Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of the EVEST Act, H.R. 4673. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations.        

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Senate Amendment to H.R. 1192 – Puerto Rico Recovery Accuracy in Disclosures Act of 2021 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

S. 1404 Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

S. 452 Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 426 – 0

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 4673 – EVEST Act (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs)

The Rule, which was adopted last week, provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

The Rule also makes in order the following amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:
Delgado Amendment #1
Delgado Amendment #2
Escobar Amendment
Hayes Amendment
Tlaib Amendment

The Senate

Yesterday

Not invoked, 49-51: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.5746, the legislative vehicle for the Voting Rights Act. Majority Leader Schumer voted against the motion to concur to keep debate open.  

52-48: Shall the decision of the Chair stand as the judgement of the Senate in relation to Rule XIX and the legislative filibuster. 

Today

At 12:00pm noon, on Thursday, January 20th, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. 

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Judiciary
Antitrust Bill Markup

House Oversight and Reform
FITARA 13.0

House Energy and Commerce
Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains

House Foreign Affairs
Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Panama: A New Alliance for Promoting Democracy and Prosperity in the Americas

House Natural Resources
What More Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leasing Means for Achieving U.S. Climate Targets

House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis
A View from the States: Governors Respond to the Omicron Variant