Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:  The House is not in session. The Senate will vote on invoking cloture of the nomination of James Kvaal to be Under Secretary of Education at 5:30pm.  

THE HOUSE      

Friday

The House met in a Pro Forma session at 11:30am.

Today   

The House is not in session .  

THE SENATE      

Friday 

The Senate was not in session. 

Today 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.
At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Kvaal nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following items:

  1. Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.
  2. Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  3. Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  4. Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
  5. Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act of 2021.

Monday, September 13th at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Reconciliation Markup

House Financial Services
Reconciliation Markup

House Judiciary
Reconciliation Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.5217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to expand the testing program for e-commerce portal models, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Energy/Environment

H.R.5234 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for elective payments to Indian tribal governments for energy property and electricity produced from certain renewable resources.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.5233 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make certain adjustments with respect to the nonbusiness energy property tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.5205 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
NET Zero Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services 

H.R.5225 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to establish a Micro-SBIC program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care 

H.R.5241 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide grants to States to support linkages to legal services and medical legal partnerships.
Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.5240 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require geographical diversity in the provision of health profession opportunity grants under section 2008 of the Social Security Act, and to require the support services provided through the use of the grants to include a transportation assistance plan.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5239 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

H.R.5238 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and title 5, United States Code, to permit leave to care for an adult child, grandchild, or grandparent who has a serious health condition, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5237 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)To amend titles XI, XVIII, and XIX of the Social Security Act to lower prescription drug prices in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, to improve transparency related to pharmaceutical prices and transactions, to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs, and to ensure accountability to taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5235 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to award grants to eligible entities to establish or maintain a student mental health and safety helpline, and for other purposes.Sponsor: Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5231 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the employer credit for paid family and medical leave, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5224 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to eligible entities to develop strategic response plans with respect to the opioid crisis, and to require health care practitioners prescribing an opioid for certain patients to also prescribe an opioid overdose reversal drug, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.5218 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase uptake of the Collaborative Care Model.
Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5214 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit expenditures from health savings accounts, flexible spending arrangements, and health reimbursement arrangements for dietary supplements.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Tax 

H.R.5219 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to designate projects serving extremely low-income households for purposes of allocating the State housing credit ceiling and determining an increased amount of low-income housing tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5215 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5206 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)To require the Internal Revenue Service to issue a report on the tax gap, to establish a fellowship program within the Internal Revenue Service to recruit mid-career tax professionals to create and participate in an audit task force, and for other purposes.Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (17) Committees: House – Ways and Means; Financial Services Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation 

H.R.5204 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require certain passengers, employees, contractors, and subcontractors of Amtrak and air carriers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for COVID-19 for certain transportation or employment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 09/10/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/10/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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