Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #77, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.  


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #77, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; invoked: 83-6.

Legislative Business

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of business:

1. H.R.3 – Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act

2. H.R.51 – Washington, D.C. Admission Act

3. H.R.1425 – Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act

Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #77, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, post-cloture. At 11:15am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Ludwig nomination and cloture on the Wiegand and Jarbou nominations.

The Senate will recess following the vote on the Jarbou nomination until 2:15pm.

At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wiegand nomination and on cloture on the Cullen and Gujarati nominations.

Wednesday at 11:15am – 3 roll call votes:

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

2.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

3.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

Wednesday at 2:15pm – 3 roll call votes:

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

2.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

3.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #358, Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

The Status of the Federal Reserve Emergency Lending Facilities

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Vaccines: Saving Lives, Ensuring Confidence, and Protecting Public Health

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Amtrak’s Response to COVID-19

House Energy and Commerce

Markup of 38 Bills

House Science, Space, and Technology

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on University Research


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

S.4538 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish a Restore Employment in Natural and Environmental Work Conservation Corps in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.8188 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to provide complaint and burden of proof requirements for certain actions for breach of fiduciary duty.

Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Judiciary; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/08/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.4537 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide for economic recovery, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

H.R.8190 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to deem any insulin that is determined by the Secretary to be biosimilar to the reference product to be interchangeable with the reference product, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/08/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8181 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII to provide for certain Medigap coverage for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/08/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.4541 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by limiting the number of mandatory overtime hours a nurse may be required to work in certain providers of services to which payments are made under the Medicare Program.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4539 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and other Federal officials to compile into a searchable database information relating to Federal support for biomedical research and development related to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4533 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for public health research and investment into understanding and eliminating structural racism and police violence.

Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4532 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 09/08/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAKEAWAY: The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.


THE HOUSE       

Friday  

The House was not in session.     

Today    

The House is not in session.      

THE SENATE       

Friday 

The Senate was not in session.

Today   
The Senate will convene at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 8th.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Ludwig nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
  2. Executive Calendar #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  3. Executive Calendar #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.
  4. Executive Calendar #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
  5. Executive Calendar #358, Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy

H.R.8174 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish a cost of greenhouse gases for carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide to be used by Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Judiciary; Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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…

H.R.8165 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to provide assistance for low-income solar projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8159 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Energy to review and report periodically on measures and recommendations to improve general management of the Department of Energy, to implement reforms to ensure continuous improvement in such management, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Armed Services

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed 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 the committee…

Financial Services 

H.R.8160 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to require Federal banking regulators to include a diversity and inclusion component in the Uniform Financial Institutions Rating System, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health 

H.R.8177 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove from the list of drugs excluded from coverage under the Medicare prescription drug program prescription oral vitamins and mineral products indicated for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia in individuals with chronic kidney disease.

Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (3)Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and CommerceLatest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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…

H.R.8168 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration on reducing the risk of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis A, and hepatitis B transmission by blood and blood products (including the donor history questionnaire) to be based on an individual risk assessment of sexual behaviors upon which all donors are evaluated equally, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8167 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to expand the appropriations under the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to include the scale up of testing by veterinary and biotechnology company laboratories, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8158 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive budget neutrality for oxygen under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.8176 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish qualified down payment savings programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8175 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on fossil fuels and to use the revenues for economic benefit.

Sponsor: Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Science, Space, and Technology, Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each…

H.R.8171 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To nullify certain executive actions to permit the delayed withholding and deposit of payroll taxes.

Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 09/04/2020) Cosponsors: (21)

Committees: House – Ways and Means Latest Action: House – 09/04/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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