Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider various bills including DHS Software Supply Chain, State Opioid Response Grant Authorization, and Straightening America’s National Stockpile Act. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

The House was not in session.   

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 4:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. H.R. 4369 – National Centers of Excellence in Advanced and Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Pallone – Energy and Commerce)
  2. H.R. 2379 – State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Trone – Energy and Commerce)
  3. H.R. 654 – Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, as amended (Rep. Joyce (OH) – Energy and Commerce)
  4. H.R. 3635– Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2021 (Rep. Slotkin – Energy and Commerce)
  5. H.R. 3919  – Secure Equipment Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Scalise – Energy and Commerce)
  6. H.R. 4032– Open RAN Outreach Act, as amended (Rep. Allred – Energy and Commerce)
  7. H.R. 4067 – Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Act, as amended (Rep. Slotkin – Energy and Commerce)
  8. H.R. 4028 – Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act, as amended (Rep. Long – Energy and Commerce)

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (3 votes)

  1. H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 4611  – DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Torres (NY) – Homeland Security)
  3. H.R. 4089 – Darren Drake Act, as amended (Rep. Gottheimer – Homeland Security)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #259, Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; confirmed: 52-41.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.420 – relating to the death of the Honorable Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, former Senator for the State of Illinois.
Adopted S.Res.417 – recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the United States.
Adopted S.Res.421 – supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the O’Hearn nomination. Following the cloture vote the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:20pm, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the O’Hearn nomination. Additional roll call votes in relation to discharging nomination(s) are expected during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

Tuesday, October 19th at 11:30am – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
    Tuesday, October 19th at 2:20pm – at least 1 roll call vote:
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
    Additional roll call votes in relation to discharging nomination(s) are expected during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

As a reminder, this evening Senator Schumer filed cloture on:

  1. Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
  2. Motion to proceed to Calendar #125, S.2747, Freedom to Vote Act

Those cloture motions will ripen on Wednesday, October 20th.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance
CBP Nomination Hearing

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Pending Nominations

Senate Banking
International Policy Update: The Treasury Department’s Sanctions Policy Review and Other issues