Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation to censure Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ). The Senate will consider involving cloture on the H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and various nominations.  

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4591 – VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act of 2021, as amended –PASSED BY VOICE
2) H.R. 5516 – VITAL Assessment Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE
3) H.R. 2433 – Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act – PASSED BY VOICE
4) H.R. 4626 – VA AIM Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE
5) H.R. 5603 – Protections for Student Veterans, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE
6) S. 796 – Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 – PASSED 414 – 9
7) H.R. 4233 – Student Veterans Counseling Centers Eligibility Act – PASSED 420 – 4
8) H.R. 147 – BRAVE Act, as amended – PASSED 427 – 0
9) H.R. 3730 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
10) H.R. 2915 – HOPR Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE
11) H.R. 5652 – DHS Acquisition Review Board Act of 2021 – PASSED BY VOICE
12) H.R. 5574 – TRANSLATE Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side) 

H.Res. 789 – Censuring Representative Paul Gosar – (Rep. Speier – Ethics) (Subject to a Rule)

Postponed Suspensions (2 votes) 

  1. H.R. 3730 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Veterans’ Affairs) 
  2. H.R. 5574 – TRANSLATE Act, as amended (Rep. Titus – Homeland Security) 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #401 Graham Scott Steele, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 53-43.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #345 Robert Farrell Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation; invoked: 75-20.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #345 Robert Farrell Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation; confirmed: 76-19.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #491, Jonathan Kanter, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General; confirmed: 68-29.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.449 – designating November 2021 as “National College Application Month”.

Adopted S.Res.451 – honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Max Cleland.

Adopted S.Res.452 – recognizing November 2021 as “National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month”.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business: S.3206, to repeal the provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that impose new information reporting requirements with respect to digital asset transfers. (Cruz)

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Executive Calendar #466, Nancy A. Hann, to be Rear Admiral

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Executive Calendar #509, Willie L. Phillips, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
Executive Calendar #358, Richard Trumka, Jr., of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2021

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. 

At approximately 10:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Nelson nomination followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. 

If cloture is invoked on the Nelson nomination, the vote on confirmation will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader. 

Wednesday, November 17th at approx. 10:00am – 2 roll call votes: 

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

HEARINGS COVERED 

Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Navigating the China-U.S. Divide: A Challenge for Latin America

House Homeland Security
A Whole-of-Government Approach to Combatting Ransomware: Examining DHS’s Role

Senate Commerce
FTC Nomination Hearing

House Appropriations
U.S. Role in Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Industry and Labor Perspectives: A Further Look at North American Supply Chain Challenges

CSIS
Rethinking Security on the Road to the 2022 Summit of the Americas

The Hill
Future of Healthcare Summit: Tackling Costs & Pathways to Care

Joint Economic Committee
Demystifying Crypto: Digital Assets and the Role of Government

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment
S.3214 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote domestic energy production, to require onshore oil and natural gas lease sales, development of renewable energy on public lands, and offshore oil and natural gas and wind lease sales, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 11/16/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/16/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.5987 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act with respect to the PFAS data call, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ross, Deborah K. [D-NC-2] (Introduced 11/16/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health Care
H.R.5983 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To expand the eligibility of veterans for hospital care and medical services provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical providers under the Veterans Choice Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Carl, Jerry L. [R-AL-1] (Introduced 11/16/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.5986 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve men’s health initiatives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 11/16/2021) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5989 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a demonstration program to genetic and genomic testing for certain children, to provide for a study by the National Academy of Medicine on the use of such testing to improve health care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 11/16/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2021 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