Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 23 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #761, Christopher Waller, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, post-cloture. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 4054 – U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 – PASSED BY VOICE

2) S. 945 – Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act – PASSED BY VOICE

3) Senate Amendment to H.R. 1830 – National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act – PASSED BY VOICE

4) H.R. 7995 – Coin Metal Modification Authorization and Cost Savings Act of 2020 – PASSED 343 – 41

Today   

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.Res. 1244 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3884 – MORE Act (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)

Suspensions (23 bills)
 

  1. H.R. 7903 – To amend the Small Business Act to establish the Community Advantage Loan Program, as amended (Rep. Chu – Small Business)
  2. H.R. 8211 – 504 Modernization and Small Manufacturer Enhancement Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Craig – Small Business)
  3. H.R. 8199 – 504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2020 (Rep. Bishop (NC) – Small Business)
  4. H.R. 8229 – Parity for HUBZone Appeals Act of 2020 (Rep. Radewagen – Small Business)
  5. H.R. 5517 – Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act, as amended (Rep. Lewis (GA) – Foreign Affairs)
  6. H.R. 1819 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act (Rep. Foxx – Foreign Affairs)
  7. H.R. 3571 – City and State Diplomacy Act, as amended (Rep. Lieu – Foreign Affairs)
  8. H.Res. 996 – Expressing the sense of Congress that the activities of Russian national Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his affiliated entities pose a threat to the national interests and security of the United States and of its allies and partners, as amended (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)
  9. H.Res. 958 – Condemning the practice of politically motivated imprisonment and calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and urging action by the United States Government to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for that form of human rights abuse (Rep. Engel – Foreign Affairs)
  10. H.Res. 17 – Expressing concern over the detention of Austin Tice, and other purposes, as amended (Rep. Green (TX) – Foreign Affairs) 
  11. H.Res. 1115 – Calling for the Immediate Release of Trevor Reed, a United States Citizen who was Unjustly Sentenced to 9 Years in a Russian Prison, as amended (Rep. Conaway – Foreign Affairs)
  12. H.R. 1049 – National Heritage Area Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Tonko – Natural Resources)
  13. S. 199 – Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act (Sen. Smith – Natural Resources)
  14. S. 212 – Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2020, as amended (Sen. Hoeven – Natural Resources)
  15. S. 914 – Coordinated Ocean Observations and Research Act of 2020, as amended (Sen. Wicker – Natural Resources)
  16. S. 1342 – Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act of 2020, as amended (Sen. Peters – Natural Resources)
  17. H.R. 306 – Kettle Creek Battlefield Survey Act, as amended (Rep. Hice – Natural Resources)
  18. S. 2981 – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Amendments Act of 2020 (Sen. Sullivan – Natural Resources)
  19. H.R. 3682 – Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act, as amended (Rep. Ray Lujan – Natural Resources)
  20. H.R. 4153 – Health Care Access for Urban Native Veterans Act (Rep. Khanna – Natural Resources)
  21. H.R. 7045 – To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on lands that could be included in a National Forest in Hawai’i, and for other purposes (Rep. Case – Natural Resources)
  22. H.R. 8810 – National Landslide Preparedness Act, as amended (Rep. DelBene – Natural Resources)
  23. H.R. 1380 – Big Cat Public Safety Act, as amended (Rep. Quigley – Natural Resources)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #835, Kyle Hauptman, of Maine, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board; confirmed: 56-39.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #650, Kathryn C. Davis, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; invoked: 51-44.

3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #761, Christopher Waller, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; invoked: 50-45.

4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #650, Kathryn C. Davis, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; confirmed: 51-45.

5. Grassley amendment to S.578; not agreed to: 48-49.

6. Passage of S.578, ALS Disability Insurance Access Act; passed: 96-1.

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

H.R.1044, Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, w/Lee sub amdt

H.R. 3349, to authorize the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3465, to authorize the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs

S. 434, a bill to provide for a report on the maintenance of Federal land holdings under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior.

S. 496, to preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen, w/ Sullivan amdt

S.910, National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act

S.1069, Digital Coast Act

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.783, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

S.Res.784, Diabetes Month

S.Res.785, Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

S.Res.786, Wreaths Across America Day

S.Res.787, Adoption Month and Adoption Day


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, December 3, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #761, Christopher Waller, of Minnesota, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, post-cloture.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Waller nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #842, Liam P. Hardy, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

If cloture is invoked on the Hardy nomination, at 1:45pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Thursday December 3rd at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

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

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #842, Liam P. Hardy, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Thursday December 3rd at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

SEC

Investor Advisory Committee

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

S.4947 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require annual lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico region of the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.8841 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require that certain issuers make disclosures regarding general ledger accounts reconciliation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.8840 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to extend the temporary suspension of Medicare sequestration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Budget

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.8836 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit estate recovery from certain expansion individuals under the Medicaid program.

Sponsor: Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8834 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4949 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require the Secretary of Health of Human Services to publish guidance for States on strategies for maternal care providers participating in the Medicaid program to reduce maternal mortality and severe morbidity with respect to individuals receiving medical assistance under such program.

Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4952 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish a grant program to expand the domestic production of certain medical supplies.

Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4948 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide funds for addressing COVID-19 conditioned on requiring the use of face coverings in public, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4945 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve end-of-life care.

Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4944 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve access to care for all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries through models tested under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.8842 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to limit the charitable deduction for certain qualified conservation contributions.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8835 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a relocation and retention student loan repayment program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.8829 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations to require certain air carriers to adopt safety management systems, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 12/02/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.4951 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve the process for awarding grants under certain programs of the Department of Transportation to certain counties in which the majority of land is owned or managed by the Federal Government and to other units of local government and Tribal governments in those counties, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 12/02/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.