Daily Digest

Friday, July 24, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action



The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 4 p.m., on Monday, July 27, 2020.

Committee Meetings



No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 25 public bills, H.R. 7743, 7768–7791; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 105–106; and H. Res. 1065–1066, were introduced.
Pages H3857–58


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3859–60


Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H.R. 7575, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–460, Part 1).
Page H3857


Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police who were killed in the line of duty defending the Capitol on July 24, 1998.
Page H3841


Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2021: The House passed H.R. 7608, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, by a yea-and-nay vote of 224 yeas to 189 nays, Roll No. 166. Consideration began yesterday, July 23rd.
Pages H3844–48

Rejected the Granger motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 183 yeas to 228 nays with one answering ``present'', Roll No. 165.
Pages H3846–48

Agreed to:

Tonko amendment (No. 67 printed in H. Rept. 116–459) that was debated on July 23rd that prohibits funds from being used by the EPA to finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed rule, ``Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter'' published in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency on April 30, 2020, which fails to protect, within an adequate margin of safety, communities of color from harmful air pollution during a global public health pandemic, where those communities are experiencing a disproportionately high death rate made worse by decades of exposure to toxic pollution (by a yea-and-nay vote of 233 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 163).
Pages H3845–46

Rejected:

Allen amendment (No. 62 printed in H. Rept. 116–459) that was debated on July 23rd that sought to reduce spending in Division C by 5% (by a yea-and-nay vote of 117 yeas to 292 nays, Roll No. 162); and
Pages H3844–45

Smith (MO) amendment (No. 102 printed in H. Rept. 116–459) that was debated on July 23rd that sought to reduce funding for the EPA Environmental programs and management to match the President's FY 21 budget request (by a yea-and-nay vote of 155 yeas to 256 nays, Roll No. 164).
Page H3846

Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, spelling, and cross-references and to make such other technical and conforming changes as may be necessary to accurately reflect the actions of the House.
Page H3849

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H. Res. 1060, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7608) was agreed to yesterday, July 23rd.

Permitting the remains of the Honorable John Lewis, late a Representative from the State of Georgia, to lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 105, permitting the remains of the Honorable John Lewis, late a Representative from the State of Georgia, to lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol.
Pages H3848–49


Directing the Architect of the Capitol to transfer the catafalque situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center to the rotunda of the Capitol for use in connection with services conducted for the Honorable John Lewis, late a Representative from the State of Georgia: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 106, directing the Architect of the Capitol to transfer the catafalque situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center to the rotunda of the Capitol for use in connection with services conducted for the Honorable John Lewis, late a Representative from the State of Georgia.
Page H3849


Quorum Calls--Votes: Five yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3844–45, H3845–46, H3846, H3847–48, and H3848.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:47 p.m.

Committee Meetings

FEMA'S NATURAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE EFFORTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing entitled ``FEMA's Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response Efforts During the Coronavirus Pandemic''. Testimony was heard from Peter T. Gaynor, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

JULY 27, 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

4 p.m., Monday, July 27

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of William Scott Hardy, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, with a vote on confirmation thereon at 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Monday, July 27

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.




Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Brown, Anthony G., Md., 677, 680, 681

Cicilline, David N., R.I., 675

Cox, TJ, Calif., 680

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., 675

Gonzalez, Vicente, Tex., 679

Johnson, Henry C. ``Hank'', Jr., Ga., 680

Joyce, John, Pa., 678, 681

Keating, William R., Mass., 678

Kind, Ron, Wisc., 680

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., 679

Moore, Gwen, Wisc., 676

Norcross, Donald, N.J., 679

Perry, Scott, Pa., 681

Price, David E., N.C., 675

Rutherford, John H., Fla., 681

Upton, Fred, Mich., 678

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., 680

Waltz, Michael, Fla., 680

Wilson, Joe, S.C., 679

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