Daily Digest

Friday, March 13, 2020

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 18 public bills, H.R. 6271–6288; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 902–903, were introduced.
Pages H1693–94

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1694–95

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative DelBene to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1673

Recess: The House recessed at 9:16 a.m. and reconvened at 12:11 a.m.
Page H1675

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: H.R. 6201, amended, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 363 yeas to 40 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 102.
Pages H1675–91

Committee Ranking: The House agreed to H. Res. 903, ranking a Member of a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
Pages H1691–92

Clerk to Correct Engrossment: Agreed by unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 6201, the Clerk be authorized to make technical and conforming changes to the bill.
Page H1692

Extending the chemical facility anti-terrorism standards program of the Department of Homeland Security: The House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.R. 6160, to extend the chemical facility anti-terrorism standards program of the Department of Homeland Security.
Page H1692

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he notified Congress of his declaration of a national emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) outbreak--referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 116–108).
Page H1675

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on page H1691.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 1:03 a.m.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


MARCH 16, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


No meetings/hearings scheduled.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, March 16

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 6172, USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

11 a.m., Monday, March 16

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11 a.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Axne, Cynthia, Iowa, E318

Blumenauer, Earl, Ore., E319

Comer, James, Ky., E319

Cuellar, Henry, Tex., E318

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E320

DelBene, Suzan K., Wash., E317

Guest, Michael, Miss., E319

Horsford, Steven, Nev., E320

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E318

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E320

Lee, Susie, Nev., E320

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E320

Norcross, Donald, N.J., E317

Speier, Jackie, Calif., E317

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E320

Walker, Mark, N.C., E317

Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E318