Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
March 20, 2020
116th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 166, No. 54 — Daily Edition
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 748,
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Prior to the consideration of this motion to proceed, Senate took the following action:
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 12:00 noon, on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Alma L. Golden, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
38 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
45 Army nominations in the rank of general.
8 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
31 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Messages from the House:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon and adjourned at 4:30 p.m., until 12 noon on Saturday, March 21, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1877.)
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Matthew P. Donovan, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Personnel and Readiness, William Jordan Gillis, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary, and 15 military nominations in the Navy, all of the Department of Defense.
House of Representatives
The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
H.R. 5214, to amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees. Signed on March 18, 2020. (Public Law 116–126)
H.R. 6201, making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. Signed on March 18, 2020. (Public Law 116–127)
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Saturday: Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 748, Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (The legislative vehicle for COVID III).
Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11:30 a.m.