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July 10, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

July 6, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity)Extensions

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.gov)

July 7, 2020 — Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.gov)

July 8, 2020 — Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.gov)

July 9, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityOn the FloorBills Passed: 1)Extensions

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govLegislation Reported: 4)

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, July 13, 2020



Senate

July 6, 2020 — RecordDigest (SummaryCalendar/Executive)

July 9, 2020 — RecordDigest (SummaryCalendar/Executive)

Next Meeting: 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 13, 2020

July 9, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Opinions, 2019 Term

Thompson v. Hebdon
The judgment is vacated, and the case is remanded for the Ninth Circuit to revisit whether Alaska’s political contribution limits are consistent with this Court’s First Amendment precedents.

Rotkiske v. Klemm
Absent the application of an equitable doctrine, the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act’s statute of limitations for bringing a private civil action against debt collectors who engage in certain prohibited practices, 15 U. S. C. §1692k(d), begins to run when the alleged violation occurs, not when it is discovered.

Peter v. NantKwest, Inc.
The Patent and Trademark Office cannot recover the salaries of its legal personnel as “expenses” in civil actions brought by patent applicants pursuant to 35 U. S. C. §145.

July 3, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

June 29, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 5), Extensions

H.R. 1425: State Health Care Premium Reduction Act

H.R. 5332: Protecting Your Credit Score Act

H.R. 7301: Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act

H.J.Res. 90: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency relating to Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov, Legislation Reported: 1)

June 30, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 2), Extensions

H.Res. 1028: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2

H.R. 2: Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America Act

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

July 1, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 4), Extensions

H.R. 2: INVEST in America Act

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

July 2, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity), Extensions

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

Next Meeting: 2 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2020



Senate

June 29, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 1)

Senate agreed to proceed to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov, Legislation Reported: 1)

June 30, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 5)

Senate began consideration of the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov, Legislation Reported: 1)

July 1, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 4)

S. 4049: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
Paul Amdt. No. 2011; To withdraw all United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

July 2, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 6)

Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

S. 4049: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

Next Meeting: 11:15 a.m., Monday, July 6, 2020

July 2, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 7/2/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 6)

10:01 a.m. - Today's #prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

10:02 a.m. - The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:03 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking, "The @DeptofDefense is the only Department that can't get a clean audit."

10:04 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking for a moment "on something broader."

10:10 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

10:15 a.m. - Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

10:15 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10. EXECUTIVE SESSION

10:29 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking, "Two numbers sum of the state of America today..."

10:41 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York yielded the floor.

House Floor Summary, 7/2/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity)Extensions

10:00:00 a.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

10:02:22 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:03:39 a.m. - SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - Pursuant to section 4(a) of H.Res. 967, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved.

10:03:57 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

July 1, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 7/1/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 4)

9:32 a.m. - Today's #prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

9:32 a.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

9:32 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking about Russia.

9:35 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

9:36 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the "inexplicable passivity and weakness of local leaders in our country."

9:40 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

9:45 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the "Green New Deal."

LEGISLATIVE SESSION

9:46 a.m. - Senate resumed consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

9:48 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about "enhanced unemployment assistance."

• American Workforce Rescue Act
• S. 4049
• Coronavirus

House Floor Summary, 7/1/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityOn the FloorBills Passed: 4)Extensions

9:00:00 a.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

9:00:25 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00:38 a.m. - MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.

4. HONORING THE LIFE OF JOE GUNTER PDFH2985
5. SIDNEY AND KINSEY IRRIGATION DISTRICTS SHOULD NOT LOSE POWER PDFH2985
6. TWO SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO THE CRISIS AMERICANS ARE FACING PDFH2985
7. IN SUPPORT OF THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS PDFH2986
8. MODERNIZING INFRASTRUCTURE IS IMPORTANT TO ALL AMERICANS PDFH2986
9. PROVIDING RESOURCES TO REOPEN SAFELY PDFH2987
10. CALL TO REPLACE SICK CARE SYSTEM WITH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM PDFH2987
11. HONORING GEORGIA STATE SENATOR JACK HILL PDFH2988
12. DISMANTLE WHITE SUPREMACY PDFH2989
13. SHIPPING MEAT ACROSS STATE LINES PDFH2989
14. SENATE NEEDS TO PASS HEROES ACT PDFH2989
15. HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JOSEPH J. MANCINO, SR. PDFH2990
16. PUBLIC EDUCATION PDFH2990

9:50:52 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:24 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 1.

10:00:44 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:02:16 a.m. - SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - Pursuant to section 4(a) of H.Res. 967, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved.

10:02:17 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Blunt Rochester to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03:00 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.

