April 21, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 75 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Senate met at 4 p.m. in pro forma session, and adjourned at 5:11 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Senate passed H.R. 266, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
McConnell/Schumer Amendment No. 1580, to increase amounts authorized and appropriated for commitments for the Paycheck Protection Program authorized under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, economic injury disaster loans and emergency grants under the CARES Act, to fund hospital and provider recovery and testing.
Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act: Senate passed H.R. 6322, to make certain improvements in the educational assistance benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the case of changes to courses of education by reason of emergency situations.
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the pro forma session, Senators be recognized to speak.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate adjourn in accordance with the order of Thursday, April 16, 2020, for previously ordered pro forma sessions.
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senators McConnell and Murkowski be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions through Monday, May 4, 2020.
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Mitchell A. Silk, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
John Bobbitt, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Michael D. Weahkee, of New Mexico, to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for the term of four years.
Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Butterfield to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Congressional Oversight Commission--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following individual on the part of the House to the Congressional Oversight Commission: Ms. Donna Shalala of Coral Gables, Florida.
Congressional Oversight Commission--Appointment: Read a letter from Representative McCarthy, Minority Leader, in which he appointed the following Member to the Congressional Oversight Commission: Mr. J. French Hill of Little Rock, Arkansas.
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 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:33 a.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Thursday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Program for Wednesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1 p.m.
García, Jesús G. ``Chuy'', Ill., E376
Lamb, Conor, Pa., E373
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E374
Schrier, Kim, Wash., E375
Wexton, Jennifer, Va., E373
Wittman, Robert J., Va., E375