Daily Digest

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1893–S1917

Measures Introduced: Eight bills were introduced, as follows: S. 3560–3567.
Page S1914

Measures Considered:

Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act--Agreement: Senate continued 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 S1895–97, S1897–S1913, S1913–14

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 47 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 77), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S1901

Senator McConnell entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S1901

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 Monday, March 23, 2020.
Page S1914


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1914–15


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S1915–17


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--77)
Page S1901


Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 11:39 p.m., until 12 noon on Monday, March 23, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1917.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

MARCH 23, 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, Monday, March 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: 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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