Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 24 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #589, Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.    


THE HOUSE       

Friday   

The House was not in session. 

Today  

On Monday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 

  1. H.R. 6133 –STEP Improvement Act of 2020 (Rep. Finkenauer – Small Business
  2. H.R. 6079 – Microloan Improvement Act of 2020 (Rep. Kim – Small Business
  3. H.R. 6021 – Northern Marianas Islands Small Business Development Act (Rep. Sablan – Small Business
  4. H.R. 6078 – Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Burchett – Small Business
  5. H.R. 4894 – Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Quigley – Oversight and Reform
  6. S. 2193 – CHARGE Act (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform
  7. H.R. 1668 – IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Kelly (IL) – Oversight and Reform)  
  8. H.R. 2575 – AI in Government Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. McNerney – Oversight and Reform) 
  9. H.R. 5317 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 315 Addicks Howell Road in Houston, Texas, as the “Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office Building” (Rep. Fletcher – Oversight and Reform
  10. H.R. 4672 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 21701 Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino, California, as the “Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Matthew G. Axelson Post Office Building” (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform
  11. H.R. 5597 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 305 Northwest 5th Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the “Clara Luper Post Office Building” (Rep. Horn – Oversight and Reform
  12. H.R. 3847 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 117 West Poythress Street in Hopewell, Virginia, as the “Reverend Curtis West Harris Post Office Building” (Rep. McEachin – Oversight and Reform
  13. H.R. 3870 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 511 West 165th Street in New York, New York, as the “Normandia Maldonado Post Office Building” (Rep. Espaillat – Oversight and Reform
  14. H.R. 5062 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road in Windermere, Florida, as the “Officer Robert German Post Office Building” (Rep. Demings – Oversight and Reform
  15. H.R. 4975 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1201 Sycamore Square Drive in Midlothian, Virginia, as the “Dorothy Braden Bruce Post Office Building” (Rep. Spanberger – Oversight and Reform
  16. H.R. 2969 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1401 1st Street North in Winter Haven, Florida, as the “Althea Margaret Daily Mills Post Office Building” (Rep. Soto – Oversight and Reform
  17. H.R. 4034 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 602 Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Washington, as the “John Henry Turpin Post Office Building” (Rep. Kilmer – Oversight and Reform
  18. H.R. 2246 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 201 West Cherokee Street in Brookhaven, Mississippi, as the “Deputy Donald William Durr, Corporal Zach Moak, and Patrolman James White Memorial Post Office Building” (Rep. Guest – Oversight Reform
  19. H.R. 4734 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 171 South Maple Street in Dana, Indiana, as the “Ernest ‘Ernie’ T. Pyle Post Office” (Rep. Bucshon – Oversight and Reform
  20. H.R. 3275 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 340 Wetmore Avenue in Grand River, Ohio, as the “Lance Corporal Andy ‘Ace’ Nowacki Post Office” (Rep. Joyce – Oversight and Reform
  21. H.R. 5384 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Crosby Street in Mansfield, Louisiana, as the “Dr. C.O. Simpkins, Sr., Post Office” (Rep. Johnson (LA) – Oversight and Reform
  22. H.R. 4785 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1305 U.S. Highway 90 West in Castroville, Texas, as the “Lance Corporal Rhonald Dain Rairdan Post Office” (Rep. Hurd – Oversight and Reform
  23. H.R. 4200 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 321 South 1st Street in Montrose, Colorado, as the “Sergeant David Kinterknecht Post Office” (Rep. Tipton – Oversight and Reform
  24. S. 3105 – A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 456 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, Indiana, as the “Richard G. Lugar Post Office” (Sen. Braun – Oversight and Reform

THE SENATE       

Friday 

The Senate was not in session. 


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 14, 2020. 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #589, Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Scarsi nomination. 

 Cloture has been filed on the following nominations: 

1.     Executive Calendar #589, Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California 

2.     Executive Calendar #590, Stanley Blumenfeld, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California 

3.     Executive Calendar #773, John W. Holcomb, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California 

4.     Executive Calendar #774, Todd Wallace Robinson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California 

5.     Executive Calendar #812, David W. Dugan, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois 

6.     Executive Calendar #813, Stephen P. McGlynn, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois 

7.     Executive Calendar #814, Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois 

8.     Executive Calendar #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, of Illinois to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois 

Monday, September 14th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote: 

1.     Executive Calendar #589, Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity 

H.R.8223 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 promote evidence-based controls for defending against common cybersecurity threats and cybersecurity risks, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

Committees: House – Homeland Security 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security. 

H.R.8214 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to direct the Institute to establish a robust program focusing on driving improvements in America’s cybersecurity posture by creating more robust digital identity management standards and guidelines. 

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8232 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the United States Energy Storage Competitiveness Act of 2007 to establish a research, development, and demonstration program for the recycling and reuse of energy critical materials used in energy storage systems, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

H.R.8231 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Defense to ensure that removal and remedial actions relating to PFOS or PFOA contamination result in levels meeting or exceeding certain standards, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within. 

H.R.8217 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 with respect to the final maturity date of certain loans, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (5) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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. 

Financial Services 

H.R.8197 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to assess whether certain information related to support from the Government of China is necessary or appropriate for the purposes of certain reports under the securities laws, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

Health 

H.R.8234 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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. 

H.R.8219 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Under Secretary for Health of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide certain information to Department of Veterans Affairs medical center staff and homelessness service providers regarding the Coordinated Entry program, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. 

H.R.8218 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for increased Medicare payment for certain rural providers of ambulance services. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 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.8206 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To clarify the eligibility for participation of peer support specialists in the furnishing of behavioral health integration services under the Medicare program. 

Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 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. 

H.R.8205 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand, enhance, and improve applicable public health data systems used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within. 

H.R.8203 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop an action plan, make targeted grants, and develop public awareness campaigns with respect to COVID-19 and the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial and ethnic minorities and other vulnerable populations. 

Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

H.R.8200 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To improve the health of minority individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (33) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Budget; Agriculture 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Education and Labor, Agriculture, Natural Resources, House Administration, Oversight and Reform, the Budget, and Small Business. 

Tax 

H.R.8229 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue a rule authorizing the Office of Hearings and Appeals to decide appeals relating to the status of HUBZone business concerns, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Small Business 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. 

H.R.8213 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide for temporary financing of short-time compensation programs. 

Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

H.R.8211 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to improve the loan guaranty program, enhance the ability of small manufacturers to access affordable capital, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Small Business 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. 

H.R.8201 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide a temporary employee payroll tax holiday. 

Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (17) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

H.R.8199 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Small Business Act to enhance the Office of Credit Risk Management, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue rules relating to environmental obligations of certified development companies, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Bishop, Dan [R-NC-9] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Small Business 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. 

Transportation 

H.R.8233 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to reinstitute subsidies under the Essential Air Service program for certain airports, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

H.R.8222 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To preclude absolute liability in any action against a property owner or contractor for projects receiving Federal financial assistance for infrastructure and transportation development, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Judiciary 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 

H.R.8198 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the FAST Act to add activities relating to the extraction, recovery, or processing of certain materials to the definition of a critical project, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 09/11/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources 

Latest Action: House – 09/11/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.