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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

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Monday, September 27, 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 (5 bills)

1. H.R. 1693 – EQUAL Act (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary)

This bill amends current law to eliminate the sentencing disparity between crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses. The bill applies to pending and past cases (retroactively), allowing individuals who were previously convicted or sentenced for a federal offense involving crack cocaine to petition for a sentence reduction.

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)

The bill extends the Commission on combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking an additional 120 days to allow the Commission to continue its work until February 2022. 

3. H.R. 4250 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act (Rep. Foxx – Foreign Affairs)

The bill would authorize the Department of State to offer rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes.

4. H.R. 1228 – Libya Stabilization Act, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Foreign Affairs)

The bill addresses the increase of violent extremist groups in Libya by sanctioning outside actors who fuel the growth of the conflict or are perpetrators of human rights abuses. The bill also provides targeted U.S. assistance to help strengthen democratic governance in Libya.  

5. H.R. 4686 – Cambodia Democracy Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Chabot – Foreign Affairs)

The bill directs the President to impose sanctions on individuals and entities responsible for acts that undermine democracy in Cambodia, including serious human rights violations. 

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. 3110PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act (Rep. Carolyn Maloney – Education and Labor), H.R. 3992POJA Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Education and Labor), and H.R. 2119Family 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)

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. 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.

3. 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.

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)

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.

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.”

-Bill Clinton 

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