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Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 124


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                                             Thursday, July 9, 2020

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                                 Senate


Chamber Action
  The Senate met at 10:00:42 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned 
at 10:01:20 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., on Monday, July 13, 2020.------



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Daily Digest/Senate Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 124


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Committee Meetings
  No committee meetings were held.



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Daily Digest/House of Representatives; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 124


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                        House of Representatives


Chamber Action
 Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 72 public bills, H.R. 7499-
7566 and H.R. 7568-7571; 1 private bill, H.R. 7572; and 4 resolutions, 
H. Res. 1041-1044, were introduced.
  Pages H3072-76, H3076
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H3078-79
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
  H.R. 139, to establish the Springfield Race Riot National Historic 
Monument in the State of Illinois, and for other purposes, with 
amendments (H. Rept. 116-439);
  H.R. 1904, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to 
make the Reclamation Water Settlements Fund permanent, with an 
amendment (H. Rept. 116-440);
  S. 832, to nullify the Supplemental Treaty Between the United States 
of America and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of Indians of Middle 
Oregon, concluded on November 15, 1865 (H. Rept. 116-441); and
  H.R. 6395, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for 
military activities of the Department of Defense and for military 
construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal 
year, and for other purposes, with amendments (H. Rept. 116-442). 
                                                             Page H3072
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed 
Representative Butterfield to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. 
                                                             Page H3071
Protecting Nonprofits from Catastrophic Cash Flow Strain Act of 2020: 
The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 4209, to 
amend title IX of the Social Security Act to improve emergency 
unemployment relief for governmental entities and nonprofit 
organizations.
  Page H3071
Canada-United States lnterparliamentary Group--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the 
part of the House to the Canada-United States lnterparliamentary Group: 
Representatives Bergman, Burchett, Hagedorn, and Stauber.
  Page H3071
British-American Interparliamentary Group--
Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the 
following Members on the part of the House to the British-American 
Interparliamentary Group: Representatives Aderholt, Cole, Latta, and 
Thornberry.
  Pages H3071-72
Independent Mexico Labor Expert Board--
Appointment: Read a letter from Representative McCarthy, Minority 
Leader, in which he appointed the following member to the Independent 
Mexico Labor Expert Board: Mr. Stefan Marculewicz of Severna Park, 
Maryland.
  Page H3072
Independent Mexico Labor Expert Board--
Appointment: Read a letter from Representative McCarthy, Minority 
Leader, in which he appointed the following member to the Independent 
Mexico Labor Expert Board: Mr. Philip Miscimarra of Bethesda, Maryland.
                                                             Page H3072
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no 
Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 2:04 p.m.

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Daily Digest/House Committee Meetings; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 124


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Committee Meetings
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on the 
Department of Homeland Security held a markup on the FY 2021 Department 
of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. The FY 2021 Department of 
Homeland Security Appropriations Bill was forwarded to the full 
Committee, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies held a markup on the FY 2021 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. The FY 
2021 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill 
was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on 
Legislative Branch held a markup on the FY 2021 Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Bill. The FY 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill 
was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on Energy 
and Water Development, and Related Agencies held a markup on the FY 
2021 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Bill. The FY 2021 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill was forwarded to the full Committee, without 
amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on the 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related 
Agencies held a markup on the FY 2021 Departments of Labor, Health and 
Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. 
The FY 2021 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, was forwarded to the full 
Committee, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 8, 2020, Subcommittee on Commerce, 
Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a markup on the FY 2021 
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. 
The FY 2021 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill was forwarded to the full Committee, without 
amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 8, 2020, Subcommittee on the 
Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and 
Related Agencies held a markup on the FY 2021 Departments of 
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Bill. The FY 2021 Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill 
was forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 8, 2020, Subcommittee on Financial 
Services and General Government held a markup on the FY 2021 Financial 
Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. The FY 2021 
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill was 
forwarded to the full Committee, without amendment.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Committee on Appropriations: On July 8, 2020, Subcommittee on Defense 
held a markup on the FY 2021 Defense Appropriations Bill. The FY 2021 
Defense Appropriations Bill was forwarded to the full Committee, 
without amendment. This markup was closed.
BUSINESS MEETING; MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Appropriations: Full Committee held a business meeting on 
the Report on the Suballocation of Budget Allocations for FY 2021; and 
a markup on the FY 2021 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Bill; the FY 2021 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill; and 
the FY 2021 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Bill. The Report on the Suballocation of Budget 
Allocations for FY 2021 was approved. The FY 2021 State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill; the FY 2021 
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Bill; and the FY 2021 Military 
Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Bill were ordered reported, as amended.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AUTHORITIES AND ROLES RELATED TO CIVILIAN LAW 
ENFORCEMENT
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Department of Defense Authorities and Roles Related to Civilian Law 
Enforcement''. Testimony was heard from Mark T. Esper, Secretary, 
Department of Defense; and General Mark A. Milley, Chairman, Joint 
Chiefs of Staff.
FUELING AMERICAN INNOVATION AND RECOVERY: THE FEDERAL ROLE IN RESEARCH 
AND DEVELOPMENT
Committee on the Budget: On July 8, 2020, Full Committee held a hearing 
entitled ``Fueling American Innovation and Recovery: The Federal Role 
in Research and Development''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
A MAJOR TEST: EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE FUTURE OF HIGHER 
EDUCATION
Committee on Education and Labor: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on 
Higher Education and Workforce Investment held a hearing entitled ``A 
Major Test: Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on the Future of Higher 
Education''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ADDRESSING THE URGENT NEEDS OF OUR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: On July 8, 2020, Full Committee held 
a hearing entitled ``Addressing the Urgent Needs of Our Tribal 
Communities''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
CONSUMERS BEWARE: INCREASED RISKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection 
and Commerce held a hearing entitled ``Consumers Beware: Increased 
Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic''. Testimony was heard from public 
witnesses.
PAYCHECK SECURITY: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO 
PROTECTING WORKERS' PAY DURING COVID-19
Committee on Financial Services: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on 
National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy held 
a hearing entitled ``Paycheck Security: Economic Perspectives on 
Alternative Approaches to Protecting Workers' Pay During COVID-19''. 
Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION AND CONTACT TRACING: HOW AI HELPS LOCALITIES 
REOPEN SAFELY AND RESEARCHERS FIND A CURE
Committee on Financial Services: On July 8, 2020, Task Force on 
Artificial Intelligence held a hearing entitled ``Exposure Notification 
and Contact Tracing: How AI Helps Localities Reopen Safely and 
Researchers Find a Cure''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
ACCESS DENIED: CHALLENGES FOR WOMEN AND MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESSES 
ACCESSING CAPITAL AND FINANCIAL SERVICES DURING THE PANDEMIC
Committee on Financial Services: Subcommittee on Diversity and 
Inclusion held a hearing entitled ``Access Denied: Challenges for Women 
and Minority-Owned Businesses Accessing Capital and Financial Services 
During the Pandemic''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
EXPOSING AND DEMANDING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR KREMLIN CRIMES ABROAD
Committee on Foreign Affairs: On July 7, 2020, Subcommittee on Europe, 
Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment held a hearing entitled ``Exposing 
and Demanding Accountability for Kremlin Crimes Abroad''. Testimony was 
heard from public witnesses.
RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON U.S. TROOPS: WHY HASN'T THE ADMINISTRATION 
RESPONDED?
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``Russian Bounties on U.S. Troops: Why Hasn't the Administration 
Responded?''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
EXAMINING THE NATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE WORSENING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Committee on Homeland Security: On July 8, 2020, Full Committee held a 
hearing entitled ``Examining the National Response to the Worsening 
Coronavirus Pandemic''. Testimony was heard from Jay Robert Pritzker, 
Governor, Illinois; Jason Shelton, Mayor, Tupelo, Mississippi; Umair A. 
Shah, M.D., Executive Director and Local Health Authority, Harris 
County Public Health, Texas; and Colonel (Ret.) Brian Hastings, 
Director, Alabama Emergency Management Agency.

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STUCK IN RED TAPE: HOW VA'S REGULATORY POLICIES PREVENT BAD PAPER 
VETERANS FROM ACCESSING CRITICAL BENEFITS
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: On July 8, 2020, Subcommittee on 
Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a hearing entitled 
``Stuck in Red Tape: How VA's Regulatory Policies Prevent Bad Paper 
Veterans from Accessing Critical Benefits''. Testimony was heard from 
Laurine Carson, Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Procedures, 
Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of 
Veterans Affairs; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings
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Daily Digest/COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2020-07-13; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 124


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                     COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

                             JULY 13, 2020

        (Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


                                 Senate

  No meetings/hearings scheduled.


                                 House

  Committee on Appropriations, Full Committee, markup on the FY 2021 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill; and 
the FY 2021 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, 9 a.m., 1100 
Longworth.
  Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, 
Energy, and the Environment, hearing entitled ``With American Lives 
on the Line, Lessons for Managing the Russia Threat'', 2 p.m., 
Webex.
  Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Emergency 
Preparedness, Response, and Recovery, hearing entitled ``Pandemic 
Response: Confronting the Unequal Impacts of COVID-19'', 12 p.m., 
Webex.



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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 124


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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       5:30 p.m., Monday, July 13

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        12 noon, Monday, July 13

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 12 noon.
_______________________________________________________________________


            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bacon, Don, Nebr., E620
Bishop, Dan, N.C., E619
Cunningham, Joe, S.C., E623
Davids, Sharice, Kans., E617
Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E622
Graves, Sam, Mo., E622
Green, Mark E., Tenn., E621, E622, E623
Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E618
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E621
Himes, James A., Conn., E617
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E618, E620
Kelly, Trent, Miss., E619, E621, E622
Lesko, Debbie, Ariz., E617
Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E619
Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E617
Raskin, Jamie, Md., E621
Shalala, Donna E., Fla., E619
Stevens, Haley M., Mich., E619, E621, E622
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E618
Wittman, Robert J., Va., E618



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