Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 18 bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, post-cloture. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (18 bills) H.R. 1374 – Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021 (Rep. Rush – Energy and Commerce) H.R. 482 – Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2021 (Rep. Roybal-Allard – Energy and Commerce) H.R. 3752 – Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce) H.R. 3723 – Consumer Safety Technology Act (Rep. McNerney – Energy and Commerce) H.R. 3182 – Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce) H.R. 1314 – STURDY Act (Rep. Schakowsky – Energy and Commerce)     H.R. 3841 – Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Mullin – Energy and Commerce) H.R. 983 – Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary) H.R. 2694 – Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2021 (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary) H.R. 2922 – Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Judiciary) H.R. 961 – Justice for Juveniles Act, as amended (Rep. Scanlon – Judiciary) H.R. 3239 – To make improvements in the enactment of title 41, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the Code (Rep. Fitzgerald – Judiciary) H.R. 3241 – To make improvements in the enactment of title 54, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the Code, as amended (Rep. Bush – Judiciary) H.R. 704 – ARTS Act (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary) H.R. 2571 – AMIGOS Act, as amended (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary) S. 1340 – A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to redefine the eastern and middle judicial districts of North Carolina (Sen. Tillis – Judiciary) H.R. 2679 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary) S. 409 – To provide for the availability of amounts for customer education initiatives and non-awards expenses of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, and for other purposes (Sen. Grassley – Agriculture)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #149, Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; invoked: 52-35.

Legislative Business

Completed the Rule 14 process to place S.2118, Clean Energy for America Act. (Wyden)


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #149, Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Fonzone nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #107, Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

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

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

Following disposition of the Ahuja nomination, the Senate will proceed to Legislative Session and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2093 with the time until 5:30pm equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act.

Cloture has been filed on the following items:

1. Executive Calendar #149, Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

2. Executive Calendar #107, Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

3. Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act.

4. Executive Calendar #172, Deborah L. Boardman, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland

5. Executive Calendar #128, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit

Tuesday, June 22nd at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #149, Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #107, Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Tuesday, June 22nd at 2:30pm – roll call vote:

1. If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #107, Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management.

Tuesday, June 22nd at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate HELP

Vaccines: America’s Shot at Ending the COVID-19 Pandemic

NetChoice

American Antitrust: Reforms to Create Further Innovation and Opportunity

Milken Institute: Future of Health Summit

The Give and Take of Drug Pricing Reform

Senate Foreign Relations

Markup

Senate Finance

The Strategic Benefits of a Multilateral Approach to Trade Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region

Senate Judiciary

Protecting Real Innovations by Improving Patent Quality

Senate Commerce

Building Resilient Networks


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services

S.2147 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to enhance civil penalties under the Federal securities laws, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 06/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2145 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to ensure that irresponsible corporate executives, rather than shareholders, pay fines and penalties.

Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 06/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

S.2149 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests, to increase participation in colorectal cancer screening in under-screened communities of color, to offset the COVID-19 pandemic driven declines in colorectal cancer screening, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 06/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2146 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish within the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a special task force on ensuring Medicare beneficiary access to innovative diabetes technologies and services.

Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 06/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2144 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to clarify the eligibility for participation of peer support specialists in the furnishing of behavioral health integration services under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 06/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.4024 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit for production of electricity using nuclear power.

Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 06/21/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2140 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish the advanced solar manufacturing production credit.

Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 06/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4025 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

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

Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] (Introduced 06/21/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 06/21/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.