Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 5 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.  


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

1) H.R. 991 – Extension of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

2) H.R. 6210 – Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act – PASSED 406 – 3 

3) H.R. 2166 – Global Health Security Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

4) H.R. 4864 – Global Child Thrive Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

5) H.R. 5664 – Leveraging Information on Foreign Traffickers Act, as amended – PASSED 414 – 0 

6) H.R. 4908 – Native American PACT Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

7) H.R. 3010 – Honoring All Veterans Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

8) H.R. 6589 – Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Financial Officer Authority and Collaboration Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

9) H.R. 3228 – VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

10) H.R. 6092 – Veteran’s Prostate Cancer Treatment and Research Act – PASSED BY VOICE 

11) H.R. 7795 – Veterans Benefits Fairness and Transparency Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE 

12) H.R. 8337 – Continuing Appropriations Act – PASSED 359 – 57 – 1 

Today    

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 2:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 

  1. S. 785– Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 (Sen. Tester – Veterans’ Affairs) 
  2. H.R. 5245–SHIELD for Veterans Act, as amended (Rep. Pappas – Veterans’ Affairs) 
  3. H.R. 7105–DELIVER Act, as amended (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs) 
  4. H.R. 8247–Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs) 
  5. H.R. 3798–Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs 

Begin Consideration ofH.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for 90 minutes of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and Science, Space, and Technology.  The Rule makes in order 98 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

Postponed Suspension (1 Vote) 

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

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. and adjourned at 11:21 p.m. 5 record votes were taken. 

  1. On the Nomination: Confirmation: Keith E. Sonderling, of Florida, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – CONFIRMED 52 – 41. 
  2. On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture: Keith E. Sonderling to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – AGREED TO 52 -41. 
  3. On the Nomination: Confirmation: Andrea R. Lucas, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – CONFIRMED 49 -44. 
  4. On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture: Andrea R. Lucas, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – AGREED TO 49 – 44. 
  5. On the Nomination: Confirmation: Edward Hulvey Meyers, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims – CONFIRMED 66 – 27.

     

Today   
At 10:00 a.m. the Senate will convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.


 

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions  

COVID-19: An Update on the Federal Response 

Senate Environment and Public Works  

Modernizing the Endangered Species Act: Legislative Hearing on S. __, the Endangered Species Act Amendments of 2020 

House Energy and Commerce  

Health Care Lifeline: The Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Senate Commerce  

Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation 


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8348 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To direct restoration and protection of the New York-New Jersey watersheds and estuaries hydrologically connected to New York-New Jersey Harbor, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (6) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources 

Latest Action: House – 09/22/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. 

H.R.8333 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to clarify ambiguous provisions, align the Act with relevant case law, reflect modern technologies, optimize interagency coordination, and facilitate a more efficient, effective, and timely environmental review process. 

Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (26) 

Committees: House – Natural Resources 

Latest Action: House – 09/22/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. 

S.4654 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to require that at least 12 percent of amounts appropriated out of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used for projects on the Great Lakes Navigation System, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (9) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4650 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to clarify the treatment of authentic Alaska Native articles of handicraft containing nonedible migratory bird parts, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

S.4643 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a forest incentives program to keep forests intact and sequester carbon on private forest land of the United States, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. 

S.4642 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to ensure sufficient bonding and complete and timely reclamation of land and water disturbed by Federal and Indian oil and gas production, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

S.4641 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide for transparency and landowner protections in the conduct of lease sales under that Act, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

Financial Services 

S.4644 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to ensure that certain custodial deposits of well capitalized insured depository institutions are not considered to be funds obtained by or through deposit brokers, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.4639 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a refundable tax credit for expenses relating to school disruption, to provide a monthly payment to families during COVID-19, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Health Care 

S.4638 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to preserve and promote integrity in scientific decision-making at the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (33) 

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 

Tax 

H.R.8349 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide hazard pay to frontline essential workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R-NJ-2] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Energy and Commerce; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor 

Latest Action:Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Veterans’ Affairs, Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, 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.4655 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to make improvements to the Main Street Lending Program, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.4637 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for equity investments by angel investors. 

Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Transportation 

H.R.8345 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide support for air carrier workers, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services 

Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.4645 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to improve the requirements for commercial air tours and commercial air tour operators, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 09/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

CAMPAIGN EVENTS 

President Donald Trump  

Make America Great Again event with Donald Trump Jr. in Johnstown, Pennsylvania at 2:00 p.m. 

Make America Great Again event with Donald Trump Jr. in Holden, Maine at 6:00 p.m.