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October 24, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

October 20, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.)Extensions

Committee Meeting

October 23, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.)Extensions

Next Meeting: 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2020



Senate

October 19, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

43-48, Senate rejected the Motion to Proceed to H.J.Res. 90; A joint resolution 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”.

Reported: 3

October 20, 2020 — See 11/19 (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

Continued legislative day of Monday, October 19, 2020

40-57, Senate rejected the Motion to Table McConnell Amdt. No. 2680; To improve the small business programs. (S. 178)

45-52, Senate rejected the Motion to Table the Motion to Proceed to S. 4675; A bill to amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

52-43, Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to Executive Session to Consider the nomination of Michael Newman to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

Reported: 2

October 21, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

Continued legislative day of Monday, October 19, 2020

51-44, Senate did not bring debate to a close on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 178 with Amendment No. 2652

October 22, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

Continued legislative day of Monday, October 19, 2020

67-30, Senate confirmed the nomination of Michael Jay Newman, of Ohio, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

October 23, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

Continued legislative day of Monday, October 19, 2020

51-46, Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to Executive Session to Consider the Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

53-44, Senate agreed to the Motion to Table the Motion to Indefinitely Postpone the Barrett Nomination.

53-44, Senate agreed to the Motion to Table the Motion to Recommit the Barrett Nomination to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Committee Meeting

October 24, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCalendar/Executive)

Continued legislative day of Monday, October 19, 2020

Next Meeting: 12 noon, Sunday, October 25, 2020

October 17, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

October 13, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.)Extensions

Committee Meeting

October 16, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.)Extensions


Next Meeting: 9 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020



Senate

October 13, 2020 — RecordDigest (SummaryCalendar/Executive)


October 16, 2020 — RecordDigest (SummaryCalendar/Executive)


Next Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2020

October 10, 2020

October 3, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

September 29, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., Passed: 24), Extensions

H.Res. 1148: Raising a question of the privileges of the House
Suspension: H.Res. 1155

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov, Reported: 17)

September 30, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., Passed: 22), Extensions

H.R. 6270: Uyghur Forced Labor Disclosure Act
Suspension: H.R. 4764
H.Res. 1161: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to H.R. 925

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

October 1, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., On the Floor, Passed: 19), Extensions

H.R. 925: The Heroes Act
H.Res. 1164: Providing for consideration of H.Res. 1153, H.Res. 1154

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

October 2, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, Cal., On the Floor, Passed: 3), Extensions

H.Res. 1153: Condemning unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals without their full, informed consent
H.Res. 1154: Condemning QAnon and rejecting the conspiracy theories it promotes

Legislative Program

Prayer for the President

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

Next Meeting: 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2020



Senate

September 28, 2020Record, Digest (Summary, Calendar/Executive)

September 29, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor)

82-6, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close: H.R. 8337; A bill making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, and for other purposes.

September 30, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 24)

84-10, Senate passed H.R. 8337; A bill making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, and for other purposes.

48-46, Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to the House Message to Accompany S. 178; A bill to condemn gross human rights violations of ethnic Turkic Muslims in Xinjiang, and calling for an end to arbitrary detention, torture, and harassment of these communities inside and outside China.

47-47, Senate rejected the Motion to Table Tillis Amdt. No. 2673; To amend the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act to prohibit pre-existing condition exclusions. (S. 178)

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov, Reported: 2)

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

51-43, Senate did not bring debate to a close on the Motion to Proceed to S. 4653; A bill 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.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov, Reported: 4)

Next Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2020

September 26, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

September 21, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 41)Extensions

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 5)

September 22, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 18)Extensions

Suspensions: H.R. 6210, H.R. 5664, H.R. 8337

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 2)

September 23, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 13)Extensions

H.Res. 1129: Providing for consideration of H.R. 4447, H.R. 6270, H.R. 8319
H.R. 451: Dont Break Up the T-Band Act of 2020

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.gov)

September 24, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.On the FloorPassed: 2)Extensions

H.R. 4447: Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 7)

September 25, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityCal.)Extensions

Committee Meetings (Related DocumentsCongress.govReported: 1)

Next Meeting: Noon, Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Text of Bills for the Week of September 28, 2020



Senate

September 21, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorPassed: 1)

65-25, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Edward Hulvey Meyers to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

September 22, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

66-27, Senate confirmed the nomination of Edward Hulvey Meyers, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

49-44, Senate confirmed the nomination of Andrea R. Lucas, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

52-41, Senate confirmed the nomination of Keith E. Sonderling, of Florida, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

September 23, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorPassed: 1)

70-27, Senate confirmed the nomination of John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona.

54-42, Senate confirmed the nomination of Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

September 24, 2020 — Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorPassed: 12)

93-2, Senate confirmed the nomination of Roderick C. Young, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

93-2, Senate agreed to the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 8337; A bill making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2021, and for other purposes.

Committee Meetings (Congress.govReported: 3)

Next Meeting: 2:45 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2020

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.

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