Today’s Daily Update


TAKEAWAY
: The House will begin consideration of H.R. 7608 – State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021. The Senate will resume consideration of S.4049, National Defense Authorization Act.


THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Adoption of the Rep. Chu House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – NO BAN Act – ADOPTED 233 – 183, ROLL CALL 153

Adoption of the Rep. Jayapal House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 2486 – Access to Counsel Act of 2020 – ADOPTED 231 – 184, ROLL CALL 154

Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1957 – Great American Outdoors Act – ADOPTED 310 – 107, ROLL CALL 155

H.R. 7573 – To direct the Architect of the Capitol to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain statues from areas of the United States Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the United States Capitol, and for other purposes – PASSED 305 – 113, ROLL CALL 156

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 7608 – State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2021 (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The Rule makes in order 132 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Sanders amendment #1788 (re: 10 percent cut / investing that money in communities in which the poverty rate is not less than 25 percent); not agreed to: 23-77.

2.      Tester amendment #1972, as modified (re: Agent Orange); agreed to: 94-6.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #2301, as amended; invoked: 87-13.

Legislative Business

By voice vote, S.4065, Reinforcing American-Made Products Act.

By voice vote, Calendar #316, S.906, Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act, w/committee-reported amendment.

Adopted S.Res.617, designating July 22, 2020, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day”. (Graham/Markey/others).

No Executive Business

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, July 23, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

At 10:00am, we expect to dispose of any pending germane amendments, a roll call vote on adoption of Inhofe substitute amendment #2301, as amended, and a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.4049, NDAA, as amended.

Senator McConnell intends to complete consideration of the bill during Thursday’s session. Following disposition of NDAA, there would be an immediate roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #643, William Scott Hardy, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

HEARINGS COVERED


House Financial Services

The Heroes Act: Providing for a Strong Economic Recovery from COVID-19

House Ways and Means

Trade, Manufacturing, and Critical Supply Chains: Lessons from COVID-19

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED


Financial Services

 S.4270 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the CARES Act to ensure that the temporary relief from CECL standards does not terminate in the middle of a company’s fiscal year.

Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4260 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to promote access to mortgage credit during the COVID-19 pandemic by preventing restrictions on providing Federal backing for single-family mortgage loans in forbearance, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.7723 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish the position of Interagency Coordinator for Behavioral Health to coordinate the programs and activities of the Federal Government relating to mental health, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 07/22/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7722 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To limit the price of insulin drugs accessible for participants, beneficiaries, and enrollees enrolled in group or individual health insurance coverage and group health plans and for uninsured individuals who have diabetes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 07/22/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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…

S.4289 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to collect, analyze, and report qualitative and quantitative data on the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4282 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Community Mental Health Service Block Grant to authorize a set-aside for crisis care services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4274 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exclude discounts for covered part D drugs from the anti-kickback prohibition, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 07/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 07/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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