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August 4, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 8/4/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 2)

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 Iowa absentee ballots.

10:05 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa yielded the floor.

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

10:19 a.m. - Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

10:19 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4680

10:30 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking, "I just listened to my friend, the Republican leader..."

10:43 a.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking, "I have a recommendation for my colleagues in the Senate: They go home..."

August 3, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 8/3/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the Floor)

3:01 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.

3:03 p.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking about Senator Hatch of Utah and his editorial on "Higher Ed and the Fragmentation of America."

7. HONORING OUR ARMED FORCES PDFS4653

3:05 p.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking, "The Senate mourns the tragedy that took place Thursday off the coast of Southern California."

8. ELECTION SECURITY PDFS4653

3:06 p.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about foreign efforts to influence our elections.

9. HEALS ACT PDFS4654

3:16 p.m. - Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Mark Wesley Menezes, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

3:16 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

3:33 p.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the next #Coronavirus relief package. #COVID19

3:38 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

August 1, 2020

Weekly Digest of the Congressional Record

House

July 27, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 3), Extensions

Suspension: S. 2163

Committee Meeting (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

July 29, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 6), Extensions

H.Res. 1067: Providing for consideration of H.R. 7617
H.R. 7027: Child Care Is Essential Act
H.R. 7327: Child Care for Economic Recovery Act

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

July 30, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 4), Extensions

H.R. 7617: Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

July 31, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Activity, On the Floor, Bills Passed: 2), Extensions

The House passed H.R. 7617, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021.

Legislative Program for next week

Committee Meetings (Related Documents, Congress.gov)

Next Meeting: 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Text of Bills for the Week of August 3, 2020



Senate

July 27, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 3)

Senate confirmed the nomination of William Scott Hardy, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Legislation Reported: 1

July 28, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 4)

Senate confirmed the nomination of David Cleveland Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

Senate confirmed the nomination of Dana T. Wade, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov)

July 29, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 2)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Senate confirmed the nomination of Lauren McGarity McFerran, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

Committee Meetings (Congress.gov, Legislation Reported: 5)

July 30, 2020Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Bills Passed: 6)

Senate confirmed the nomination of Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the House message to accompany S. 178.

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

Next Meeting: 3 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020

House Floor Summary, 7/31/2020

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

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

9:00:36 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Diana DeGette to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00:58 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

9:02:47 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.

9:02:56 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McAdams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

9:03:21 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.

7. HONORING UTAH FIREFIGHTERS' BATTLE AGAINST KNOLLS FIRE PDFH4193
8. HIGHLIGHTING OPERATION WARP SPEED PDFH4194
9. CALLING FOR BOLD ACTION ON STIMULUS PACKAGE PDFH4194
10. HONORING GRADUATES OF FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF GEORGIA PDFH4194
11. CELEBRATING LIBERIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PDFH4194
12. HONORING VICTIMS OF DAYTON, OHIO, MASS SHOOTING PDFH4194
13. THANKING ZVERSE PDFH4194

July 31, 2020

House Floor Summary, 7/30/2020

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

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

9:00:17 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. THANKING DEB DETMERS FANSLER, STEVE TOMASZEWSKI, AND RODNEY DAVIS FOR THEIR SERVICE PDFH3985
5. GET SERIOUS ABOUT FUNDING STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PDFH3986
6. RESILIENCY OF FLORIDIANS PDFH3986
7. REMEMBERING CHAUNCEY LEE VEATCH III PDFH3986
8. THANK YOU TO PA-15 CONSTITUENTS PDFH3987
9. SALUTING EARLY EDUCATORS AND CHILDCARE WORKERS PDFH3987
10. HONORING ANITA MONOIAN PDFH3988
11. INTRODUCING THE BLUE PACIFIC ACT PDFH3988
12. CONGRATULATING EDDIE DRILLING PDFH3989
13. FARMERS FEEDING UTAH PDFH3989
14. OPIOID CRISIS EPIDEMIC PDFH3990
15. IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE FELICIAN SISTERS LOST TO CORONAVIRUS PDFH3990
16. HONORING THE LIFE OF SHARON ERICHSRUD PDFH3991

9:50:44 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:35 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 30.

