Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 5763 – Further Surface Transportation Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 358 – 59,

Today

The House is not in session.

The Senate

Yesterday

VA Transparency & Trust Act: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2911, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a plan for obligating and expending Coronavirus pandemic funding made available to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the bill was then passed.

Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3475, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia, as the “Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic”, and the bill was then passed.

Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic: Committee on Veterans’ Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4172, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the “Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic”, and the bill was then passed.

Secure Equipment Act: Senate passed H.R. 3919, to ensure that the Federal Communications Commission prohibits authorization of radio frequency devices that pose a national security risk.

Surface Transportation Authorization Extension Act–Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that if the Senate receives a message from the House of Representatives, that it has passed the Surface Transportation Authorization Extension that is identical to the text of S. 3122, to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs, that the bill be considered read a third time and deemed passed.

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 442), Omar Antonio Williams, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. EX. 443), Matthew G. Olsen, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
By 56 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. EX. 444), Christopher H. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
By 53 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. EX. 445), Hampton Y. Dellinger, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
By 53 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. EX. 446), Elizabeth Prelogar, of Idaho, to be Solicitor General of the United States.

Today

The Senate is not in session. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/Environment
S.3106 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the use of the voice and vote of the United States in international financial institutions to advance the cause of transitioning the global economy to a clean energy economy and to prohibit United States Government assistance to countries or entities to support fossil fuel activity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.5775 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the use of the voice and vote of the United States in international financial institutions to advance the cause of transitioning the global economy to a clean energy economy and to prohibit United States Government assistance to countries or entities to support fossil fuel activity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 10/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

S.3112 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a Hydrogen Technologies for Heavy Industry Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher [D-DE] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3118 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a hydrogen infrastructure finance and innovation pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3120 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to provide assistance to small and medium manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3121 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a council to conduct a survey and analysis of the employment figures and demographics in the energy, energy efficiency, and motor vehicle sectors of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.3097 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for the registration of venture exchanges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3102 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to preserve commission-free trading and investor freedom for the people of the United States by prohibiting the Securities and Exchange Commission from banning payment for order flow, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Patrick [R-PA] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3109 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve commercialization activities in the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher [D-DE] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.5767 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to permit certain non-designated clearinghouses access to a deposit account at a Federal reserve bank, to apply certain risk management standards to non-designated clearinghouses receiving certain services from a Federal reserve bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5786 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To limit the sale and purchase of certain securities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 10/28/2021 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.3098 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for a national public health education campaign, grant program, and task force for recommended preventive health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3105 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a hospital revitalization program to assist certain health facilities in constructing and modernizing their facilities and to support community development.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael [D-CO] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5769 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage from imposing cost-sharing requirements or treatment limitations with respect to diagnostic examinations for breast cancer that are less favorable than such requirements with respect to screening examinations for breast cancer.
Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5787 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a strategy for telehealth furnished by the Veterans Health Administration and submit a report on end-user devices distributed by the Secretary to veterans to facilitate such telehealth.
Sponsor: Rep. Rosendale Sr., Matthew M. [R-MT-At Large](Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 10/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Transportation
S.3111 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to support hydrogen-fueled equipment at ports and to conduct a study with the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Homeland Security on the feasibility and safety of using hydrogen-derived fuels, including ammonia, as a shipping fuel.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3122 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas [D-DE] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: 10/28/2021 See also H.R. 5763.

H.R.5763 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, and transit programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: Senate – 10/28/2021 Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R.5771 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a dedicated, competitive highway-rail grade separation program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 10/28/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 10/28/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure