Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will “possibly” consider the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.. The Senate will consider federal court nominations. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 5661 – Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act – PASSED BY VOICE
2) H.R. 4035 – Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE
3) S. 921 – Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act – PASSED BY VOICE
4) S. 1502 – COPS Counseling Act of 2021 – PASSED 424 – 3
5) S. 1511 – Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 420 – 3

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) – 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 and makes in order the following amendments:
Pappas Amendment
Keller Amendment

Possible Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684– Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #365, Michael S. Nachmanoff, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; confirmed: 52-46.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #366, Sarala Vidya Nagala, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; confirmed: 52-46.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #367, Omar Antonio Williams, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; invoked: 52-46.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #347, Matthew G. Olsen, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General; invoked: 52-44.
  5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #263, Christopher H. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be Assistant Attorney General; invoked: 55-41.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #368, Hampton Y. Dellinger, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney General; invoked: 51-45.
  7. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #413, Elizabeth Prelogar, of Idaho, to be Solicitor General of the United States; invoked: 53-42.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.429 – Day of the Deployed
S.Res.430 – National Dyslexia Month

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #367, Omar Antonio Williams, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Williams, Olsen, and Schroeder nominations.
At approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Dellinger and Prelogar nominations, and cloture on the Robinson and Heytens nominations.

Pending nominations for consideration on Thursday:

  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

Thursday, October 28th at approx. 11:00am – 3 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #367, Omar Antonio Williams, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #347, Matthew G. Olsen, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #263, Christopher H. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be Assistant Attorney General

Thursday, October 28th at approx. 2:30pm – 4 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #368, Hampton Y. Dellinger, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #413, Elizabeth Prelogar, of Idaho, to be Solicitor General of the United States
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #471, Beth Robinson, of Vermont, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #363, Toby J. Heytens, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

House Rules
Biden Agenda Hearing

Senate Judiciary
Markup

Senate Special Aging
A Financially Secure FutureL Building a Stronger Retirement System for All Americans

Senate Armed Services
Nominations Hearing – Sherman, Vazirani

Senate Banking
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Semi-Annual Report to Congress

SEC
Asset Management Advisory Committee

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/Environment
S.3086 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Energy Information Administration to submit to Congress and make publicly available an annual report on Federal agency policies and regulations and Executive orders that have increased or may increase energy prices in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3091 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish the advanced solar manufacturing production credit.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5749 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose natural gas trading limits during emergencies.
Sponsor: Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 10/27/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health Care
S.3080 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan (or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan) to provide for cost-sharing for oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the cost-sharing provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3085 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to assist in the transition of a certain hospital to a Medicare rural emergency hospital, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Inhofe, Jim [R-OK] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5753 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To assist in the transition of a certain hospital to a Medicare rural emergency hospital, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/27/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

S.3087 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide authority to add additional vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Bob [D-PA] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5745 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To clarify Medicare coverage for COVID-19 testing and to provide support for cellular immune response research for COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dunn, Neal P. [R-FL-2] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/27/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.3081 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit withdrawals from certain retirement plans for repayment of student loan debt, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

Transportation
S.3082 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit Amtrak from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts of carriage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 10/27/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.5751 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit Amtrak from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts of carriage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 10/27/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 10/27/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.