Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:  The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.  

THE HOUSE      

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Republican 
Motion to Recommit on H.R. 5367 – REJECTED 208 – 220 

Passage of H.R. 5367 – Build Back Better Act – PASSED 220 – 213 

Republican YEA – 0; NAY – 212
Democrat YEA – 220; NAY – 1
 

Representative Jared Golden (D-ME) being the only Democrat to vote no. 

Table the Motion to Reconsider – ADOPTED 217 – 105 

Today

The House is not in session.   

The Senate

Friday 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE 

Exec. Cal. #521 – Jonathan Eric Kaplan, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Exec. Cal. #492 – Michael F. Easley, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of four years 

Exec. Cal. #493 – Sandra J. Hairston, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years 

Exec. Cal. #494 – Dena J. King, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years 

Exec. Cal. #537 – Cole Finegan, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years 

Exec. Cal. #538 – Kenneth L. Parker, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years 

Executive Calendar #553 – Cindy K. Chung, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years 

Executive Calendar #554 – Gary M. Restaino, of Arizona, to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for the term of four years 

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Coast Guard and Foreign Service. 

As a reminder, on November 17th, 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. 

Today

The Senate is not in session and stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only with no business being conducted on the following dates and times: 

Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:15am; and 

Friday, November 26th at 10:00am. 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 26th, it will next convene at 3:00pm Monday, November 29th

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.4350, the National Defense Authorization Act. 

On Friday, November 19th, cloture was filed on substitute amendment #3867 as modified and the underlying bill H.R.4350. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is at 3:30pm. The second degree amendment filing deadline is one hour before the cloture vote.  

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #3867 as modified. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked, unless further agreement is reached, there would be a roll call vote on cloture on the underlying bill H.R.4350

Monday, November 29th at 5:30pm – roll call vote: 

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Reed substitute amendment #3867 as modified to H.R.4350 NDAA 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment
H.R.6058 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend the authority of the Secretary of Defense to transfer funds for a certain study on per- and polyfluoalkyl substance contamination in drinking water, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 11/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 11/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.6061 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize Federal agencies to establish prize competitions for innovation or adaptation management development relating to ocean acidification.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 11/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Budget
Latest Action: House – 11/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6065 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Secretary of Energy to release a reversionary interest in certain real property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] (Introduced 11/19/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 11/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.R.6060 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit governmental discrimination against health care providers that do not participate in abortion.
Sponsor: Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] (Introduced 11/19/2021) Cosponsors: (99)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.6057 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To create a short form tax return to simplify the return process for certain taxpayers living abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 11/19/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.3268 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to issue a request for proposals for a private-sector entity to develop an operating model for an interoperable gray chassis pool at the rail ramps around Memphis.
Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 11/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/19/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.