Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations. 

THE HOUSE      

Friday

The House met in a Pro Forma session. 

Today

The House will meet in a Pro Forma session at noon. No votes are expected.  

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.   

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #259, Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. That cloture motion will ripen at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 19th.

Monday, October 18th at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #259, Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.Res.721 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Calling for the establishment of an app ratings board to enforce consistent and accurate age and content ratings of apps on internet-ready devices and calling on technology companies to ensure the implementation of user-friendly and streamlined parental controls on devices used by minors.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5593 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Cybersecurity Opportunity Act “To enhance cybersecurity education”
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (40) Committees: House – Education and Labor; Homeland Security Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5596 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 to limit the liability protection provided by such section when a provider of an interactive computer service knew or should have known such provider was making a personalized recommendation of third-party information or recklessly made a personalized recommendation of such information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
H.R.5586 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the implementation of new requirements to report bank account deposits and withdrawals.
Sponsor: Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (90)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5598 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To permit a registered investment company to omit certain fees from the calculation of Acquired Fund Fees and Expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.5583 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs to strengthen the health care workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5585 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Advanced Research Project Agency–Health Act
Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5590 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Natural Immunity Is Real Act
Sponsor: Rep. Harshbarger, Diana [R-TN-1] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.5592 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
FREEDOM Act “To require the head of each Executive agency to submit a report on the effects of requiring the employees of such agency to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jackson, Ronny [R-TX-13] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.5594 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Enhancing the Community Health Workforce Act
Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5602 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
BIO Preparedness Workforce Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] (Introduced 10/15/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.