Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 14 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Andrea Joan Palm, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, post-cloture.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to consider the fourteen bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (14 bills)

  1. H.R. 433 – Family Support Services for Addiction Act of 2021 (Rep. Trone – Energy and Commerce)
  2. H.R. 1475 – Pursuing Equity in Mental Health Act, as amended (Rep. Watson Coleman – Energy and Commerce)
  3. H.R. 586 – STANDUP Act of 2021 (Rep. Peters – Energy and Commerce)
  4. H.R. 721 – Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Napolitano – Energy and Commerce)
  5. H.R. 2877 – Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2021 (Rep. Ferguson – Energy and Commerce)
  6. H.R. 1260 – Bipartisan Solution to Cyclical Violence Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Ruppersberger – Energy and Commerce)
  7. H.R. 1205 – Improving Mental Health Access from the Emergency Department Act of 2021 (Rep. Ruiz – Energy and Commerce)
  8. H.R. 1324 – Effective Suicide Screening and Assessment in the Emergency Department Act of 2021 (Rep. Bilirakis – Energy and Commerce)
  9. H.R. 1480 – HERO Act, as amended (Rep. Bera – Energy and Commerce)
  10. H.R. 2862 – Campaign to Prevent Suicide Act, as amended (Rep. Beyer – Energy and Commerce)
  11. H.R. 2981 – Suicide Prevention Lifeline Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Katko – Energy and Commerce)
  12. H.R. 2955 – Suicide Prevention Act (Rep. Stewart – Energy and Commerce)
  13. H.R. 768 – Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act of 2021 (Rep. McKinley – Energy and Commerce)
  14. H.R. 1629 – Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act (Rep. Dean – Energy and Commerce)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #69 Andrea Joan Palm, of Wisconsin, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services; invoked: 62-35.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.203, Indianapolis shooting


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #69, Andrea Joan Palm, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, post-cloture.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Palm nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #65 Cynthia Minette Marten, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Marten nomination, at 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session in relation to S.J.Res.15, True Lender CRA, and a motion to discharge the Brooks-LaSure nomination (CMS) from the Finance Committee. Another message will be sent when votes are scheduled.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #69 Andrea Joan Palm, of Wisconsin, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.

2.      Executive Calendar #65 Cynthia Minette Marten, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

3.      Executive Calendar #108, Ronald Stroman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2021.

4.      Executive Calendar #109, Ronald Stroman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2028.

5.      Executive Calendar #110,  Amber McReynolds, of Colorado, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2026.

6.      Executive Calendar #112, Donet Graves, Jr., of Ohio, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.

Tuesday, May 11th at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #69 Andrea Joan Palm, of Wisconsin, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #65 Cynthia Minette Marten, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

Tuesday, May 11th at 2:30pm – roll call vote:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #65 Cynthia Minette Marten, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate HELP

An Update from Federal Officials on Efforts to Combat COVID-19

Senate Banking

HUD/FTA Nomination Hearing

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Prevention, Response, and Recovery: Improving Federal Cybersecurity Post-SolarWinds

Senate Commerce

Freight Mobility: Strengthening America’s Supply Chains and Competitiveness

Senate Finance

Closing the Tax Gap: Lost Revenue from Noncompliance and the Role of Offshore Tax Evasion


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

S.1538 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Smith River National Recreation Area Act to include certain additions to the Smith River National Recreation Area, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain wild rivers in the State of Oregon, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1537 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to modernize certain Federal agencies for an era of strategic energy and mineral competition, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1535 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to designate as wilderness certain Federal portions of the red rock canyons of the Colorado Plateau and the Great Basin Deserts in the State of Utah for the benefit of present and future generations of people in the United States.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Health

S.1542 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.

Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1536 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the availability of medical nutrition therapy services under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.1532 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide a work opportunity tax credit for military spouses and to provide for flexible spending arrangements for childcare services for uniformed services families.

Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1533 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to modify the definition of commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1531 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Transportation to award grants to States that have enacted and are enforcing certain laws with respect to stretch limousines, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1529 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish safety standards for certain limousines, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.