Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will consider Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and National Mediation Board members. 

THE HOUSE

Friday   

The House was in a Pro Forma session  

Today

The House is not in session and will next meet Tuesday, December 7, 2021.  

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.  

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Rosenworcel nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.
  2. Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.
  3. Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

Monday, December 6th at approx. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

HEARINGS COVERED 

The Heritage Foundation
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Strengthening Relations

Best Practices for Supporting Human Rights Defenders
The U.S. Government’s Experience

Nicaragua
Portrait of the Institutional Capture in the Americas

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

H.R.6139 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend chapter 31 of title 31 of the United States Code and title IV of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to automatically suspend the debt limit for the fiscal year of a budget resolution.
Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 12/03/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Rules; Ways and Means; Budget
Latest Action: House – 12/03/2021 Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker