Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House meet at 11:30 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. The Senate is expected to hold procedural roll call votes in relation to the Barrett nomination.   


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House will meet at 11:30 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Schumer motion to proceed to Legislative Session to consider to S.Res.409, a resolution requesting information on Turkey’s human rights practices in Syria; not agreed to: 45-51.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #866, Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio; invoked: 66-31.

3.      Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgment of the Senate? (re: that the Barrett nomination should be placed on the Executive Calendar); sustained: 53-44.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #866, Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio; confirmed: 67-30.

5.      McConnell motion to recess; agreed to: 53-43.


Today   
The Senate stands in recess until 12:00 Noon on Friday, October 23, 2020.

Procedural roll call votes in relation to the Barrett nomination are expected throughout Friday’s session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

S.4845 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct surveys to collect data regarding the prevention, reduction, and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, soil carbon sequestration, and forest wood and tree carbon sequestration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 10/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Latest Action: Senate – 10/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Health Care

S.4846 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish requirements for skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities to manage the outbreak of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 10/22/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.4844 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to reauthorize the grant program to promote responsible fatherhood, to modernize the child support enforcement program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 10/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 10/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.4847 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the travel and tourism industry in the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 10/22/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 10/22/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

CAMPAIGN EVENTS

President Donald Trump

Make America Great Again rally with President Trump in The Villages, FL at 4:30 p.m.

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

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