Daily Digest

Friday, October 23, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6407–S6417

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 4850–4858, and S. Res. 756–757.
Pages S6414–15

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 3590, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize certain provisions. (S. Rept. No. 116–284)
Page S6414

Measures Considered:

Motion to Proceed to Legislative Session:
By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 215), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Pages S6407–08


Closed Session:
During today's proceedings, a motion was made, in accordance with Rule 21 of the Standing Rules of the Senate, for the Senate to go into a closed session, and Senate took the following action:
Page S6408

By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 216), Senate agreed to the motion to open the doors.
Page S6408


Barrett Nomination:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pages S6408–12

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
Page S6408

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

By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 218), Senate agreed to the motion to table the Schumer motion to indefinitely postpone the nomination.
Page S6411

By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 219), Senate agreed to the motion to table the Schumer motion to recommit the nomination to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Page S6411

By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 220), Senate agreed to the motion to table the appealing of the ruling of the Chair with respect to Schumer motion to adjourn, and the ruling of the Chair stands.
Pages S6411–12

By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 221), Senate agreed to the McConnell motion to recess.
Page S6412

Prior to the consideration of this nomination today, Senate took the following action:

By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 217), Senate agreed to the McConnell motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S6408


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Stephen Andrew Kubiatowski, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

Joseph Dawson III, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
Page S6417


Executive Communications:
Pages S6413–14


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S6414


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S6415


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6415–17


Additional Statements:
Page S6412


Quorum Calls: One quorum call was taken today. (Total--2)
Page S6407


Record Votes: Seven record votes were taken today. (Total--221)
Pages S6407–08, S6411–12


Recess: Senate convened at 12 noon and recessed at 3:33 p.m., until 12 noon on Saturday, October 24, 2020, after agreeing to the motion to recess. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6417.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 446 pending military nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 33 public bills, H.R. 8651–8683; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 1200–1203 were introduced.
Pages H5704–06


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5706–08


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Recommendations to Reclaim Congress' Article One Powers, Boost Staff Capacity, Improve the Schedule and Calendar, Improve the Budget and Appropriations Process, Identify Administrative Inefficiencies and Improve Technology and Continuity (H. Rept. 116–561).
Page H5704


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, Chaplain, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Washington, DC.
Page H5703


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 11:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:32 a.m.

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. D937)

S. 209, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes. Signed on October 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–180)

S. 881, to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events. Signed on October 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–181)

S. 1380, to amend the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to remind prosecutors of their obligations under Supreme Court case law. Signed on October 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–182)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SATURDAY,

OCTOBER 24, 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

12 noon, Saturday, October 24

Senate Chamber

Program for Saturday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Tuesday, October 27

House Chamber

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



Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Carson, André, Ind., E981

Case, Ed, Hawaii, E980

Cárdenas, Tony, Calif., E982

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E981, E982, E985

Cline, Ben, Va., E980

Cox, TJ, Calif., E978

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E978

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E982, E986

Flores, Bill, Tex., E977

Granger, Kay, Tex., E983

Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E979

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E979, E980, E983

Loudermilk, Barry, Ga., E982

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E985

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E978, E984

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E979

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E980, E983

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E985

Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E984

Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E979

Soto, Darren, Fla., E986

Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E978, E981

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E977

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E977

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