Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
March 22, 2020
116th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 166, No. 56 — Daily Edition
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Sunday, March 22, 2020
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.
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.
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.
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--77)
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.)
No committee meetings were held.
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.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
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).
Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11:30 a.m.