Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #866, Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. 


THE HOUSE      

Friday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today   
When the Senate adjourns on Friday, October 16th, it will next convene at 4:30pm on Monday, October 19, 2020.

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

Senator McConnell withdrew the cloture motions that he previously filed on the following nominations:

1. Executive Calendar #863, Aileen Mercedes Cannon, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida

2. Executive Calendar #862, Toby Crouse, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas

3. Executive Calendar #864, J. Philip Calabrese, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio

4. Executive Calendar #865, James Ray Knepp II, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio

5. Executive Calendar #866, Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio

Notwithstanding the provisions of the Congressional Review Act, H.J.Res 90 (CRA re: Community Reinvestment Act Regulations rule) will remain in status quo through Oct 19, 2020.        


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.8612 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish a School Cybersecurity Clearinghouse, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Homeland Security; Science, Space, and Technology

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Science, Space, and Technology.

Energy/Environment

H.R.8618 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To enable local governments to treat the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as a private landowner for the purposes of property taxation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8605 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants to certain entities to conduct research on, or to establish, wastewater surveillance and other early warning systems, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.8620 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To permit payments for certain business software or cloud computing services as allowable uses of a loan made under the Paycheck Protection Program of the Small Business Administration.

Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.8616 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To eliminate any subsidies for flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program for new construction, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8603 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the definition of a qualifying investment to include an equity security issued by a qualifying portfolio company, whether acquired directly from the company or in a secondary acquisition, for purposes of the exemption from registration for venture capital fund advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.8623 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the CARES Act to clarify the inclusion of certain COVID-19 vaccines covered under the Medicare program without any cost sharing.

Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8624 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the extension of pass-through status under the Medicare program for certain drugs and devices impacted by COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8615 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of peripheral artery disease screening tests furnished to at-risk beneficiaries under the Medicare and Medicaid programs without the imposition of cost-sharing requirements, to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for such screening tests furnished to at-risk enrollees of group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage without the imposition of cost sharing requirements, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8599 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the United States-Mexico Border Health Commission Act, with respect to preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the border region, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

H.R.8621 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a child tax credit for pregnant moms with respect to their unborn children.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8614 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include home-schooling supplies in the educator expense deduction, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8610 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To withdraw normal trade relations treatment from, and apply certain provisions of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 to, products of the People’s Republic of China, and to expand the eligibility requirements for products of the People’s Republic of China to receive normal trade relations treatment in the future, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Rules; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules.

H.R.8606 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To defer the tax of certain sales of employer stock and reduce certain retirement-related excise taxes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.8604 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain an internet clearinghouse of information on suppliers of personal protective equipment needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 or any other pathogen triggering a public health emergency declaration, including information on the quality and availability of such equipment, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8601 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To assess the State by State impact of Federal taxation and spending.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.8600 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide an emergency cost-of-living increase for social security beneficiaries, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.8598 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for social security and supplemental security income beneficiaries in calendar year 2021, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (41)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.8622 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national hazard preparation and response exercises, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 10/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 10/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

President Donald Trump

Make America Great Again rally with President Trump in Prescott, AZ at 2:00 p.m.

Make America Great Again rally with President Trump in Tucson, AZ at 5:00 p.m.

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