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

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4369 – National Centers of Excellence in Advanced and Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 368 – 56
2) H.R. 2379 – State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2021, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
3) H.R. 3635 – Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2021 – VOTE ORDERED
4) H.R. 654 – Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
5) H.R. 3919 – Secure Equipment Act of 2021, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
6) H.R. 4032 – Open RAN Outreach Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
7) H.R. 4067 – Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
8) H.R. 4028 – Information and Communication Technology Strategy Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED

Postponed Suspension Votes:
H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act PASSED 421-3
H.R. 4089 – Darren Drake Act, as amended, PASSED 379-51

Today

One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (10 bills)

  1. H.R. 4469– AI in Counterterrorism Oversight Enhancement Act, as amended (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Oversight and Reform)
  2. H.R. 1508 – Guidance Clarity Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Luetkemeyer – Oversight and Reform)
  3. H.R. 1170– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1 League in Irvine, California, as the “Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Friend Memorial Post Office Building” (Rep. Porter – Oversight and Reform)
  4. H.R. 3210 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1905 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado, as the “Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building” (Rep. Neguse – Oversight and Reform)
  5. H.R. 767– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 40 Fulton Street in Middletown, New York, as the “Benjamin A. Gilman Post Office Building” (Rep. Sean Maloney – Oversight and Reform)
  6. H.R. 3419 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Meserole Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222, as the “Joseph R. Lentol Post Office” (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Oversight and Reform)
  7. H.R. 1444– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 132 North Loudoun Street, Suite 1 in Winchester, Virginia, as the “Patsy Cline Post Office” (Rep. Wexton – Oversight and Reform)
  8. H.R. 3175– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 135 Main Street in Biloxi, Mississippi, as the “Robert S. McKeithen Post Office Building” (Rep. Palazzo – Oversight and Reform)
  9. H.R. 2044 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 17 East Main Street in Herington, Kansas, as the “Captain Emil J. Kapaun Post Office Building” (Rep. Mann – Oversight and Reform)
  10. H.R. 960 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3493 Burnet Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the “John H. Leahr and Herbert M. Heilbrun Post Office” (Rep. Wenstrup – Oversight and Reform)
    Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (8 votes)

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (8 votes)

  1. H.R. 4611 – DHS Software Supply Chain Risk Management Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Torres (NY) – Homeland Security)
  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)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; invoked: 53-44.
  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; confirmed: 53-44.
  3. Motion to discharge Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Department of the Treasury, from the Banking Committee; agreed to: 50-49.

Legislative Business

Passed S.3011: State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.267, Women Veteran’s Appreciation Day, w/Booker amdt.
S.Res.418, National 4-H Week
S.Res.422, Use Of Hart Atrium Bipartisan Halloween Dog Parade

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. S.3005, establishing appropriate thresholds for certain budget points of order in the Senate. (Braun)
  2. S.3006, amending the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2022 through 2031. (Braun)
  3. S.3007, to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits. (Braun)
  4. S.3008, to establish the Federal Rainy Day Fund to control emergency spending. (Braun)
  5. S.3009, to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to remove the prohibition on States and territories against lowering their taxes. (Braun)
  6. S.3010, to cap noninterest Federal spending as a percentage of potential GDP to right-size the Government, grow the economy, and balance the budget. (Braun)

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Lhamon nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at 1:45pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #125, S.2747, Freedom to Vote Act.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.
  2. Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  3. Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
    Those cloture motions will ripen on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 20th at approx. 11:00am – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Wednesday, October 20th at approx. 1:45pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance
Health Insurance in America: Current and Future Roll of Government Programs

Senate Environment and Public Works
Evaluating the Federal Response to the Persistence and Impacts of PFAS on the Environment

Senate Energy and Commerce
Enhancing Public Health: Legislation to Protect Children and Families