Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 335 under suspension of the Rules. Roll call votes are possible in the Senate.  


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

H.R. 335 – To provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces (Rep. Smith (WA) – Armed Services)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1. Confirmation of the nomination of Avril D. Haines, of New York, to be Director of National Intelligence; confirmed: 84-10.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.6, electing Patrick J. Leahy, a Senator from the State of Vermont, to be President pro tempore of the United States Senate.

S.Res.7, expressing the thanks of the Senate to the Honorable Chuck Grassley for his service as President pro tempore of the United States Senate and to designate Senator Grassley as President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate.

S.Res.8, notifying the President of the United States of the election of the Honorable Patrick J. Leahy as President of the Senate pro tempore.

S.Res.9, notifying the House of Representatives of the election of the Honorable Patrick J. Leahy as President of the Senate pro tempore.

S.Res.10, electing Gary B. Myrick, of Virginia, as Secretary for the Majority of the Senate.

S.Res.11, electing Robert M. Duncan, of the District of Columbia, as Secretary for the Minority of the Senate.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Commerce

Nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation

House Armed Services

Civilian Control of the Military and the Consideration of General Lloyd Austin for a Legal Exception for Appointment as the U.S. Secretary of Defense