Daily Digest

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5885–S5898

Measures Introduced: Twenty bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 4739–4758, and S. Res. 726.
Pages S5894–95

Measures Considered:

Continuing Appropriations Act and Other Extensions Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 8337, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S5889–90, S5891–93

Pending:

McConnell Amendment No. 2663, to change the enactment date.
Page S5889

McConnell Amendment No. 2664, of a perfecting nature.
Page S5889

During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:

By 82 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 196), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Page S5891

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill, post-cloture, at approximately 12 noon, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020; and that all time during the recess of the Senate and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the bill.
Page S5893


Healthcare Protections--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4653, to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Pages S5890–93

A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, 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 H.R. 8337, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021.
Page S5890


Nomination Received: Senate received the following nomination:

Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Page S5898


Messages from the House:
Page S5894


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5895–97


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S5897


Amendments Submitted:
Page S5898


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--196)
Page S5891


Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and recessed at 7:13 p.m., until 12 noon on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5893.)

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: 37 public bills, H.R. 8406–8442; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 96–97 and H. Res. 1155–1159 were introduced.
Pages H5051–52


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5053–55


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 8132, to require the Federal Trade Commission and the Secretary of Commerce to conduct studies and submit reports on the impact of artificial intelligence and other technologies on United States businesses conducting interstate commerce, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–539);

H.R. 3539, to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop best practices for the establishment and use of behavioral intervention teams at schools, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–540);

H.R. 1289, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for a moratorium on number reassignment after a disaster declaration, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–541);

H.R. 7293, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–542);

H.R. 4861, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to improve the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients in the emergency department who are at risk of suicide, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–543);

H.R. 2519, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–544);

H.R. 8128, to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish a pilot program to explore the use of artificial intelligence in support of the consumer product safety mission of the Commission, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–545);

H.R. 7948, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–546);

H.R. 5572, to establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–547);

H.R. 5373, to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–548);

H.R. 4764, to reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 116–549);

H.R. 3131, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research and improvement of cardiovascular health among the South Asian population of the United States, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–550);

H.R. 4439, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases, with amendments (H. Rept. 116–551);

H.R. 5469, to address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–552);

H.R. 1109, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–553);

H.R. 1754, to improve the integrity and safety of horseracing by requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program to be developed and enforced by an independent Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–554); and

H.R. 8161, to authorize implementation grants to community-based nonprofits to operate one-stop reentry centers, with an amendment (H. Rept. 116–555).
Page H5050


Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein she appointed Representative Cleaver to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4965


Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Energy Emergency Leadership Act: H.R. 362, amended, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act with respect to functions assigned to Assistant Secretaries;
Pages H4966–68


Cyber Sense Act: H.R. 360, amended, to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a voluntary Cyber Sense program to test the cybersecurity of products and technologies intended for use in the bulk-power system;
Pages H4968–69


Enhancing Grid Security through Public-Private Partnerships Act: H.R. 359, amended, to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threats to, the electric grid;
Pages H4969–71


Preserving Home and Office Numbers in Emergencies Act: H.R. 1289, amended, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for a moratorium on number reassignment after a disaster declaration;
Pages H4971–73


Horseracing Integrity Act: H.R. 1754, amended, to improve the integrity and safety of horseracing by requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program to be developed and enforced by an independent Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority;
Pages H4973–83


Consumer Product Safety Inspection Enhancement Act: H.R. 8134, amended, to support the Consumer Product Safety Commission's capability to protect consumers from unsafe consumer products;
Pages H4983–88


AI for Consumer Product Safety Act: H.R. 8128, amended, to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish a pilot program to explore the use of artificial intelligence in support of the consumer product safety mission of the Commission;
Pages H4988–90


Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish a pilot program to explore the use of artificial intelligence in support of the mission of the Commission and direct the Secretary of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission to study and report on the use of blockchain technology and digital tokens, respectively.'';
Page H4990


American Competitiveness Of a More Productive Emerging Tech Economy Act: H.R. 8132, amended, to require the Federal Trade Commission and the Secretary of Commerce to conduct studies and submit reports on the impact of artificial intelligence and other technologies on United States businesses conducting interstate commerce;
Pages H4990–96


United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act: H.R. 5373, amended, to reauthorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency;
Pages H4998–99


EARLY Act Reauthorization: H.R. 4078, amended, to reauthorize the Young Women's Breast Health Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act of 2009;
Pages H4999–H5000


Helping Medicaid Offer Maternity Services Act: H.R. 4996, amended, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a State option under the Medicaid program to provide for and extend continuous coverage for certain individuals;
Pages H5000–03


South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act: H.R. 3131, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for research and improvement of cardiovascular health among the South Asian population of the United States;
Pages H5003–04


School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act: H.R. 2468, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain allergies and asthma-related grants, to States that require certain public schools to have allergies and asthma management programs;
Pages H5004–06


