Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate will vote on cloture for various nominations.  

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma.  

Today

The House is not in session.  

The Senate

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.485, relating to the death of the Honorable Harry Mason Reid, Jr., former Senator for the State of Nevada.

On December 18th, the Senate reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 14, 2022, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3436 re: sanctions/Nord Stream 2 introduced by Senator Cruz; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the bill; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the bill be considered read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Cruz bill , with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, with no amendments in order and without intervening action or debate.

Executive Business
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Friday, January 7, 2022, and does so under the provisions of S.Res.485, as a further mark of respect to the memory of former Senator Harry Reid.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

There will be no roll call votes during Friday’s session. We expect that the next roll call vote will be at 5:30pm on Monday, January 10th, on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
  2. Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Tax
S.3445 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Combat-Injured Veterans Tax Fairness Act of 2016 to apply to members of the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 01/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.