Daily Digest

Monday, March 23, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S1919–S1973

Measures Introduced: Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3568–3571, and S. Res. 550.
Page S1969

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 S1921–69

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

The motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on Sunday, March 22, 2020 was agreed to.
Page S1921

The motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on Sunday, March 22, 2020 was agreed to.
Page S1921

By 49 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 78), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate upon reconsideration rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S1928–29

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 Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
Page S1957

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
Page S1972


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Mindy Brashears, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.

Katherine Andrea Lemos, of California, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.

Katherine Andrea Lemos, of California, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years.

James E. McPherson, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Army.

Matthew P. Donovan, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
Page S1969

15 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S1969


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S1969–70


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S1970


Additional Statements:

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S1970–72


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--78)
Page S1929


Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:17 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1972.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 66 public bills, H.R. 6314–6379; and 1 resolution, H. Res. 906 were introduced.
Pages H1714–16


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H1719


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Trone to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1713


Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rev. Michael Wilker, Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Washington, DC.
Page H1713


Recess: The House recessed at 11:33 a.m. and reconvened at 8:15 p.m.
Page H1713


Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 11:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

MARCH 24, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of March 24 through March 27, 2020

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, 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).

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Armed Services: March 26, to hold hearings to examine the posture of the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2021 and the Future Years Defense Program, 9:30 a.m., Room to be announced.

House Committees

No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, March 24

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: 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

12 noon, Tuesday, March 24

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 12 noon.

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Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


García, Jesús G. ``Chuy'', Ill., E327

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