Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.6395, National Defense Authorization Act. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 906 – Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED 283-105

2) H.R. 970 – Robert E. Lee Statue Removal Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Anthony Brown / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE

3) H.R. 1240 – Young Fishermen’s Development Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Young / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE

4) H.R. 5040 – AIR Safety Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED 382-6

5) H.R. 5458 – Rocky Mountain National Park Boundary Modification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE

6) H.R. 5459 – Rocky Mountain National Park Ownership Correction Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE

7) H.R. 7098 – Saguaro National Park Boundary Expansion and Study Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE

8) H.R. 7489 – Long Bridge Act of 2020, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Wittman / Natural Resources Committee) PASSED BY VOICE VOTE

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Legislative Business

Passed S.1031, with Hawley substitute amendment: to implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels, and for other purposes.

Passed H.R.1520, with Alexander substitute amendment: to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the publication of a list of licensed biological products, and for other purposes.      

Concurred in the House amendment to S. 1342: to require the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index products of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for each coastal area of the Great Lakes, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #333, S. 1310, with Wicker-Cardin substitute amendment: to strengthen participation of elected national legislators in the activities of the Organization of American States and reaffirm United States support for Organization of American States human rights and anti-corruption initiatives, and for other purposes.

Adopted S.Res.799: designating December 2020 as “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month”.

Passed Calendar #560, S.2730: to establish and ensure an inclusive transparent Drone Advisory Committee.

Passed S.633, with Moran substitute amendment: to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the members of the Women’s Army Corps who were assigned to the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, known as the “Six Triple Eight” with a Moran substitute amendment.

Passed H.R.1925, with Gillibrand substitute amendment: to designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the “Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System”.

Passed H.R.4983: to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gilbert, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic”.

Passed H.R.4983: to designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gilbert, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic”.

Concurred  in the House amendment to S.900: to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the “Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, December 11, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.6395, National Defense Authorization Act. At 10:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report. Additional roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session of the Senate.

We also hope to deal with the CR before government funding expires at midnight.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

S.5008 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to require notification of incidents at agencies involving sensitive personal information, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/Environment

H.R.8948 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to enter into cooperative agreements with States to carry out grant programs to assist in remediation and relocation efforts relating to hazardous air pollution, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8935 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To improve dam and hydropower safety, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.5001 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to fund job-creating improvements in energy and resiliency for Federal buildings managed by the General Services Administration, to enable a portfolio of clean buildings by 2030, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.8950 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To expand the permissible uses of amounts provided under the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.8946 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To provide emergency relief assistance under a modified Community Development Block Grant program for communities facing economic damage from civil and social crises, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.5009 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to address the eligibility for certain small businesses and organizations to receive loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.5004 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide funding to public housing agencies for the purpose of providing tenant-based assistance to individuals experiencing an economic crisis or natural disaster, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4997 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to authorize the tenth general capital increase for the Inter-American Development Bank and to strengthen recovery efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Health

H.R.8944 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act to include leave for employees who are unable to work due to minor children in optional virtual or hybrid learning, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Reform, and Ways and Means.

H.R.8943 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the President to use authority under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure an adequate supply equipment necessary for limiting the spread of COVID-19, to elevate the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency as the head of the COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force, to require the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency to establish a system for States and localities to access covered items during a covered emergency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Armed Services; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8942 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to schools and school-based health centers to increase the number of behavioral health care providers in such schools and health centers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8938 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish a standardized procedure for all States to submit weekly reports on hospital policies and metrics related to the response to COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8936 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide enhanced Federal matching payments for homecare worker training programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8934 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries have the opportunity to receive care in a home and community-based setting.

Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.5007 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an increase in payment under part B of the Medicare program for certain services in response to COVID-19.

Sponsor: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5002 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to improve the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of diagnosis in health care, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.4999 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional recovery rebates to individuals.

Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/10/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.8933 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To modernize the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Incentive program.

Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 12/10/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/10/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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