Daily Digest

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S693–S751

Measures Passed:

Joint Session of Congress: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 86, providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President.
Page S751

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 S693–S739

Senate will continue consideration of the articles of impeachment against President Trump, on Friday, January 31, 2020.
Page S739


Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

Transmitting, pursuant to law, designation of funding as emergency requirements in accordance with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget. (PM–42)
Page S739


Messages from the House:
Pages S739–40


Measures Referred:
Page S740


Adjournment: Senate convened at 1:05 p.m. and adjourned at 10:43 p.m., until 1 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S739.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine United States Africa Command and United States Southern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2021 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from General Stephen J. Townsend, USA, Commander, United States Africa Command, and Admiral Craig S. Faller, USN, Commander, United States Southern Command, both of the Department of Defense.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 26 public bills, H.R. 5715–5740 and 9 resolutions, H.J. Res. 84; and H. Res. 818–825, were introduced.
Pages H745–47


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H748


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act: H.R. 550, to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II, with the amendments to the Senate amendment specified in section 4 of H. Res. 811, was taken from the Speaker's Table.
Pages H717–39

Representative Engel moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 550 with the amendments specified in section 4 of H. Res. 811.
Page H717

Pursuant to the Rule, the question was divided among the two House amendments, and the portion of the divided question comprising the amendment specified in section 4(a) of H. Res. 811 was considered first and was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 175 nays, Roll No. 33. The portion of the divided question comprising the amendment specified in section 4(b) of H. Res. 811 was considered next and was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 236 yeas to 166 nays, Roll No. 34.
Pages H717–37, H737–39

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H. Res. 811, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3621) and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 550) was agreed to Tuesday, January 28th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3rd and further, when the House adjourns on that day, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Tuesday, February 4th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H739


Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H737–38 and H738–39. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:55 p.m.

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings

IS CASH STILL KING? REVIEWING THE RISE OF MOBILE PAYMENTS

Committee on Financial Services: Task Force on Financial Technology held a hearing entitled ``Is Cash Still King? Reviewing the Rise of Mobile Payments''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

JANUARY 31, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

1 p.m., Friday, January 31

Senate Chamber

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

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1:30 p.m., Monday, February 3

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1:30 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Biggs, Andy, Ariz., E113, E115

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E113

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E111

Gomez, Jimmy, Calif., E111

Gonzalez, Anthony, Ohio, E114

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E113

Hill, J. French, Ark., E112, E115

Hudson, Richard, N.C., E112, E113, E114, E114, E115

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E114

Kim, Andy, N.J., E112

Lewis, John, Ga., E115

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E114

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E111

Luria, Elaine G., Va., E113, E114

Mitchell, Paul, Mich., E112

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E112

Perlmutter, Ed, Colo., E111

Rouda, Harley, Calif. E114

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E115

Steil, Bryan, Wisc., E114

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