Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 41 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  


THE HOUSE       

Friday   

The House was not in session. 

Today    

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. 

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House will consider the 41 bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until Tuesday, September 22nd.

Suspensions (41 bills) 

  1. S. 209 – PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act (Sen. Hoeven – Natural Resources) 
  2. H.R. 3160 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act (Rep. O’Halleran – Natural Resources)  
  3. H.R. 3349 – Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Doggett – Natural Resources) 
  4. H.R. 3465 – Fallen Journalist Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Napolitano – Natural Resources) 
  5. H.R. 4957 – Native Child Protection Action, as amended (Rep. Gallego – Natural Resources) 
  6. S. 294 – Native American Business Incubators Program Act (Sen. Udall – Natural Resources) 
  7. S. 832 – To nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865 (Sen. Merkley – Natural Resources) 
  8. H.R. 139 – Springfield Race Riot Study Act, as amended (Rep. Davis (IL) – Natural Resources)  
  9. H.R. 895 – Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act (Rep. Johnson (SD) – Natural Resources) 
  10. H.R. 1702 – Free Veterans from Fees Act, as amended (Rep. Stuebe – Natural Resources)       
  11. S. 490 – B-47 Ridge Designation Act (Sen. Daines – Natural Resources) 
  12. H.R. 5053 – Justice for Juveniles Act (Rep. Scanlon – Judiciary) 
  13. H.R. 1418 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Judiciary) 
  14. H.R. 5546 – Effective Assistance in the Digital Era (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary) 
  15. S. 227 – Savanna’s Act (Sen. Murkowski – Judiciary)  
  16. S. 982 – Not Invisible Act of 2019 (Sen. Cortez Masto – Judiciary) 
  17. S. 1321 – Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act (Sen. Blumenthal – Judiciary) 
  18. S. 1380 – Due Process Protections Act (Sen. Sullivan – Judiciary) 
  19. H.R. 5602 – Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Schneider – Judiciary) 
  20. H.R. 6100 – STOP FGM Act of 2020 (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary) 
  21. H.R. 5309 – CROWN Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Richmond – Judiciary) 
  22. H.R. 5322 – Ensuring Diversity in Community Banking Act, as amended (Rep. Meeks – Financial Services) 
  23. H.R. 6934 – To amend the CARES Act to require the uniform treatment of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations under certain programs carried out in response to the COVID–19 emergency, and for other purposes (Rep. Dean – Financial Services) 
  24. H.R. 7592 – STIFLE Act of 2020 (Rep. McAdams – Financial Services) 
  25. H.R. 6735 – COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Act, as amended (Rep. Axne – Financial Services) 
  26. H.R. 5698 – Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020 (Rep. Timmons – Financial Services) 
  27. H.R. 6294 – Improving Emergency Disease Response via Housing Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Tipton – Financial Services) 
  28. S. 2661 – National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 (Sen. Gardner – Energy and Commerce) 
  29. H.R. 5918 – To direct the Federal Communications Commission to issue reports after activation of the Disaster Information Reporting System and to make improvements to network outage reporting (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce) 
  30. H.R. 5567 – MEDIA Diversity Act of 2020 (Rep. Long – Energy and Commerce) 
  31. H.R. 451 – Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce) 
  32. H.R. 4866 – National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2020 (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce) 
  33. H.R. 7574 – Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Slotkin – Energy and Commerce) 
  34. H.R. 2271 – Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act (Rep. Moore – Energy and Commerce) 
  35. H.R. 4995 – Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce) 
  36. H.R. 3935 – Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act (Rep. Carter (GA) – Energy and Commerce) 
  37. H.R. 1646 – HERO Act (Rep. Bera – Energy and Commerce) 
  38. H.R. 4564 – Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Katko – Energy and Commerce) 
  39. H.R. 4585 – Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, as amended (Rep. Beyer – Energy and Commerce) 
  40. H.R. 5619 – Suicide Prevention Act (Rep. Stewart – Energy and Commerce) 
  41. H.R. 5663 – Safeguarding Therapeutics Act, as amended (Rep. Guthrie – Energy and Commerce) 

THE SENATE       

Friday 

The Senate was not in session. 


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, September 21, 2020. 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. 

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

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations: 

1.     Executive Calendar #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims 

2.     Executive Calendar #706, Andrea R. Lucas, of Virginia, to be Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

3.     Executive Calendar #708, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

4.     Executive Calendar #709, Keith E. Sonderling, of Florida, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

5.     Executive Calendar #588, John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona 

6.     Executive Calendar #815, Roderick C. Young, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia 

Monday, September 21st at 5:30pm – 1 roll call votes: 

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims
 


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8315 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a program to award a financial prize to persons who successfully develop a system or device that makes enclosed sections of a building safer during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] (Introduced 09/18/2020) Cosponsors: (7) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

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: 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 the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 

Tax 

H.R.8318 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To extend the availability of amounts under the Coronavirus Relief Fund. 

Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 09/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Oversight and Reform 

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. 

H.R.8314 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide with respect to recent disasters an employee retention credit for employers affected by such disasters and rules for disaster-related personal casualty losses. 

Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] (Introduced 09/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Small Business 

Latest Action: House – 09/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, 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. 

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

President Donald Trump

Livestream on “Fighting for the American Worker” at 4:30 p.m. in Vandalia, Ohio.

Make America Great Again event with Eric Trump at 6:00 p.m. in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Great American Comeback event at 7:00 p.m. in Swanton, Ohio.