Daily Digest

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate met at 5:30:00 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 5:30:39 p.m. until 8 a.m., on Monday, April 27, 2020.––––––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 17 public bills, H.R. 6598–6614; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 939–940 were introduced.
Pages H1956–57

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1957–58

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 938, providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 935) establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform (H. Rept. 116–419).
Page H1907

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Castor (FL) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1907

Providing for the adoption of H. Res. 935: The House agreed to H. Res. 938, providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 935) establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, by a yea-and-nay vote of 212 yeas to 182 nays, Roll No. 103, after the previous question was ordered without objection. Subsequently, H. Res. 935 was adopted.
Pages H1907–20, H1952–54

Order of Business--Consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 266: Agreed by unanimous consent that debate under clause 1(c) of rule 15 on a motion to suspend the rules relating to the Senate amendment to H.R. 266 be extended to two hours.
Page H1920

Recess: The House recessed at 4:41 p.m. and reconvened at 4:51 p.m.
Page H1954

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 266, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 388 yeas to 5 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 104.
Pages H1920–52, H1954–55

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1952–53 and H1954–55. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

Committee Meetings


Committee on Small Business: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Member Day Hearing on COVID–19 Response and Recovery: Committee on Small Business''. Testimony was heard from Chairman Kilmer, and Representatives Case, Barr, Cisneros, Bilirakis, Escobar, Budd, Gomez, Amodei, Haaland, Byrne, Horsford, Carter of Georgia, Curtis, Lee of Nevada, Burgess, Luria, Griffith, Malinowski, Johnson of South Dakota, Neguse, Johnson of Louisiana, Norcross, Fitzpatrick, Phillips, Keller, Rose of New York, Pence, Schiff, Rice of South Carolina, Schrier, Katko, Sherrill, Roy, Slotkin, Smucker, Spanberger, Tipton, Stevens, David P. Roe of Tennessee, Thompson of California, Wagner, Womack, and Thompson of Pennsylvania.


Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


APRIL 24, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.


Next Meeting of the

8 a.m., Monday, April 27

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the

10:30 a.m., Friday, April 24

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10:30 a.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E387

Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr., Calif., E386

Clyburn, James E., S.C., E383

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E388, E390

Kennedy, Joseph P., III, Mass., E389

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E387

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E390

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E383, E385, E385, E387, E387, E388, E388, E389, E390, E391

Posey, Bill, Fla., E389

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E383

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E388

Westerman, Bruce, Ark., E385

Wilson, Joe, S.C., E385, E385, E386, E387, E388, E390, E391