Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet in a Pro Forma session. The Senate will resume consideration of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, post-cloture.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. in a Pro Forma session. No votes are expected in the House.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #117, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; invoked: 52-43.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.230, Charter Schools Week

Adopted S.Res.231, DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1. H.R.3237, Emergency Security Supplemental to Respond to January 6th Appropriations Act, 2021

2. S.1775, Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act of 2021, (Grassley).

Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #117, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, post-cloture.

At 11:45am, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Brooks-LaSure nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #124, Kristen M. Clarke, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

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

If cloture is invoked on the Clarke nomination, at 2:30pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Discussions are ongoing with respect to consideration of additional amendments to Calendar #58, S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021. Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.

Tuesday, May 25th at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #117, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #124, Kristen M. Clarke, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

If cloture is invoked, Tuesday, May 25th at 2:30pm – roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #124, Kristen M. Clarke, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

The Semiannual Testimony on the Federal Reserve’s Supervision and Regulation of the Financial System

Senate Finance

Treasury Nomination Hearing

House Appropriations

FY2022 NIH Budget Request

House Appropriations

Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Health and Medical Readiness

SEC

40th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

S.1792 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish certain requirements for the small refineries exemption of the renewable fuels provisions under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 05/24/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Health

S.1795 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to address mental health issues for youth, particularly youth of color, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/24/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1793 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 05/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.1791 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand existing tax credits to include non-passenger electric-powered vehicles, associated recharging and refueling infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 05/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1788 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide appropriations for the Internal Revenue Service to overhaul technology and strengthen enforcement, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 05/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1789 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to authorize appropriations for highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.