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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021

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Monday, July 26, 2021

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: 6:30 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 (20 bills)

1. S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun – Education and Labor)

This bill would codify Department of Education (ED) regulations to improve the administration of the TEACH Grant program.  These changes will help reduce the amount of grants that convert to loans by creating an appeal process for erroneously converted grants and providing better counseling to students.  The bill also requires ED to extend the service window for current recipients by 3 years to ensure that individuals can complete their service during the pandemic.

2. S. 1828 – HAVANA Act of 2021 (Sen. Collins – Foreign Affairs)

The bill amends the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 to authorize payment to personnel of the CIA who incur qualifying injuries to the brain, and authorizes payment to personnel of the Department of State who incur similar injuries.

3. H.R. 2278 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

4. H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)

This bill waives special use permit application fees for special events at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., and its environs when a majority of attendees are veterans or Gold Star Families.

5. H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area.

6. H.R. 1664 – To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Veasey – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor Medal of Honor recipients.

7. H.R. 2365 – Gold Star Mothers Family Monument Extension Act, as amended (Rep. Kim (NJ) – Natural Resources)

This bill extends to January 2, 2027, the authorization for the establishment of the Commemorative Work to Gold Star Mothers, originally authorized in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (P.L. 112-239, Sec. 2859). 

8. H.R. 2497 – Amache National Historical Site Act, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)

This bill establishes the Amache National Historic Site in the State of Colorado as a unit of the National Park System.  

9. H.R. 4300 – Alexander Lofgren VIP Act, as amended (Rep. Miller-Meeks – Natural Resources)

This bill directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to make free National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Passes available to members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and Gold Star Families.  

10. S. 325 – To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes (Sen. Murkowski – Natural Resources)

This bill amends the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children from three years to five years.

11. H.R. 2485 – Access to Congressionally Mandated Reports Act, as amended (Rep. Quigley – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would enhance government transparency by creating a single website where the public can access reports that agencies submit to Congress.  The legislation would require the Government Publishing Office to establish and maintain this website to allow the public to search, sort, and download all congressionally mandated reports for free.  The bill would not require information exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act to be disclosed.

12. S. 272 – Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require federal agencies to make budget justification materials available to the public on a website. The bill would also require OMB to maintain a list of the agencies that submit budget justification materials to Congress, the dates that the materials are submitted, and links to the materials available to the public.

13. 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)

This bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to update or establish occupational series for federal government positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management within 270 days of enactment.

14. H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would establish a personnel rotation program for cybersecurity professionals at federal agencies.  OPM would issue an operational plan providing policies, processes, and procedures for the program, and GAO would report on agency and employee participation in the program.

15. H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would give the District of Columbia the authority to pass a law to increase the pay of its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) above the existing statutory allowable pay for the CFO.

16. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require federal agencies to create evidence-based reentry plans for employees required to return to federal offices after a public health emergency  The bill would require agency officials to develop and make public the requirements and specifications for how the government would protect the health and safety of federal employees while continuing operations and providing vital services to the public.  

17. H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require agencies’ chief performance officers to work in consultation with the chief human capital officer, the chief information officer, the chief data officer, and the chief financial officer to prepare the annual performance plans required of each agency by law.  

18. S. 2382 – To authorize the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the Federal Government on nonreimbursable basis, and for other purposes (Sen. Portman – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would allow the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the federal government on a non-reimbursable basis

19. S. 957 – To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications (Sen. Kennedy – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications.

20. S. 1910 – Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2021 (Sen. Tester – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill authorizes major medical facility projects of the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2021. Seven projects across the country are included in this authorization.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The intent and not the deed is in our power; and, therefore, who dares greatly does greatly”

-John Brown

 

 

 

 

 

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