Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, post-cloture. 


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 Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi; invoked: 52-36.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.753, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #905 – Mark C. Christie, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2025.

Executive Calendar #906 – Allison Clements, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2024.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #893, Taylor B. McNeel, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, post-cloture.

At 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the McNeel nomination. Following disposition of the McNeel nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #864, J. Philip Calabrese, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Calabrese nomination, at 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the Calabrese nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #835, Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

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

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

3. Executive Calendar #835, Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board

4. Executive Calendar #650, Kathryn C. Davis, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

5. Executive Calendar #761, Christopher Waller, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

6. Executive Calendar #842, Liam P. Hardy, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Tuesday, December 1st at 11:00am – 2 roll call votes expected:

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

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #864, J. Philip Calabrese, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, December 1st at 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

1. If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #864, J. Philip Calabrese, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #835, Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board

HEARINGS COVERED

SEC

Asset Management Advisory Committee

Senate Banking

The Quarterly CARES Act Report to Congress

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

S.4926 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain streams in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and Smith River system in the State of Montana as components of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 11/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.8827 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide for the classification and regulation of stablecoins, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-13] (Introduced 11/30/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 11/30/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.4927 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to exclude EIDL advance amounts from the calculation of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] (Introduced 11/30/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Health Care

H.R.8826 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the IMPACT Act of 2014 to reset data collection and the development of a payment system technical prototype for post-acute care providers under the Medicare program to take into account the effects of COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 11/30/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 11/30/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4930 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve mental health services for students, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 11/30/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.