Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bill related to financial services, cybersecurity, and small business growth. The Senate will consider nominations for EPA, Labor, Treasury, and circuit court positions. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 1619 – Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act – PASSED 361 – 55 – 3, ROLL CALL 340
Republican YEA – 149; NAY – 54; PRESENT – 1
Democrat YEA – 212; NAY – 1; PRESENT – 2

2) H.R. 2758 – Lumbee Recognition Act – PASSED 357 – 59 – 1, ROLL CALL 341
Republican YEA – 144; NAY – 59
Democrat YEA – 213; NAY – 0; PRESENT – 1

3) H.R. 1975 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2021 – VOTE ORDERED
4) H.R. 5221 – Urban Indian Health Confer Act – VOTE ORDERED
5) H.R. 3616 – Bear River National Heritage Area Study Act – VOTE ORDERED
6) S. 108 – A bill to authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes – VOTE ORDERED
7) H.R. 4881 – Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act – VOTE ORDERED
8) H.R. 2088 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side) 

Suspensions (6 bills)

  1. H.R. 3469 – Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021 (Rep. Schneider – Small Business)
  2. H.R. 4256 – Investing in Main Street Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Chu – Small Business) 
  3. H.R. 3462 – SBA Cyber Awareness Act (Rep. Crow – Small Business) 
  4. H.R. 4481 – Small Business 7(a) Loan Agent Transparency Act (Rep. Phillips – Small Business)
  5. H.R. 4531 – 7(a) Loan Agent Oversight Act (Rep. Meuser – Small Business)
  6. H.R. 4515 – Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2021 (Rep. Garbarino – Small Business)

Postponed Suspensions (6 votes)

  1. H.R. 1975 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2021 (Rep. Issa – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 5221 – Urban Indian Health Confer Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 3616 – Bear River National Heritage Area Study Act (Rep. Moore (UT) – Natural Resources)
  4. S. 108 – To authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes (Sen. Rubio – Natural Resources)
  5. H.R. 4881 – Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act (Rep. Grijalva – Natural Resources)
  6. H.R. 2088 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, as amended (Rep. Fleischmann – Natural Resources)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #471, Beth Robinson, of Vermont, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; confirmed: 51-45.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #363, Toby J. Heytens, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; confirmed: 53-43.

Legislative Business
Passed S.1064, RENACER Act w/Menendez sub amendment

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Davidson, Harris, and Coleman nominations. Following the cloture vote on the Coleman nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:20pm, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Prieto and Nayak nominations.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Davidson nomination.

Pending cloture motions for consideration on Tuesday:

  1. Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury
  2. Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
  3. Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID
  4. Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of EPA
  5. Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #143, S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021. That cloture motion will ripen on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 2nd at 11:00am – 3 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID.

Tuesday, November 2nd at approx. 2:20pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of EPA.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Tuesday, November 2nd at approx. 5:15pm – expected roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Veterans Affairs
Examining Plans for the Continuation of the Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

Senate Banking
The Libor Transition: Protecting Consumers and Investors

House Financial Services
Buy Now, Pay Later? Investigating Risks and Benefits of BNPL and Other Emerging Fintech Cash Flow Products

House Transportation and Infrastructure
The General Services Administration’s Priorities for 2021 and Beyond

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Nomination Votes

Senator Ron Johnson
Expert Panel on Federal Vaccine Mandates and Vaccine Inquiries

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.5807 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish national data privacy standards in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/Environment
S.3125 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish an alternative fuel and low-emission aviation technology program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael [D-GA] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.5805 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To withdraw certain Bureau of Land Management land from mineral development.
Sponsor: Rep. Stansbury, Melanie Ann [D-NM-1] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.Con.Res.18 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A concurrent resolution requiring the Architect of the Capitol, the Secretary of the Senate, and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to contract with food service contractors and vending machine contractors for the Capitol Complex that accept cryptocurrency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Rules and Administration
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2021 Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

S.3124 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for unique health identifiers.
Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3128 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5793 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To temporarily limit the authority of the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prescribe chargeable premium rates for flood insurance under the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5795 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for the registration of venture exchanges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5802 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5803 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require covered entities to implement and disclose information moderation policies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5806 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of greenfield investments by the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.R.5801 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to apply additional payments, discounts, and other financial assistance towards the cost-sharing requirements of health insurance plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5804 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes outpatient self-management training services, to require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the provision of virtual diabetes outpatient self-management training services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 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
H.R.5799 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception from certain reporting requirements with respect to the foreign accounts of individuals who live abroad.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5808 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to make available parental leave benefits to parents following the birth or adoption of a child, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 11/01/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.