Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will continue consideration of H.R. 4350 – NDAA FY2022. The Senate will continue to vote on circuit court judges.      

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 667 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, and of the bill H.R. 3755 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, and of the bill H.R. 5304 – An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes – PASSED 218 – 210

Adoption of H.Res. 667 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, and of the bill H.R. 3755 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, and of the bill H.R. 5304 – An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes – ADOPTED 217 – 207

S. 1828 HAVANA Act of 2021 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASSPASSED 427 – 0

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 5304REJECTED 209 – 215

Passage of H.R. 5304 – An act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for providing emergency assistance, and for other purposes – PASSED 220 – 211

Motion to AdjournREJECTED 163 – 216

Today 

 10:00 a.m.: Morning Hour

12:00 p.m.: Legislative Business

First/Last Votes Predicted: 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Continue Consideration of H.R. 4350 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (Rep. Smith (WA) – Armed Services)

The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order 476 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc. A full list of amendments can be found here.

As of tonight, the House has completed general debate and amendment debate on H.R. 4350, through Schiff Amendment #24.

Postponed Amendment Votes (6):

Dean Amendment #5
Plaskett Amendment #6
Tlaib Amendment #11
Slotkin/Fitzpatrick Amendment #15
DeGette Amendment #16
Neguse Amendment #17

Following last votes, the House will resume consideration of amendments. Members should be prepared to offer their amendments at the appropriate time tomorrow.

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (8 votes)

  1. S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun – Education and Labor)
  2. H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin – Natural Resources)
  4. 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)
  5. H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)
  6. H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)
  7. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)
  8. H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

 THE SENATE      

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive 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:
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 Commerce
Nomination Markup

House Energy and Commerce
Putting Kids First: Addressing COVID-19’s Impacts on Children

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services
S.2766 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a manufacturing investment tax credit and a production tax credit for manufacturing facilities that produce offshore wind turbine components.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward [D-MA] (Introduced 09/21/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2788 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/21/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2021 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.5320 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 31, United States Code, to clarify that other relevant private sector entities may participate in the FinCEN Exchange.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] (Introduced 09/22/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.2769 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, to amend title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 09/21/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2777 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 09/21/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2779 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a Task Force on Maternal Mental Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Maggie [D-NH] (Introduced 09/21/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5312 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances.
Sponsor: Rep. Kahele, Kaiali’i [D-HI-2] (Introduced 09/22/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

Tax
H.R.5304 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 09/22/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2021 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To streamline the employer reporting process and strengthen the eligibility verification process for the premium assistance tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 09/22/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.5315 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish in the Department of Transportation a drone infrastructure inspection grant program and a drone education and training grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] (Introduced 09/22/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.