Daily Digest

Friday, February 28, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, March 2, 2020.––––––

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 6013–6041; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 93–94; and H. Res. 876, were introduced.
Pages H1422–23

Additional Cosponsors:
Page H1424

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative McBath to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1255

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H1255, H1289

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Wednesday, February 26th.
Gold Star Families National Monument Extension Act: H.R. 2819, amended, to extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work in honor of Gold Star Families, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 407 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 76;
Page H1286

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To extend the authority for the establishment of a commemorative work in honor of Gold Star Mothers Families, and for other purposes.''.
Page H1286

Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act: The House passed H.R. 2339, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the sale and marketing of tobacco products, by a yea-and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 195 nays, Roll No. 78.
Pages H1257–86, H1286–89

Rejected the Walden motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 187 yeas to 220 nays, Roll No. 77.
Pages H1286–89

Pursuant to the Rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 116–51, modified by the amendment printed in House Report 116–409, shall be considered as adopted, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Energy and Commerce now printed in the bill.
Pages H1257–62

H. Res. 866, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2339) was agreed to yesterday, February 27th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, March 2nd for Morning Hour debate.
Page H1290

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure--Communication: Read a letter from Chairman DeFazio wherein he transmitted copies of twenty-four resolutions included in the General Services Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Programs. The resolutions were adopted by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on February 26, 2020.
Pages H1292–H1409

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H1257.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1286, H1288–89, and H1289. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:34 p.m.


Committee Meetings


Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 149, the ``Housing Fairness Act of 2020''; H.R. 4351, the ``Yes In My Backyard Act''; H.R. 5187, the ``Housing Is Infrastructure Act''; H.R. 5929, the ``Shareholder Political Transparency Act''; H.R. 5930, the ``Workforce Investment Disclosure Act''; H.R. 5931, the ``Improving FHA Support for Small Dollar Mortgages Act of 2020''; H.R. 5932, the ``Ensuring Chinese Debt Transparency Act''; Views and Estimates of the Committee on Financial Services on Matters to be Set Forth in the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 Budget; and a resolution electing minority Members to the subcommittees of the Committee on Financial Services. H.R. 5931, H.R. 4351, H.R. 149, H.R. 5929, H.R. 5930, H.R. 5187, and H.R. 5932 were ordered reported, as amended. The Views and Estimates for the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Resolution was agreed to, as amended. A resolution electing minority Members to the subcommittees of the Committee on Financial Services was agreed to.


Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``Evaluating the Trump Administration's Policies on Iran, Iraq and the Use of Force''. Testimony was heard from Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary, Department of State.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


MARCH 2, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 1140, ``Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act of 2020'', 5 p.m., H–313 Capitol.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, March 2

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 2657, to support innovation in advanced geothermal research and development, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, March 2

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Bacon, Don, Nebr., E236

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E234, E235

Cook, Paul, Calif., E235

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E234

Crow, Jason, Col., E231

Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E233, E234, E237

Gianforte, Greg, Mont., E231

Hayes, Jahana, Conn., E232, E233

Horn, Kendra S., Okla., E235

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E232

Johnson, Mike, La., E236

Joyce, John, Pa., E235

Kelly, Trent, Miss., E231

Levin, Andy, Mich., E234, E237

Levin, Mike, Calif., E235

Massie, Thomas, Ky., E237

McEachin, A. Donald, Va., E232, E237

Murphy, Gregory F., N.C., E236

Price, David E., N.C., E231

Rogers, Harold, Ky., E236

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E235

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E232, E234

Velázquez, Nydia M., N.Y., E233