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September 19, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

September 14, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., On the Floor, Passed: 24), Extensions

Suspensions: H.R. 4894, S. 2193

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 3)

September 15, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorBills Passed: 2)Extensions

H.Res. 1107: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2574, H.R. 2639, H.R. 2694, H.Res. 908
H.R. 2639: Strength in Diversity Act

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 2)

September 16, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., On the Floor, Passed: 8), Extensions

H.R. 7909: Ensuring Children and Child Care Workers Are Safe Act
H.R. 2574: Equity and Inclusion Enforcement Act 

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov, Reported: 4)

September 17, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 2)Extensions

H.Res. 908: Condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19
H.R. 2694: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Legislative Program for next week

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 5)

September 18, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.)Extensions

Committee Meeting (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 9)

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Monday, September 21, 2020

Text of Bills for the Week of September 21, 2020



Senate

September 14, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 24)Extensions

77-12, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Mark C. Scarsi, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Committee Meeting (Congress.gov)

September 15, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorPassed: 2)

83-12, Senate confirmed the nomination of Mark C. Scarsi, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

92-4, Senate confirmed the nomination of Stanley Blumenfeld, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

83-12, Senate confirmed the nomination of John W. Holcomb, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Committee Meetings (Congress.govReported: 13)

September 16, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Passed: 4)

86-10, Senate confirmed the nomination of Todd Wallace Robinson, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

55-41, Senate confirmed the nomination of David W. Dugan, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.

55-41, Senate confirmed the nomination of Stephen P. McGlynn, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

September 17, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorPassed: 10)

68-26, Senate confirmed the nomination of Franklin Ulyses Valderrama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

77-14, Senate confirmed the nomination of Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2020

September 18, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 9/17/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Passed: 10)

9:45 a.m. - Senate convened.

9:46 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

9:46 a.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

9:47 a.m. - Senator Grassley spoke about elections.

10:07 a.m. - Minority Leader Schumer spoke about President Trump.

10:20 a.m. - Majority Leader McConnell spoke about coronavirus relief and election security.

10:30 a.m. - Senator Thune spoke about a South Dakota veterans’ facility.

House Floor Summary, 9/17/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 2)Extensions

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

9:02:48 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable David N. Cicilline to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:03:03 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by Kyle Jones, Assistant Parliamentarian.

9:03:48 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.

9:04:00 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Norman to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

9:04:00 a.m. - H.R. 1812 - AUTHORIZING DUPLICATE ENGROSSMENT - Mr. Cunningham asked for unanimous consent that the Clerk be authorized to produce a duplicate engrossment of H.R. 1812. Agreed to without objection.

9:04:01 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.

8. QUINTIN WASHINGTON PDFH4493
9. HONORING THE LIFE OF MARK SERTICH PDFH4493
10. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES PDFH4494
11. NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY PDFH4494
12. HEROES ACT FOR THE PEOPLE PDFH4494
13. ABRAHAM ACCORDS PDFH4494
14. HEROES ACT AND THE PEOPLE PDFH4494
15. WE THE PEOPLE PDFH4494
16. CONDEMNING ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT PDFH4495
17. SUPPORTING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY FOR VETERANS PDFH4495

September 17, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 9/16/2020

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

10:00 a.m. - The Senate convened.

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.

Senator Grassley spoke on violence against the people of Belarus.

10:05 a.m. - ML McConnell spoke on the need for a bipartisan pandemic relief package, spoke on filibusters, and spoke on e-cigarettes.

S. 4582, to extend, temporarily, daylight saving time, was placed on the calendar.

10:28 a.m. - Senator Schumer spoke about election security, spoke on Russia, and spoke on Venezuela.

10:38 a.m. - Senator Thune spoke on the increasing national debt and the Green New Deal.

