Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bills related to transportation and infrastructure. The Senate will consider nominations for various EPA, Labor, Treasury, and circuit court judge positions. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 3469 – Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 418 – 2
2) H.R. 4256 – Investing in Main Street Act of 2021 – PASSED 413 – 10
3) H.R. 3462 – SBA Cyber Awareness Act – PASSED 423 – 0 
4) H.R. 4481 – Small Business 7(a) Loan Agent Transparency Act – PASSED 407 – 9
5) H.R. 4531 – 7(a) Loan Agent Oversight Act –PASSED 411 – 9
6) H.R. 4515 – Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2021 –PASSED 409 – 14

Postponed Suspension of the Rules Votes:
1) H.R. 1975 – Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act of 2021 – PASSED 397 – 25
2) H.R. 5221 – Urban Indian Health Confer Act –PASSED 406 – 17
3) H.R. 3616 – Bear River National Heritage Area Study Act – PASSED 399 – 23
4) S. 108 – To authorize the Seminole Tribe of Florida to lease or transfer certain land, and for other purposes – PASSED 425 – 2
5) H.R. 4881 – Old Pascua Community Land Acquisition Act – PASSED 375 – 45 – 1
6) H.R. 2088 – Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, as amended – PASSED 407 – 16

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (11 bills)

  1. H.Con.Res. 44 – Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution, as amended (Rep. Rice (NY) – Rules)
  2. H.R. 1917 – Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act (Rep. Fletcher – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  3. H.R. 1339 – Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, as amended (Rep. Davids – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  4. H.R. 3193 – E-BRIDGE Act, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  5. H.R. 3709 – Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Katko – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  6. H.R. 2220 – To amend title 40, United States Code, to modify the treatment of certain bargain-price options to purchase at less than fair market value, and for other purposes (Rep. Guest – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  7. H.R. 390 – To redesignate the Federal Building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the “Odell Horton Federal Building” (Rep. Cohen – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  8. H.R. 4679 – To designate the Federal building located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast in Washington, DC, as the “Norman Yoshio Mineta Federal Building” (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  9. H.R. 4660 – To designate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 1125 Chapline Street in Wheeling, West Virginia, as the “Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse” (Rep. McKinley – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  10. S. 1064 – RENACER Act (Sen. Menendez – Foreign Affairs)
  11. H.Res. 760 – Expressing solidarity with Cuban citizens demonstrating peacefully for fundamental freedoms, condemning the Cuban regime’s acts of repression, and calling for the immediate release of arbitrarily detained Cuban citizens (Rep. Wasserman Schultz – Foreign Affairs)

Possible Consideration of 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

**Members are advised that consideration of H.R 3992 is possible after last votes on Wednesday.

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury; invoked: 88-11.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; invoked: 79-20.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID; invoked: 59-40.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of EPA; invoked: 56-43.
  5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; invoked: 53-46.
  6. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury; confirmed: 88-10.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.410 – National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Adopted S.Res.436 – honoring the individuals fighting and the individuals who have fallen responding to wildland fires during the ongoing 2021 wildfire season.
Passed H.R.1510 – report on the use of cameras in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Passed by voice vote H.R.2093 – Veterans and Family Information Act.

Executive Business
Confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #453 – David M. Cohen to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Canada.
Confirmed Executive Calendar #501– Major General John D. Caine to be Lieutenant General (Air Force)

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Harris and Coleman nominations.

At approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #143, S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.

If cloture is not invoked, at approximately 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Prieto and Nayak nominations. Additional roll call votes in relation to nominations are possible during Wednesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026. Consideration of this nomination is expected to occur during Thursday’s session.

Wednesday, November 3rd at approx. 11:00am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID.

Wednesday, November 3rd at approx. 2:15pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #143, S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.

Wednesday, November 3rd at approx. 5:15pm – at least 2 roll call votes:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Foreign Relations
Update on U.S. Cybersecurity Policy

House Homeland Security
Evolving the U.S. Approach to Cybersecurity: Raising the Bar Today to Meet the Threats of Tomorrow

Senate Commerce
Implementation of Aviation Safety Reform

House Agriculture
The Immediate Challenges to our Nation’s Food Supply Chain

House Financial Services
Cyber Threats, Consumer Data, and the Financial System

SEC
Asset Management Advisory Committee

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.3135 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure the maintenance of critical supply lines within the defense industrial base.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/Environment
S.3140 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the credit for residential energy efficient property refundable, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5821 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide additional benefits to American workers whose employment has been impacted as a result of the transition to a clean energy economy.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.3130 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to expand the transactions for which declarations may be required by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to include investments in United States businesses that maintain or collect sensitive personal data.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5823 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.3132 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3139 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ban anticompetitive terms in facility and insurance contracts that limit access to higher quality, lower cost care.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5811 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2022 to prohibit the use of funds related to any rule requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5812 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for unique health identifiers.
Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 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

H.R.5816 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the federal government, or State or local government or other entity receiving federal funding, from requiring any citizen to be vaccinated, including federal agencies from requiring its employees to take any vaccination, without the citizen being fully advised in writing of all known potential risks from the vaccine and consultation with a physician followed by the voluntary informed consent of the citizen, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5818 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 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

H.R.5829 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit federally funded COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Timmons, William R. IV [R-SC-4] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.5814 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the implementation of unrealized capital gains taxation.
Sponsor: Rep. Donalds, Byron [R-FL-19] (Introduced 11/02/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.