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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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10:00 a.m. Morning Hour
12:00 p.m. Legislative Business   
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side            

First Votes:1:00 p.m.                       
Last Votes: ???                   
    

 

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:

Complete Consideration of H.R. 4502 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2022 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations)

These bills include historic increases in funding for Democratic priorities such as education and health care, worker protections and environmental justice. In addition, the minibus provides $2.1 billion for more than 1,800 Democratic Community Projects. Important highlights for key Democratic priorities in the minibus include: $10.6 billion for the CDC to bolster the nation’s public health infrastructure and capacity and $49 billion for NIH biomedical research; a historic $36 billion for Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies; $2.1 billion for worker protection agencies; $800 million for rural broadband; $14 billion in investments for clean energy and science programs to combat the climate crisis and shifts the focus of these programs to climate-centric activities; and $10.6 billion to rebuild our nation’s crumbling water infrastructure.

 

The bill also bolsters the middle class and supports the vulnerable by safeguarding nutrition programs and ensuring SNAP does not run out of funding during the last quarter of the fiscal year; increases investments to rebuild the IRS including the administration of the Advanced Child Tax Credit and increase enforcement efforts; creates good-paying American jobs through investments in clean energy development; confronts the climate crisis by expanding deployment of clean energy technologies, environmental enforcement efforts and dramatically expanding environmental justice efforts; ensures safe access to abortion services for low-income women by removing a 40-year old prohibition on the use of Medicaid and other federal funds for abortion services; supports our veterans with investments in health care and military families through infrastructure investments in child care development centers and housing; and grows opportunities through homeownership and rental assistance including 125,000 new housing choice vouchers.

 

Bill text for LaborHAgricultureE&WInteriorMilConVATHUD, and FSGG.

 

Summaries from the Appropriations Committee for LaborHAgricultureE&WInteriorMilConVATHUD, and FSGG.

The House has completed general and amendment debate on H.R. 4502.  A full list of amendments can be found HERE.

Postponed Amendment Votes (2):

Bipartisan En Bloc #5

Beatty Amendment #110

Increases and decreases $20 from the Department of Treasury with the intent to instruct the printing of $20 Federal Notes which prominently feature the abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, and a public release of its draft.

Cawthorn Amendment #111

Increases FCC funding by $1 million for mapping.

Crow Amendment #112

Increases SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs (specifically for SCORE) by $8.2 million. Decreases GSA rental of space by the same amount.

Dean Amendment #113

Increases CDFI Program Integration for Individuals with Disabilities dedicated funding by $2,000,000, to increase financial and technical assistance.

Gomez Amendment #116

Increases by $5,000,000 funding for Small Business Development Centers to provide robust support for small businesses during their recovery from the pandemic. Decreases GSA building operations by the same amount.

Graves (LA) Amendment #120

Increases and decreases the funds made available to ODA under this act by $1 million to urge the SBA Administrator to consider a disaster loan recipient's eligibility for duplication of benefits relief under section 312(b)(4) of the Stafford Act before pursuing enforcement actions

Huizenga Amendment #125

Prohibit funds to nominate or approve PCAOB board members until the Commission issues rules for the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act

Jackson Amendment #126

Prohibits the IRS from targeting people or groups for regulatory scrutiny based on their political beliefs.

Keller Amendment #128

Increases and decreases by $5 million the operating expenses for the NPRC.

Langevin/Gallagher Amendment #129

Increases funding for the Office of the National Cyber Director by $6.25 million in line with the recommendation of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission offset by a reduction to GSA - rental of space.

Sean Maloney Amendment #131

Increases and decreases the Financial Services and General Government Division by $1,000,000 to highlight the need to improve information technology systems to provide real-time status updates for SBA loan applicants and recipients.

Velazquez Amendment #140

Increases the program level for SBA's 504/CDC loan program by $750 million.

Barragan Amendment #142

Transfers $1,000,000 from the Department of Interior Departmental Operations to the Environmental Protection Agency's Targeted Airshed Grant Program within the State and Tribal Assistance Grants account.

Buchanan Amendment #144

Transfers $2,000,000 to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to study and submit to Congress a report on the current causes of and measures to prevent future deaths of the West Indian manatee in Florida, offset with a reduction to DOI Office of the Secretary.