10:00:54 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:01:21 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.

10:03:27 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Wilson of SC to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:04:00 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.

House Floor Summary, 7/29/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityOn the FloorBills Passed: 6)Extensions

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

9:00:05 a.m. - The Speaker designated the Honorable Henry Cuellar to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

9:00:45 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. REALIZING AMERICA'S RACIST PAST PDFH3883
5. DEMOCRAT INACTION PDFH3883
6. THANKING CRAIG ROBERTS FOR HIS SERVICE AS CHIEF OF STAFF PDFH3884
7. DO NOT LET DEATH OF ENRIQUE ROMAN-MARTINEZ GO UNSOLVED PDFH3884
8. NATIONAL PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH PDFH3885
9. APPROPRIATIONS PDFH3885
10. EXCEPTIONS TO POSSE COMITATUS PDFH3886
11. CITIZENS UNITE FOR PEACEFUL PROTESTS PDFH3887
12. CLIFTY FALLS 100TH ANNIVERSARY PDFH3887
13. NORTH CAROLINA'S ROLE IN PRODUCING CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PDFH3888

9:45:38 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:45 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 29.

10:01:34 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:02:06 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.

10:02:16 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. McAdams to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:02:28 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.

July 30, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 7/30/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 6)

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

10:01 a.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:03 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking, "The motorcoach industry has been particularly hard-hit..." #Coronavirus #COVID19

10:05 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the #HEALSAct - S. 4317, S. 4318, S. 4319, S. 4320, S. 4321, S. 4322, S. 4323, S. 4324 #Coronavirus #COVI D19.


9. EXECUTIVE CALENDAR (Executive Session) PDFS4600

10:15 a.m. - Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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


11. Moment of Silence for the Victims of the Novel Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4600

10:20 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

10:22 a.m. - Senate observed a moment of silence to recognize the number of deaths from the novel #Coronavirus.

12. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4601

10:35 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

July 29, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 7/29/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 2)

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.

10:02 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking, "Now that the United Kingdom has separated from the European Union..." #Trade

10:04 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking, "When the Senate passed the CARES Act back in March..." #Coronavirus #COVID19

9. EXECUTIVE CALENDAR (Executive Session) PDFS4554

10:15 a.m. - Senate proceeded to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Derek Kan, of California, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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


10:27 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

11. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4554
12. NLRB Nominations (Executive Session) PDFS4555

10:36 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York yielded the floor.


13. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4555

10:37 a.m. - Majority Whip @SenJohnThune of South Dakota is speaking about the next #Coronavirus relief package. #COVID19.

10:45 a.m. - Majority Whip @SenJohnThune of South Dakota is speaking about #Section230. #CDA230

14. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4557

10:52 a.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

July 28, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 7/28/2020

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

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 World Trade Organization (@WTO).

7. HEALS ACT PDFS4515

10:05 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the #HEALSAct — S. 4317S. 4318S. 4319S. 4320S. 4321S. 4322S. 4323S. 4324.

10:16 a.m. - Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of David Cleveland Joseph, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

10:16 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

12. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS4517

10:25 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking, "Yesterday, after putting the Senate on pause for three months..." #Coronavirus #COVID19

10:38 a.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

10:55 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

House Floor Summary, 7/27/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (ActivityOn the FloorBills Passed: 3)Extensions

9:00:04 a.m. - The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

9:00:29 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. COUNTERING CHINESE DOMINANCE IN TELECOM PDFH3861
5. CHILDCARE IS ESSENTIAL PDFH3861
6. SUPPORTING ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN PDFH3862
7. A FEW THOUGHTS ON THE PASSING OF MY FRIEND JOHN LEWIS PDFH3862
8. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OF THE LEFTIST MOB PDFH3863

9:24:51 a.m. - The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. today.

10:00:09 a.m. - The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 27.

10:00:30 a.m. - Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

10:01:28 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.

10:02:09 a.m. - PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Hurd of TX to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

10:03:03 a.m. - The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.

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