Daily Digest

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1975–S2019

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3572–3578, and S. Res. 551–553.
Pages S2008–09

Measures Considered:

Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 748,

to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
Pages S1976–S2006, S2006–08

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 12 noon, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Page S2008

Executive Communications:
Page S2008

Additional Cosponsors:
Page S2009

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2009–15

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S2015–19

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 and adjourned at 1:46 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, until 12 noon on the same day. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2008.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 5 public bills, H.R. 6380–6384; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 907 were introduced.
Pages H1721–22

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H1722

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Clay to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1721

Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. William Gurnee, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Washington, DC.
Page H1721

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 12 noon and adjourned at 12:02 p.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D305)

S. 3503, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational institutions. Signed on March 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–128)

S.893, to require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the United States and to assist allies and strategic partners in maximizing the security of next generation mobile telecommunications systems, infrastructure, and software. Signed on March 23, 2020. (Public Law 116–129)


S.1822, to require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services. Signed on March 23, 2020. (Public Law 116–130)


MARCH 25, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.


Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Wednesday, March 25

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 748, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (The legislative vehicle for COVID III).

Next Meeting of the

10 a.m., Wednesday, March 25

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10 a.m.