Gonzalez-Colon/Plaskett Amendment #151

Increases and decreases by $650,000 funding for the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Surveys, Investigations, and Research account to highlight the need to accelerate updating the seismic hazard model for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in an effort to save lives.

Hudson Amendment #155

Increases and decreases funding in the Forest Service, Capital Improvements and Maintenance account by $153,302,000 to highlight public safety concerns of roads within the Uwharrie National Forest and the need to pave the roads.

Johnson (SD)/Spanberger Amendment #158

Increases U.S. Forest Service hazardous fuels management funding by $2,000,000. Reduces funding to capital improvements and maintenance by $3,000,000.

McCarthy Amendment #160

Increases and decreases funding by $13.05 million in the National Forest System account to support recovery and mitigation work following the SQF Complex Fire in the Sequoia National Forest.

McKinley Amendment #162

Increases and decreases funding for capitalization grants under Drinking Water State Revolving Funds by $8,804,000 to emphasize an amount to be used.

Nadler/Malliotakis Amendment #164

Decreases and increases funds by $3,000,000 with the intent to support the 9/11 Memorial Act Grant Program.

Napolitano/Gibbs Amendment #165

Increases and decreases funds by $2 million for EPA Environmental Programs and Management to support water quality protection integrated planning activities under Section 402(s) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1342(s)).

Neguse Amendment #166

Increases funding for Wildland Fire Management accounts at DOI and USDA by $1 million each and decreases funding for the DOI Office of the Secretary Departmental Operations by $2 million, to support fire preparedness and suppression, fire science and research, emergency rehabilitation, fuels management activities, and rural fire assistance.

O’Halleran Amendment #169

Increases and decreases funding for the Bureau of Indian Education - Education Construction account by $5,000,000 to highlight the importance of funding to build and improve schools on tribal lands.

Raskin Amendment #174

Increases funding for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by $2,000,000 and decreases the DOI Working Capital Fund by the same amount

Salazar/DelBene Amendment #176

Increases and decreases funds by $5 million to highlight the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Land Level Change (NLLC) Map to allow USGS to move forward with a ground subsidence program which will leverage satellite imagery and the related data, services, and expertise from surveying, mapping, and geospatial professions.

Schrier Amendment #177

Increases funding by $2,000,000 for the Office of Wildland Fire for the specific purpose of the Wildland Fire Leadership Council providing recommendations on addressing interjurisdictional fire reimbursement challenges, including the barriers small municipalities face in receiving funds. Decreases funding for the Secretary of the Interior, Departmental Operations, by the same amount.

Schweikert Amendment #178

Increases and decreases EPA, Environmental Program and Management funding by $1 million to highlight advances in sensor technology for mobile air quality monitoring and to encourage EPA to focus on continuing to integrate this technology into their data quality information.

Sherrill Amendment #179

Provides an additional $2,000,000 for the United States Geological Survey to be used to perform surveys, investigations, and research for harmful algal blooms, offset with a reduction to DOI Office of the Secretary.

Slotkin Amendment #180

Increases and decreases funding for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by $1,000,000 to ensure that the Museum can continue to support Holocaust education and understanding in state and local communities by developing and disseminating curricula, lesson plans, workshops, and other educational resources to other Holocaust organizations, teachers, and other educational centers.

Swalwell Amendment #183

Increases funding for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) by $2,000,000 and decreases funding for the Secretary of the Interior, Departmental Operations, by the same amount. Funds would be used to ensure all of the work is done by USGS on critical minerals that is directed by Section 7002 of the Energy Act of 2020, Division Z of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which includes developing and publishing a list of critical minerals, coordinating with the Department of Energy to establish and operate a Critical Materials Information Portal, and working with the Department of Labor on workforce issues relating to critical minerals.

Walberg Amendment #184

Increases funding for EPA’s Science and Technology program by $2 million for research on Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and toxins resulting from harmful algal blooms and decreases funding for the Office of the Secretary by $2 million.

Barr Amendment #186

Transfers $5,000,000 from VA Medical Community Care to VA Medical Services to support equine assisted therapy within the VA’s Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) Program.

