Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:The House will begin debate on the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). The Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to debate on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA, H.R. 4350). 

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 795
 – Rule providing consideration of H. Res. 789 – Censuring Representative Paul Gosar – PASSED 221 – 207 

Adoption of H. Res. 795 – Rule providing consideration of H. Res. 789 – Censuring Representative Paul Gosar – ADOPTED 222 – 208 

Adoption of H. Res. 789 – Censuring Representative Paul Gosar – ADOPTED 223 – 207 – 1 

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side) 

H.R. 5376–Build Back Better Act (Reps. Yarmuth/Neal – Budget/Ways and Means)

The Rule, which was adopted on November 6th, provides for two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Budget and the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

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.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; invoked: 50-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.  

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022; invoked: 84-15. 

Legislative Business 

Passed H.R.5142, Congressional Gold Medal for Afghanistan veterans 

Adopted S.Res.455, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, post-cloture. 

By unanimous consent, all time during adjournment, morning business, recess, and Leader time will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed. 

During Thursday’s session, we hope to adopt the motion to proceed to the bill and consider amendments.  

During Wednesday’s session, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Nelson nomination. 

Roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session. 

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Banking
Nomination of Saale Omarova to be Comptroller of the Currency

Senate Foreign Relations
Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Importance of U.S. Engagement

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.3221 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reduce improper payments and eliminate waste in Federal programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.6001 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 18, United States Code, to require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant before accessing data stored in cars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Energy/Environment
H.R.5991 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure the completion of a marginal well study by the Secretary of Energy so as to inform the development of certain rules under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6012 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out a demonstration program for projects that improve electric grid resilience with respect to wildfires, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services
S.3217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide special rules for purposes of determining if financial guaranty insurance companies are qualifying insurance corporations under the passive foreign investment company rules.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6006 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the definition of broker, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Health Care
S.3223 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory [D-NJ] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6005 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish certain duties for pharmacies to ensure provision of Food and Drug Administration-approved contraception, medication related to contraception, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (98)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3225 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit any Federal agency from requiring that staff in health care facilities be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of the facility participating in the Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5993 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to establish a competitive grant program under which the Secretary will award grants to certain institutions to establish American Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Worker Training Centers of Excellence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.5995 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide research on, and services for, individuals with clinical mental health complications following a pregnancy loss, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.5998 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance on authorities available to States under the State Medicaid programs under title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend waivers granted during the COVID-19 emergency period beyond such period.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6000 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To continue the acceleration of the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Budget; Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture; Education and Labor; Armed Services; Natural Resources; Veterans’ Affairs; Homeland Security; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Budget, Science, Space, and Technology, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Armed Services, Natural Resources, Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security

H.R.6007 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the expansion of coverage of vaccines under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 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.6009 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide that the public health emergency declared with respect to COVID-19 shall terminate on the date on which the Secretary of Health and Human Services approves, or authorizes emergency use of, a drug intended to treat COVID-19.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.5997 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit 501(c)(4) entities from using more than 10 percent of total expenditures on certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Golden, Jared F. [D-ME-2] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6011 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require certain manufactured goods introduced for sale in the United States to have a domestic value content of more than 50 percent, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6013 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to equalize the charitable mileage rate with the business travel rate.
Sponsor: Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.3222 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish protections for passengers in air transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3224 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a program to provide grants to owners of cargo vessels being rerouted from the western seaboard of the United States through the Panama Canal, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 11/17/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.