Thursday,  April 23, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
10:00 a.m. Legislative Business
No “One Minutes”
First Votes: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Last Votes: 4:00 p.m. –  6:00 p.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Under a Rule (1 bill):

H.Res. ___ – Provides for the adoption of H.Res. 935, Establishing a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform

This resolution establishes a Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis as a select investigative subcommittee of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Click here for a summary from the House Committee on Rules.

Suspension (1 bill):

Senate Amendment to H.R. 266 – Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

The bill includes $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, with $30 billion for CDFIs, community-based lenders, small banks, and small credit unions, and $30 billion for mid-sized banks and credit unions.  It also includes $50 billion for SBA emergency disaster loans and $10 billion for SBA emergency disaster grants.

Additionally, it provides $75 billion in resources for hospitals, health systems, and frontline workers and $25 billion for testing pursuant to a strategic testing plan.  The bill requires the Administration to issue reports on COVID-19 testing, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, including data on demographic characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, sex, and geographic region.

Summaries from Committees of jurisdiction: Small Business Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, Financial Services Committee, and Appropriations Committee.

Click here for a section by section from the Small Business Committee.

There will be up to two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

**For the health of all the Members and staff and to limit the number of people on the House Floor, Members are asked to stay in their offices except for during their confirmed speaking time during debate.  Additionally, Members are asked to come to the Floor only during their voting group’s window and to return to their offices until their voting group is called for the next vote.  Members are encouraged to use the voting machines while voting and not vote by card in the House well.  During the vote series, the Majority Whip’s office will notify Members when each group should proceed to the Floor to vote.

Members are advised that there will be a 30 minute recess in between the first and second vote to allow for a cleaning of the House Chamber.

The following times are for the first vote in the series on Adoption of the Select Subcommittee Resolution.  Members will be given notice from the Whip’s office about when their group’s voting time will begin.

Group 1: Rep. Abraham to Rep. Cheney (1:30 – 1:40 p.m.)
Group 2: Rep. Chu to Rep. Ferguson (1:40 – 1:50 p.m.)
Group 3: Rep. Finkenauer to Rep. Hoyer (1:50 – 2:00 p.m.)
Group 4: Rep. Hudson to Rep. Lucas (2:00 – 2:10 p.m.)
Group 5: Rep. Luetkemeyer to Rep. Moolenaar (2:10 – 2:20 p.m.)
Group 6: Rep. Mooney to Rep. Roy (2:20 – 2:30 p.m.)
Group 7: Rep. Roybal-Allard to Rep. Norma Torres (2:30 – 2:40 p.m.)
Group 8: Rep. Torres Small to Rep. Zeldin (2:40 – 2:50 p.m.)
Group 9: Additional time, if needed

Following the vote on Adoption of the Select Subcommittee Resolution, the House will recess for approximately 30 minutes to allow for a cleaning of the House Chamber.  When the House reconvenes, we will vote on passage of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, by groups.  Updates about the timing for each group on that vote will be provided.

  

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.”

Alexis de Tocqueville