Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are in Pro Forma sessions. 

THE HOUSE      

Friday

The House was not in session. 

Today

No Morning Hour
The House will meet at 3:00 p.m. for Legislative Business
Fifteen One Minutes per side

H.Res. __ – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3110 – PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act; H.R. 3992 – POJA Act of 2021; H.R. 2119 – Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021; and Concurring in the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 1301 – Temporary Extension of Public Debt Limit (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Rules Committee)

Members are advised that upon adoption of the Rule, the Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to S. 1301 will be considered hereby passed.

Possible Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Steube / Natural Resources Committee)
2) H.R. 4611 – DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ritchie Torres / Homeland Security Committee)
3) H.R. 4089 – Darren Drake Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Homeland Security Committee)

The Senate

Friday

The Senate met in a Pro Forma session. 

Today

The Senate will meet in a Pro Forma session at 12:00 pm with no business conducted. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.5524 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure the digital contents of electronic equipment and online accounts belonging to or in the possession of United States persons entering or exiting the United States are adequately protected at the border, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5512 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide a transitional option to permit States to submit their own mapping data to use for any broadband related funding program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clyde, Andrew S. [R-GA-9] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
H.R.5525 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Bank Secrecy Act to expand the scope and authorities of anti-money laundering safeguards under such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5521 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to provide opportunities to rural business investment companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.R.5549 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Budget
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5506 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a Rural Telehealth Access Task Force to determine how to address barriers to the adoption of telehealth technology and access to broadband internet access service in rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pence, Greg [R-IN-6] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5510 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, to require the identification of the license of health care professionals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5546 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a Reducing Youth Use of E-Cigarettes Initiative.
Sponsor: Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5542 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to facilitate the distribution of funding for travel related expenses paid by individuals impacted by restrictions to the provision of abortion services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5514 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve extended care services by providing Medicare beneficiaries with an option for cost effective home-based extended care under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 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.5515 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to ensure that certain biomedical research is conducted in a manner that considers national security risks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5541 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exemption for telehealth services from certain high deductible health plan rules, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5536 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise certain payment rules for outpatient physical therapy and outpatient occupational therapy furnished in rural areas and medically underserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 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

H.R.5530 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize appropriations for the substance abuse youth initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Tax
H.R.5507 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the unemployment insurance program.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.5532 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for a National Disaster Safety Board.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 10/08/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 10/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.