Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #645, John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. 


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

The House was not in session.     

Today    

The House is not in session.      

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

No Roll Call Votes 

Legislative Business 

Passed Calendar #498, S.785 with Moran-Tester substitute amendment: Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019. 

Adopted S.Res.658: calling for a free, fair, and transparent presidential election in Belarus. 

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.4461, to provide for a period of continuing appropriations in the event of a lapse in appropriations under the normal appropriations process, and establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to enact appropriations, on the Legislative Calendar of Business. 

No Executive Business

Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, August 6, 2020. 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #645, John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. 

Thursday, August 6th at 11:30am – 1 roll call vote: 

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #645, John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; 

Thursday, August 6th at 1:30pm – 1 roll call vote: 

2.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #645, John Peter Cronan, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; 

HEARINGS COVERED  

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis  

Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools 


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services 

S.4454 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to require the review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of greenfield investments by the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 08/05/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 

Latest Action: Senate – 08/05/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

Health 

S.4456 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to permit health information technology systems to use the Postal Service tool to standardize formatting in electronic health records when entering patient information to improve match rates among patient records. 

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 08/05/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

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

Latest Action: Senate – 08/05/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 

S.4441 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage State Medicaid programs to provide community-based mobile crisis intervention services, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 08/05/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 08/05/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

S.4440 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to authorize the Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 08/05/2020) Cosponsors: (6) 

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

Latest Action: Senate – 08/05/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 

S.4439 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to require any COVID-19 drug developed in whole or in part with Federal support to be affordable and accessible by prohibiting monopolies and price gouging, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 08/05/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

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

Latest Action: Senate – 08/05/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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