Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:  The House will meet for first votes at 1:30pm and last votes at 4:00pm and is expected to begin debate on H.R. 4350, the NDAA for FY2022 after last votes conclude at 5:00pm. The Senate will vote on the nomination of a district court judge.     

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 5293 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021 – PASSED 423 – 0
2) S. 189 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021 – PASSED 423 – 0
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” –PASSED BY VOICE
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” – PASSED BY VOICE
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” – PASSED BY VOICE

Today   

9:00am: Morning Hour

11:00am: Legislative Business

First Votes: 1:30-2:30pm ; Last Votes: 4:00-5:00pm

“One Minutes” (15 per side) at 12:00 p.m.

H.R. __ – An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

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) 

Possible Consideration of Suspensions (5 bills)

  1. H.R. 4611 – DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Torres (NY) – Homeland Security) 
  2. H.R. 4089 – Darren Drake Act, as amended (Rep. Gottheimer – Homeland Security) 
  3. S. 1917 – K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Homeland Security) 
  4. H.R. 4094 – One-Stop Pilot Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Katko – Homeland Security) 
  5. H.R. 4682 – UAS Act, as amended (Rep. Guest – Homeland Security) 

Begin Consideration of H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (Rep. Smith (WA) – Armed Services) (Subject to a Rule)

Members are advised that following last votes the House is expected to begin debate on H.R. 4350.  The House will complete consideration of the bill later in the week.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; confirmed: 50-42.

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

  1. S.2765 to provide that Members of Congress may not receive pay after October 1 of any fiscal year in which Congress has not approved a concurrent resolution on the budget and passed the regular appropriations bills. (Braun)

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #169, Lily Lawrence Batchelder, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. Executive Calendar #245, Jayme Ray White, of Washington, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative.
  3. Executive Calendar #341, Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

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 approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Strickland nomination.

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

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

Tuesday, September 21st at approximately 11:30am – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #231, Margaret Irene Strickland, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico

Tuesday, September 21st at 2:30pm – if cloture is invoked, roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #231, Margaret Irene Strickland, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico

HEARINGS & EVENTS COVERED 

Senate Banking
Nomination Hearing

House Financial Services
Preserving the Right of Consumers to Access Personal Financial Data

The Hill
Advancing Health Equity in our Nation’s Opioid Response

CSIS
Building Economic Opportunity in Central America and the Caribbean

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

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

H.R.5296 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To reduce the health risks of heat by establishing the National Integrated Heat Health Information System Program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Integrated Heat Health Information System Interagency Committee to improve extreme heat preparedness, planning, and response, requiring a study, and establishing financial assistance programs to address heat effects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 09/20/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2021 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

S.2758 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on stock buybacks of publicly traded corporations.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 09/20/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

S.2762 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants to eligible entities to carry out construction or modernization projects designed to strengthen and increase capacity within the specialized pediatric health care infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 09/20/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/20/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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 – 09/20/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

H.R.5298 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide assistance for common interest communities, condominiums, and housing cooperatives damaged by a major disaster, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 09/20/2021) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/20/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.