Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The Senate will consider circuit court nominations.  

Friday 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Steel, Michelle (R-CA)
 – Amendment No. 239 – Requires the Chinese Communist Party to match emission cutting targets established by the United States – ADOPTED 265 – 166

Levin, Andy (D-MI) – Amendment No. 260 – Amends Title III by broadening Pell Grant eligibility to high-quality short term skills and job training programs and establishes a secure and privacy-protected data system that contains information about postsecondary student academic and economic outcomes – ADOPTED 238 – 193

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 4521 –REJECTED 211 – 221

Passage of H.R. 4521 – America COMPETES Act of 2022 – PASSED 222 – 210 

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 4445 – Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 (Rep. Bustos – Judiciary)

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 Judiciary and makes in order the following amendment:

Buck/Bustos Amendment 

Possible Postponed Suspensions (6 votes)

  1. S. 583 – PRICE Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform) 
  2. 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) 
  3. 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) 
  4. 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”, as amended (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Oversight and Reform) 
  5. 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) 
  6. 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) 

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.  

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of Morning Business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. 

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and vote on confirmation of the Scott and Tunnage nominations. 

Monday, February 7th at approx. 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #556 Ebony M. Scott, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia 
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #557 Donald Walker Tunnage, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.6606 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the regulations regarding the “do-not-call” registry to prohibit politically-oriented recorded message telephone calls to telephone numbers listed on that registry.
Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 02/04/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6609 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from using facial recognition technology to access any Internal Revenue Service online account.
Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 02/04/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6616 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring the use of facial recognition technology for access to any Internal Revenue Service online account or service.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 02/04/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Energy/Environment
H.R.6605 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National Security Act of 1947 to make permanent the Climate Security Advisory Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 02/04/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 02/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).

Health Care
H.R.6612 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a higher Federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for maternal health care services.
Sponsor: Rep. Manning, Kathy E. [D-NC-6] (Introduced 02/04/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.