Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be US Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, 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 #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be US Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit; invoked: 51-42.

Legislative Business

Agreed to S.Con.Res.52, Enrollment correction to S.3312.

Passed Calendar #514, S.2597, LEGEND Act of 2019, w/Thune amdt

Passed H.R.4704, Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act, w/Wicker amdt

Passed S.1636, Ensuring Innovation Act, w/Alexander amdt

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.5014, Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2020 (Paul).


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be US Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, post-cloture.

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

All time during recess, adjournment, Leader remarks, and morning business will count post-cloture on the Kirsch nomination.

Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session. Another message will be sent when they are scheduled.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #931, Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit (cloture invoked on 12/14)

2.      Executive Calendar #932, Katherine A. Crytzer, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee

3.      Executive Calendar #933, Joseph Dawson III, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina

4.      Executive Calendar #934, Charles Edward Atchley, Jr., of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee

5.      Executive Calendar #935, Zachary N. Somers, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.8963 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to treat the District of Columbia the same as a State for purposes of such Acts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8957 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a grant program for training wind technicians, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Finkenauer, Abby [D-IA-1] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Financial Services

H.R.8960 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require large asset managers to establish Sustainable Investment Policies.

Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8952 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to modify the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Customer Protection Fund, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.5011 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to codify the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Loeffler, Kelly [R-GA] (Introduced 12/11/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/11/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

H.R.8966 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide for a vaccine safety public awareness campaign.

Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (7)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8958 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Health and 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: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8953 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for graduate medical education partnerships in States with a low ratio of medical residents relative to the general population.

Sponsor: Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.8965 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make certain improvements to the new markets tax credit, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 12/14/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: House – 12/14/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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