Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 10 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Katherine A. Crytzer, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

  1. H.R. 8900 – Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, and Other Extensions Act (Rep. Lowey – Appropriations)
  2. H.Res. 549 – Reaffirming the commitment to media diversity and pledging to work with media entities and diverse stakeholders to develop common ground solutions to eliminate barriers to media diversity (Rep. Demings – Energy and Commerce)
  3. H.R. 3361 – RIVER Act (Rep. McKinley – Energy and Commerce)
  4. H.R. 5541 – Tribal Power Act, as amended (Rep. O’Halleran – Energy and Commerce)
  5. H.R. 1426 – Timely Review of Infrastructure Act (Rep. Olson – Energy and Commerce)
  6. H.R. 5758 – Ceiling Fan Improvement Act of 2020 (Rep. Guthrie – Energy and Commerce)
  7. H.R. 3797 – Medical Marijuana Research Act, as amended (Rep. Blumenauer – Energy and Commerce)
  8. H.R. 1570 – Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2020, as amended (Rep. Payne – Energy and Commerce)
  9. H.R. 7898 – To amend title XXX of the Public Health Services Act to provide for a technical correction to provide the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Service certain authorities with respect to investigations of information blocking, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Burgess – Energy and Commerce)
  10. H.R. 1966 – Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act of 2019, as amended (Rep. Mfume – Energy and Commerce)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

On the Cloture Motion: Motion to Invoke Cloture: Katherine A. Crytzer to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee – AGREED TO 48-47

On the Nomination: Confirmation: Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit CONFIRMED 51-44


Today   
10:00 a.m.: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Katherine A. Crytzer, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

US-China: Winning the Economic Competition, Part II

Senate Finance

The Alzheimer’s Crisis: Examining Testing and Treatment Pipelines and Fiscal Implications

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.8970 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To repeal the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: House – 12/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Intelligence (Permanent Select), Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Armed Services.

Energy/Environment

H.R.8973 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain interests in land in the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: House – 12/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.5015 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to establish an Outdoor Restoration Fund for restoration and resilience projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Health

H.R.8967 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award a contract to an eligible nonprofit entity to establish and maintain a health care claims database for purposes of lowering Americans’ health care costs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: House – 12/15/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Oversight and Reform, Armed Services, and Education and Labor.

S.5018 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program supporting trauma center violence intervention and violence prevention programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.8969 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the low-income housing credit to incentivize affordable and transit-oriented development, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: House – 12/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.5019 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to limit the charitable deduction for certain qualified conservation contributions.

Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.8968 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to recommend certain projects in remote, coastal, and small watersheds, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 12/15/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: House – 12/15/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.