Buchanan/Connolly Amendment #187

Transfers $2,000,000 to Medical and Prosthetic Research for the Department of Veterans Affairs to study and report to Congress on the deaths of veterans who died by suicide during the last five years; a comprehensive list of prescribed medications and legal or illegal substances as annotated on toxicology reports of such veterans; a summary of medical diagnoses by physicians of the Department of Veterans Affairs or physicians providing services to veterans through programs of the Department that led to the prescribing of medications; and any additional relevant information. Offset by a reduction to Veterans Benefits Administration General Operating Expenses.

Carbajal Amendment #188

Increases and decreases VA funding by $5,000,000 with the intent of changing the phone system to have local Community Based Outpatient Centers answer calls rather than routing calls to the major VA Medical Centers, in an effort to reduce wait times for veterans on the phone and to provide more timely health services.

Escobar Amendment #189

Increases and decreases funding to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.

Green (TN) Amendment #190

Increases and decreases funding for Army barracks by $90,200,000 to stress that improving housing for our military servicemembers must be a top priority for the Department of Defense.

Hartzler Amendment #192

Increases and decreases by $5 million the VA Medical Services account for the purpose of supporting non-profit post traumatic growth organizations as a treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Hill Amendment #193

Increases the VA's Office of General Counsel by $1 million to support training for state level Veteran Service Officers, offset by a decrease to VA Information Technology Systems pay and associated costs.

Horsford Amendment #194

Increases and decreases funding by $2,000,000 for Military Construction, Air Force with the intent to support the study, planning, design, and architect and engineer services for the construction of Child Development Centers at Air Force installations without an existing dedicated, on-installation facility.

Horsford Amendment #195

Increases and decreases funding by $5,000,000 for Military Construction, Army National Guard with the intent to support the construction of automated multipurpose machine gun ranges for Army National Guard use on Active Duty Air Force installations.

Latta/Rice (NY) Amendment #196

Increases and decreases funding in VA General Administration by $1,000,000 with the intent to urge the Department of Veterans Affairs to consult with the Department of Defense to identify, and refer for recruitment, separating Members of the Armed Forces who occupy a health care position.

McCarthy Amendment #197

Increases and decreases funding by $45 million in the VA Readjustment Benefits account to demonstrate support for full funding at the current authorized level for the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program.

Panetta Amendment #198

Increases and decreases funding by $4,000,000 for Military Construction, Army National Guard with the intent to support barrack improvement construction projects on Training Installation and Contingency Mobilization Force Generation Installations.

Panetta Amendment #199

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for Military Construction, Army National Guard with the intent to support projects on military installations to improve and modernize wastewater treatment facilities.

Pfluger/Veasey Amendment #200

Decreases and increases funding for Air Force MILCON account by $45,000,000 to demonstrate support for dormitory projects at Air Force training installations.

Sherrill Amendment #201

Increases and decreases funding for Medical Services within the Department of Veterans Affairs by $10,000,000 with the intent to support the construction of nine additional Vet Centers, which provide much-needed mental health care for veterans.

Sherrill Amendment #202

Increases funding for the VA Burn Pits Center of Excellence, which does critical research into toxic exposure, by $1,000,000, offset by a decrease to VA General Administration.

Speier Amendment #203

Increases and decreases funding in Army Military Construction by $15 billion with the intent to express displeasure with the Defense Department’s failure to prioritize fixing poor and failing military child development center facilities projects in its budget request and its failure to request sufficient funds to be on track to modernize all substandard barracks within 10 years, as well as appreciation to the Appropriations Committee for providing funding for several barracks and child care facilities projects on the services’ unfunded priorities lists.

Steil Amendment #204

Decreases and increases the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General account by $1 million to express that at least $1 million should be provided for the oversight of veteran long-term care facilities.

Adams Amendment #205

Decreases by $2,000,000 the HUD Administrative Support Offices (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration) and increases by $2,000,000 Self-Sufficiency Programs ($1,000,000 to Jobs Plus and Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency [ross] respectively).

