Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 25 bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, post-cloture. 


THE HOUSE       

Yesterday   

Suspension of the Rules: 

  1. H.R. 1964 – Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. G.K. Butterfield/ Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE. 
  2. H.R. 6237 – Proper and Reimbursed Care for Native Veterans Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ruben Gallego / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE. 
  3. S. 327 – Wounded Veterans Recreation Act (Sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED 401-0 
  4. S. 1069 – Digital Coast Act, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Tammy Baldwin / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE. 
  5. S. 910 – National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE. 
  6. S. 3587 – Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Sen. Bob Casey / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE. 
  7. S. 900 – To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the “Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic,” as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Steve Daines / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE. 
  8. S. 3147 – Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019 (Sponsored by Sen. Joe Manchin / Veterans’ Affairs Committee) PASSED 394-0. 

Today    

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Last votes expected 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Motion to Go to Conference and Republican Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 6395 – William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Suspensions (25 bills) 

  1. H.R. 4499 – NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Barragan – Energy and Commerce) 
  2. H.R. 5668 – MODERN Labeling Act of 2020 (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce) 
  3. H.R. 4712 – Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act, as amended (Rep. Dean – Energy and Commerce) 
  4. H.R. 2466 – State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020 (Rep. Trone – Energy and Commerce) 
  5. H.R. 2281 – Easy MAT for Opioid Addiction Act, as amended (Rep. Ruiz – Energy and Commerce) 
  6. H.R. 2117 – FASTER Act of 2020 (Rep. Matsui – Energy and Commerce) 
  7. H.R. 5855 – Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Ruppersberger – Energy and Commerce) 
  8. H.R. 3878 – Block, Report, And Suspend Shipments Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. McKinley – Energy and Commerce) 
  9. H.R. 4806 – DEBAR Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Latta – Energy and Commerce) 
  10. H.R. 4812 – Ensuring Compliance Against Drug Diversion Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Griffith – Energy and Commerce) 
  11. H.R. 6096 – READI Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. McNerney – Energy and Commerce) 
  12. H.R. 6624 – USA Telecommunications Act (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce) 
  13. H.R. 7310 – Spectrum IT Modernization Act of 2020 (Rep. Doyle – Energy and Commerce) 
  14. H.R. 2610 – Fraud and Scam Reduction Act, as amended (Rep. Blunt Rochester – Energy and Commerce 
  15. H.R. 6435 – Combating Pandemic Scams Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Carter (GA) – Energy and Commerce) 
  16. H.R. 8121 – Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce) 
  17. H.R 2914 – Housing Survivors of Major Disaster Act, as amended (Rep. Espaillat – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  18. H.R. 8408 – Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  19. H.R. 8266 – FEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  20. H.R. 4611 – Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II, as amended (Rep. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  21. H.R. 8326 – Child Care is Economic Development Act of 2020 (Rep. Finkenauer – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  22. H.R. 5919 – National Children’s Museum Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  23. S. 1869 – Secure Federal LEASEs Act, as amended (Sen. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  24. H.R. 5953 – Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure) 
  25. H.R. 4358 – Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2020 (Rep. Katko – Transportation and Infrastructure) 

THE SENATE       

Yesterday  

Roll Call Votes 

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi; invoked: 51-38. 

Legislative Business 

Passed the following bills: 

Calendar #505, H.R.6395 (NDAA) w/Inhofe substitute amdt 

S.2174, Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains, w/Cornyn amdt 

S.1342, Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act 

Calendar #561, S.2981, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act 

Calendar #484, S.4054, Grain Standards Reauthorization, w/Roberts amdt 

Calendar #556, S.4462, FLOODS Act 

S.3312, Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act, w/Cornyn amdt 

S.4612, Methamphetamine threat 

S.732, AMBER Alert/PROTECT Act 

H.R.1830, National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act w/Schumer amdt 

H.R.4104, Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act 

Calendar #509, H.R. 835, Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 

H.R.3589, Greg LeMond Gold Medal 


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, post-cloture. 

At 11:00am, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Johnson nomination. Following disposition of the Johnson nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #891, Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky. 

Following the Beaton cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. 

If cloture is invoked on the Beaton nomination, at 2:15pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Beaton nomination. Following disposition of the Beaton nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #760, Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 

If cloture is invoked on the Shelton nomination, the vote on confirmation of the nomination is expected during Tuesday’s session. 

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations: 

1. Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi 

2. Executive Calendar #891, Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky 

3. Executive Calendar #760, Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

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

5. Executive Calendar #566, Stephen A. Vaden, of Tennessee, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade 

6. Executive Calendar #894, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida 

7. Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi 

Tuesday, November 17th at 11:00am – 2 roll call votes: 

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #892, Kristi Haskins Johnson, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi 

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #891, Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky 

Tuesday, November 17th at 2:15pm – if cloture is invoked, 2 roll call votes: 

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #891, Benjamin Joel Beaton, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky 

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #760, Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

Tuesday, November 17th at TBD – if cloture is invoked, 1 roll call vote expected: 

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #760, Judy Shelton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking 

Oversight of the Securities and Exchange Commission

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

 

Cybersecurity 

S.4901 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to commission a study on the effect of the activities of China on standards for emerging technologies, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 11/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations 

Latest Action: Senate – 11/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. 

Energy/Environment 

S.4897 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to reestablish United States global leadership in nuclear energy, revitalize domestic nuclear energy supply chain infrastructure, support the licensing of advanced nuclear technologies, and improve the regulation of nuclear energy, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 11/16/2020) Cosponsors: (3) 

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works 

Latest Action: Senate – 11/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

Health 

H.R.8755 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the scope of practitioners eligible for payment for telehealth services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. 

Sponsor: Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] (Introduced 11/16/2020) Cosponsors: (13) 

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means 

Latest Action: House – 11/16/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means. 

Tax 

S.4898 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) 

A bill to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to extend the period during which States, Indian Tribes, and local governments may use Coronavirus Relief Fund payments. 

Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 11/16/2020) Cosponsors: (1) 

Committees: Senate – Finance 

Latest Action: Senate – 11/16/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.