Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021. The Senate will consider federal court nominations.

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4111 – Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act – PASSED 392 – 29
2) H.R. 2989 – Financial Transparency Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 400 – 19
3) H.R. 2265 – Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of 2021 – PASSED BY VOICE
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 – PASSED BY VOICE

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.R. 2119– Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. McBath – Education and Labor)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and Labor.

The Rule makes in order the following amendments and allows for amendments to offered en bloc:

Kahele Amendment
Ocasio-Cortez Amendment
Foxx Amendment
Cohen Amendment
Newman Amendment
Jackson-Lee Amendment
Letlow Amendment
Bush Amendment

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 50-41.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, , Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; confirmed: 48-43.

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 approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Cobb nomination (DC District Judge), the Williams nomination (NJ District Judge), and the Giles nomination (VA District Judge).

Following the cloture vote on the Giles nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Nachmanoff nomination (VA District Judge) and on the Nagala nomination (CT District Judge).

If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the confirmation votes will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.

Pending cloture motions for consideration on Tuesday:

  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

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

  1. Executive Calendar #367, Omar Antonio Williams, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut
  2. Executive Calendar #347, Matthew G. Olsen, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  3. Executive Calendar #263, Christopher H. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be Assistant Attorney General
  4. Executive Calendar #368, Hampton Y. Dellinger, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  5. Executive Calendar #413, Elizabeth Prelogar, of Idaho, to be Solicitor General of the United States
  6. Executive Calendar #471, Beth Robinson, of Vermont, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
  7. Executive Calendar #363, Toby J. Heytens, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit
    These cloture motions would ripen on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 26th at 11:00am – 3 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #339, Jia M. Cobb, of Virgina, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #342, Karen McGlashan Williams, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #364, Patricia Tolliver Giles, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia

Tuesday, October 26th at 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #365, Michael S. Nachmanoff, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #366, Sarala Vidya Nagala, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance
Nomination Hearing

House Financial Services
Taking Stock of ‘China, Inc.’: Examining Risks to Investors and the U.S. Posed by Foreign Issuers in U.S. Markets

Senate Banking
Nomination Hearing

Senate Commerce
Protecting Kids Online: Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube

House Energy and Commerce
Caring for America: Legislation to Support Patients, Caregivers, and Providers

House Homeland Security
Transportation Cybersecurity: Protecting Planes, Trains, and Pipelines from Cyber Threats

House Veteran Affairs
Next Steps: Examining Plans for the Continuation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

CSIS

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.3058 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 10/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Energy/Environment
H.R.5716 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote water supply reliability and improved water management for rural communities, the State of California, and the Nation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5707 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for a moratorium on oil and gas leasing and exploration on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida until 2032, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rutherford, John H. [R-FL-4] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Health Care
H.R.5719 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publicly disclose information regarding adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3062 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 10/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

S.3061 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan [R-ME] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services
H.R.5714 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to provide for whistleblower incentives and protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4111 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Sovereign Debt Contract Capacity Act
Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 06/23/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R.2989 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Financial Transparency Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 05/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R.2265 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Financial Exploitation Prevention Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 03/26/2021) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

Transportation
H.R.5689 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Resilient AMERICA Act
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 10/22/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

H.R.5706 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 10/25/2021) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Judiciary; Budget
Latest Action: House – 10/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker