Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will potentially consider the Build Back Better Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act among other postponed suspensions. The Senate will consider Army and Census Director nominations. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.Con.Res. 44 – Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution, as amended –PASSED BY VOICE
2) H.R. 1917 – Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act – VOTE ORDERED
3) H.R. 1339 – Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
4) H.R. 3193 – E-Bridge Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
5) H.R. 3709 – Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2021 – VOTE ORDERED
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 – VOTE ORDERED
7) H.R. 390 – To redesignate the Federal Building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the “Odell Horton Federal Building” – VOTE ORDERED
8) H.R. 4679 – To designate the Federal building located at 1200 New Jersey Ave Southeast in Washington, DC, as the “Norman Yoshio Mineta Federal Building” – VOTE ORDERED
9) H.R. 4660 – To designate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 1125 Chapline Street in Wheeling, WV, as the “Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse” – VOTE ORDERED
10) S. 1064 – RENACER Act – PASSED 387 – 35 – 4 
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 – PASSED 382 – 40 – 4

Amendments to H.R. 3992:
Pappas (D-NH), Newman (D-IL)- Amendment No. 1 – Requires the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to conduct a study on the number of job applicants impacted by age discrimination in the job application process and issue recommendations on addressing age discrimination in the job application process – ADOPTED BY VOICE
Keller (R-PA) – Amendment No. 2 – Requires a GAO study to determine whether not allowing claims of disparate impact discrimination by applicants for employment under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 has a significant negative impact on such applicants, and provides that if the results of the study show there is not a significant negative impact on such applicants, then the Act shall not take effect – VOTE REQUESTED

H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 –ALL TIME FOR DEBATE HAS EXPIRED

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Possible Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
Possible Consideration of the Build Back Better Act
Complete Consideration of H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Education and Labor)

As of tonight, the House has completed general and amendment debate on H.R. 3992.

Postponed Amendment Votes (2):
Pappas Amendment
Keller Amendment

Postponed Suspensions (8 votes)

  1. H.R. 1917 – Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act (Rep. Fletcher – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.R. 1339 – Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, as amended (Rep. Davids – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  3. H.R. 3193 – E-BRIDGE Act, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  4. H.R. 3709 – Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Katko – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)

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

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 78-21.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID; confirmed: 59-39.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #143, S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021; not invoked: 50-49.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of EPA; confirmed: 54-44.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 52-45.
  6. Motion to discharge Jennifer Sung, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; agreed to: 49-49 with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.ReS.439 – National Family Service Learning Week
Agreed to S.Con.Res.19 – Use of Rotunda

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #428, Adrienne Wojciechowski, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Executive Calendar #443, Michael Carpenter, of the District of Columbia, to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the rank of Ambassador
Executive Calendar #452, Thomas R. Nides, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Israel

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 11:00am, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #352, Michael Connor, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army and vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Santos nomination.

If cloture is invoked on the Santos nomination, at approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Thursday, November 4th at approx. 11:00am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #352, Michael Connor, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

Thursday, November 4th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Transportation and Infrastructure
The Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape: Industry Perspectives on Securing the Nation’s Infrastructure

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response

House Energy and Commerce
Health Subcommittee Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.5844 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the modernization of electronic case management systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Energy/Environment
S.3145 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3152 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to disqualify certain borrowers from receiving a guarantee for a project, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3156 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require Federal agencies to maintain plans for responding to, mitigating, and adapting to climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.5830 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish an international terrestrial carbon sequestration program and provide international technical assistance for carbon market development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.5845 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act with respect to regional standards for furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.3153 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the indexing of certain assets for purposes of determining gain or loss.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5843 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to consider certain transactions related to precious metals for purposes of identifying jurisdictions of primary money laundering concern, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-50] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.5835 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to establish, implement, or enforce any vaccine mandate.
Sponsor: Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5837 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services relating to substance use disorder treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5848 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish within the Office of the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the Office of Rural Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5850 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure an evidence-based funding approach to study the effects of health profession opportunity grant demonstration projects, and to evaluate the demonstration projects.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
H.R.5832 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Retirement Savings Lost and Found, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5834 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to replace the windfall elimination provision with a formula equalizing benefits for certain individuals with noncovered employment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5838 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the indexing of certain assets for purposes of determining gain or loss.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5852 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend the customs waters of the United States from 12 nautical miles to 24 nautical miles from the baselines of the United States, consistent with Presidential Proclamation 7219.
Sponsor: Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.5846 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a program to provide grants to motor carriers and motor private carriers to transport goods during a national emergency or a period of time in which there is a certain percentage of port congestion, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mann, Tracey [R-KS-1] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5847 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide that the transportation of goods from a port of entry and another place within the same State as such port does not constitute interstate transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.5849 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] (Introduced 11/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.