Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will resume consideration of legislation providing further funding for FY21 and COVID-19 relief. The Senate stands adjourned until noon.   


THE HOUSE      

Sunday  

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H. J. Res. 110 – Further Continuing Appropriations, 2021 – PASSED 329 – 65  

Today   

On Monday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: no earlier than 10 a.m.

No “One Minutes”

Consideration of Legislation Providing Further Funding for FY21 and Covid-19 Relief

THE SENATE      

Sunday 

Roll Call Votes

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #758, Brian Noland, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority; invoked: 84-5.

2.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #758, Brian Noland, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority; confirmed: 84-5.

3.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #591, Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; invoked: 82-7.

4.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #591, Fernando L. Aenlle-Rocha, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; confirmed: 80-8.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.4031: to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #627, S.2716: to amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #576, S.3100: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act.

Passed Calendar #606, S.4556: to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Indian Health Service, to acquire private land to facilitate access to the Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center in Hemet, California, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #575, S.3099: Southeast AK Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act.

Passed Calendar #558, S.3948: to amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #586, S.2346 with Wicker substitute amendment: to improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service, and for other purposes.

Passed H.R.6535: to deem an urban Indian organization and employees thereof to be a part of the Public Health Service for the purposes of certain claims for personal injury, and for other purposes.

Passed H.R.1240: to preserve United States fishing heritage through a national program dedicated to training and assisting the next generation of commercial fishermen.

Passed S.3952 with Van Hollen substitute amendment: imposes sanctions on certain foreign individuals and entities involved in the theft of trade secrets belonging to a U.S. individual or entity.

Passed S.5076: to authorize the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to delegate authority to approve payroll and personnel actions.

Passed H.J.Res.110 – 1-Day CR.

Passed H.R. 5458: to modify the boundary of the Rocky Mountain National Park, and for other purposes.

Passed H.R.7460: Peace Corps Commemorative Work Extension Act.

Passed H.R.5852 – Weir Farm National Historical Park Redesignation Act.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 Noon on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Senators will be notified when roll call votes are expected.


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.9026 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to provide clarification of the notice requirement for use of information.

Sponsor: Rep. Amash, Justin [L-MI-3] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Intelligence (Permanent Select); Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).

Energy/Environment

H.R.9036 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title VI of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a Federal renewable electricity standard for retail electricity suppliers and a Federal energy efficiency resource standard for retail electricity suppliers and retail natural gas suppliers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9028 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To establish the American Nuclear Leadership Commission, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services

S.5065 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide more than $435,000,000,000 in immediate and long-term investments in communities to promote economic justice, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (25)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/18/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

H.R.9038 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To prohibit deceptive acts or practices in connection with public health emergencies resulting from COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 12/20/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

H.R.9037 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure transparency within the health care system through the establishment of a National Healthcare Acquired Infection and Medical Error Reporting Program.

Sponsor: Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 12/20/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

H.R.9035 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand accessibility to certain telehealth services under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9031 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend title XVIII and XIX of the Social Security to require home health agencies to provide personal protective equipment to workers and submit related reports, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9027 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To authorize the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to fund research of the symptoms of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

H.R.9030 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily expand the deduction for business meals provided at a restaurant.

Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 12/18/2020 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.5069 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the exclusion for educational assistance programs.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/18/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5067 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to provide a credit against payroll taxes to businesses and nonprofit organizations that purchase or upgrade ventilation and air filtration systems to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne communicable diseases.

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/18/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5064 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase retirement savings, to improve retirement plan administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/18/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5063 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

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

Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 12/18/2020) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 12/18/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.