Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of three bills. The Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.13, EEOC CRA


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 403 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1629 – H.R. 1629 – Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act and of the bill H. Res. 275 – Condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021, and reaffirming the House of Representative’s commitment to combating hate, bigotry, and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community – PASSED 217 – 209


Adoption of H. Res. 403 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1629 – H.R. 1629 – Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act and of the bill H. Res. 275 – Condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021, and reaffirming the House of Representative’s commitment to combating hate, bigotry, and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community – ADOPTED 212 – 206


Suspension of the Rules (Debated 5/17):
1) H.R. 2704 – Improving VA Accountability to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Act of 2021

2) H.R. 2788 – Equal Employment Counseling Modernization Act

3) H.R. 240 – Homeless Veterans with Children Reintegration Act

4) H.R. 711 – West LA VA Campus Improvement Act of 2021, as amended

5) H.R. 2167 – GI Bill National Emergency Extended Deadline Act, as amended 

6) H.R. 2878 – Native VetSuccess at Tribal Colleges and Universities Pilot Program Act, as amended

7) H.R. 1510 – To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of cameras in the medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs

8) H.R. 2494 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration, and for other purposes

9) H.R. 2441 – Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act

10) H.R. 210 – Rural STEM Education Research Act, as amended

11) H.R. 144 – Supporting Early-Career Researchers Act, as amended

12) H.R. 204 – STEM Opportunities ACT, as amended

13) H.R. 2027 – MSI STEM Achievement Act

14) H.R. 2695 – Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act

15) H.R. 1447 – COAST Research Act of 2021, as amended

16) H.R. 2533 – NEAR Act of 2021

Suspension of the Rules (Debated 5/18):
1) H.R. 1157 – Department of State Authorization Act of 2021, as amended

2) H.R. 3125 – COVID-19 Emergency Medical Supplies Enhancement Act of 2021

3) H.R. 3146 – SAVE Act

4) H.R. 1711 – Financial Inclusion in Banking Act of 2021, as amended

5) H.R. 2959 – COVID-19 Fraud Prevention Act, as amended

6) H.R. 2655 – Insider Trading Prohibition Act

7) H.R. 3008 – Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2021

8) H.R. 707 – Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act

Suspension En Bloc Vote – PASSED 350 – 75


S. 937 – 
COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act – PASSED 364 – 62 

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Last votes expected 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 1629 – Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act (Rep. Dean – Energy and Commerce)

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Complete Consideration of H.Res. 275 – Condemning the horrific shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021, and reaffirming the House of Representative’s commitment to combating hate, bigotry, and violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community (Rep. Chu – Oversight and Reform)

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for no further debate.

Complete Consideration H.R. 3233 – National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security)

The Rule will provide for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to discharge the Judiciary Committee from further consideration of PN79-2, Kristen M. Clarke, to be Assistant Attorney General; agreed to: 50-48.

2.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #33, S.J.Res.13, EEOC CRA; agreed to: 50-49.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.222: National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

Adopted S.Res.223: Columbia Heights, MN.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #33, S.J.Res.13, EEOC CRA. At 12:00 Noon, all time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution.

Following disposition of the joint resolution, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #58, S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021. Discussions continue on a path forward in relation to the consideration of amendments to the bill.

Amendments pending to S.1260

Schumer substitute amendment #1502

Wednesday, May 19th at 12:00 Noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Passage of Calendar #33, S.J.Res.13, EEOC CRA

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations

Rethinking Disaster Recovery and Resiliency, Part 2: Protecting Communities and Accelerating Assistance

Senate Finance

COVID-19 Health Care Flexibilities: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned

Senate Appropriations

Review of the FY2022 Budget Blueprint for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

House Ways and Means

Leveraging the Tax Code for Infrastructure Investment

House Financial Services

Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions

House Energy and Commerce

The Fiscal Year 2022 DOE Budget

Axios

COVID-19 Vaccines and the Road Ahead

House Natural Resources

Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars and Corporate Welfare in the Oil and Gas Industry

Senate Judiciary

Antitrust Applied: Hospital Consolidation Concerns and Solutions

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

COVID-19 Part II: Evaluating the Medical Supply Chain and Pandemic Response Gaps


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.3313 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of State to design and establish a Vulnerability Disclosure Process (VDP) to improve Department of State cybersecurity and a bug bounty program to identify and report vulnerabilities of internet-facing information technology of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.1691 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require an annual report on the cybersecurity of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Energy/Environment

H.R.3311 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To rebuild the Nation’s infrastructure, provide a consumer rebate to the American people, assist coal country, reduce harmful pollution, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Education and Labor; Natural Resources; Science, Space, and Technology; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Natural Resources, Science, Space, and Technology, and Financial Services.

H.R.3296 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (23)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3291 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to provide assistance for States, territories, areas affected by natural disasters, and water systems and schools affected by PFAS or lead, and to require the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate national primary drinking water regulations for PFAS, microcystin toxin, and 1,4-dioxane, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.3323 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To strengthen the ability of the Federal Home Loan Bank system to provide critical financing to address the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 and to meet the short- and long-term housing and community economic development needs of low-income communities, including Tribal communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means; Small Business

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

S.1687 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend section 21 of the Small Business Act to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.1684 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to strengthen the ability of the Federal Home Loan Bank system to provide critical financing to address the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 and to meet the short- and long-term housing and community economic development needs of low-income communities, including Tribal communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1677 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish a process by which participants of employee welfare plans select guidelines to be used by the plan fiduciary for voting proxies on securities held in investment portfolios under the plan, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1665 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit sums in the Thrift Savings Fund from being invested in any security of an entity based in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Tuberville, Tommy [R-AL] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Health

H.R.3322 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.

Sponsor: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-17] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 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.3320 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance for increasing workforce diversity in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3297 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program.

Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 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.

S.1679 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to authorize assistance for increasing workforce diversity in the professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, audiology, and speech-language pathology, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.3324 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the nonbusiness energy property credit.

Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3321 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers.

Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3316 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To support both workers and recovery by converting expanded Federal unemployment payments into signing bonuses.

Sponsor: Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3309 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish a manufacturing grant program, a trade preference program, and certain tax incentives to encourage companies to manufacture certain essential articles in countries in the Western Hemisphere and to safeguard against disruptions to the supply chains for such articles, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.3307 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To eliminate the extension of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3305 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To repeal the debt ceiling, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3303 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the tax credit for new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles by State subsidies for these vehicles.

Sponsor: Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3302 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the seller of an electric vehicle from being treated as the taxpayer that placed such vehicle in service and taking the electric vehicle tax credit if such vehicle is sold to the Federal Government.

Sponsor: Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3301 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the rate of income tax of a publicly traded corporation based on the ratio of compensation of the corporation’s highest paid employee to the median compensation of all the corporation’s employees, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, 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.1676 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax-exempt private activity bonds to be used for qualified broadband projects, to provide for tax credit payments to issuers of tax-exempt bonds used to finance broadband infrastructure projects, and to provide an investment credit for qualified broadband projects.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1671 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for new markets tax credit investments in the Rural Jobs Zone.

Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1670 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers.

Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.3318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Transportation to repay the credit risk premiums paid with respect to certain railroad infrastructure loans after the obligations attached to such loans have been satisfied.

Sponsor: Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 05/18/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.1672 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a working group to conduct a study on access to certain resources for infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ] (Introduced 05/18/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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.