Daily Digest

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S443–S485

Measures Considered:

Impeachment of President Trump: Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, continued consideration of the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.
Pages S443–85

Pursuant to the provisions of S. Res. 243, of the 100th Congress, a single one-page classified document identified by the House managers for filing with the Secretary of the Senate, that will be received on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, shall not be made part of the public record and shall not be printed, but shall be made available pursuant to the standing order from the 100th Congress.
Page S485

Impeachment Reporting--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., while the Senate is sitting as a Court of Impeachment, and notwithstanding the Senate's adjournment, the Senate can receive House messages and executive matters, committees be authorized to report legislative and executive matters, and Senators be allowed to submit statements for the Record, bills and resolutions and cosponsor requests, and where applicable, the Secretary of the Senate, on behalf of the Presiding Officer, be permitted to refer such matters.
Page S485

Senate will continue to consider the articles of impeachment against President Trump, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Page S485

Messages from the House:
Page S485

Adjournment: Senate convened at 1:06 p.m. and adjourned at 9:42 p.m., until 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S485.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)


Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 5G workforce and obstacles to broadband deployment, after receiving testimony from Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission; Jimmy Miller, MillerCo, Gulfport, Mississippi, on behalf of the National Association of Tower Erectors; Lisa R. Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association, and Harold Feld, Public Knowledge, both of Washington, D.C.; and Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, Arlington, Virginia.


Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded an oversight hearing to examine the Economic Development Administration, after receiving testimony from John Fleming, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce.


Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.


House of Representatives

Chamber Action

The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


JANUARY 23, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

1 p.m., Thursday, January 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: Senate will continue to sit as a Court of Impeachment to consider the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Next Meeting of the

2 p.m., Friday, January 24

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 2 p.m.