The President performed the exercise in the presence of some cabinet ministers and other members of the council who joined the meeting online. Please share on your social network. If you would like to learn more about treaties visit the Virtual Reference Desk's index page on Treaties. Buruji Kashamu, a former senator from Ogun state, has died of complications from COVID-19. September 16, 2020. Click here to contact our editorial staff, and click here to report an error. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens to questions during a news conference on Capitol Hill on June 30. These calendars list executive business items such as unanimous consent agreements, resolutions, treaties, and nominations. Past Legislative Schedules. When you are talking about development, procurement is the most important because if, government projects are not properly executed, of course, you will not see the result.”, “We have been talking about the money needed for projects and the economy is not smiling at all and for us to support contractors there is a need on the part of the government to encourage them. ‘‘All these properties make us unarguably the most prosperous black nation in the world and Africa’s largest economy.’’. The looming deadlines for boosted unemployment benefits and provisions protecting residents from evictions increases the pressure on the Senate to reach a swift agreement when it returns. President, Bukola Saraki who is spending more time in courts than in the red chamber said the upper chamber will adjourn plenary till Tuesday, July 12. A final calendar is published at the end of each session of Congress. Democratic Senate challengers shatter money records, ... raised more than $38.7 million in the July-to-September fundraising quarter, his campaign announced Thursday. In a letter sent Monday to McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accused Republicans of being “missing in action” when it comes to coronavirus. While giving the overview of the Bill, the Majority Leader, Hon. (Media & Publicity) It is not clear why the Senate embarked on this long break. President Buhari pledged that his government would work towards greater inclusiveness and look forward to the participation of all Nigerians in the celebration. Current Tentative Legislative Schedule. The Senate president Bukola Saraki has announced a two-week break from activities of the upper legislative House. Republicans said yesterday they wanted to scrap the break. (CRS) (pdf), Contact | Lagos State House of Assembly on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, has proposed the amendment of the State Procurement Agency Law, 2015 with a view to raising the advance payment from 20 to 40 percent. Days in Session of the U.S. Congress. And McConnell made it clear Tuesday that the Senate will leave for its scheduled August recess. Negotiations are likely to be even more painful in this round of talks. We can make remarkable progress and improvement through our contributions today.”, The Chairman, House Committee on Public Procurement, Hon. Usage Policy | This list of senators' suite and phone numbers in pdf format is updated every couple of weeks at the beginning of a new Congress. 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Content Responsibility | On the theme of TOGETHER, President Buhari recounted that the country’s founding fathers, in spite of the differences in faith, tribe and tongue came together to fight for Nigeria’s independence. The 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, and will conclude on January 3, 2021. The calendar is published each day the Senate is in session. As it were, Saraki has reiterated for the umpteenth time that he knows nothing about how the rules were adopted in the inauguration of the 8th Senate which produced him as Nigeria’s number three citizen. The House was scheduled to meet for 113 days, compared to the 130 days it was scheduled to meet in 2019 and the 171 days it met in 2018. Following the Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #890, Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice … Unveiling the theme and logo for the commemorative activities to celebrate 60 years of independence, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja described Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, as the most prosperous black nation in the world. The list below identifies expected non-legislative periods (days that the Senate will not be in session). One such program — the extra $600 per week in jobless benefits — has been a financial lifeline for America’s 44 million unemployed, but the two sides can’t agree whether to renew it. But the gradual reopening in some parts of the country has, instead, spurred another spike in cases, creating further financial uncertainty in states like Texas and Florida. The schedule is also available in calendar format (pdf image). Content Responsibility | The Senate president Bukola Saraki has announced a two-week break from activities of the upper legislative House. Many lawmakers of both parties believed — and hoped — that the economy would rebound on its own as soon as states began to loosen their restrictions on businesses. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump have tested positive for Covid-19. Operations: Meghann Olshefski • Lauren Dixon • Kelly Rindfleisch • Sara Antel • Sara Horton. Good legislation must not be the yearnings of the populace alone, it must be the aggregated interest of the people.”, “We are here to discuss important issues, which is public procurement. “Provided that advance payment above 40 percent shall be subject to the regulation prescribed by the agency. Once you have the requirement you will be allowed to bid.”. The 116th United States Congress is the current meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Noon. Mudashiru Obasa who was represented by his Deputy, Hon Wasiu Sanni-Eshinlokun said, “Procurement is very important. Well we have to be here otherwise if one's not here they all won't be here. The schedule is also available in calendar format (pdf image). *Note: The House is scheduled to convene remotely for committee work June 1-29 and is scheduled for in-person votes June 30-July 2. With momentum from the May jobs report, McConnell and … Meanwhile Ekweremadu has maintained their innocence since the allegation came to public domain The federal government had through the office of the Attorney General filed the charges against Saraki and Ekweremadu as well as former clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Benedict Efeturi. But negotiations are likely to be even more painful in this round of talks, with Republicans and Democrats divided over what to do with billions of dollars in programs that are set to expire at the end of July. The senators said they will no longer cooperate with the APC government until the government put a stop to its belligerent acts. Senate Schedules. The decision might not be unconnected with the anticipated court appearance of Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu who have been accused of criminal conspiracy and forgery of the Senate standing rules. ”Today, we stand on the threshold of history as we formally begin a series of activities commemorating Nigeria’s Diamond Anniversary. ”Furthermore, the neatly encrusted Diamond on the Nigerian Map symbolizes our age of treasure, the worth of the Nigerian people with our sparkle to the admiration of the world. We felt we should do what is needed to set the state on the part of progress.”, According to him “the idea of public hearing affords the policymakers to hear from the masses. The 2019 tentative schedule is still available. It will not be the survival of the fittest because the fittest might not be capable. Senate Republicans have dismissed calls for immediate additional legislation after Congress spent $3 trillion within three months — one of the largest economic recovery efforts on record.