Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:  The House is not in session. The Senate will meet to confirm district court judges.    

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House met in a Pro Forma session at 11:00 am.

Today   

The House is not in session.  

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education; confirmed: 58-37.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; invoked: 52-42.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; confirmed: 54-41.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; invoked: 52-43.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; confirmed: 52-44.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; invoked: 51-44.

Legislative Business
By voice vote, passed S. 273 – Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act w/ Feinstein amdt
Passed S. 297 – Reinforcing American-Made Products Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.315 – Hamilton Class Coast Guard cutters
S.Res.325 – PCOS Awareness Month
S.Res.339 – National Ataxia Awareness Day w/Murphy amdt
S.Res.362 – National Student Parent Month
S.Res.363 – School Bus Safety Month

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. S.2747, to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes. (Freedom to Vote Act) (Klobuchar)

Today 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #231, Margaret Irene Strickland, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico. By unanimous consent, the cloture motion on the Strickland nomination will ripen at 11:30am on Tuesday, September 21st.

The next roll call vote will be at 5:30pm on Monday, September 20th, on confirmation of Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

Cloture has been filed on the following items:

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act of 2021.
  2. Executive Calendar #231, Margaret Irene Strickland, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico

HEARINGS COVERED   

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee

House Ways and Means
Reconciliation Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.5266 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a research security training requirement for Federal research grant personnel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Energy/Environment

S.2733 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to terminate the United States Enrichment Corporation Fund and transfer remaining amounts to the Treasury.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Maggie [D-NH] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.2736 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to exclude vehicles to be used solely for competition from certain provisions of the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services 

S.2729 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a program through which eligible individuals may obtain vouchers for the purchase of connected devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael [D-GA] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.5257 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a program through which eligible individuals may obtain vouchers for the purchase of connected devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2742 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2743 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to make companies that support venues and events eligible for grants under the shuttered venue operators grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.2746 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to conduct an annual risk assessment of properties receiving tenant-based or project-based rental assistance for lead-based hazards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2748 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules for postponing certain deadlines by reason of disaster.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5251 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to require each enterprise to include a military service question on the form known as the Uniform Residential Loan Application above the signature line of such application, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.5253 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to require disclosure of certain financed emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5256 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the disclosure and sharing of certain policy and claims information under the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5262 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to establish a Department of Defense program to carry out stormwater management projects on or related to military installations to improve the resilience of military installations and defense access roads and protect waterways and stormwater-stressed ecosystems.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Health Care 

S.2730 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot grant program to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive mental health services programs in elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2734 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require Senate confirmation of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2740 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a strategic active pharmaceutical ingredient reserve to maintain a domestic supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients and key starting materials needed for the manufacturing of essential generic medicines, and to build a pipeline for domestic active pharmaceutical ingredient production.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/14/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5248 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Provider Bridge Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5260 — 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 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 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.5263 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To designate an Anomalous Health Incidents Interagency Coordinator to coordinate the interagency investigation of, and response to, suspected attacks presenting as anomalous health incidents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Reform; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax 

H.R.5254 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow early childhood educators to take the educator expense deduction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.5267 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration to establish a program to provide grants for reconnecting neighborhoods, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Nikema [D-GA-5] (Introduced 09/14/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.