Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit suspension.

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

The House met in a Pro Forma session at 9:00 am.

Today

The House is not in session. 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development; invoked: 78-21.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development; confirmed: 79-20.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; invoked: 55-44.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; confirmed: 55-44.

Legislative Business
Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

SPACE FORCE
Executive Calendar #390  
The following named officer for appointment to the grade indicated in the United States Space Force under title 10, U. S.C., section 716 : to be Brigadier General
Brig. Gen. Gregory J. Gagnon

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Executive Calendar #392 – Jessica D. Aber, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #393 – Carla B. Freedman, of New York, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #394 – William J. Ihlenfeld II, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #395 – Christopher R. Kavanaugh, of Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #396 – Darcie N. McElwee, of Maine, to be United States Attorney for the District of Maine for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #397– Breon S. Peace, of New Jersey, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #398 – William S. Thompson, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #399 – Damian Williams, of New York, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York for the term of four years

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Merriam nomination.
If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Merriam nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit suspension.

Wednesday, October 6th, at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:
Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

Wednesday, October 6th, at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit suspension.

HEARINGS COVERED

Securities Traders Association Annual Market Structure Conference
Morning Session

Senate Commerce
Protecting Data Privacy

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Markup

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and More: Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities

Securities Traders Association Annual Market Structure Conference
Afternoon Session

Joint Economic Committee
Building Back Better: Raising Revenue to Invest in Shared Prosperity

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.5476 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study on tech startups, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5491 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to designate certain elements of critical infrastructure as systemically important, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.5501 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require certain entities to disclose to the Secretary of Homeland Security ransom payments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/Environment
H.R.5504 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain the Urban Waters Federal Partnership Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
H.R.5485 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to expand the definition of whistleblower and increase anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5489 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to transfer the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to the Securities and Exchange Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5502 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require online marketplaces to verify certain information regarding high-volume third party sellers of consumer products on such online marketplaces and to disclose to consumers certain contact and other information regarding such high-volume third party sellers.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5496 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to provide a safe harbor for transactions in certain tokens, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.2935 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to provide leave because of the death of a son or daughter.
Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/05/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5487 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve research and data collection on stillbirths, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5478 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to require disclosure of participation in foreign talent programs as a condition of receipt of Federal extramural biomedical research.
Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5503 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 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

H.R.5488 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to clarify that the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall lead all Federal public health and medical response to emergencies and disasters declared by the President pursuant to the National Emergencies Act or the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 10/05/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.2936 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the CARES Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the treatment of related individuals under the employee retention tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 10/05/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/05/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance