Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 15 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #866, Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 5901 – Technology Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 7340 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 7496 – COVID PREPARE Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 5736 – Transnational White Supremacist Extremism Review Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

5) H.R. 5780 – Safe Communities Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

6) H.R. 5823 – State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

7) H.R. 5822 – Homeland Security Acquisition Professional Career Program Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

8) H.R. 5811 – TSA Personnel Workplace Improvement Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

9) H.R. 5804 – DHS Blue Campaign Enhancement Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 6270 – REJECTED 184 – 229

Passage of H.R. 6270 – Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act of 2020 – PASSED 253 – 163

Postponed Suspension Votes:

1) H.R. 4764 – TRANSPLANT Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED 414 – 0

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 1161 -The rule providing for consideration of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendments to H.R. 925 – Updated Heroes Act – PASSED 229 – 185

Adoption on H. Res. 1161 – The rule providing for consideration of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendments to H.R. 925 – Updated Heroes Act – ADOPTED 225 – 188

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: 2:30 p.m. at the earliest.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (15 bills)

  1. H.R. 8124 – Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 7718 – Pregnant Women In Custody (Rep. Bass – Judiciary)
  3. H.R. 8225 – Fight Notario Fraud Act of 2020 (Rep. Mucarsel-Powell – Judiciary)
  4. S. 2330 – Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 (Sen. Moran – Judiciary)
  5. H.R. 6813 – Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary)
  6. S. 3051 – America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (Sen. Barrasso – Natural Resources)
  7. H.R. 5126 – DESCEND Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Graves (LA) – Natural Resources)
  8. H.R. 5068 – Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act (Rep. Norton – Natural Resources)
  9. S. 3758 – A bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections (Sen. Merkley – Natural Resources)
  10. H.R. 5139 – Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  11. S. 2638 – Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act (Sen. Duckworth – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  12. S. 4075 – RLF Act (Sen. Capito – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  13. H.R. 5912 – Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  14. H.R. 4470 – To rename the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, as amended (Rep. Kaptur – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  15. S. 1982 – Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, as amended (Sen. Sullivan – Transportation and Infrastructure)

Possible Consideration of H.Res. 1153 – Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent (Rep. Jayapal – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

Possible Consideration of H.Res. 1154 – Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes (Rep. Malinowski – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

Possible Consideration of House Amendment to the Senate Amendments to H.R. 925 – Updated Heroes Act (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)

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

Postponed Suspension (1 vote)

  1. H.R. 5572 – Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020 (Rep. Trone – Energy and Commerce)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of H.R.8337, Continuing Resolution; passed: 84-10.

2.      Motion to proceed to S.178, Uighur Act (legislative vehicle for Republican COVID proposal); agreed to 48-46.

3.      Motion to table Tillis amendment #2673 (re: preexisting conditions); not tabled: 47-47.

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

S.4762, Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower

H.R. 1952, Intercountry Adoption

S.910, National Sea Grant, w/ Wicker amendment

S.1069, Digital Cost Act

H.R.561, Veterans Small Business

S.3681, Ensuring Health Safety in the Skies Act, w/Markey amendment

S.4403, to amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003

H.R.3399, to amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003

H.R.991, Extension of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.687, Coya Knutson

S.Res.694, Chief Petty Officers in Coast Guard

S.Res.730, National Small Business Week

S.Res.731,  Lights on Afterschool

S.Res.732, National Bison Day

S.Res.733, Preservation Society of Charleston

S.Res.734, National Falls Prevention Awareness Week

S.Res.735, National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day

S.Res.736, Kinship Care Month

S.Res.737, Veterans Suicide Prevention Day

S.Res.738, National Suicide Prevention Month

S.Res.739, Family Service Learning Week

S.Res.740, Energy Efficiency Day

S.Res.741, Nuclear Weapons Workers Day of Remembrance

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

1. S.4773, to establish the Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loan (Collins)

2. S.4774, to provide support for air carrier workers, and for other purposes. (Wicker)

3. S.4775, to provide continued emergency assistance, educational support, and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. (McConnell)

Executive Business

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #845 – Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli to be General

SPACE FORCE

Exec. Cal. #846 – Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson to be General

Exec. Cal. #847 – Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson to be Major General

AIR FORCE

Exec. Cal. #848 – Lt. Gen. David W. Allvin to be General

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #849 – Lt. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas to be Lieutenant General

Exec. Cal. #850 – Maj. Gen. James J. Mingus to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Exec. Cal. #851 – Lisa M. Franchetti to be Vice Admiral

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #852 – Col. William F. McClintock to be Brigadier General

MARINE CORPS

Exec. Cal. #853 – Maj. Gen. Michael S. Groen to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE

Exec. Cal. #869 – Maj. Gen. James C. Dawkins, Jr. to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #870 – The following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe

Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00pm on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #866, Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #551, S.4653, to protect the healthcare of hundreds 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.

That cloture motion on the motion to proceed will ripen at 1:00pm, and the Senate will vote on that cloture motion.

Thursday, October 1st at 1:00pm – roll call vote:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #551, S.4653, DoJ/ACA.


HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Armed Services

Supply Chain Integrity

House Oversight and Reform

Drug Pricing

House Select Subcommittee on the Climate Crisis

Creating a Climate Resilient America: Strengthening the U.S. Financial System and Expanding Economic Opportunity


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services

H.R.8458 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require public companies to provide sexual harassment claim disclosures in certain reports, to require public companies to implement mandatory sexual harassment training, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8451 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to provide additional funding under the Community Development Block Grant program for units of general local government to digitize and make available online information regarding violations of housing construction, building, and safety codes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8448 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To prohibit certain signatures on checks and notices issued by the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4773 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish the Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loan, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.4771 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide continued assistance to unemployed workers.

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4761 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide for 3 primary care visits and 3 behavioral health care visits without application of any cost-sharing requirement.

Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

H.R.8467 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for coverage of certain drugs used in the treatment or management of a rare disease or condition, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

H.R.8444 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Medicine under which the National Academy agrees to conduct a one-year study assessing the effectiveness of current vital statistics reporting and data sharing between State, local, and Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4767 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish programs to support research and development with respect to personal protective equipment for health care workers.

Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4760 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish a program to develop antimicrobial innovations targeting the most challenging pathogens and most threatening infections.

Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.8450 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To treat certain face coverings and disinfectants as medical expenses for purposes of certain Federal tax benefits.

Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8443 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to provide for the placement of a foster child in a cottage home, and to make a child so placed eligible for foster care maintenance payments.

Sponsor: Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4775 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide continued emergency assistance, educational support, and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

Sponsor: Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.4770 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide for a Family Crisis Cash Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4769 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve the public health response to addressing maternal mortality and morbidity during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Transportation

H.R.8462 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To safeguard taxpayer resources and strengthen the Nation’s resilience against severe storms and flooding.

Sponsor: Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8447 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to provide loans for the acquisition of electric or fuel cell buses and related infrastructure.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 09/30/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4774 — 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 09/30/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 09/30/2020 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

President Donald Trump

Make America Great Again event with Vice President Mike Pence in Council Bluffs, IA at 12:00 p.m.

Make America Great Again event with Eric Trump in Becker, MN at 3:00 p.m.

Make America Great Again event with Eric Trump in Rothschild, WI at 7:30 p.m.