Wednesday, December 16, 2020
House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
12:00 p.m. Morning Hour
2:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” Per Side
First/Last Votes: 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (6 bills)

1. S. 2174 – Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2019 (Sen. Cornyn – Judiciary)

This bill would authorize a grant program for State and local law enforcement, state medical examiners, and accredited crime and forensic laboratories to identify the remains of unidentified individuals.

2. S. 3312 – Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020 (Sen. Cornyn – Judiciary)

This bill would authorize a grant program to help corrections agencies partner with community behavioral health organizations provide increased access to mental health treatment for incarcerated individuals and facilitate the continuation of care upon release.

3. Senate Amendment to H.R. 7105 – Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvements Act of 2020 (Rep. Levin (CA) – Veterans’ Affairs)

This legislation will increase access to health care and services for women veterans, provide for training opportunities for unemployed veterans, provide assistance for homeless veterans and increase oversight and accountability within VA.

4. S. 2216 – TEAM Veteran Caregivers Act (Sen. Peters – Veterans’ Affairs)

This legislation clarifies certain elements of VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and the General Caregiver Program. The bill formally recognizes a veteran’s primary caregiver in the veteran’s medical record and requires standardization in letters determining program eligibility. Additionally, it extends the benefits of the Comprehensive Program for 90 days after a veteran has been determined to no longer be clinically eligible.

5. S. 1694 – One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act, as amended (Sen. Peters – Science, Space, and Technology)

This bill requires the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to take steps to limit harmful interference with Apollo Moon landing site artifacts.

6. S. 2472 – Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility Act (Sen. Portman – Science, Space, and Technology)

This legislation recognizes his significant achievements, service, and contributions to the nation by renaming The NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Plum Brook Station, Ohio, as the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility.

                     

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”

Jane Austen