Allred/Taylor Amendment #206

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Federal Highway Administration obligation limitation to express the intent that the Secretary of Transportation should waive repayment of any Federal-aid highway funds expended on the construction of high occupancy vehicle lanes constructed on US 75 in Dallas County and Collin County, if the State of Texas presents the Secretary with its determination that such high occupancy vehicle lanes are not in the public interest.

Cicilline Amendment #209

Increases and decreases by $55,000,000 the Highway Infrastructure Programs account for the purpose of encouraging the Secretary of Transportation to issue a request for nominations under the National Scenic Byways Program.

Kahele/Ferguson Amendment #223

Prohibits funding for the new foreign air carrier permits that are not in compliance with public interest standards.

Sean Maloney Amendment #224

Increases and decreases funds by $2,000,000 with the intent of reserving funds in the HUD SHOP account specifically for providing grants to facilitate the abatement and removal of environmental hazards in homes being rehabilitated to national and regional organizations and consortia that have experience in providing for or facilitating the abatement of environmental hazards from homes.

Norton Amendment #225

Increases and decreases by $1 the FAA Operations budget with the intent to urge the FAA to prioritize efforts to combat airplane and helicopter noise.

Schrier Amendment #227

Increases and decreases by $1 the Salaries and Expenses budget of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) with the intent to urge FMC to enhance assistance provided to U.S. exporters and importers and other domestic supply chain participants

Sherrill Amendment #228

Increases and decreases funding for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor by $5,000,000, in order to highlight the critical need for rail project financing.

Democratic En Bloc #6

Escobar Amendment #114

Increases and decreases funding to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.

Gomez Amendment #115

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 funding for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grants Program with the intent to ensure greater support is available to help people in underserved communities claim the enhanced Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Tax Credit, and other tax relief provided by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Hoyer Amendment #124

Increases and decreases the Election Security Grants account by $4,000,000 with the intent to support the Help America Vote College Poll Worker Program.

Jayapal Amendment #127

Increases and decreases funding for the IRS by $1,000,000,000 with the intent to ensure the agency reviews that flagged suspicious activity for credit mailings like economic impact payments or the child tax credit are not flagged due to the volume of mailings being sent to a homeless service providers, like shelters, receiving mail for unhoused individuals.

Levin (MI) Amendment #130

Increases and decreases by $1 million funding for the United States Postal Service to highlight that a mailbox should not be installed within the premises of or in close proximity to a facility, factory, warehouse, or other work location during, or within 30 days, of a union representation election conducted under section 9 of the National Labor Relation Act (29 U.S.C. 159).

McGovern Amendment #132

Transfers $2,500,000 to OMB for the purpose of convening a White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health, and for the purpose of conducting a government-wide review and report in preparation for the Conference. Offset by a reduction to GSA - Basic Repairs and Alterations.

Norton Amendment #133

Prohibits the Securities and Exchange Commission from using funds to enter directly into leases for a headquarters

Omar Amendment #134

Increases and decreases funds at the Office of Macroeconomic Analysis (under the Office of Economic Policy) by $1 million with the intent of studying the Genuine Progress Indicator and other alternative economic measures that could help supplement GDP calculations on the federal level

Omar Amendment #135

Increases and decreases funds at FinCEN by $1,000,000 to support studying access to remittances to fragile countries and how shifts in remittance flows to non-banking channels is affecting Treasury’s ability to monitor financial crimes and money transmitters’ and charities’ abilities to remit or transfer funds from the United States to such countries.

Blumenauer Amendment #143

Increases Bureau of Indian Affairs' Operation of Indian Programs account by $1,200,000 to fund the operations and maintenance needs of the Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites offset with a decrease to DOI Office of the Secretary - Departmental Operations

Escobar Amendment #149

Increases and decreases funding in the Bureau of Land Management to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.

Jackson-Lee Amendment #157

Increases and decreases funding for Environmental Programs and Management by $5 million to highlight the need to support culturally competent federal, state, and local public health and environmental protection efforts to address cancer clusters impacting overburdened communities in the gulf coast region.

McNerney Amendment #163

Increases and decreases by $15,000,000 the Department of Interior’s United States Geological Survey (USGS) budget for the purposes of emphasizing the role of USGS in providing technical assistance in the development and implementation of science based, sustainable groundwater management plans, especially in drought-afflicted areas.

