Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet in a Pro Forma session. The Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #4, Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

No Roll Call Votes


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

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.

At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #4, Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.

If cloture is invoked on the Mayorkas nomination, the confirmation vote will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, February 1st.

Thursday, January 28th at 1:45pm – roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #4, Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

Nominations of Marcia Fudge to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Cecilia Rouse to be Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors

House Energy and Commerce

Full Committee Organizational Meeting

RAND

High Stakes: Fostering Innovation to Stem the Tide of America’s Drug Problems

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

S.70 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 32, United States Code, to authorize cybersecurity operations and missions to protect critical infrastructure by members of the National Guard in connection with training or other duty.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Armed Services

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/Environment

S.69 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to require annual lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico region of the outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.66 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Inter-Agency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia to develop a plan for reducing, mitigating, and controlling harmful algal blooms and hypoxia in South Florida, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.58 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.

Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.67 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to support efforts by international financial institutions to provide a robust global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.64 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to spur entrepreneurial ecosystems in underserved communities.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.63 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish an Office of Emerging Markets within the Small Business Administration that will strengthen the development of small business concerns in emerging markets, including those owned by women, minorities, veterans, and those located in rural areas, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Health

S.57 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to increase the ability of nursing facilities to access to telehealth services and obtain technologies to allow virtual visits during the public health emergency relating to an outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.56 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Transportation

S.62 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 01/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 01/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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