Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider two bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration Executive Calendar #647, David Cleveland Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. 


THE HOUSE 

Yesterday 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

H.R. 2420 – National Museum of the American Latino Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE 

S. 2163 – Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 368 – 1, ROLL CALL 167 

Today 

No “One Minutes” 

Suspensions (2 bills) 

H.R. 2420 – National Museum of the American Latino Act, as amended (Rep. Serrano – House Administration) 

S. 2163 – Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Act (Sen. Rubio/Rep. Wilson – Judiciary) 

THE SENATE 

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes 

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #643, William Scott Hardy, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 65-30. 

Legislative Business 

Passed Calendar #322, S. 881 with Peters substitute amendment: to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events, and for other purposes. 

Agreed to H.Con.Res. 105: permitting the remains of the Honorable John Lewis, late Representative from the State of Georgia, to lie in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol. 

Agreed to H.Con.Res. 106: directing the Architect of the Capitol to transfer the catafalque situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center to the rotunda of the Capitol for use in connection with services conducted for the Honorable John Lewis, late Representative from the State of Georgia 

 No Executive Business  

Today 

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration Executive Calendar #647, David Cleveland Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. 

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Joseph nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #641, Dana T. Wade, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 

Following the vote on the Wade nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm. 

At 2:30pm, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Joseph and Wade nominations. 

At 11:30am – 2 roll call votes: 

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #647, David Cleveland Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. 

2.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #641, Dana T. Wade, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 

At 2:30pm – at least 2 roll call votes: 

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #647, David Cleveland Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. 

2.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #641, Dana T. Wade, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 

As a reminder, cloture has also been filed on the following nominations: 

1.     Executive Calendar #705, Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. 

2.     Executive Calendar #707, Lauren McGarity McFerran, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. 

3.     Executive Calendar #770, Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget. 

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Energy and Natural Resources  

Hearing to Examine Development and Deployment of Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies 

Senate Finance  

Part 1: Protecting the Reliability of the U.S. Medical Supply Chain  

During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs  

Modernizing Telework: Review of Private Sector Telework Policies  

during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Joint Economic Committee  

Reducing Uncertainty and Restoring Confidence  

during the Coronavirus Recession

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services 

H.R.7796 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to restrict collections of consumer debt during a national disaster or emergency, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 07/27/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

H.R.7793 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to provide for whistleblower incentives and protection. 

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 07/27/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

S.4325 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to clarify the authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with respect to persons regulated by a State insurance regulator, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 

Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

Health 

S.4329 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide premium assistance for COBRA continuation coverage, church plan continuation coverage, and furloughed continuation coverage for individuals and their families. 

Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (3) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Transportation 

H.R.7800 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide certainty for airport funding. 

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 07/27/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

S.4332 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide for the use of additional funds for transportation projects that were affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 07/27/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.