Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.Res. 1153 – Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent and H.Res. 1154 – Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes. The Senate is not in session.  


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

H.R. 8124 – Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary) PASSED 

H.R. 7718 – Pregnant Women In Custody (Rep. Bass – Judiciary) PASSED 

H.R. 8225 – Fight Notario Fraud Act of 2020 (Rep. Mucarsel-Powell – Judiciary) PASSED 

S. 2330 – Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act of 2020 (Sen. Moran – Judiciary) PASSED 

H.R. 6813 – Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary) PASSED 

S. 3051 – America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (Sen. Barrasso – Natural Resources) PASSED 

H.R. 5126 – DESCEND Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Graves (LA) – Natural Resources) PASSED 

H.R. 5068 – Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act (Rep. Norton – Natural Resources) PASSED  

S. 3758 – A bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections (Sen. Merkley – Natural Resources) PASSED 

H.R. 5139 – Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure) PASSED 

S. 2638 – Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act (Sen. Duckworth – Transportation and Infrastructure) PASSED 

S. 4075 – RLF Act (Sen. Capito – Transportation and Infrastructure) PASSED 

H.R. 5912 – Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure) PASSED  

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) PASSED 

S. 1982 – Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, as amended (Sen. Sullivan – Transportation and Infrastructure) PASSED 

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

Today    

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

“One Minutes” (5 per side) 

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

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

Complete Consideration ofH.Res. 1154 – Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes(Rep. Malinowski – Judiciary) 

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

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

Roll Call Vote: 

Motion to invoke colture on Motion to Proceed to 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.  

Not invoked: 51-43. 


Today   
The Senate is not in session. 


HEARINGS COVERED


House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus  

Crisis Hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar

 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

 

Cybersecurity 

S.4795 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a voluntary Cyber Sense program to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. 

Energy/Environment 

H.R.8487 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To prevent energy poverty in at-risk communities, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (11) 

Committees: House – Rules; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Budget; Agriculture 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, the Budget, and Rules. 

Financial Services 

H.R.8497 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To prohibit certain business concerns from receiving assistance from the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Small Business 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business. 

H.R.8495 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To prohibit United States persons from engaging in transactions relating to Russian sovereign debt. 

Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

Committees: House – Rules; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Intelligence (Permanent Select) 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Rules.  

H.R.8489 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To make improvements with respect to the pricing of cattle in the United States, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (12) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Agriculture 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs. 

H.R.8485 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish a $30,000,000,000 Health Club Recovery Fund to provide structured relief to health and fitness service establishments through December 31, 2020, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Budget; Financial Services 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget. 

S.4792 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to extend the availability of Coronavirus Relief Fund payment funds for States or governments that use such funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency in accordance with a qualifying economic development plan. 

Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

S.4788 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to prohibit States and localities that seek to impede the free formation of education pods from receiving Federal emergency education funds, to provide a teacher expense deduction for home educators, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

S.4784 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to extend the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Health 

H.R.8482 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to support the efforts of State and local governments to provide for priority testing of essential critical food and agriculture workers with respect to COVID-19, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [R-AR-1] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (2) 

Committees: House – Agriculture 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. 

H.R.8479 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for stockpiles to ensure that all Americans have access to generic drugs at risk of shortage, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

H.R.8476 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide for strategies to increase access to telehealth under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

H.R.8470 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish procedures related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in correctional facilities. 

Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

S.4794 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program of the Federal Communications Commission for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. 

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Appropriations 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. 

S.4782 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to improve indoor air quality in elementary schools and secondary schools in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency using proven technologies. 

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

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

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 

S.4781 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an occupational safety and health standard to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses. 

Sponsor: Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (4) 

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

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 

Tax 

H.R.8501 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish minimum competency standards for tax return preparers, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

H.R.8496 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise payment amounts for results of COVID-19 PCR diagnostic panels, to require laboratories to furnish the results such panels within 28 days as a condition of participation under such title, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (7) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means. 

H.R.8490 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To provide that for taxable years beginning before 1980 the Federal income tax deductibility of flight training expenses shall be determined without regard to whether such expenses were reimbursed through certain veterans educational assistance allowances, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Transportation and Infrastructure. 

H.R.8475 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily increase the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. 

Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

H.R.8473 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate health accounts into Medisave Accounts, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

S.4783 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for economic activity in possessions of the United States. 

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

S.4780 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for qualified Hurricane Laura recovery opportunity zones, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (0) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Transportation 

H.R.8480 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To authorize the position of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism, to statutorily establish the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (8) 

Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and the Judiciary. 

H.R.8471 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To establish a Federal Maritime Task Force and a private sector advisory committee to address the health, safety, security, and logistical issues relating to the continuation of maritime travel and the resumption of cruise operations in United States waters during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (5) 

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure 

Latest Action: House – 10/01/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

S.4789 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide funding to States for extending broadband service to unserved areas in partnership with broadband service providers, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 10/01/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation 

Latest Action: Senate – 10/01/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

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