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09/27/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/27/2021 08:04

Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will debate the Infrastructure and Jobs Act. The Senate will consider multiple nominations for positions within the State Department and vote on invoking cloture for the "Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act" (H.R. 5305).

THE HOUSE

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 3755 - REJECTED 210 - 219

Passage of H.R. 3755 - Women's Health Protection Act of 2021 - PASSED 218 - 211

Today

"One Minutes" (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 2:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the five bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (5 bills)

  1. H.R. 1693 - EQUAL Act (Rep. Jeffries - Judiciary)
  2. H.R. 4981-To amend the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, to modify certain deadlines relating to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking (Rep. Trone - Foreign Affairs)
  3. H.R. 4250 - War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act (Rep. Foxx - Foreign Affairs)
  4. H.R. 1228 - Libya Stabilization Act, as amended (Rep. Deutch - Foreign Affairs)
  5. H.R. 4686 - Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Chabot - Foreign Affairs)

Senate Amendment to H.R. 3684 - Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Rep. DeFazio - Transportation and Infrastructure)

The Rule, which was adopted on August 24th, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.Res. ___ - Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3110 - PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (Rep. Carolyn Maloney - Education and Labor), H.R. 3992 - POJA Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) - Education and Labor), and H.R. 2119 - Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. McBath - Education and Labor)

Members are advised that following last votes, the House will debate the Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3110, H.R. 3992, and H.R. 2119.

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (8 votes)

  1. S. 848 - Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun - Education and Labor)
  2. H.R. 1029 - Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube - Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 1154 - Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin - Natural Resources)
  4. H.R. 3533 - To establish occupational series for Federal positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Obernolte - Oversight and Reform)
  5. H.R. 3599 - Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna - Oversight and Reform)
  6. H.R. 1204 - District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton - Oversight and Reform)
  7. H.R. 978 - Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Connolly - Oversight and Reform)
  8. H.R. 2617 - Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly - Oversight and Reform)

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #137, H.R.5305, continuing resolution to December 3rd. At 5:30pm, the cloture motion on the motion to proceed will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.

Monday, September 27th at 5:30pm - 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, CR through December 3rd

The Senate has reached an agreement that at a time and in an order to be determined next week, the Senate vote on confirmation of the following nominations with 1 hour of debate prior to each vote:

  1. Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs).
  2. Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs).
  3. Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).
  4. Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).
  5. Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/Environment
H.R.5367 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to award grants for qualifying advanced energy projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5368 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of carrying out clean energy projects on current and former mine land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.5369 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the qualifying advanced energy project credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamb, Conor [D-PA-17] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5372 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services from using any Federal funds to create or maintain an office to address climate and health equity, or for any climate change program, project, or activity.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
H.R.5374 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Trademark Act of 1946 to provide for contributory liability for certain electronic commerce platforms for use of a counterfeit mark by a third party on such platforms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 09/26/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Judiciary
Latest Action: House - 09/26/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Health Care
H.R.5365 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand Medicare Rural Health Clinic Services and Federally Qualified Health Center Services to include physical therapy services.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5370 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a demonstration program to assess the effects of a hospital providing to qualified individuals medically tailored home-delivered meals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House - Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.5371 - 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the allowance for depreciation, amortization, or depletion for purposes of determining the income limitation on the deduction for business interest.
Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 09/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House - Ways and Means
Latest Action: House - 09/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means