House Floor Summary, 9/16/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., On the Floor, Passed: 8), Extensions

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

9:00:01 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:01:54 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. IN MEMORY OF DARYL ANN PENNINGTON PDFH4431
5. MEMORIALIZING REVEREND BILLY GRAHAM PDFH4431
6. IN HONOR OF SARAH M. STEVENSON PDFH4432
7. CONSERVATISM DURING COVID PDFH4432
8. WILDFIRES RAVAGE WEST COAST PDFH4432
9. HONORING DOLORES GRESHAM FOR HER REMARKABLE SERVICE TO WEST TENNESSEE PDFH4433
10. HONORING VETERANS COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER AT FITZSIMONS PDFH4434
11. DELAYED DIAGNOSIS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC PDFH4434
12. RECOGNIZING TOM SEAVER PDFH4435
13. TREES ARE TRULY AMAZING PDFH4435
14. STAND UP FOR SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY PDFH4436
15. HONORING HEALTHCARE HEROES AND FRONTLINE WORKERS PDFH4436

9:48:00 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:37 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of September 16.

10:00:41 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:02:29 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.

10:03:03 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Slotkin to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03:30 a.m. - The House received a communication from Thomas J. Wickham, Jr. wherein he resigns as the Parliamentarian of the House effective September 30, 2020.

10:04:36 a.m. - Pursuant to section 287(a) of title 2, United States Code, the Chair appointed Jason A. Smith as Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives, to succeed Thomas J. Wickham, Jr., resigned.

10:04:59 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the chair will be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.

September 16, 2020

House Floor Summary, 9/15/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 2)Extensions

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

9:00:10 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable James P. McGovern to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00:15 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. CASEY COUNTY FLOODING PDFH4385
5. JUSTICE FOR ALL PDFH4386
6. SOLIDARITY WITH BELARUS PDFH4386
7. IN HONOR OF PATRICK HENRY BEAUREGARD PDFH4387
8. REMEMBERING LEROY JORDAN PDFH4387
9. PROTECTING MILKWEED MILE PDFH4388
10. REMEMBERING LIEUTENANT GENERAL BRENT SCOWCROFT PDFH4388
11. LOS ANGELES OFFICERS AMBUSHED PDFH4388
12. LAW AND ORDER IN OUR COMMUNITIES PDFH4389

9:35:11 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 September 15.

10:03:20 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:04:38 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.

10:04:44 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Ms. Davids of KS to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:05:05 a.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the chair will be limited to 15 per side of the aisle.

Senate Floor Summary, 9/15/2020

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

10 a.m. - Senate convened.

Chaplain Black offered the prayer.

The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:03 a.m. - Senator Grassley spoke about the Middle East.

10:05 a.m. - Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Middle East and spoke about protests.

10:25 a.m. - Minority Leader Schumer spoke about coronavirus relief. He spoke about wildfires and climate change.

House Floor Summary, 9/14/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., On the Floor, Passed: 24), Extensions 

2:00:00 p.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

2:00:00 p.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

2:03:26 p.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.

2:03:43 p.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair led the House in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

2:04:53 p.m. - ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

6. IN HONOR OF CORPORAL WESLEY A. RODD PDFH4341

2:06:07 p.m. - The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.

Senate Floor Summary, 9/14/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 24)Extensions

3 p.m. - Senate convened.

3:02 p.m. - Today's #prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

3:02 p.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

3:02 p.m. - Senator Grassley spoke on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

3:26 p.m. - ML McConnell spoke on the Arab-Israel peace deal and spoke on Coronavirus relief efforts.

September 12, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

September 8, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Calendars), Extensions

Committee Meeting (Related Documents, Congress.gov, Reported: 8)

September 9, 2020 — Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

September 10, 2020 — Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.gov)

September 11, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCalendars)Extensions

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 3)

Next Meeting: 2 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020

Text of Bills for the Week of September 14, 2020



Senate

September 8, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor)

83-6, Senate agreed to invoke cloture on the nomination of Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Reported: 3

September 9, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor)

91-5, Senate confirmed the nomination of Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

82-14, Senate confirmed the nomination of Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov, Reported: 4)

September 10, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Passed: 3)

83-15, Senate confirmed the nomination of Hala Y. Jarbou, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

79-19, Senate 
confirmed the nomination of Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

99-0, Senate 
confirmed the nomination of Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

52-47, Senate did not bring debate to a close: on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 178 with Amendment No. 2652; Delivering Immediate Relief to America's Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act

Committee Meeting (Congress.gov)

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020

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