Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:  The House will potentially consider funding for FY22, debt limit legislation, and passage of other legislation, detailed below. The Senate will consider a clean debt-limit bill if the House passes it. It is expected not to pass the Senate. The hotlined CR should be approved today and sent to the House for passage later today or early Thursday.      

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Completed debate on H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act – VOTE ORDERED

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 1693 – EQUAL Act –PASSED 361 – 66
2) H.R. 4981 – To amend the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, to modify certain deadlines relating to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking – PASSED 410 – 14
3) H.R. 4250 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act – PASSED 412 – 9
4) H.R. 1228 – Libya Stabilization Act, as amended – PASSED 386 – 35
5) H.R. 4686 – Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 403 – 17
6) S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 – PASSED 406 – 16
7) H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act –PASSED 391 – 36
8) H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended – PASSED 414 – 10

Today 

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (7 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)
  6. H.R. 4426 – Homeland Security for Children Act, as amended (Rep. Payne – Homeland Security)
  7. H.R. 4363 – DHS Contract Reporting Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Harshbarger – Homeland Security)

Possible Consideration of Legislation Providing Funding for FY22

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to the Debt Limit

Additional Legislative Items are Possible

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (5 votes)

  1. H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)
  2. 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)
  3. H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)
  4. H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)
  5. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs); confirmed: 73-26.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs); confirmed: 61-36.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs) confirmed: 67-31.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #240 Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs); confirmed: 53-41.

Legislative Business
Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
·S.2868 – a bill to suspend the debt limit (Schumer)
·H.R.3755 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021
·H.R.5323 – Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

Adopted S.Res.392 – National Forensic Science Week.
Adopted S.Res.393 – National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.

As a reminder, during Monday’s session, Senator Schumer entered a motion to reconsider with respect to the failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

Today

9:30 a.m.: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs). As reported by Punchbowl News, Senate Democrats were “hotlining” the CR on Tuesday night, meaning checking for objections from any senators to a vote today. If all goes as planned, the Senate will approve the bill and send it to the House. House leaders plan to take up the bill this afternoon if possible. A “clean” debt limit bill if passed by the House will be presented to the Senate.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Homeland Security
20 Years After 9/11: The State of the Transportation Security Administration

House Financial Services
The Future of Banking: How Consolidation, Nonbank Competition, and Technology are Reshaping the Banking System

SEC
Open Meeting

House Judiciary
Markup

Senate Commerce
Protecting Consumer Privacy

House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Upgrading Public Health Infrastructure: The Need to Protect, Rebuild, and Strengthen State and Local Public Health Departments

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

S.2868 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to temporarily extend the public debt limit until December 16, 2022.
Sponsor: Sen. Schumer, Charles [D-NY] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Cybersecurity
S.2875 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Cyber Incident Review Office in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary [D-MI] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/Environment
H.R.5389 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on plastics.
Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] (Introduced 09/27/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/28/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

S.2871 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a task force on the implications of amending the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to remove exemptions from environmental laws for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to allow for consent-based siting of geologic repositories.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward [D-MA] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.5401 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a task force on the implications of amending the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to remove exemptions from environmental laws for spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste to allow for consent-based siting of geologic repositories.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.2869 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to temporarily limit the authority of the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prescribe chargeable premium rates for flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2870 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to create portable retirement and investment accounts for all Americans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark [D-VA] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2874 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health Professions Scholarships Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care
S.2866 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from restricting direct access by health care facilities to COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapies.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2880 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to modify certain deadlines relating to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking.
Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.5391 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to prohibit emergency temporary standards with respect to vaccines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mann, Tracey [R-KS-1] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.5394 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a new program which ensures meaningful access to claims data by clinician-led clinical data registries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.2872 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the adjusted gross income limitation for above-the-line deduction of expenses of performing artist employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark [D-VA] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5395 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To strengthen Buy American requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19] (Introduced 09/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker