Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the PRICE Act and the naming of multiple post offices. . The Senate will hold roll call votes on cloture and confirmation of district judge nominations.    

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.  

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to consider eleven bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (11 bills)

  1. S. 583 – PRICE Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform) 
  2. H.R. 5577 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3900 Crown Road Southwest in Atlanta, Georgia, as the “John R. Lewis Post Office Building” (Rep. Williams (GA) – Oversight and Reform) 
  3. S. 566 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the “Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office” (Sen. Reed – Oversight and Reform) 
  4. H.R. 2324 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 South Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “D. Edwina Stephens Post Office” (Rep. Lawson – Oversight and Reform) 
  5. H.R. 735 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 502 East Cotati Avenue in Cotati, California, as the “Arthur Luis Ibleto Post Office Building” (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Oversight and Reform) 
  6. H.R. 3539 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 223 West Chalan Santo Papa in Hagatna, Guam, as the “Atanasio Taitano Perez Post Office” (Rep. San Nicolas – Oversight and Reform) 
  7. H.R. 2842 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 4th Street in Petaluma, California, as the “Lynn C. Woolsey Post Office Building” (Rep. Huffman – Oversight and Reform) 
  8. H.R. 3579 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 East Main Street in Maroa, Illinois, as the “Jeremy L. Ridlen Post Office” (Rep. Rodney Davis – Oversight and Reform) 
  9. H.R. 3613 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 202 Trumbull Street in Saint Clair, Michigan, as the “Corporal Jeffrey Robert Standfest Post Office Building” (Rep. McClain – Oversight and Reform) 
  10. H.R. 4168 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6223 Maple Street, in Omaha, Nebraska, as the “Petty Officer 1st Class Charles Jackson French Post Office” (Rep. Bacon – Oversight and Reform) 
  11. H.R. 1298 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1233 North Cedar Street in Owasso, Oklahoma, as the “Staff Sergeant Marshal Roberts Post Office Building” (Rep. Hern – Oversight and Reform) 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes 

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #655 Bridget Meehan Brennan, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; invoked: 61-30. 

Today

10 a.m.: Convene and proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the nomination of Bridget Meehan Brennan, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

Vote Scheduled: At 11:30am, on Tuesday, February 1st, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #655 Bridget Meehan Brennan to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #657 Charles Esque Fleming to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

At 2:15pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #657 Charles Esque Fleming to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #658 David Augustin Ruiz to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Please note, further roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate HELP
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Responding to the Growing Crisis

Senate Small Business
Review of SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs and Initiatives

Senate Appropriations
Expanding Broadband Access: Department of Commerce Broadband Programs in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Hearing to Examine the State of the U.S. Territories

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services
S. 3535 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to amend the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 to increase the availability of heating and cooling assistance, and for other purposes.Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J [D-MA] (Introduced 01/31/2022) Cosponsors:(5)Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Healthcare
S. 3537 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a child tax credit for pregnant moms with respect to their unborn children, and for other purposes.Sponsor:Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT[(Introduced 01/31/2022)Cosponsors:(12)Committees: Senate – Finance Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.