Omar Amendment #170

Increases and decreases funds by $1,000,000 to ensure the National Endowment for the Arts reserves grant funding for the preservation of public art related to civil rights protests.

Ross Amendment #175

Prohibits the use of funds to implement the withdrawal of certain areas of the outer continental shelf from offshore wind leasing activities off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Speier Amendment #181

Increases funding for EPA Geographic Programs by $5 million with the intent of increasing funding for the San Francisco Bay estuary from $25 million to $30 million. Funding would be used for habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, and adaptation to climate change.

Strickland Amendment #182

Decreases and increases funding in the Environmental Protection Agency Science and Technology Account by $1 million to fund research into 6PPD-quinone, the toxic chemical in tires and recycled rubber causing ongoing harm to coho salmon in the Pacific Northwest, and to study its effects on other fish species.

Bush Amendment #207

Transfers $2,400,000 million from the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Transportation to the Zero Emissions Bus program.

Bush Amendment #208

Provides an additional $5,000,000 in funding for the HUD incremental voucher program to support survivors of domestic violence and unhoused individuals and families. Reduces administrative and other expenses of public housing agencies in administrating section 8 by $5,000,000.

Escobar Amendment #210

Increases and decreases the grants-in-aid for airports program to emphasize the need for funding to projects addressing climate change and airports across the country.

Escobar Amendment #211

Increases funding for Zero Emission Bus Grants to emphasize that economically disadvantaged communities should benefit from this program, and decreases funding from the Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Salaries and Expenses.

Escobar Amendment #212

Increases funding for the Climate Resilience and Adaptation Competitive Grants account to empathize that economically disadvantaged communities should benefit from this program, and decreases funding from the Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Salaries and Expenses.

Escobar Amendment #213

Increases and decreases funding for the HUD Administrative Support Office to emphasize that States should disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.

Gottheimer Amendment #214

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Federal Highway Administration obligation limitation to emphasize the importance of federal money not being used for the construction of an artificial wall between mile posts 1.04 and 1.45 along Interstate 80 in Knowlton and Hardwick Townships, New Jersey.

Jackson-Lee Amendment #216

Prohibits the Department of Transportation from using funds in contravention of section 306108 of title 54, Untied States Codes, relating to historic properties.

Jackson-Lee Amendment #217

Increases by $1,000,000 the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity to address the fairness in the use of Community Development Block Grant Disaster funding to repair or replace single family homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey to ensure that multigenerational homes can house the family at documented pre-disaster capacity, offset by a decrease to the Office of Community Planning and Development.

Jackson-Lee Amendment #218

Provides $1,000,000 in assistance to address challenges faced by communities impacted by persistent poverty and are not included in decision making when major highway construction threatens their homes, businesses, and culturally significant structures. Offset by a reduction to DOT Office of the Secretary.

Jackson-Lee Amendment #219

Increases and decreases by $1,000,000 the Federal Railroad Administration Safety and Operation's account to emphasize the need to provide dedicated funding to address community engagement on safety issues related to railroad crossings in urban areas.

Jackson-Lee Amendment #220

Increases and decreases the National Infrastructure Investments account by $1,000,000 to emphasize support for urban bicycle and pedestrian safety programs.

Jayapal Amendment #221

Increases and decreases Homeless Assistance Grants account by $3,420,000,000 with the intent to clarify that funds provided under the division can be used to safeguard or protect the life-sustaining activities of sleeping, resting, and eating among persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

Jones Amendment #222

Increases and decreases funding by $1,000,000 for the Thriving Communities program to emphasize the need to eliminate persistent transportation barriers in historically underserved and under-resourced communities and support prioritizing projects that enhance connections to places of employment and economic activity.

Omar Amendment #226

Increases and decreases funds for the Manufactured Housing program with the intent to urge the Department to study COVID-related economic barriers faced by manufactured homeowners and how federal housing assistance could better serve this population.

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Postponed Suspensions (15 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. 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. 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.  

7. 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.  

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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.

15. 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

**Members are advised that the House may take votes on some suspensions this week.

                        


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"Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others"

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