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09/14/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2021 10:00

Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet in a Pro Forma session. The Senate will vote to confirm James Kvaal as Under Secretary of Education post cloture and confirm multiple circuit court judges.

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

The House is not in session

Today

The House will meet in a Pro Forma session at 11:00 a.m.

THE SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education; invoked: 55-37.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #335, Donald Lu, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.
· Executive Calendar #150, Brett M. Holmgren, of Minnesota, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Intelligence and Research)
· Executive Calendar #322, Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Western Hemisphere Affairs)

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education, post cloture.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Kvaal nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington. Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:20pm, all post-cloture time on the Estudillo nomination will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.

Finally, at 5:30pm, all post-cloture time on the Kelley nomination will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

Cloture has been filed on the following items:

  1. Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  2. Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  3. Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
  4. Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S.2093, For the People Act of 2021.

Tuesday, September 14th at 11:30am - 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington

Tuesday, September 14th at 2:20pm - 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts

Tuesday, September 14th at 5:30pm - 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  2. Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Reconciliation Markup

House Financial Services
Reconciliation Markup

House Judiciary
Reconciliation Markup

Senate Banking
Oversight of the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Reconciliation Markup

House Ways and Means
Reconciliation Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/Environment

S.2724 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 09/13/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate - 09/13/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2719 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the United States-India Climate and Clean Energy Partnership to facilitate clean energy cooperation with India, to enhance cooperation with India on climate mitigation, resilience, and adaptation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 09/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate - Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate - 09/13/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax

S.2721 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Internal Revenue Service to issue a report on the tax gap, to establish a fellowship program within the Internal Revenue Service to recruit mid-career tax professionals to create and participate in an audit task force, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] (Introduced 09/13/2021) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 09/13/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2717 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure that revenues collected from passengers as aviation security fees are used to help finance the costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement that a portion of such fees be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward [D-MA] (Introduced 09/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate - 09/13/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2714 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide funds for administration of the earned income tax credit in Puerto Rico.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 09/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 09/13/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.