Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will resume consideration of S.914, Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #61, Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development; invoked: 67-28.

2.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #61, Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development; confirmed: 68-26.

3.     Passage of S.J.Res.14, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to ‘‘Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources Review’’ [Methane].; passed: 52-42.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.186, Dr. Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches

S.Res.187, Wisconsin Ice Hockey Championship


Today   
Upon dissolution of the joint session, the Senate will stand adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #34, S.914, Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021.

The following amendments will be reported by number and will be the only amendments in order to S.914:

Rubio-Scott (FL) amendment #1471, as modified

Shaheen amendment #1461

Kennedy amendment #1469

Lee amendment #1472

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote in relation to the amendments in the order listed, with 60-affirmative votes required for adoption of the Lee amendment and passage of the bill. We expect to agree to the Shaheen and Kennedy amendments by voice votes. Upon disposition of the amendments, Carper-Capito substitute amendment #1460, as amended, if amended, will be agreed to by unanimous consent.

At 1:45pm, the Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended.

There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided prior to each vote.

Thursday, April 29th at 11:30am – up to 4 votes (2 roll call votes expected):

1. Rubio-Scott (FL) amendment #1471, as modified

2. Shaheen amendment #1461 (expected voice vote)

3. Kennedy amendment #1469 (expected voice vote)

4. Lee amendment #1472 (60 affirmative vote threshold)

Thursday, April 29th at 1:45pm – roll call vote:

1. Passage of Calendar #34, S.914, Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, as amended.


HEARINGS COVERED


House Financial Services

Closing the Racial and Gender Wealth Gap Through Compensation Equity

House Judiciary

Treating the Problem: Addressing Anticompetitive Conduct and Consolidation in Health Care Markets

House Small Business

Supply Chain Resiliency and the Role of Small Manufacturers

House Ways and Weans

Advancing U.S. Economic Competitiveness, Equity, and Sustainability Through Infrastructure Investments


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.2894 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish a Civilian Cyber Security Reserve as a pilot project to address the cyber security needs of the United States with respect to national security, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Armed Services; Homeland Security

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

S.1400 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to provide energy cybersecurity investment incentives, to establish a grant and technical assistance program for cybersecurity investments, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Energy/Environment

H.R.2889 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Natural Gas Act with respect to actions for eminent domain by holders of certificates of public convenience and necessity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2887 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for certain Department of State actions relating to global climate change, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.2885 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Energy to establish an electric grid resilience grant program and an electric grid resilience research and development program.

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

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

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.2872 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal Governments and other entities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (17)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.1432 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an electric grid resilience grant program and an electric grid resilience research and development program.

Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1420 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish an integrated national approach to respond to ongoing and expected effects of extreme weather and climate change by protecting, managing, and conserving the fish, wildlife, and plants of the United States, and to maximize Government efficiency and reduce costs, in cooperation with State, local, and Tribal governments and other entities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.1415 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1414 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide for the establishment of clean technology consortia to enhance the economic, environmental, and energy security of the United States by promoting domestic development, manufacture, and deployment of clean technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1405 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to authorize the imposition of sanctions with respect to significant actions that exacerbate climate change, to reinforce comprehensive efforts to limit global average temperature rise, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Financial Services

H.R.2879 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prevent a fiscal crisis by enacting legislation to balance the Federal budget through reductions of discretionary and mandatory spending, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Good, Bob [R-VA-5] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Budget; Rules

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

S.1430 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to prevent predatory debt collectors from receiving paycheck protection program loans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Health

H.R.2903 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.2891 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit prescription drug companies from compensating other prescription drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug, biosimilar biological product, or interchangeable biological product into the market.

Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.2881 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for individuals who are ages 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare, to provide for health insurance market stabilization, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.2877 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop best practices for the establishment and use of behavioral intervention teams at schools, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2870 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for stockpiles to ensure that all Americans have access to generic drugs at risk of shortage, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2869 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.2868 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit additional rebates under the Medicaid program for certain noninnovator multiple source drugs.

Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2862 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a national suicide prevention media campaign, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1439 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish procedures regarding the approval of opioid drugs by the Food and Drug Administration.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1438 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the opioid crisis.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1436 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1434 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to revoke the approval of one opioid pain medication for each new opioid pain medication approved.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1428 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market, and to prohibit biological product manufacturers from compensating biosimilar and interchangeable companies to delay the entry of biosimilar biological products and interchangeable biological products.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Judiciary

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1427 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1425 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to enable the Federal Trade Commission to deter filing of sham citizen petitions to cover an attempt to interfere with approval of a competing generic drug or biosimilar, to foster competition, and facilitate the efficient review of petitions filed in good faith to raise legitimate public health concerns, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Judiciary

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1410 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to codify the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.

Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Judiciary

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.2898 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings accounts for certain home care expenses.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (20)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2875 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for taxpayers who remove lead-based hazards.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2863 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code to provide for a first-time homebuyer credit, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1426 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a refundable tax credit for parents.

Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1424 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit high deductible health plans to provide chronic disease prevention services to plan enrollees prior to satisfying their plan deductible.

Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1422 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for employer-provided worker training.

Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1403 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for Move America bonds and Move America credits.

Sponsor: Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.2900 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To permanently exempt payments made from the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Account from sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Budget

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.2895 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To facilitate efficient investments and financing of infrastructure projects and new, long-term job creation through the establishment of an Infrastructure Financing Authority, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Budget

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.2880 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Commandant of the Coast Guard to modify regulations relating to vessel response plans to include notifications with respect to search and rescue missions.

Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.2867 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide for efforts relating to Move Over laws, to amend title 49, United States Code, to require crash avoidance technology on motor vehicles, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

S.1416 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a motor vehicle recall assistance program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1413 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a final rule revising motor vehicle seat back safety standards.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1407 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to enhance the early warning reporting requirements for motor vehicle manufacturers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1406 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to conduct research regarding and require the use of driver monitoring systems to minimize or eliminate motor vehicle driver distraction.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 04/28/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 04/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.