Daily Digest

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S2299–S2330

Measures Introduced: Thirty-three bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3639–3671, S.J. Res. 71, and S. Res. 564–567.
Pages S2323–24

Measures Passed:

American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Women: Senate agreed to S. Res. 565, recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.
Page S2329

Veto Messages:

Iran War Powers: By 49 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 84), two-thirds of the Senators voting not having voted in the affirmative, S.J. Res. 68, to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress, upon reconsideration, was rejected, and the veto of the President was sustained.
Pages S2299–S2313

Appointments:

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, upon the recommendation of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105–292, as amended by Public Law 106–55, Public Law 107–228, and Public Law 112–75, appointed the following individual to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom: Gayle C. Manchin of West Virginia.
Page S2329


Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: The Chair, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 116–92, appointed the following individuals to serve as members of the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking: Senator Markey, and Kathleen H. Hicks, PhD, of Virginia.
Page S2330


Montgomery Nomination--Cloture
: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Page S2313

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, May 7, 2020, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Page S2313

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S2313

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, May 11, 2020, Senate resume consideration of the nomination; and that notwithstanding Rule XXII, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
Pages S2329–30


Edgar Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Troy D. Edgar, of California, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
Page S2313

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Page S2313

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

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S2313

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S2313


Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:

Brett P. Giroir, of Texas, to be Representative of the United States on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization.
Page S2317

Routine lists in the Coast Guard.
Pages S2317–18


Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S2323


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S2325


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2325–29


Additional Statements:
Pages S2322–23


Amendments Submitted:
Page S2329


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S2329


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--84)
Page S2313


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 4:11 p.m., until 3 p.m. on Monday, May 11, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S2329–30.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Kenneth J. Braithwaite, of Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of the Navy, James H. Anderson, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary, and General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., USAF, for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force, all of the Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

COVID–19 TESTS

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee concluded a hearing to examine new tests for COVID–19, after receiving testimony from Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, and Gary Disbrow, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Acting Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, both of the Department of Health and Human Services.

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Rules and Administration: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of James E. Trainor III, of Texas, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

MAY 8, 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

3 p.m., Monday, May 11

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Friday, May 8

House Chamber

Program for Friday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10 a.m.





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