May 5, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 84 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Evanina Nomination--Cloture: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of William R. Evanina, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.
Pages S2226–32, S2232–39
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May 6, 2020; and that if cloture is invoked on the nomination, all post-cloture time expire at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Messages from the House:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 5:01 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2252.)
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Brian D. Miller, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, Department of the Treasury, and Dana T. Wade, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of John L. Ratcliffe, of Texas, to be Director of National Intelligence, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator Cornyn, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the intelligence community.
Committee recessed subject to the call.
House of Representatives
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 38 public bills, H.R. 6696–6733; 1 private bill, H.R. 6734; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 87–88; H. Con. Res. 99; and H.Res. 950–953 were introduced.
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Oath of Office--Seventh Congressional District of Maryland: Representative-elect Kweisi Mfume presented himself in the well of the House and was administered the Oath of Office by the Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the House transmitted a scanned copy of a letter received from Ms. Linda H. Lamone, Administrator, Maryland State Board of Elections, indicating that, according to the preliminary results of the Special Election held April 28, 2020, the Honorable Kweisi Mfume was elected Representative to Congress for the Seventh Congressional District, State of Maryland.
Whole Number of the House: The Speaker announced to the House that, in light of the administration of the oath to the gentlemen from Maryland, the whole number of the House is 430.
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 10:44 a.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
Committee on Armed Services: to hold hearings to examine Department of Defense spectrum policy and the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's Ligado decision on national security, 3 p.m., SD–G50.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine the state of the aviation industry, focusing on the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: business meeting to consider a substitute amendment to an original bill entitled, ``America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2020'', and a substitute amendment to an original bill entitled, ``Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020'', 10 a.m., SD–106.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine COVID–19, focusing on how new information should drive policy, 2 p.m., WEBEX.
Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, 10 a.m., SD–G50.
Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``COVID–19 Response'', 10 a.m., 2359 Rayburn.
Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of William R. Evanina, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 12 noon.
If cloture is invoked on the Evanina nomination, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2 p.m.
Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10 a.m.
Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E427
Carson, André, Ind., E423
Casten, Sean, Ill., E423
Clyburn, James E., S.C., E423
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E424
Gosar, Paul, Ariz., E424
Harder, Josh, Calif., E425
Hudson, Richard, N.C., E426
Meng, Grace, N.Y., E425
Price, David E., N.C., E424
Speier, Jackie, Calif., E426
Young, Don, Alaska, E427