School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act: H.R. 2075, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize school-based health centers;
Pages H5008–10


Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2020: H.R. 7948, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the collection and availability of health data with respect to Indian Tribes;
Pages H5010–12


Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act: H.R. 5469, amended, to address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color;
Pages H5012–14


Mental Health Services for Students Act: H.R. 1109, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs;
Pages H5014–16


Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act: H.R. 2519, amended, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department;
Pages H5016–17


Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act: H.R. 4861, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to improve the identification, assessment, and treatment of patients in the emergency department who are at risk of suicide;
Pages H5017–19


Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention Act of 2020: H.R. 7293, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide best practices on student suicide awareness and prevention training and condition State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and tribal educational agencies receiving funds under section 520A of such Act to establish and implement a school-based student suicide awareness and prevention training policy;
Pages H5019–21


Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act: H.R. 3539, amended, to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop best practices for the establishment and use of behavioral intervention teams at schools;
Pages H5021–23


Creating Hope Reauthorization Act: H.R. 4439, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases;
Pages H5023–25


Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue priority review vouchers to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases.'';
Page H5025


Grid Security Research and Development Act: H.R. 5760, amended, to provide for a comprehensive interdisciplinary research, development, and demonstration initiative to strengthen the capacity of the energy sector to prepare for and withstand cyber and physical attacks; and
Pages H5025–30


Reaffirming the House of Representatives' commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States: H. Res. 1155, reaffirming the House of Representatives' commitment to the orderly and peaceful transfer of power called for in the Constitution of the United States, by a 2/3 yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 208.
Pages H5030–35, H5037


Recess: The House recessed at 5:42 p.m. and reconvened at 6:25 p.m.
Page H5035


Recess: The House recessed at 7:28 p.m. and reconvened at 7:34 p.m.
Page H5036


Question of Privilege: Representative Gohmert rose to a question of the privileges of the House and submitted a resolution. Upon examination of the resolution, the Chair determined that the resolution qualified. Subsequently, the House agreed to the Clyburn motion to table H. Res. 1148, raising a question of the privileges of the House, by a yea-and-nay vote of 223 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 207.
Pages H5035–36


Suspensions--Proceedings Postponed: The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed.
Timely ReAuthorization of Necessary Stem-cell Programs Lends Access to Needed Therapies Act: H.R. 4764, amended, to reauthorize the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005; and
Pages H4996–98


Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2020: H.R. 5572, amended, to establish a grant program for family community organizations that provide support for individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families.
Pages H5006–08


Senate Referral: S. 2693 was held at the desk.

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page 5008.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5036 and H5037.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:46 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

LICENSE TO BANK: EXAMINING THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK GOVERNING WHO CAN LEND AND PROCESS PAYMENTS IN THE FINTECH AGE

Committee on Financial Services: Task Force on Financial Technology held a hearing entitled ``License to Bank: Examining the Legal Framework Governing Who Can Lend and Process Payments in the Fintech Age''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES

Committee on the Judiciary: Full Committee held a markup on H.R. 7370, the ``Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act of 2020''; H.R. 2648, the ``Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019''; H.R. 8366, the ``Protecting Homeowners in Bankruptcy Act of 2020''; and H.R. 8354, the ``Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020''. H.R. 7370, H.R. 2648, and H.R. 8366 were ordered reported, as amended. H.R. 8354 was ordered reported, without amendment.

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POLICE CAMERAS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: INCONSISTENCIES, FAILURES, AND CONSEQUENCES

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Police Cameras at the Department of the Interior: Inconsistencies, Failures, and Consequences''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

CONFRONTING VIOLENT WHITE SUPREMACY (PART IV): WHITE SUPREMACY IN BLUE--THE INFILTRATION OF LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS

Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing entitled ``Confronting Violent White Supremacy (Part IV): White Supremacy in Blue--The Infiltration of Local Police Departments''. Testimony was heard from Mark Napier, Sheriff, Pima County, Arizona; and public witnesses.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR WEDNESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: to hold hearings to examine NASA missions and programs, focusing on update and future plans, 10 a.m., SR–253.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: business meeting to consider the nomination of Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

House

Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, hearing entitled ``Indian Country COVID–19 Response and Update'', 1 p.m., 2118 Rayburn.

Committee on Armed Services, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``U.S. Defense Posture Changes in the European Theater'', 12 p.m., CVC–200 and Webex.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, hearing entitled ``Pathway to a Vaccine: Ensuring a Safe and Effective Vaccine People Will Trust'', 11:30 a.m., Webex.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, hearing entitled ``Democratic Backsliding in Sub-Saharan Africa'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border Security Facilitation, and Operations, hearing entitled ``Examining DHS' Management of Trusted Traveler Programs'', 10 a.m., 310 Cannon and Webex.

