Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider 3 financial service bills under suspension: Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act, Financial Transparency Act, and Financial Exploitation Act.. The Senate will consider federal court and an Assistant Secretary of Labor nominations. 

THE HOUSE      

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Amendments to H.R. 3110:
Ross (D-NC) – Amendment No. 1 – Directs the GAO to conduct a study on compliance among covered employers, including employee awareness of their rights and proposals to improve compliance – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Strickland (D-WA) – Amendment No. 2 – Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a study on what is known about the racial disparities that exist with respect to access to pumping breastmilk in the workplace and submit to Congress a report on the results of such study containing such recommendations as the Comptroller General determines appropriate to address those disparities – ADOPTED BY VOICE

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 3110 – REJECTED 200 – 224
Passage of H.R. 3110 – PUMP for Nursing Mothers PASSED 276 – 149

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the four bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (4 bills)

  1. H.R. 4111 – Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act (Rep. Waters – Financial Services)
  2. H.R. 2989 – Financial Transparency Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Financial Services)
  3. H.R. 2265 – Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of 2021 (Rep. Wagner – Financial Services)
  4. H.R. 5142– To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal, in commemoration to the service members who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, during the evacuation of citizens of the United States and Afghan allies at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and for other purposes (Rep. McClain – Financial Services)

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 #339, Jia M. Cobb, of Virgina, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

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

  1. Executive Calendar #339, Jia M. Cobb, of Virgina, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
  2. Executive Calendar #342, Karen McGlashan Williams, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  3. Executive Calendar #364, Patricia Tolliver Giles, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
  4. Executive Calendar #365, Michael S. Nachmanoff, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
  5. Executive Calendar #366, Sarala Vidya Nagala, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut
    These cloture motions will ripen at 11:00am on Tuesday, October 26th.

Monday, October 25th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.5696 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for certain requirements for the collection, transmission, processing, or disclosure of camera or microphone data by the manufacturer of an internet-connected device or developer of an application installed on such a device, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Energy/Environment
H.R.5698 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Agency to establish a program to enhance the transparency, quality, and availability of life-cycle assessment data, and harmonize life-cycle assessment approaches to calculating greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental factors, in the production of products made primarily of eligible materials through environmental product declarations or a similar mechanism as determined appropriate by the Administrator, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5701 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health Care
H.R.5686 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To permit civil actions against the United States for COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
Sponsor: Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5687 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize a private right of action for an individual who suffers a vaccine-related injury or death as a result of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, as required by their employer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax
H.R.5704 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require payroll tax withholding on independent contractors of certain large businesses.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.5689 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the provision of Federal resources to help build capacity and fund risk-reducing, cost-effective mitigation projects for eligible State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments and certain private nonprofit organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 10/22/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.