Daily Digest

Friday, February 7, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 22 public bills, H.R. 5799–5820; and 4 resolutions, H. Res. 838–841, were introduced.
Pages H976–77

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H977–78

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020: The House passed H.R. 5687, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, by a yea-and-nay vote of 237 yeas to 161 nays, Roll No. 54.
Pages H941–62

Rejected the Cole motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, by a recorded vote of 178 ayes to 223 noes, Roll No. 53.
Pages H960–61

Agreed to:

González-Colón (PR) amendment (No. 2 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–392) that increases the amount for Puerto Rico disaster nutrition assistance to $210,000,000;
Pages H954–55

Plaskett amendment (No. 3 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–392) that increases Department of Energy technical assistance for the post-disaster recovery of electrical grids in U.S. territories by $3 million;
Pages H955–56

Crenshaw amendment (No. 4 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–392) that appropriates an additional $45,000,000 for the implementation of revised duplication of benefits rules for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey;
Pages H956–58

Tlaib amendment (No. 5 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–392) that ensures meaningful access to individuals with limited English proficiency to the public information maintained by grantees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Fund;
Pages H958–59

Levin (MI) amendment (No. 6 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–392) that increases and decreases amount for Community Development Fund by $1,000,000 to prioritize funding for renewable energy projects that will enhance the long-term resiliency of Puerto Rico's infrastructure; and
Page H959

Shalala amendment (No. 1 printed in part C of H. Rept. 116–392) that increases funding to conduct a study on the impacts on educational attainment, long-term economic opportunities and well-being of students from Puerto Rico who have had to disrupt or change their educational path due to a natural disaster (by a recorded vote of 257 ayes to 149 noes, Roll No. 52).
Pages H953–54, H959–60

Agreed that in the engrossment of the bill, the Clerk be authorized to make technical corrections and conforming changes to the bill, including the change placed at the desk.
Page H962

H. Res. 833, the rule providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 826) and the bills (H.R. 2474) and (H.R. 5687) was agreed to yesterday, February 6th.

Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, February 10th for Morning Hour debate.
Page H963

Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Trustees of Gallaudet University: Representative Bucshon.
Page H967

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H959–60, H961, and H961–62. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:26 p.m.


Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


FEBRUARY 10, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 2546, the ``Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019'' [Protecting America's Wilderness Act]; and H.J. Res. 79, removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment, 5 p.m., H–313.


Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, February 10

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 noon, Monday, February 10

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Bera, Ami, Calif., E149

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E155

Brady, Kevin, Tex., E156

Carson, André, Ind., E152

Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E153

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E153, E154, E154

Correa, J. Luis, Calif., E151

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E156

DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E150

Heck, Denny, Wash., E149

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E151

LaHood, Darin, Ill., E154, E155

Loebsack, David, Iowa, E150

Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E149

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E150, E152, E155

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E155

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E152, E155

Palmer, Gary J., Ala., E153

Pelosi, Nancy, Calif., E149

Rice, Kathleen M., N.Y., E154

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E154

Vargas, Juan, Calif., E150, E150, E151, E153

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E153, E154, E156