Committee on the Judiciary, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Office's Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C.  512 After Two Decades'', 12 p.m., 2141 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Natural Resources, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 244, the ``Advancing Conservation and Education Act''; H.R. 733, the ``Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act''; H.R. 970, the ``Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act''; H.R. 1248 the ``York River Wild and Scenic River Act of 2019''; H.R. 1964, the ``Lumbee Recognition Act''; H.R. 3225, the ``Restoring Community Input and Public Protections in Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2019''; H.R. 3651, to facilitate the use of certain land in Nebraska for public outdoor recreational opportunities, and for other purposes; H.R. 4135, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to remove the statue to the memory and in honor of Albert Pike erected near Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes; H.R. 4139, to provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes; H.R. 4840, the ``Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Boundary Modification Act of 2019''; H.R. 5153, the ``Indian Buffalo Management Act''; H.R. 5458, the ``Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act''; H.R. 5459, the ``Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act''; H.R. 5472, the ``Jimmy Carter National Historical Park Redesignation Act''; H.R. 5598, the ``Boundary Waters Wilderness Protection and Pollution Prevention Act''; H.R. 5852, the ``Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act''; H.R. 7098, the ``Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2020''; H.R. 7099, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of Coconino National Forest land in the State of Arizona; and S. 212, the ``Indian Community Economic Enhancement Act of 2019'', 12 p.m., Webex.

Committee on Oversight and Reform, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Unsustainable Drug Prices: Testimony from the CEOs'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on Senate Amendments to H.R. 925, the ``America's Conservation Enhancement Act'' [The Heroes Act], 9 a.m., Webex.

Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment, hearing entitled ``Coping with Compound Crises: Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and a Global Pandemic'', 11:30 a.m., Webex.

Committee on Small Business, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``How COVID–19 is Impacting Small Businesses Across the Food System'', 10 a.m., 2175 Rayburn and Webex.

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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Full Committee, markup on legislation on the Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act; H.R. 8266, the ``FEMA Assistance Relief Act of 2020''; H.R. 4358, the ``Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2019''; H.R. 8326, the ``CED Act''; H.R. 4611, the ``Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II''; H.R. 7705, the ``River Basin Commission Transfer Act''; H.R. 5919, the ``National Children's Museum Act''; and General Service Administration's Capital Investment and Leasing Program Resolutions, 10 a.m., 2167 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``MISSION Critical: Assessing Community Care Wait Times'', 10 a.m., HVC–210 and Webex.

Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, hearing entitled ``Examining VA's Ongoing Efforts in the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program'', 2:30 p.m., HVC–210 and Webex.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, business meeting on approval of the China Deep Dive Report and the STAR Emerging Technologies Report, 10 a.m., HVC–304. This meeting is closed.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of September 30 through October 2, 2020

Senate Chamber

On Wednesday, Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 8337, Continuing Appropriations Act and Other Extensions Act, post-cloture, and vote on passage of the bill at a time to be determined.

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 Armed Services: October 1, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine supply chain integrity, 9:15 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: September 30, to hold hearings to examine NASA missions and programs, focusing on update and future plans, 10 a.m., SR–253.

October 1, Full Committee, business meeting to consider an authorization to subpoena the attendance of a witness for purpose of a hearing to Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter; an authorization to subpoena the attendance of a witness for purpose of a hearing to Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer, Alphabet Inc., Google; and an authorization to subpoena the attendance of a witness for purpose of a hearing to Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook, 10 a.m., SD–106.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: September 30, business meeting to consider the nomination of Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, 10 a.m., SD–342.

Committee on the Judiciary: September 30, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Crossfire Hurricane Investigation, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

October 1, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 4632, to amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to modify the scope of protection from civil liability for ``good Samaritan'' blocking and screening of offensive material, and the nominations of Benjamin Joel Beaton, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Kentucky, Kristi Haskins Johnson, and Taylor B. McNeel, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi, Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, and Thompson Michael Dietz, of New Jersey, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, 10 a.m., SR–325.

House Committees

Committee on Agriculture, October 1, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, hearing entitled ``Challenges and Successes of Conservation Programs in 2020'', 10 a.m., CVC Auditorium and Webex.

Committee on Energy and Commerce, October 1, Subcommittee on Energy, hearing entitled ``Generating Equity: Improving Clean Energy Access and Affordability'', 10 a.m., Webex.

