Daily Digest

Monday, June 1, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S2623–S2634

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills were introduced, as follows: S. 3845–3861.
Page S2632

Measures Reported:

S. 1363, to authorize an AI Center of Excellence within the General Services Administration, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–225)

S. 2769, to eliminate or modify certain Federal agency reporting requirements, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 116–226)

S. 3207, to require the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish a Cybersecurity State Coordinator in each State, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–227)

H.R. 2066, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Intelligence Rotational Assignment Program in the Department of Homeland Security, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–228)

H.R. 4739, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to protect U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, other personnel, and canines against potential synthetic opioid exposure, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 116–229)
Page S2632

Measures Passed:

COVID–19 Pandemic Moment of Silence Act: Senate passed S. 3846, to observe the lives lost in the United States due to the COVID–19 pandemic.
Page S2634


Nominations--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the motions to invoke cloture filed on Thursday, May 21, 2020, ripen at 11:45 a.m., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020; that if cloture is invoked on the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, the post-cloture time expire at 2:15 p.m.; and that if cloture is invoked on the nomination of Brian D. Miller, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, the post-cloture time expire at 4:30 p.m.
Page S2631

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Page S2634


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 55 yeas to 22 nays (Vote No. EX. 103), John Leonard Badalamenti, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
Pages S2630–31


Messages from the House:
Page S2631


Measures Referred:
Page S2632


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S2624


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2632–33


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2633–34


Additional Statements:

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--103)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:20 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2634.)

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: 21 public bills, H.R. 7064–7084; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 988–989 were introduced.
Pages H2362–63


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H2364


Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Beyer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2361


Presidential Veto Message--Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to ``Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability'': Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted his Memorandum of Disapproval of H.J. Res. 76, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to ``Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability'', and explained his reasons therefore--ordered printed (H. Doc. 116–131).
Pages H2361–62

Without objection, the House postponed further consideration of the veto message and the joint resolution until the legislative day of July 1, 2020.
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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 9 a.m. and adjourned at 9:06 a.m.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

JUNE 2, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine implementation of Title IV of the CARES Act, 10 a.m., WEBEX.

Committee on Finance: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Food and Drug Administration's foreign drug manufacturing inspection process, focusing on COVID–19 and beyond, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Craig Edward Leen, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management, 2:30 p.m., VTC.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine best practices for incarceration and detention during COVID–19, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold hearings to examine the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's notice-and-takedown system, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

House

Committee on Energy and Commerce, June 2, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``On the Front Line: How Governors are Battling the COVID–19 Pandemic'', 11:30 a.m., Webex.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of June 2 through June 5, 2020

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 11:45 a.m. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:15 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Brian D. Miller, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 4:30 p.m.

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 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: June 2, to hold hearings to examine implementation of Title IV of the CARES Act, 10 a.m., WEBEX.

June 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the crisis in Hong Kong, focusing on a review of United States policy tools, 11 a.m., WEBEX.

Committee on the Budget: June 3, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 2:30 p.m., SR–301.

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Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: June 3, to hold hearings to examine the state of transportation and critical infrastructure, focusing on the impact of the COVID–19 pandemic, 2:30 p.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Environment and Public Works: June 4, to hold hearings to examine infrastructure, focusing on the road to recovery, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Finance: June 2, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Food and Drug Administration's foreign drug manufacturing inspection process, focusing on COVID–19 and beyond, 2:30 p.m., SD–106.

Committee on Foreign Relations: June 4, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, to be the Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador and the Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations, and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, and Joseph Manso, of New York, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, both of the Department of State, Jason Myung-Ik Chung, of Virginia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador, Jenny A. McGee, of Texas, to be an Associate Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and other pending nominations, 10 a.m., VTC.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: June 3, business meeting to consider the nominations of Keith E. Sonderling, of Florida, Andrea R. Lucas, of Virginia, and Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, each to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, and Lauren McGarity McFerran, of the District of Columbia, both to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, Sethuraman Panchanathan, of Arizona, to be Director of the National Science Foundation, Julie Elizabeth Hocker, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, and Richard Giacolone, of Virginia, to be Federal Mediation and Conciliation Director, 9:30 a.m., SD–430.

June 4, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine COVID–19, focusing on going back to college safely, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: June 2, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Craig Edward Leen, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management, 2:30 p.m., VTC.

June 3, Full Committee, to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Donald Lee Moak, of Florida, and William Zollars, of Kansas, both to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service, and Mark A. Robbins, Carl Ezekiel Ross, and Elizabeth J. Shapiro, each to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 9 a.m., VTC.

June 4, Full Committee, business meeting to consider a motion to authorize the Chairman to issue subpoenas for records and testimony to U.S. Government agencies and to individuals relating to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, the DOJ Inspector General's review of that investigation, and the ``unmasking'' of U.S. persons affiliated with the Trump campaign, transition teams, and Trump Administration, as described in Schedule A, 10 a.m., SR–325.

Committee on the Judiciary: June 2, to hold hearings to examine best practices for incarceration and detention during COVID–19, 10 a.m., SD–106.

June 2, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, to hold hearings to examine the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's notice-and-takedown system, 2:30 p.m., SD–226.

June 3, Full Committee, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

June 4, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 685, to amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 relative to the powers of the Department of Justice Inspector General, the nominations of Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Cory T. Wilson, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, and an authorization for subpoenas relating to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: June 3, to hold hearings to examine COVID–19's impact on small business, focusing on perspectives from Main Street, 10 a.m., SR–301.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs: June 3, to hold hearings to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2021, advance appropriations requests for fiscal year 2022, and fiscal year 2020 enacted CARES Act supplemental appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs, 3 p.m., SD–106.

Select Committee on Intelligence: June 3, closed business meeting to consider pending intelligence matters, 2 p.m., SVC–217.

House Committees

Committee on Appropriations, June 4, Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``COVID–19 Response'', 11 a.m., 1324 Longworth.

Committee on Armed Services, June 4, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, hearing entitled, ``Future Force Structure Requirements for the United States Navy'', 10 a.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on the Budget, June 3, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Addressing the Economic Impacts of COVID–19: Views from Two Former CBO Directors'', 1 p.m., Webex.

Committee on Financial Services, June 3, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, hearing entitled ``Promoting Inclusive Lending During the Pandemic: Community Development Financial Institutions and Minority Depository Institutions'', 12 p.m., Webex.

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Committee on House Administration, June 4, Subcommittee on Elections, hearing entitled ``The Impact of COVID–19 on Voting Rights and Election Administration: Ensuring Safe and Fair Elections'', 1 p.m., Webex.

Committee on the Judiciary, June 3, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, hearing entitled ``Protecting the Right to Vote During the COVID–19 Pandemic'', 10 a.m., Webex.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, June 3, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Mission Readiness: VA's Preparedness for Natural Disasters During a Pandemic'', 2 p.m., Webex.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 2

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 11:45 a.m. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 2:15 p.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Brian D. Miller, of Virginia, to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 4:30 p.m.

(Senate will recess upon disposition of the vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Victor G. Mercado, until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

10 a.m., Thursday, June 4

House Chamber

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














Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Boyle, Brendan F., Pa., E507

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E505, E506, E507

Garamendi, John, Calif., E505

García, Jesús G. ``Chuy'', Ill., E506

Luján, Ben Ray, N.M., E506

Meng, Grace, N.Y., E505

Roy, Chip, Tex., E507

Stanton, Greg, Ariz., E505

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