Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are not in session.



The House certified the electoral votes for the President and Vice-President of the United States.


The House is not in session.



Roll Call Votes

1.      Shall the objection to the counting of the certificate of vote of the State of Arizona be sustained?; not sustained: 6-93.

2.      Shall the objection to the counting of the certificate of vote of Pennsylvania be sustained?; not sustained: 7-92.

Legislative Business

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.11: to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces (Schumer).

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.13: To establish an advisory committee to make recommendations on improvements to the security, integrity, and administration of Federal elections. (Scott (SC))

The Senate is not in session.


H.R.219 — 117th Congress(2021-2022)

To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to exclude from eligibility for the generalized system of preferences any country that fails to effectively enforce its environmental laws or meet its international environmental obligations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 01/06/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

H.R.218 — 117th Congress(2021-2022)

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from issuing moratoriums on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits on certain Federal lands.

Sponsor: Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11] (Introduced 01/06/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Financial Services

H.R.220 — 117th Congress(2021-2022)

To make supplemental appropriations to carry out farm stress programs, provide for expedited additional support under the farm and ranch stress assistance network, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 01/06/2021) Cosponsors: (1)


H.R.223 — 117th Congress(2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to reimburse qualified health care providers for the costs of purchasing, leasing, installing, and operating qualified equipment for cold storage of COVID-19 vaccines.

Sponsor: Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] (Introduced 01/06/2021) Cosponsors: (1)