Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Combating Islamophobia Act and vote on holding Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress. The House may vote on legislation relating to the debt limit. The Senate will vote on legislation relating to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the debt ceiling, and a circuit court judge nomination.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was in a Pro Forma session.

Today

No “One Minutes”

H.R. 5665 – Combating International Islamophobia Act (Rep. Omar – Foreign Affairs) (Subject to a Rule)

H.Res. __– Recommending that the House of Representatives Find Mark Randall Meadows in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with a Subpoena Duly Issued by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (Rep. Thompson(MS) – Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol) (Subject to a Rule)

Consideration of Legislation Related to the Debt Limit

Additional Legislative Items are Possible 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #486 Lucy Haeran Koh, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; confirmed: 50-45.

Legislative Business
By voice vote, passed S.854, Methamphetamine 
Passed S.2959, Supplemental Impact Aid Flexibility Act
Passed S.3377, Capitol Police Emergency Assistance 
Adopted S.Res.477, SCD Awareness Month 

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #576, Samantha D. Elliott, of New Hampshire, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Elliott nomination. If cloture is invoked, the confirmation vote will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader following consultation with the Republican Leader. Following the Elliot cloture vote, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1605, vehicle for NDAA. Following that vote, the Senate is expected to vote on a motion to proceed to a joint resolution to raise the debt ceiling.

If the motion to proceed is agreed to, there would be up to 10 hours of debate equally divided prior to a vote on passage of the joint resolution. The vote on passage is expected to occur during Tuesday’s session.

As a reminder, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #533 Jennifer Sung, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Tuesday, December 14th at approx. 11:00am – 3 roll call votes expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #576, Samantha D. Elliott, of New Hampshire, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1605, vehicle for NDAA.
  3. Motion to proceed to S.J.Res._, Debt ceiling.

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate HELP
Nomination of Robert Califf to be FDA Commissioner

Senate Banking
Stablecoins: How Do They Work, How Are They Used, and What Are Their Risks

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
A Global Crisis Needs a Global Solution: The Urgent Need to Accelerate Vaccinations Around the World

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services
H.R.6252 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To permit certain businesses to select an alternative covered period for loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program and provide certain businesses additional loan forgiveness, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 12/13/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Tax
H.R.6249 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an end date for the credit for certain qualified carbon oxide, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 12/13/2021) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6254 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 to modify the description of interest for purposes of certain distributions of antidumping duties and countervailing duties.
Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 12/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.