Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are not in session. 


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

Passage of H.Res. 908 – Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19 – PASSED 243 – 164, ROLL CALL 191 

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 2694 – REJECTED 177 – 226, ROLL CALL 192 

Passage of H.R. 2694 – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – PASSED 329 – 73, ROLL CALL 193 

Today    

The House is not in session. 

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

Roll Call Votes 

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, of Illinois to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 68-26. 

2.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #814, Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 77-14. 

Legislative Business 

Adopted the following resolutions, en bloc: 

·       S.Res.702: designating September 2020 as ‘‘National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month’’. 

·       S.Res.703: designating the week beginning September 14, 2020, as National Hispanic- Serving Institutions Week. 

·       S.Res.704: honoring the accomplishments of General Thomas P. Stafford and recognizing his contribution to the United States Space Program. 

·       S.Res.705: proclaiming the week of September 21 through September 25, 2020, to be ‘‘National Clean Energy Week’’. 

·       S.Res.706: expressing support for the designation of September 2020 as ‘‘Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month’’ in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to complications from sickle cell disease and conditions related to sickle cell disease. 

·       S.Res.707: recognizing September 1, 2020, as “National Poll Worker Recruitment Day”. 

Passed S.1646 with Rubio amendment: to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Augustine, Florida, as the “Leo C. Chase Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”. 

Passed S.4072: to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the “Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”. 

Passed S.924 with Cornyn substitute amendment: to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require training and education to teachers and other school employees, students, and the community about how to prevent, recognize, respond to, and report child sexual abuse in primary and secondary education. 

Passed S.1160 with Smith substitute amendment: to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to increase support for mental health. 

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.4618: emergency supplemental appropriations (Portman). 

 No Executive Business

Today   
The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8312 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the emission of any greenhouse gas in any quantity from any new electric utility steam generating unit, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (5) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within 

H.R.8303 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish and support the Quantum User Expansion for Science and Technology Program at the Department of Energy and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

H.R.8297 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and support advanced recycling research and development programs, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

H.R.8296 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish and support advanced nuclear energy research and development programs at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

H.R.8291 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program for tree planting to reduce residential energy consumption. 

Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

H.R.8288 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To correct shortfalls in the Great American Outdoors Act by providing fairness and parity to Eastern States, strengthening commitments to urban recreation, establishing logic in funding priorities, and ensuring appropriate consequences for shifts in funding sources, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. 

S.4625 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to encourage and expand the use of prescribed fire on land managed by the Department of the Interior or the Forest Service, with an emphasis on units of the National Forest System in the western United States, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

S.4620 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to impose time limits on the completion of certain required actions under the Act, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4619 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to impose time limits on the completion of certain required actions under the Act, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4617 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill 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: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

Financial Services 

H.R.8311 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require a report regarding the potential impacts of any changes to the risk-rating methodology for the National Flood Insurance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency before implementation, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

H.R.8280 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to extend exemptions for securities offered as part of employee pay to other individuals providing goods for sale, labor, or services for remuneration, to preempt certain provisions of State law with respect to wage rates and benefits, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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 

Health 

H.R.8308 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for services furnished via telehealth if such services would be covered if furnished in-person, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

H.R.8283 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide temporary licensing reciprocity for telehealth and interstate health care treatment. 

Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

Tax 

H.R.8284 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require recipients of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to provide employment documentation, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (8) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

S.4621 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

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

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

S.4618 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. 

S.4607 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide forgiveness for paycheck protection program and economic injury disaster loans related to COVID-19 made to businesses that are located in an area for which the President declared a major disaster related to Hurricane Laura or Hurricane Sally, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Transportation 

H.R.8307 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to continue to provide certain supplies to schools that provide in-person learning. 

Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

H.R.8300 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide for a temporary increase to the Federal share for certain highway projects, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

H.R.8292 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with respect to the application of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule to certain farms, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [R-AR-1] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 09/17/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

S.4623 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to establish a temperature checks pilot program for air transportation, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 09/17/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/17/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

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