Daily Digest

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 4 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 5:11 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Measures Passed:

Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Senate passed H.R. 266, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S2183–86

McConnell/Schumer Amendment No. 1580, to increase amounts authorized and appropriated for commitments for the Paycheck Protection Program authorized under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, economic injury disaster loans and emergency grants under the CARES Act, to fund hospital and provider recovery and testing.
Pages S2184–86

Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act: Senate passed H.R. 6322, to make certain improvements in the educational assistance benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the case of changes to courses of education by reason of emergency situations.
Page S2187

Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the pro forma session, Senators be recognized to speak.
Page S2177

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate adjourn in accordance with the order of Thursday, April 16, 2020, for previously ordered pro forma sessions.
Page S2188

Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senators McConnell and Murkowski be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions through Monday, May 4, 2020.
Page S2187

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Mitchell A. Silk, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

John Bobbitt, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Michael D. Weahkee, of New Mexico, to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for the term of four years.

Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Page S2187––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 38 public bills, H.R. 6557–6594; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 930–933 were introduced.
Pages H1898–H1900

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H1901

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Butterfield to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1897

Congressional Oversight Commission--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Congressional Oversight Commission: Ms. Donna Shalala of Coral Gables, Florida.
Page H1897

Congressional Oversight Commission--Appointment: Read a letter from Representative McCarthy, Minority Leader, in which he appointed the following Member to the Congressional Oversight Commission: Mr. J. French Hill of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Page H1897

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 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:33 a.m.


Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


APRIL 22, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.


Next Meeting of the

5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 23

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the

1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22

House Chamber

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

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Barr, Andy, Ky., E374, E376

Carter, Earl L. ``Buddy'', Ga., E373, E373, E374, E375, E376

García, Jesús G. ``Chuy'', Ill., E376

Lamb, Conor, Pa., E373

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E373, E374, E374, E374, E375, E375, E376, E376, E376, E376

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E374

Schrier, Kim, Wash., E375

Wexton, Jennifer, Va., E373

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E375