Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bills including potentially the NDAA, debt limit, healthcare provisions, and opioid related bills. The Senate will consider multiple nominations for the FCC, CBP, and attorney positions for Massachusetts, among others. 

THE HOUSE

Yesterday 

The House was not in session.  

Today

 “One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Members are advised that multiple vote series are possible on Tuesday night.

Possible Consideration of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to the Debt Limit

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to End of the Year Healthcare Provisions

Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to Statutory PAYGO Sequestration

Possible Postponed Suspensions (14 votes)

  1. H.R. 2355 – Opioid Prescription Verification Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Rodney Davis – Energy and Commerce) 
  2. H.R. 2364 – Synthetic Opioid Danger Awareness Act, as amended (Rep. Kim (NJ) – Energy and Commerce) 
  3. H.R. 3743 – Supporting the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration Act (Rep. Hudson – Energy and Commerce) 
  4. H.R. 3894 – CARING for Social Determinants Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Blunt Rochester – Energy and Commerce) 
  5. H.R. 897 – Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act, as amended (Rep. Ruiz – Natural Resources) 
  6. H.R. 2074 – Indian Buffalo Management Act, as amended (Rep. Young – Natural Resources) 
  7. H.R. 3531 – Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Natural Resources) 
  8. H.R. 4706 – Blackwell School National Historic Site Act (Rep. Gonzales – Natural Resources) 
  9. H.R. 5677 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code, title 50, United States Code, and title 52, United States Code (Rep. Dean – Judiciary) 
  10. H.R. 5679 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 20, and title 43, United States Code (Rep. Jones – Judiciary) 
  11. H.R. 5695 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions which were formerly classified to chapters 14 and 19 of title 25, United States Code (Rep. Issa – Judiciary) 
  12. H.R. 5705 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions reclassified to title 34, United States Code (Rep. Bentz – Judiciary) 
  13. H.R. 5961 – To make revisions in title 5, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current, and to make technical amendments to improve the United States Code (Rep. Neguse – Judiciary) 
  14. H.R. 5982 – To make revisions in title 51, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current, and to make technical amendments to improve the United States Code (Rep. Fischbach – Judiciary) 

 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes 

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission; invoked: 64-27. 

Legislative Business 

Adopted the following resolutions: 

S.Res.468, Toys for Tots  

S.Res.469, PKU Awareness Day  

S.Res.470, Bob Dole  

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, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Rosenworcel nomination and cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

Following the Hamilton cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Hamilton nomination, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hamilton nomination, and cloture on Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

If cloture is invoked on the Magnus nomination, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

As early as during Tuesday’s session, the Senate may consider S.J.Res.31, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles. This week, the Senate may also consider S.J.Res.29, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard”. 

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #585, Rachael S. Rollins, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years.
  2. Executive Calendar #482, Michael D. Smith, of Virginia, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 5:30pm – at least one roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

HEARINGS COVERED 

Summit for Democracy
Democracy Delivers Development

Summit for Democracy
All Hands on Deck: Innovating Together to Combat Transnational Corruption

Senate Banking
Nomination Hearing

House Energy and Commerce
Securing our Energy Infrastructure: Legislation to Enhance Pipeline Reliability

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment
S.3313 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 to extend the authorization of financial assistance with respect to the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL] (Introduced 12/06/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Financial Services
S.3316 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for certain whistleblower incentives and protections.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Charles [R-IA] (Introduced 12/06/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to deter foreign financial institutions from providing banking services for the benefit of foreign terrorist organizations and from facilitating or promoting payments for acts of terrorism.
Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 12/06/2021) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.3314 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend certain increases in payments for physicians’ services under the Medicare program through 2022.
Sponsor: Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] (Introduced 12/06/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.