Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 8319 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, subject to a Rule. 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, post-cloture. 


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

Suspension of the Rules: 

1) S. 209 – PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

2) H.R. 3160 – Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer – PASSED BY VOICE 

3) H.R. 3349 – Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

4) H.R. 3465 – Fallen Journalist Memorial Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

5) H.R. 4957 – Native Child Protection Action, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

6) S. 294 – Native American Business Incubators Program Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

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 – PASSED BY VOICE 

8) H.R. 139 – Springfield Race Riot Study Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

9) H.R. 895 – Tribal School Federal Insurance Parity Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

10) H.R. 1702 – Free Veterans from Fees Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

11) S. 490 – B-47 Ridge Designation Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

12) H.R. 5053 – Justice for Juveniles Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

13) H.R. 1418 – Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2019, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

14) H.R. 5546 – Effective Assistance in the Digital Era – PASSED BY VOICE 

15) S. 227 – Savanna’s Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

16) S. 982 – Not Invisible Act of 2019 – PASSED BY VOICE 

17) S. 1321 – Defending the Integrity of Voting Systems Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

18) S. 1380 – Due Process Protections Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

19) H.R. 5602 – Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

20) H.R. 6100 – STOP FGM Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

21) H.R. 5309 – CROWN Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

22) H.R. 5322 – Ensuring Diversity in Community Banking Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

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 – PASSED BY VOICE 

24) H.R. 7592 – STIFLE Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

25) H.R. 6735 – COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

26) H.R. 5698 – Promoting Secure 5G Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

27) H.R. 6294 – Improving Emergency Disease Response via Housing Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

28) S. 2661 – National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

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 – PASSED BY VOICE 

30) H.R. 5567 – MEDIA Diversity Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

31) H.R. 451 – Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020, as amended – VOTE ORDERED 

32) H.R. 4866 – National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

33) H.R. 7574 – Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

34) H.R. 2271 – Scarlett’s Sunshine on Sudden Unexpected Death Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

35) H.R. 4995 – Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

36) H.R. 3935 – Protecting Patients Transportation to Care Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

37) H.R. 1646 – HERO Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

38) H.R. 4564 – Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

39) H.R. 4585 – Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

40) H.R. 5619 – Suicide Prevention Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

41) H.R. 5663 – Safeguarding Therapeutics Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE   

Today    

On Monday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

“One Minutes” (15 per side) 

H.R. 8319 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule) 

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

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote) 

H.R. 451 – Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Engel – Energy and Commerce) 

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

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; invoked: 65-25. 

Legislative Business 

Adopted S.Con.Res.45, providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the crypt beneath the Rotunda of the Capitol in connection with memorial services to be conducted in the Supreme Court Building and the Capitol for the late honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 

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


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 22, 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, post-cloture. 

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Meyers nomination. Following disposition of the Meyers nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #706, Andrea R. Lucas, of Virginia, to be Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Following the Lucas cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. 

If cloture is invoked on the Lucas nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Lucas nomination. Following disposition of the Lucas nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Sonderling nomination. 

If cloture is invoked on the Sonderling nomination, the confirmation vote is expected Tuesday afternoon, potentially during the 5:00pm hour. 

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 

Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes: 

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

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

Tuesday, September 22nd at 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes: 

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

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #709, Keith E. Sonderling, of Florida, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 

Tuesday, September 22nd TBD afternoon – 1 roll call vote expected: 

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

HEARINGS COVERED
House Financial Services  

Oversight of the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s Pandemic Response 

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs  

State and Local Cybersecurity: Defending Our Communities from Cyber Threats amid COVID-19 


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8332 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize a program to address orphaned, abandoned, or idled wells on Federal land, to establish a program to provide grants to States and Tribes to address orphaned wells, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources 

Latest Action: House – 09/21/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. 

S.4633 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide for assistance to rural water, wastewater, and waste disposal systems affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. 

Health 

H.R.8330 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for certain health coverage of newborns. 

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (7) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor 

Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and 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 concerned. 

H.R.8324 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide for domestic sourcing of personal protective equipment, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Armed Services 

Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security, Education and Labor, 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 the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 

H.R.8322 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to temporarily modify certain Medicare requirements for hospice care during the COVID public health emergency. 

Sponsor: Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: 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 concerned. 

Transportation 

H.R.8326 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to require eligible recipients of certain grants to develop a comprehensive economic development strategy that directly or indirectly increases the accessibility of affordable, quality child care, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services 

Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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. 

S.4634 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to provide support for air carrier workers, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 09/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

CAMPAIGN EVENTS 

President Donald Trump 

Make America Great Again event with Vice President Mike Pence in Gilford, New Hampshire at 3:00 p.m. 

Virtual “MAGAnomics” event with Steve Cortes, Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Dan Minor at 5:00 p.m. 

Great American Comeback event with President Trump in Moon Township, Pennsylvania at 7:00 p.m.  

Evangelicals for Trump event in Troy, Michigan at 7:00 p.m. 

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