Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Build Back Better Act and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Senate is in a pro forma session. 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Pappas (D-NH) – 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 225 – 201

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 – REJECTED 197 – 228

Passage of H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 – PASSED 224 – 200

H.R. 1917 Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 409 – 16
H.R. 1339 Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 409 – 16
H.R. 3193 – E-Bridge Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 410 – 16
H.R. 3709 – Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2021 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 402 – 11
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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 416 – 4
H.R. 390 – To redesignate the Federal Building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the “Odell Horton Federal Building” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 422- 2 -1
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” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 409 – 14 – 1
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” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 416 – 4 – 1

Today

Five One Minutes per side

H. Res. – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 5376 Build Back Better Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Yarmuth / Budget Committee)

Consideration of the Build Back Better Act

Complete Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684
 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

CONFIRMED:  Michael Connor to be an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army. 92-5.

CONFIRMED:  Robert Luis Santos to be Director of the U.S. Census Bureau for a term expiring December 31, 2026 by a vote of 58-35.

CONFIRMED:  Geraldine Richmond to be Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy by voice vote

CONFIRMED:  M. Camille Calimlim Touton to be Commissioner of Reclamation, Department of the Interior at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation by voice vote.

FILED CLOTURE on:

—Graham Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

—Robert Bonnie to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation —Brian Nelson to be Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes

Today

The Senate has adjourned, and will meet for pro forma sessions on 11/5, 11/9, & 11/12

Following that, it will next convene at 3PM on Monday, Nov 15

One roll call vote is expected at 5:30PM

Cloture on the nomination of Graham Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

HEARINGS COVERED

House Floor
Build Back Better Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework Debate and Voting

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.3187 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Office of Technologists within the Federal Trade Commission.
Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben [D-NM] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3195 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide consumers with foundational data privacy rights, create strong oversight mechanisms, and establish meaningful enforcement.
Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.5881 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on the effects on small businesses of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification framework of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/Environment
H.R.5876 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the implementation of climate finance plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 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

H.R.5889 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title VI of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a Federal energy efficiency resource standard for retail electricity suppliers and retail natural gas suppliers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.3165 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require each authorized committee or leadership PAC of a former candidate for election for Federal office to disburse all of the remaining funds of the committee or PAC after the election, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael [D-CO] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Rules and Administration
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

S.3167 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to require disclosure of certain financed emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward [D-MA] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3179 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

S.3188 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a manufactured housing community improvement grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3191 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for flexible giving accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3197 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote competition and economic opportunity in digital markets by establishing that certain acquisitions by dominant online platforms are unlawful.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3198 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise any rules necessary to enable issuers of index-linked annuities to register on a form tailored specifically to registered index-linked annuities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5861 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To streamline the process for granting certain waivers for requirements on contracts awarded under section 8(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business

H.R.5874 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote the leadership of the United States in global innovation by establishing a robust patent system that restores and protects the right of inventors to own and enforce private property rights in inventions and discoveries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5879 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to clarify the application of the price evaluation preference for qualified HUBZone small business concerns to certain contracts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.5888 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the provision of financial literacy training and information relating to the Blended Retirement System to members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.3166 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve coverage of dental and oral health services for adults under Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Ben [D-MD] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3189 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide a pathway to health careers through health profession opportunity grants.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3193 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the scope of practitioners eligible for payment for telehealth services under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3203 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Commission on the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5857 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the national strategy for combating and eliminating tuberculosis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)

H.R.5860 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To exempt essential workers from Federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Sponsor: Rep. Burchett, Tim [R-TN-2] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5864 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the withholding of Federal education funds on the basis of vaccination requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.5875 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to increase retention of the rural health care workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5883 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a value-based care program to exempt eligible rural health clinics from certain payment limitations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 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.3173 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide special rules for personal casualty losses arising from major disasters.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/04/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5866 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To restore protections for Social Security, Railroad retirement, and Black Lung benefits from administrative offset.
Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raúl M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.5885 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish an interagency task force to address the backlog of cargo ships at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach and in the coastal waters of Orange County, California, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Steel, Michelle [R-CA-48] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.5886 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Railway Labor Act to apply the provisions of such Act to maritime employers and employees in the maritime industry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Steel, Michelle [R-CA-48] (Introduced 11/04/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/04/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.