Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 3 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #591, Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 3989 – United States Semiquincentennial Commission Amendments Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 6535 – A bill to deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury – PASSED BY VOICE

3) H.R. 3250 – Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Schools Act of 2020, as amended – PASSED 387 – 5

4) H.R. 7460 – Peace Corps Commemorative Work Extension Act – PASSED BY VOICE

5) H.R. 5472 – Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act – PASSED BY VOICE

6) H.R. 5852 – Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act – PASSED BY VOICE

Today   

On Friday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

  1. S. 3418 – STORM Act (Sen. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. S. 979 – Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement Act (Sen. Rubio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  3. S. 2730 – Drone Advisory Committee for the 21st Century Act (Sen. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure)


Possible Consideration of Legislation Providing Further Funding for FY21

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to Covid-19 Relief

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #934, Charles Edward Atchley, Jr., of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee; confirmed: 54-41.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #935, Zachary N. Somers, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; invoked: 52-42.

3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #935, Zachary N. Somers, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; confirmed: 52-43.

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

S.1782, Improving Mental Health Access for Students Act

H.R. 2610, Fraud and Scam Reduction Act w/Wicker sub amdt

S.481, Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention w/Klobuchar amdt

S.3248, United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act w/Moran sub amdt

H.R.6435, Combating Pandemic Scams Act of 2020

H.R.2468, Hoyer School-Based Asthma Management bill

S. 1681, Biosimilars w/ Alexander amdt

H.R.6192, Silver Dollar Coin Anniversary

H.R.1923, Circulating Collectible Coin Redesign w/Cortez Masto amdt

Concurred in the House amdt to S.212 Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2020

Passed S.2165, Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2020, w/Heinrich amdt

Adopted S.Res.805, Staff transition


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #591, Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1. Executive Calendar #895, Thompson Michael Dietz, of New Jersey, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims

2. Executive Calendar #712, John Chase Johnson, of Oklahoma, to be Inspector General, Federal Communications Commission.

3. Executive Calendar #904, Eric J. Soskin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation

4. Executive Calendar #757, Beth Harwell, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority

5. Executive Calendar #758, Brian Noland, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority

6. Executive Calendar #836, Charles A. Stones, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

7. Executive Calendar #591, Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California

Friday is the intervening day for the cloture motions. Under the rule, the cloture vote on the Dietz nomination would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Saturday.

The current continuing resolution expires at midnight Friday going into Saturday. Roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session.