Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will resume consideration of H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #815, Roderick C. Young, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, post-cloture.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 1129 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act and of the bill H.R. 6210 – Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act  – PASSED 231 – 190

Adoption of H. Res. 1129 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act and of the bill H.R. 6210 – Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act – ADOPTED 229 – 187

Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 785 – Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019 – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 5245 – SHIELD for Veterans Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 7105 – DELIVER Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 8247 – Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care, and Treatment Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

5) H.R. 3798 – Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act – PASSED BY VOICE

Postponed Suspension Vote:

1) H.R. 451 – Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED 410 – 5

Begin Consideration of H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Today   

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Continue Consideration of H.R. 4447 – Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (Rep. O’Halleran – Energy and Commerce)

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.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #588, John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; invoked: 71-26.

2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #588, John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona; confirmed: 70-27.

3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #815, Roderick C. Young, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; invoked:  93-3.

4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #708, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; confirmed: 54-42.

Legislative Business

Agreed to S.Con.Res.36, enrollment correction of S.2330.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1. S.4653: to protect the healthcare of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Schumer).

2. H.R.8337: Continuing appropriations.

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.4675, to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. (Tillis)


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #815, Roderick C. Young, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, post-cloture.

At a time to be determined Thursday, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Young nomination.

Floor action on H.R.8337, the Continuing Resolution, is expected prior to the end of the fiscal year. Another message will be sent as more is known about the remainder of this week’s vote schedule.

HEARINGS COVERED

SEC

Investor Advisory Committee

Senate Banking

The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

S.4669 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require sellers of internet applications to disclose country-of-origin information, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/Environment

H.R.8359 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/23/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8355 — 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. Fulcher, Russ [R-ID-1] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology

Latest Action: House – 09/23/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

S.4680 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to provide that the United States district courts shall not have jurisdiction to condemn property in which a State holds any interest, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4673 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider certain factors in issuing certificates of public convenience and necessity under that Act, to modify the requirements for the right to exercise eminent domain in construction of pipelines under that Act, to provide that the right of eminent domain may not be exercised under that Act for projects for the exportation of natural gas, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Health Care

H.R.8351 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to Federally qualified health centers for purposes of conducting mental and behavioral health screenings, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/23/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4675 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.4674 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify that drugs and biologicals used for medication-assisted treatment under Medicaid are subject to the requirements of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.8361 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To exclude EIDL advance amounts from the calculation of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 09/23/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

S.4678 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the credit for electricity produced from certain renewable resources, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4676 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve the debt relief program under the CARES Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4664 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion from gross income for certain waste water management subsidies.

Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/23/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.8365 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To study the effects of new construction of obstructions on accurate weather forecasting, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.8350 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title 49, United States Code, regarding the authority of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over highly automated vehicles, to provide safety measures for such vehicles, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 09/23/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; 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 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.

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

President Donald Trump

“Make America Great Again!” event with Donald Trump Jr. in North Conway, New Hampshire at 12:00 p.m.

“Make America Great Again!” event with Lara Trump in Des Moines, Iowa at 3:00 p.m.

“Make America Great Again!” event with Eric Trump in Pahrump, Nevada at 6:00 p.m.

President Donald J. Trump hosts a “Great American Comeback” event in Jacksonville, Florida at 7:00 p.m.

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