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 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House Message to accompany S.178 with an amendment #2652 (R ‘skinny’ COVID proposal); not invoked: 51-44.

2.      Motion to table Schumer appeal of the ruling of the Chair (re: consideration of a SCOTUS nomination this close to a presidential election); tabled: 51-44.

3.      Motion to table Schumer appeal of the ruling of the Chair (re: compound motion to adjourn); tabled: 53-41.


Today   
The Senate stands in recess until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, October 22, 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.

At approximately 1:00pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Newman nomination.

A vote on confirmation of the Newman nomination and additional procedural roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session.
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

S.4833 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to authorize cybersecurity operations and missions to protect critical infrastructure by members of the National Guard in connection with training or other duty.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Armed Services

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/Environment

S.4834 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the use of the voice and vote of the United States in international financial intuitions to advance the cause of transitioning the global economy to a clean energy economy and to prohibit United States Government assistance to countries or entities to support fossil fuel activity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4829 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to provide for legal reform, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4826 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to waive an advance notice requirement with respect to the Four Forest Restoration Initiative Phase 2 Stewardship contract.

Sponsor: Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.4835 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to prohibit bank holding companies from facilitating fossil fuel production from new sources or new or expanded fossil infrastructure that would drive such production, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4830 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide protections to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries relating to extra payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

S.4840 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of certain audio-only diagnoses in the determination of risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4825 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide clarification with respect to the effective date of Medicare coverage of COVID-19 vaccines without any cost-sharing.

Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4824 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the capacity of the suicide prevention lifeline and mental health crisis centers.

Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 10/21/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 10/21/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.