Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 2639 – Strength in Diversity Act of 2020. 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, post-cloture.  


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

 SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

H.R. 6133 – STEP Improvement Act of 2020 Passed by Voice Vote 

H.R. 6079 – Microloan Improvement Act of 2020 Passed by Voice Vote 

H.R. 6021 – Northern Marianas Islands Small Business Development Act Passed by Voice Vote 

H.R. 6078 – Microloan Transparency and Accountability Act of 2020 Passed by Voice Vote 

H.R. 4894 – Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2020 YEA: 402 NAY:1 

S. 2193 – CHARGE Act YEA: 403 NAY: 2 

H.R. 1668 – IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 Passed by Voice Vote 

H.R. 2575 – AI in Government Act of 2020 Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

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” Passed by Voice Vote 

Today   

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

“One Minutes” (15 per side) 

H.R. 2639 – Strength in Diversity Act of 2020 (Rep. Fudge – Education and Labor) (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 Education and Labor. 

The Rule makes in order the following amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:   

Torres Amendment 

Allen (GA) Amendment 

Brown Amendment #3 

Brown Amendment #4 

Cooper Amendment 

Dean Amendment 

Escobar Amendment 

Green (TX) Amendment 

Moulton Amendment #9 

Moulton Amendment #10 

Mucarsel-Powell Amendment 

Tlaib Amendment 

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

Roll Call Votes 

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #589, Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; invoked: 77-12. 

 Legislative Business 

Adopted by voice vote S.Res.690: designating September 2020 as ‘‘National Workforce Development Month’’. 

No Executive Business

Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 15, 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, post-cloture. At 10:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Scarsi nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #590, Stanley Blumenfeld, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. 

 The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. 

 At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on (1) confirmation of the Blumenfeld nomination and cloture on the (2) Holcomb and (3) Robinson nominations. If cloture is invoked on the Holcomb nomination, then at 5:15pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Holcomb 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 

Tuesday, September 15th at 10:30am – 2 roll call votes: 

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

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

Tuesday, September 15th at 2:15pm – 3 roll call votes: 

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

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

3.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #774, Todd Wallace Robinson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California 

Tuesday, September 15th at 5:15pm – 1 roll call vote: 

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



 HEARINGS COVERED

House Foreign Affairs  

The Health, Economic, and Political Challenges Facing Latin America and the Caribbean 

House Armed Services  

Addressing the Legacy of Department of Defense Use of PFAS: Protecting Our Communities and Implementing Reform 

American Enterprise Institute 

Economic growth during COVID-19: Innovative solutions for Central America 

Better Markets  

Webinar with Senator Sherrod Brown  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8244 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to estimate the value of electromagnetic spectrum assigned or otherwise allocated to Federal entities. 

Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 09/14/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

Financial Services 

H.R.8242 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 

Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 09/14/2020) Cosponsors: (34) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

H.R.8241 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office. 

Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 09/14/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

H.R.8242 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. 

Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 09/14/2020) Cosponsors: (34) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

H.R.8246 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a program enabling communities to better leverage resources to address health, economic development, and conservation concerns through needed investments in parks, recreational areas, facilities, and programs, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] (Introduced 09/14/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/14/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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 

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