23. HONORING FORMER MAYOR PAUL GAINES, SR. PDFH2991
24. CELEBRATING ARTHUR ETZLER'S 100TH BIRTHDAY PDFH2991
25. TIME TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA PDFH2991
26. CELEBRATING LIFE, LIBERTY, PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS THIS JULY FOURTH PDFH2991
27. REQUEST TO CONSIDER H. RES. 1036 PDFH2991
28. INVESTING IN OUR NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE PDFH2992
29. RECOGNIZING IMPORTANCE OF USMCA IN WASHINGTON PDFH2992
30. SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FOR AMERICA PDFH2992
31. HIGHLIGHTING COVID-19 DEATH STATISTICS PDFH2992
32. CONDEMNING ATTACKS UPON PRESS IN AMERICA PDFH2992
33. USMCA GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY PDFH2992
34. SUPPORTING THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL PDFH2993
35. NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE PDFH2993
36. RUSSIAN BOUNTY ON U.S. TROOPS PDFH2993
37. REMEMBERING JACK THOMPSON PDFH2993
38. SUPPORT IMPROVING THE NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE PDFH2993
39. WILDFIRE SEASON HAS BEGUN PDFH2993
40. REBUILD THE NATION'S INFRASTRUCTURE PDFH2994
41. REMEMBERING SERGEANT WOLFGANG K. WENINGER PDFH2994
42. CHILDCARE IS INFRASTRUCTURE PDFH2994
43. RECOGNIZING BEASLEY, TEXAS, VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT PDFH2994
44. OUR UNALIENABLE RIGHTS OF LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS PDFH2994
45. NATIONAL COIN SHORTAGE PDFH2994

10:34:27 a.m. - H.R. 2 - Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 2.

June 30, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 6/30/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 5)

10:01 a.m. - Today's #prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

10:02 a.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:03 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049, and his amendments.

10:03 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

• Senate Accomplishments

10:10 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

• National Defense Authorization Act

10:12 a.m. - H.R. 7259, Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act, was placed on the calendar.

10:13 a.m. - Senate resumed consideration of the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

10:13 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10:23 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking.

• Russia
• Coronavirus

10:31 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10:31 a.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking about immigration.

• Remembering Stanley R. Balzekas
• Remembering Art Berman
• The Heroes Act

10:49 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

House Floor Summary, 6/30/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityOn the FloorBills Passed: 2), Extensions

9:00:19 a.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

9:00:48 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:01:19 a.m. - MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.

4. RECOGNIZING DR. DONALD MOORE PDFH2675
5. CONGRESS MUST SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO END CLIMATE CHANGE PDFH2675
6. CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY PDFH2675
7. ALL AMERICANS DESERVE ACCESS TO CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, AND A PLANET FREE FROM TOXIC POLLUTION PDFH2676
8. CONGRATULATING DALE WATTS PDFH2677
9. SETTING U.S. ON PATH TO REACH NET-ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS PDFH2677
10. RECOGNIZING INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS ASSOCIATION PDFH2678
11. SUPPORT STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM PDFH2678
12. HONORING GROCERY AND CONVENIENCE STORE WORKERS PDFH2679
13. REBUILDING AND RENEWING AMERICA PDFH2679
14. RECOGNIZING KIM CHAMBERLAIN PDFH2679
15. CLEAN ENERGY PDFH2680

9:47:38 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:54 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 30.

10:01:00 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:02:32 a.m. - SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - Pursuant to section 4(a) of H.Res. 967, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved.

10:02:45 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Thompson of PA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03:01 a.m. - The House received a communication from The Honorable Paul D. Irving, Sergeant at Arms. Pursuant to section 1(b)(2) of H.Res. 965, following consultation with the Office of Attending Physician, Mr. Irving notified the House that the public health emergency due to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 remains in effect.

10:03:50 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.

23. COMMEMORATING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF RIK PAULSEN PDFH2681
24. ACT NOW TO SAVE OUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS PDFH2681
25. MARKING TODAY'S PPP DEADLINE PDFH2681
26. CONGRESS NEEDS ANSWERS ON RUSSIAN BOUNTIES FOR U.S. TROOPS PDFH2681
27. HIGHLIGHTING VOTER FRAUD AND ALL-MAIL BALLOTS PDFH2681
28. CALLING FOR IMPEACHMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR PDFH2681
29. RECOGNIZING JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY PDFH2682
30. RECOGNIZING JUNE 19, 2020, AS THIS YEAR'S OBSERVANCE OF THE HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNETEENTH INDEPENDENCE DAY PDFH2682

10:15:30 a.m. - H.Res. 1001 - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.

June 29, 2020

House Floor Summary, 6/29/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 5), Extensions

9:00:00 a.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

9:00:27 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00:55 a.m. - MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 10:00 a.m. for the start of legislative business.

4. CONGRESS NEEDS TO BUILD ON HEALTHCARE PROGRESS PDFH2597
5. THE HOUSE HAS ACTED PDFH2597

9:09:19 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:13 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 29.

10:00:33 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:02:07 a.m. - SPEAKER'S APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL - Pursuant to section 4(a) of H.Res. 967, the Journal of the last day's proceedings was approved.

10:02:30 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Rouda to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:02:36 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.

12. HELPING BUSINESSES TO REOPEN SAFELY PDFH2598
13. RECOGNIZING SMITH REYNOLDS AIRPORT PDFH2598
14. ASSISTING INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS PDFH2598
15. MEMORIALIZING MAYOR LEONARD SCARCELLA PDFH2599
16. STRENGTHEN THE ACA PDFH2599

10:11:44 a.m. - H.R. 1425 - Considered under the provisions of rule H.Res. 1017. H.R. 1425 — “To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market.”

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