July 24, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 131 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
Friday, July 24, 2020
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 4 p.m., on Monday, July 27, 2020.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:47 p.m.
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.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
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.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
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