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Home » Majority Whipline » MAJORITY WHIPLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2021

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House Meets at… Votes Predicted at…
10:00 a.m. Morning Hour
12:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” per side
First/Last Votes: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 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:

Complete Consideration of H.R. 239 – Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act (Rep. Brownley – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would eliminate copays on contraceptive items at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Complete Consideration of H.R. 1443 – LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act (Rep. Torres (NY) – Financial Services)

This bill would require financial institutions to collect the self-identified sexual orientation and gender identity of the principal owners of small businesses, in addition to their sex, race, and ethnicity, and would add a definition for businesses owned by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) individuals to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act statute. 

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services.

Complete Consideration of S.J.Res. 15 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to “National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders” (Sen. Van Hollen – Financial Services)

The OCC’s rule, issued in October 2020, redefines which entity is the “true lender” when banks partner with non-bank financial institutions.

 

The Trump-era rule creates significant loopholes that allow nonbanks to avoid state interest rate cap laws, enabling these entities to target the most vulnerable individuals with excessive, sometimes triple-digit interest rates.

 

The Biden Administration supports S.J.Res. 15, and the Senate passed this resolution with a bipartisan vote of 52-47, including 3 Senate Republicans joining all Senate Democratic Members voting in favor of the resolution.

 

Click here for bill text.

 

Click here for a one-pager from the Financial  Services Committee.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services.

Complete Consideration of S.J.Res. 13 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to “Update of Commission’s Conciliation Procedures” (Sen. Murray – Education and Labor)

The EEOC rule, adopted in January of 2021 before the new Administration took office, imposes burdensome requirements for resolving meritorious charges of discrimination before the EEOC, will lead to delay, and could increase the likelihood of needless litigation.

 

The rule increases the risk of retaliation against victims and witnesses and favors employers in discrimination cases.  If the resolution is adopted, the EEOC will revert to pre-January 2021 practice in these cases.  The Senate passed this resolution in May with a vote of 50-48.

 

Click here for bill text.

 

Click here for a fact sheet from the Education and Labor Committee.

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and Labor.

              
QUOTE OF THE DAY:

 

“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction”

-Audre Lorde

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