Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will resume consideration of H.Res. 908 – Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19, and H.R. 2694 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #814, Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, post-cloture.   
THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2574 – ADOPTED 255 – 164, ROLL CALL 191 

Passage of H.R. 2574 – Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act of 2019 – PASSED 232 – 188, ROLL CALL 192 

H.R. 7909 – Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act of 2020, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 387 – 33, ROLL CALL 190 

S. 2683 – Child Care Protection Improvement Act of 2020, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE 

H.R. 3659 – Danny’s Law, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE 

H.R. 8162 – 21st Century Community Learning Centers Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE 

S. 881 – PROSWIFT Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE 

H.R. 4979 – Rural STEM Education Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE 

H.R. 4990 – Election Technology Research Act of 2020, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE   

Today    

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

“One Minutes” (5 per side) 

H.Res. 908 – Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19 (Rep. Meng – Judiciary) 

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary. 

H.R. 2694 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Rep. Nadler – Education and Labor) 

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and Labor. 

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

Roll Call Votes 

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #774, Todd Wallace Robinson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California; confirmed: 86-10. 

2.     Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #812, David W. Dugan, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois; invoked: 56-40. 

3.     Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #813, Stephen P. McGlynn, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois; invoked: 55-42. 

4.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #812, David W. Dugan, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois; confirmed: 55-41. 

5.    Confirmation of Executive Calendar #813, Stephen P. McGlynn, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois; confirmed: 55-41. 

6.   Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #814, Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; invoked: 81-15. 

Legislative Business 

Passed by voice vote S. 3051 – America’s Conservation Enhancement, as amended w/ Barrasso 

Adopted en bloc: 

S. Res.698, Designating September 2020 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.” 

S. Res. 699, Expressing support for the designation of the week of September 11 through September 17 as ‘‘Patriot Week’’ 

S. Res. 700, designating the week of September 19 through September 26, 2020 as “National Estuaries Week”. 


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Thursday, September 17, 2020. 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #814, Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, post-cloture. 

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, of Illinois to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. If cloture is invoked, the Senate will immediately vote on confirmation of the Valderrama nomination. Upon disposition of the Valderrama nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of the Johnston nomination to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. 

 At 1:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Johnston nomination. 

Thursday, September 17th at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes: 

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, of Illinois to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois 

If cloture is invoked, then: 

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

Thursday, September 17th at 1:30pm – 1 roll call vote: 

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


HEARINGS COVERED


Congressional Oversight Commission  

Municipal Liquidity Facility 

Senate HELP  

Time to Finish Fixing the FAFSA 

Senate Foreign Relations  

Advancing U.S. Engagement and Countering China in the Indo-Pacific and Beyond 

House Ways and Means  

Enforcing the Ban on Imports Produced by Forced Labor in Xinjiang 


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity 

S.4598 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide for assistance for small manufacturers in the defense industrial supply chain on matters relating to cybersecurity. 

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Armed Services 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services. 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8279 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish and support a quantum network infrastructure research and development program at the Department of Energy and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

H.R.8277 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide for consultation with State, Tribal, and local governments, the consideration of State, Tribal, and local concerns, and the approval of post-shutdown decommissioning activities reports by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

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

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions 

H.R.8273 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish programs and authorities to facilitate the commercial application of clean energy and related technologies in the United States. 

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

H.R.8271 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide supplemental appropriations for the cleanup of legacy pollution, including National Priority List sites, certain abandoned coal mining sites, and formerly used defense sites, to replace lead drinking water service lines, to provide grants under certain programs, and to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the issuance of new major source air pollution permits in overburdened communities, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Budget; Appropriations 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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 concerned. 

H.R.8267 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify the definition of water heater under energy conservation standards, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (5) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

S.4603 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to promote the use of forest restoration residue harvested on National Forest System land for renewable energy, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

S.4599 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to withdraw certain Federal land in the Pecos Watershed area of the State of New Mexico from mineral entry, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

S.4591 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to reform agency process requirements, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4590 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to reform agency process requirements, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4589 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to increase transparency, to support regulatory certainty, and to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4584 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify the definition of water heater under energy conservation standards, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

Health 

H.R.8269 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. 

Tax 

H.R.8265 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to establish a program for second draw loans and make other modifications to the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Small Business; Judiciary 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Small Business, 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 concerned. 

H.R.8264 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend chapter 2003 of title 54, United States Code, to protect majority federally owned counties from loss of taxable acreage, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. 

S.4596 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide tax relief for persons affected by certain 2020 disasters. 

Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Transportation 

H.R.8266 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To modify the Federal cost share of certain emergency assistance provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, to modify the activities eligible for assistance under the emergency declaration issued by the President on March 13, 2020 relating to COVID-19, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (34) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 09/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

S.4592 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to establish a Maritime Task Force and a private sector advisory committee to address the health, safety, security, and logistical issues relating to the continuation of maritime travel, including the resumption of cruise operations, in United States waters during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 09/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

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