Daily Digest

Friday, July 31, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 7893–7921; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 1074–1078, were introduced.
Pages H4212–14

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H4215

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4193

In the matter of Representative David Schweikert: The House agreed to H. Res. 1074, in the matter of Representative David Schweikert.
Pages H4194–47

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021: The House passed H.R. 7617, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, by a yea-and-nay vote of 217 yeas to 197 nays, Roll No. 178. Consideration began yesterday, July 30th.
Pages H4197–H4200

Rejected the Aderholt motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 219 nays, Roll No. 177.
Pages H4198–H4200


Allen amendment (No. 219 printed in part B of H. Rept. 116–461) that was debated on July 30th that sought to reduce funds made available in Division F (LHHS) by 5 percent (by a yea-and-nay vote of 123 yeas to 292 nays, Roll No. 176).
Pages H4197–98

Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to the bill.
Page H4201

H. Res. 1067, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7617) was agreed to Wednesday, July 29th.

Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in remembrance of the over 150,000 Americans who have passed away a result of the COVID–19 virus.
Page H4201

Announcement by the Chair: The Chair announces that the Speaker's announced policy of April 7, 2020, will remain in effect during any covered period designated pursuant to House Resolution 965.
Page H4207

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4197–98, H4199–H4200, and H4200.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:35 p.m.

Committee Meetings

The Urgent Need for a National Plan to Contain the Coronavirus

Committee on Oversight and Reform: Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis held a hearing entitled ``The Urgent Need for a National Plan to Contain the Coronavirus''. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Health and Human Services officials: Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health; and Robert R. Redfield, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a markup on the H.R. 7856, the ``Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021''; and Authorizing all Members of the House of Representatives to review, at a time to be determined by the Committee, the Classified Annex to the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2021. H.R. 7856 was ordered reported, without amendment. Authorization for members to review the Classified Annex to the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 was approved, as amended. Part of this meeting was closed.


Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress: Full Committee held a business meeting to consider recommendations to Improve Continuity of Government and Congressional Operations. Recommendations to Improve Continuity of Government and Congressional Operations passed.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


AUGUST 3, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation, hearing entitled ``An Update on the Rohingya Crisis'', 2 p.m., Webex.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations, hearing entitled ``FITARA 10.0'', 2 p.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, August 3

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

11 a.m., Tuesday, August 4

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E717

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E714

Cunningham, Joe, S.C., E712

Fleischmann, Charles J. ``Chuck'', Tenn., E711

Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E717

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E713

Jordan, Jim, Ohio, E712

King, Steve, Iowa, E713

Larson, John B., Conn., E711

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E711

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E711

McAdams, Ben, Utah, E714

Mullin, Markwayne, Okla., E715

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E718

Reschenthaler, Guy, Pa., E715

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E719

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E715

Schrier, Kim, Wash., E718

Scott, Robert C. ``Bobby'', Va., E712

Soto, Darren, Fla., E713

Trone, David J., Md., E711

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E712

Waters, Maxine, Calif., E715