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      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Michael Jay Newman – United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio – Motion to Table Agreed to 52 – 43

S.4675 Protect Act – Motion to Table Failed 45 – 52

S.178 UIGHUR Act of 2019 – Motion to Table Failed 40 – 57  

Today   
The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m. Following the Leaders’ 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.  On Tuesday, cloture was filed on the nomination.

1:00 p.m.

Under the regular order, a mandatory live quorum call will be initiated. Once a quorum is present, there will be a cloture VOTE on McConnell amendment #2652 (Targeted Relief Package), in relation to the House message to accompany S. 178.

Further VOTES are possible on Wednesday.

HEARINGS COVERED


Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Passenger and Freight Rail: The Current Status of the Rail Network and the Track Ahead

  
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.8634 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To improve United States cybersecurity through STEM scholarships, prize competitions, and other STEM activities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Horn, Kendra S. [D-OK-5] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor.

Energy/Environment

H.R.8650 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

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: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8636 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend section 230(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 to prevent immunity for interactive computer services for certain claims, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8635 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (15)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8632 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to provide for ocean-based climate solutions to reduce carbon emissions and global warming; to make coastal communities more resilient; and to provide for the conservation and restoration of ocean and coastal habitats, biodiversity, and marine mammal and fish populations; and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (13)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; House Administration; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, House Administration, Ways and Means, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8630 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the National Forest Organization Camp Fee Improvement Act of 2003 to modify the calculation of land use fees in counties with less than two percent farm land, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8627 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To express the sense of Congress that the Chesapeake Bay Office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shall be the primary representative of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Chesapeake Bay, to require the Secretary of the Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to provide grants supporting research on the conservation, restoration, or management of oysters in estuarine ecosystems, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8626 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out a grant program to improve the energy resilience, energy democracy, and security of communities, prioritizing environmental justice communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (22)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

S.4823 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4816 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.4818 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide assistance to small businesses affected by COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (33)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4817 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to modify the 7(a) loan guaranty program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Health

H.R.8644 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To ensure the availability of critical medications in the event of public health emergencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8643 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments of members of the Armed Forces an evaluation of whether the member has been exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Armed Services

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8642 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII to provide coverage and payment for certain tests and assistive telehealth consultations during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8640 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Public Health Oversight Panel to advise the agencies of the Public Health Service regarding the scientific basis for their actions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8639 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States and political subdivisions of States to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (28)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8633 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of the National Center for Alternatives to Animals in Research and Testing, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4819 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.8646 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

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

Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8645 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To designate the Kissimmee Gateway Airport and certain surrounding areas as an enterprise community.

Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8629 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require employee consent for any deferral of payroll taxes.

Sponsor: Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 10/20/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4822 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance tax benefits for research activities.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4820 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the use of retirement plan funds to obtain long-term care insurance, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 10/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/20/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

President Donald Trump

Make America Great Again rally with President Trump in Gastonia, NC at 7:00 p.m.