Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are not in session.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 838 – The rule providing for consideration on House Amendment to S. 610 Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act, and of the bill House Amendment to S. 1605 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2022, and of the bill H.R. 5314 Protecting Our Democracy Act – PASSED 218 – 210 

Adoption of H. Res. 838 – The rule providing for consideration of House Amendment to S. 610 Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act, and of the bill House Amendment to S. 1605 National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2022, and of the bill H.R. 5314 Protecting Our Democracy Act – PASSED 219 – 213 

Passage of House Amendment to S. 610 – 
Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act – PASSED 222 – 212

Passage of House Amendment to S. 1605 –
 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 – PASSED 363 – 70 

Today

The House is not in session.  

The House will next convene on Monday, December 13th at 12:30 pm in a Pro Forma Session. 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.610, vehicle for debt ceiling track/Pay-Go/Medicare fix; invoked: 64-36.
  2. Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.610, vehicle for debt ceiling track/Pay-Go/Medicare fix; agreed to: 59-35.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #486 Lucy Haeran Koh, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 51-38.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #533 Jennifer Sung, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 48-39.

Legislative Business
Passed S.3294, O’Connor and Ginsburg statues
By voice vote, adopted Calendar #160, S. Res. 380, Sudan

Passed the following Courthouse naming bills:
H.R.390, Odell Horton Federal Building
H.R.4660 , Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse
S.2938, Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD
Exec. Cal. #359 – Stephen A. Owens, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years
Exec. Cal. #361 – Sylvia E. Johnson, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board for a term of five years

Today

The Senate is not in session.  

The Senate will next convene Monday, December 13, 2021 for confirmation hearings.  

HEARINGS COVERED 

House Oversight and Reform
Unsustainable Drug Prices: Findings from the Committee’s Drug Pricing Investigation and the Need for Structural Reforms

MedPAC
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Skilled Nursing Facility Services

MedPAC
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Home Healthcare Services; and Mandated Report on Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Changes to the Home Health Payment System

AS/COA
Global Energy Crisis: The Outlook for Latin America

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment
S.3353 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide solutions to the United States energy crisis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3371 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make financial assistance to States under the Land and Water Conservation Fund available for water quality projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6229 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 54, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make financial assistance to States under the Land and Water Conservation Fund available for water quality projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6235 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the development of a plan to increase oil and gas production under oil and gas leases of Federal lands under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Defense in conjunction with a drawdown of petroleum reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (43)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6238 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to increase Tribal access to water conservation and efficiency grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stansbury, Melanie Ann [D-NM-1] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.3349 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to provide applicants for certain loans and grants with updates with respect to those applications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.3351 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Coastal Management Fellowship and the Digital Coast Fellowship, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.6236 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Administrator to provide certain notices to property owners when undertaking remapping in geographic areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rosendale Sr., Matthew M. [R-MT-At Large](Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to license lending institutions to make loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Donalds, Byron [R-FL-19] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care
S.J.Res.32 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination”.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (31)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.J.Res.67 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination”.
Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (161)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 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

S.3362 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Healthy People Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup and the Maternal Health Working Group to establish a formal coordinated approach for monitoring maternal health efforts across the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6202 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish requirements for the provision of certain high-cost durable medical equipment and laboratory testing; to extend and expand access to telehealth services; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 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.6216 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration project to improve outpatient clinical care for individuals with sickle cell disease.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6228 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To limit cost sharing for prescription drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Manning, Kathy E. [D-NC-6] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.6224 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit payment of administrative funding to States with a high backlog of unprocessed unemployment claims, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6226 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for deductions for transfers from estates or gifts to certain cemeteries.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6230 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate lead oxide, antimony, and sulfuric acid as taxable chemicals under the Superfund excise taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meuser, Daniel [R-PA-9] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6241 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for rules for the use of retirement funds in connection with federally declared disasters.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.3352 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.6215 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.3365 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to eliminate certain requirements with respect to dredging and dredged material, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3355 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to propose a new nationwide permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for dredging projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3366 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to permit the use of NATO and major non-NATO ally dredge ships in the United States.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3367 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to repeal the requirements of the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906 with respect to dredging and dredged material.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 12/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation Latest Action: Senate – 12/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.