Committee on Foreign Affairs, October 1, Full Committee, markup on H.R. 6986, the ``Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act''; H.R. 7990, the ``FENTANYL Results Act''; H.R. 7673, the ``Represent America Abroad Act''; H. Res. 1012, recognizing the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean war and the transformation of the United States--Korea alliance into a mutually beneficial, global partnership; H. Res. 697, recognizing the significance of the genuine autonomy of Tibet and the Tibetan people and the work His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has done to promote global peace, harmony, and understanding; H. Res. 1100, reaffirming the strategic partnership between the United States and Mongolia and observing the 30th anniversary of democracy in Mongolia; H. Res. 751, reaffirming the partnership between the United States and the African Union and recognizing the importance of diplomatic, security, and trade relations; H. Res. 1077, expressing the sense of the House of Representatives on the continued importance of the United States--Lebanon relationship; legislation on the Department of State Student Internship Program Act; H. Res. 672, expressing support of the Three Seas Initiative in its efforts to increase energy independence and infrastructure connectivity thereby strengthening the United States and European national security; H. Res. 17, expressing concern over the detention of Austin Tice, and for other purposes; H.R. 4507, the ``Protection of Saudi Dissidents Act''; H. Res. 823, condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights; H. Res. 996, expressing the sense of Congress that the activities of Russian national Yevgeniy Prigozhin and his affiliated entities pose a threat to the national interests and security of the United States and of its allies and partners; H. Res. 958, condemning the practice of politically motivated imprisonment and calling for the immediate release of political prisoners in the Russian Federation and urging action by the United States Government to impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for that form of human rights abuse; legislation on the Hong Kong People's Freedom and Choice Act of 2020; H.R. 8405, the ``American Values and Security in International Athletics Act''; H.R. 8259, to prohibit Russian participation in the G7, and for other purposes; H. Res. 825, recognizing the importance of entry into force of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT); H.R. 4636, the ``Partnering and Leveraging Assistance to Stop Trash for International Cleaner Seas Act''; H. Res. 1121, urging the Government of Burma to hold free, fair, inclusive, transparent, participatory, and credible elections on November 8, 2020; H. Res. 1115, calling for the immediate release of Trevor Reed, a United States citizen who was unjustly sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison; H. Res. 768, calling on African governments to protect and promote human rights through internet freedom and digital integration for all citizens across the continent of Africa; H. Res. 1150, urging the Government of Cote d'Ivoire, opposition leaders, and all citizens to respect democratic principles, refrain from violence, and hold free, fair, transparent, and peaceful elections in October 2020; H. Res. 1145, condemning the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and calling for a robust United States and international response; H.R. 4326, the ``Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act''; H.R. 7954, the ``Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2020''; and legislation to reauthorize the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004, 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn and Webex.

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October 2, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation; and Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the House Committee on Armed Services, joint hearing entitled ``Strengthening Biological Security: Traditional Threats and Emerging Challenges'', 10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on the Judiciary, October 1, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, hearing entitled ``Proposals to Strengthen the Antitrust Laws and Restore Competition Online'', 1 p.m., 2141 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Natural Resources, October 1, Full Committee, hearing on H.R. 5986, the ``Environmental Justice for All Act'', 12 p.m., Webex.

Committee On Oversight and Reform, October 1, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Unsustainable Drug Prices: Testimony from the CEOs, Part II'', 10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.

October 2, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, hearing entitled ``Hybrid Hearing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex M. Azar II'', 9 a.m., 2154 Rayburn and Webex.

Committee on Rules, October 1, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Members' Day Hearing on Proposed Rules Changes for the 117th Congress'' [Original Jurisdiction Hearing], 1 p.m., Webex.

Committee on Small Business, October 1, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations, hearing entitled ``Preventing Fraud and Abuse of PPP and EIDL: An Update with the SBA Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office'', 10 a.m., 2360 Rayburn and Webex.

Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, October 1, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Creating a Climate Resilient America: Strengthening the U.S. Financial System and Expanding Economic Opportunity'', 1:30 p.m., Webex.

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, October 2, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``DHS Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis Joseph B. Maher'', 10 a.m., CVC Auditorium and HVC–304 Hearing Room. This hearing is closed.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Wednesday, September 30

Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 8337, Continuing Appropriations Act and Other Extensions Act, post-cloture, and vote on passage of the bill at a time to be determined.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9 a.m., Wednesday, September 30

House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.



Extension of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Crenshaw, Dan, Tex., E894

Crow, Jason, Col., E886, E893, E895

Davids, Sharice, Kans., E885, E892

Davis, Danny K., Ill., E896

Doggett, Lloyd, Tex., E886

Dunn, Neal P., Fla., E885

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E892

Gomez, Jimmy, Calif., E885, E891, E894

Green, Mark E., Tenn., E891

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E895

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E893

Lesko, Debbie, Ariz., E896

Lieu, Ted, Calif., E886

Mullin, Markwayne, Okla., E894

Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E895

Perry, Scott, Pa., E890

Quigley, Mike, Ill., E892

Raskin, Jamie, Md., E886

Rush, Bobby L., Ill., E885

Rutherford, John H., Fla., E896

Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E893

Scott, David, Ga., E895

Sewell, Terri A., Ala., E896

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E894

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E890

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