R-NC) – Amendment No. 1 – Eliminates the requirement that all laborers and mechanics working on federal-aid highway and public transportation projects shall be paid wages at rates not less than the locally prevailing wage rate – REJECTED 147 – 274, ROLL CALL 135

Courtney (D-CT), Himes (D-CT), Hayes (D-CT), DeLauro (D-CT), Larson, John (D-CT) – Amendment No. 2 – Aligns state and federal truck weight limits for agricultural products in the State of Connecticut on interstate highways – WITHDRAWN

Tlaib (D-MI), Kildee (D-MI), Slotkin (D-MI), Cicilline (D-RI), Moore (D-WI) – Amendment No. 3 – Adds $4.5 billion per fiscal year for 5 years for comprehensive lead service line replacement projects. Priority will be given to entities serving disadvantaged communities and environmental justice communities (with significant representation of communities of color, low-income communities, or Tribal and indigenous communities, that experience, or are at risk of experiencing, higher or more adverse human health or environmental effects) – ADOPTED 240 – 181, ROLL CALL 136

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2 – ADOPTED 224 – 193, ROLL CALL 137

Passage of H.R. 2 – INVEST in America Act – PASSED 233 – 188, ROLL CALL 138

Today

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

 Roll Call Votes

1. Motion to table Paul amendment #2011 (troop withdrawal from Afghanistan) to S.4049, NDAA; tabled: 60-33.  

Legislative Business

Passed S.4148: to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Adopted S.Res.641: designating April 13, 2020, as “National Borinqueneers Day”.

Adopted S.Res.629: designating June 2020 as “Great Outdoors Month”.

Adopted S.Res.634: designating July 30, 2020, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”.

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will enter Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #718, Russell Vought, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. At 1:30pm, the cloture motion filed on the Vought nomination will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.

Thursday, July 2nd at 1:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #718, Russell Vought, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget

HEARINGS COVERED


House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

The Administration’s Efforts to Procure, Stockpile, and Distribute Critical Supplies

Senate Appropriations

Review of Operation Warp Speed:

Researching, Manufacturing, & Distributing a Safe & Effective Coronavirus Vaccine


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health

H.R.7472 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to eligible State, Tribal, and territorial public health agencies to develop and administer a program for digital contact tracing for COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7455 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.7473 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow small businesses to defer the payment of certain employment taxes.

Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7439 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish the Retirement Savings Lost and Found, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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…

Transportation

H.R.7467 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to allow a grantee of revolving loan funds to transfer certain funds to other eligible projects.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of…

H.R.7464 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 46, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a merchant mariner education loan program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7457 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a national motor carrier safety selection standard for entities that contract with certain motor carriers to transport goods, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] (Introduced 07/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 07/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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