Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is considering the House message accompanying S.1301, the legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit. Note action taken by the Senate on Saturday, extending the Highway Trust Fund.    

THE HOUSE      

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 5434
 Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2021 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 365 – 51

Today

The House is not in session. The House stands adjourned until Tuesday, October 5th

The Senate

Friday & Saturday

Friday Legislative Business
Passed H.R.2278: to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail Route.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #386 – Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost to be General

NAVY
Executive Calendar #386 – Vice Adm. Colin J. Kilrain to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #387 – Col. James D. Brantingham to be Brigadier General

NAVY
Executive Calendar #391 – Rear Adm. (lh) Jeffrey S. Scheidt to be Rear Admiral

Saturday Legislative Business
Passed H.R.5434, provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying S.1301, the legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
  2. Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.
    Those cloture motions will ripen at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 5th.

At 5:30pm on Monday, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session, resume consideration of the Meyer nomination (General Counsel, DHS), and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Monday, October 4th at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #159, Jonathan Eugene Meyer, of Ohio, to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services
H.R.5475 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from implementing new information reporting requirements relating to inflows or outflows from individual and business bank and financial accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Van Drew, Jefferson [R-NJ-2] (Introduced 09/30/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/30/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.5469 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the 21st Century Cures Act to support State and local agencies with responsibility for children services in their response to the opioid abuse crisis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Strickland, Marilyn [D-WA-10] (Introduced 09/30/2021) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/30/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5467 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify that artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies can qualify as a practitioner eligible to prescribe drugs if authorized by the State involved and approved, cleared, or authorized by the Food and Drug Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 09/30/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/30/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.