Daily Digest

Friday, January 15, 2021

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 10:00:08 a.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 10:00:42 a.m. until 12 noon, on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 21 public bills, H.R. 322–342; and 3 resolutions, H.J. Res. 15–16; and H. Res. 48, were introduced.
Pages H198–99

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H199–200

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Sewell to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H197

Member Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Richmond, wherein he resigned as Representative for the Second Congressional District of Louisiana, effective today, January 15, 2021.
Page H197

Whole Number of the House: The Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Louisiana, Mr. Richmond, the whole number of the House is 432.
Page H197

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 11 a.m. and adjourned at 11:03 a.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


JANUARY 19, 2021

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine the expected nomination of Lloyd J. Austin III, to be Secretary of Defense, 3 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on Finance: to hold hearings to examine the expected nomination of Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Foreign Relations: to hold hearings to examine the expected nomination of Antony J. Blinken, of New York, to be Secretary of State, 2 p.m., SR–301/VTC.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the expected nomination of Alejandro N. Mayorkas, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342/WEBEX.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to hold hearings to examine the expected nomination of Avril Haines, to be Director of National Intelligence; to be immediately followed by a closed hearing in SH–219, 10 a.m., SD–215/WEBEX.


No hearings are scheduled.


Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Tuesday, January 19

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will be in a period of morning business.

Next Meeting of the

1 p.m., Tuesday, January 19

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Adams, Alma S., N.C., E43

Costa, Jim, Calif., E41

Fitzpatrick, Brian K., Pa., E40

González-Colón, Jenniffer, Puerto Rico, E43

Harris, Andy, Md., E39

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E40

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E41

Keating, William R., Mass., E39, E40, E43

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E44

Mfume, Kweisi, Md., E43

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E39

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E39, E41

Roy, Chip, Tex., E44

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E42

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E42

Stevens, Haley M., Mich., E39, E40

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E40

Wilson, Frederica S., Fla., E42