Daily Digest

Friday, March 20, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1861–S1878

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3549–3556, and S. Res. 549.
Page S1875

Measures Considered:

Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 748,

to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
Pages S1876–77

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.
Pages S1876–77

Prior to the consideration of this motion to proceed, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S1874

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.
Page S1877


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.

Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S1872–73, S1877–78


Messages from the House:
Page S1874


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S1874


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S1874


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S1875


Amendments Submitted:
Page S1876


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S1876


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 Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

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

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

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Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see
Daily Digest, p. D291)

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)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SATURDAY,

MARCH 21, 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, March 21

Senate Chamber

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).

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

11:30 a.m., Monday, March 23

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11:30 a.m.




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