Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a Pro Forma session. The Senate is not in session.  

THE HOUSE      

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Motion to Adjourn – REJECTED 200 – 224 

Ordering the Previous Question on H.Res. 829
 – The rule providing for consideration of H.R. 6119 – Further Extending Government Funding Act – PASSED 218 – 209

Adoption of H.Res. 829 – The rule providing for consideration of H.R. 6119 – Further Extending Government Funding Act – ADOPTED 219 – 208

Table Motion to Reconsider – 
ADOPTED 217 – 202

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 6119 – REJECTED 211 – 219

Passage of H.R. 6119 – Further Extending Government Funding Act – PASSED 221 – 212

Table Motion to Reconsider on H.R. 6119 – ADOPTED 217 – 209

H.R. 2930 – 
Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 364 – 5 

Today

The House is in a Pro Forma session and will next meet Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes 

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; confirmed: 50-49. 

2. Motion to discharge Rachael S. Rollins, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; agreed to: 50-47. 

3. Marshall-Lee amendment #4868 (defund vaccine mandates); not agreed to: 48-50. 

4. Passage of H.R.6119, continuing resolution to 2/18/22 (60-vote threshold); passed: 69-28. 

Legislative Business 

Completed  the Rule 14 process to place S.3299, to prohibit the Department of Defense from discharging or withholding pay or benefits from members of the National Guard based on COVID–19 vaccination status. (Lankford) 

Executive Business 

Confirmed by voice vote the following nominations: 

1. Executive Calendar #438, C.B. Sullenberger III, of Texas, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. 

2. Executive Calendar #543, Larry D. Turner, of North Carolina, to be Inspector General, Department of Labor. 

3. Executive Calendar #544, Sandra D. Bruce, of Delaware, to be Inspector General, Department of Education. 

Today

The Senate is not in session.  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

H.Res.829 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6119) making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Rules
Committee Report: H. Rept. 117-201
Latest Action: House – 12/02/2021 On motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 202

Energy/Environment
S.Res.466 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate in support of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) nuclear security role.
Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben [D-NM] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2021 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Financial Services
S.3305 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to repeal the amendment made to the Superfund excise taxes by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care
H.R.6133 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to make available for public inspection all records of information submitted to the Food and Drug Administration in conjunction with authorizing the emergency use of, or licensing, a COVID-19 vaccine.
Sponsor: Rep. Norman, Ralph [R-SC-5] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.6121 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the administration of antidumping and countervailing duty laws.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6128 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the President to impose duties on merchandise from the People’s Republic of China to compensate holders of United States intellectual property rights for losses resulting from violations of such intellectual property rights in China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.3306 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the purchase of certain telecommunications or aerospace goods or service from entities affiliated with the People’s Republic of China or the Russian Federation and to require reporting relating to investment by foreign persons in the aerospace industry in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3309 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to require SelectUSA to coordinate with State-level economic development organizations to increase foreign direct investment in semiconductor-related manufacturing and production.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary [D-MI] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/02/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.6138 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To enhance predisaster mitigation to prevent future natural disasters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 12/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.