Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:  The House will meet for Legislative Business and consider of variety of bills on veteran’s affairs, education, foreign affairs, the environment, cybersecurity, labor, and oversight. The Senate will meet to vote on circuit court judges.  

THE HOUSE      

Friday  

The House is not in session

Today   

2:00pm Legislative Business
Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:30 p.m. At that time the House, will reconvene to consider the five bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (5 bills)

  1. H.R. – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021 (Rep. Mrvan – Veterans’ Affairs)
  2. S. 189 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021 (Sen. Thune – Veterans’ Affairs)
  3. H.R. 4172 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the ‘‘Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic’’ (Rep. Crow – Veterans’ Affairs)
  4. H.R. 1281– To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gaylord, Michigan, as the “Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic” (Rep. Bergman – Veterans’ Affairs)
  5. H.R. 3475 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia, as the ‘‘Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic” (Rep. Bishop (GA) – Veterans’ Affairs)

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (10 votes)

  1. S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun – Education and Labor)
  2. S. 1828 – HAVANA Act of 2021 (Sen. Collins – Foreign Affairs)
  3. H.R. 1029– Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 3533– To establish occupational series for Federal positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Obernolte – Oversight and Reform)
  6. H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform) 
  7. H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform) 
  8. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform) 
  9. H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform) 
  10. S. 2382 – To authorize the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the Federal Government on nonreimbursable basis, and for other purposes (Sen. Portman – Oversight and Reform) 

THE SENATE      

Friday

The Senate was not in session.  

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.

At 5:30pm the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination.

As a reminder, cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #231, Margaret Irene Strickland, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico. That cloture vote will be at 11:30am on Tuesday, September 21st.

During Wednesday’s session of the Senate, the cloture motion in relation to the motion to proceed to S.2093, For the People Act of 2021, was withdrawn.

Monday, September 20th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.5281 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to require reporting on vulnerabilities due to climate change and cyberattacks in the National Technology and Industry Base, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/Environment

H.R.5277 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide relief of limitations on military personnel addressing environmental risks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.5279 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Defense to update the Unified Facilities Criteria to the most updated energy efficiency codes and standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.5281 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to require reporting on vulnerabilities due to climate change and cyberattacks in the National Technology and Industry Base, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.5292 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to specify that the Secretary of Energy may not make a loan guarantee under such title for a project if the applicable borrower has previously defaulted on an obligation guaranteed under such title, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

H.R.5269 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To expand public access to tenant financial assistance programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5276 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to modify Govermentwide goals for certain small business concerns
Sponsor: Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care

H.R.5270 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the National Institutes of Health from conducting or supporting certain gain-of-function research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.5289 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide adjustment assistance to firms adversely affected by reduced exports resulting from tariffs imposed as retaliation for United States tariff increases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.5291 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of General Services to ensure that the construction and acquisition of public buildings in the United States adheres to the guiding principles for Federal architecture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 09/17/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.