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Monday, October 19, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6049–S6302

Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 4800–4811, S.J. Res. 76, and S. Res. 747.
Page S6073

Measures Reported:

S. 3287, to modify the governmentwide financial management plan, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–278)

S. 4204, to establish an Interagency Task Force to analyze preparedness for national pandemics, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–279)

H.R. 4713, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–280)
Page S6073

Measures Considered:

Protect Act: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4675, to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Pages S6051–52


Community Reinvestment Act Regulations Congressional Disapproval: By 43 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 201), Senate did not agree to the motion to proceed to consideration of H.J. Res. 90, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency relating to ``Community Reinvestment Act Regulations''.
Pages S6052–58

House Messages:

Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act: Senate resumed consideration of the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 178, to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China, taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Page S6050

Withdrawn:

McConnell (for Tillis) Amendment No. 2673 (to Amendment No. 2652), to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions.
Page S6050

Pending:

McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 2652, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S6050

McConnell Amendment No. 2680 (to Amendment No. 2652), to improve the small business programs.
Pages S6050–51

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 2652 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Page S6050


Newman Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
Pages S6059, S6302

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 12 noon, on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
Page S6302


Messages from the House:
Pages S6071–72


Measures Referred:
Page S6072


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S6072


Measures Read the First Time:
Page S6072


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6073


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6073–75


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6075–S6298


Additional Statements:
Page S6071


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6296–S6301


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--202)
Pages S6075–58


Recess: Senate convened at 4:30 p.m., agreed to the motion to recess, and recessed at 7:04 p.m., until 12 noon on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6302.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(
For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D903)

H.J. Res. 87, providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Signed on October 2, 2020. (Public Law 116–162)

H.J. Res. 88, providing for the appointment of Franklin D. Raines as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Signed on October 2, 2020. (Public Law 116–163)

H.R. 991, to extend certain provisions of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act until September 30, 2030. Signed on October 10, 2020. (Public Law 116–164)

S. 227, to direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians. Signed on October 10, 2020. (Public Law 116–165)

S. 982, to increase intergovernmental coordination to identify and combat violent crime within Indian lands and of Indians. Signed on October 10, 2020. (Public Law 116–166)

S. 490, to designate a mountain ridge in the State of Montana as ``B–47 Ridge''. Signed on October 13, 2020. (Public Law 116–167)

S. 1646, to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Augustine, Florida, as the ``Leo C. Chase Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''. Signed on October 13, 2020. (Public Law 116–168)

S. 4072, to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the ``Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic''. Signed on October 13, 2020. (Public Law 116–169)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 20, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Oversight, hearing entitled ``Maximizing Health Coverage Enrollment Amidst Administration Sabotage'', 12 p.m., Webex.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of October 20 through October 23, 2020

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: October 21, to hold hearings to examine passenger and freight rail, focusing on the current status of the rail network and the track ahead, 10 a.m., SR–253.

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Committee on the Judiciary: October 22, business meeting to consider the nominations of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Benjamin Joel Beaton, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, Kristi Haskins Johnson, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, Taylor B. McNeel, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Thompson Michael Dietz, of New Jersey, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, S. 4632, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to modify the scope of protection from civil liability for ``good Samaritan'' blocking and screening of offensive material, and an authorization for subpoenas relating to online content moderation, 9 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: October 21, to hold hearings to examine VA MISSION Act, focusing on assessing progress implementing Title I, 9:30 a.m., SD–106.

House Committees

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Tuesday, October 20

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Tuesday, October 20

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 9 a.m.




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