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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

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Monday, September 20, 2021

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

2:00 p.m. Legislative Business   
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side            

First/Last Votes: 6:30 p.m.                  
    

 

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Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (5 bills)

1. H.R. __ – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021 (Rep. Mrvan – Veterans’ Affairs)

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend and modify certain authorities and requirements relating to the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes: Makes VA’s Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) program permanent, extends the authority for VA to reimburse veterans for travel to and from vet centers, and extends VA authority to receive donated facilities and related improvements for the CHIP-IN pilot program.

2. S. 189 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021 (Sen. Thune – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would increase the amounts paid to veterans for disability compensation and to their survivors for dependency and indemnity compensation by the same cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) that recipients of Social Security receive in 2022. The increase would take effect on December 1, 2021.

3. H.R. 4172 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Aurora, Colorado, as the ‘‘Lieutenant Colonel John W. Mosley VA Clinic’’ (Rep. Crow – Veterans’ Affairs) 

4. H.R. 1281 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gaylord, Michigan, as the "Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic" (Rep. Bergman - Veterans' Affairs)

5. H.R. 3475 – To name the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Columbus, Georgia, as the ‘‘Robert S. Poydasheff VA Clinic” (Rep. Bishop (GA) – Veterans’ Affairs)

Possible Passage of Postponed Suspensions (10 votes)

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. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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

8. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act of 2021, 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

9. 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.

10. S. 2382To 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

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there"

-Stephen Chbosky 

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