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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

10:00 a.m. Legislative Business    
Five "One Minutes" per side         

First Votes: 12:15 p.m.
Last Votes: ???                                   

 


Floor Schedule and Procedure:

H.R. 5376 Build Back Better Act (Reps. Yarmuth/Neal – Budget/Ways and Means)

This bill, the second critical component of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, is a historic and transformative investment in American workers, families, and children.

 

This bill includes funding for affordable child care and universal preschool, extends the expanded Child Tax Credit, provides for greater access to high-quality affordable health care by closing the Medicaid coverage gap and extending enhanced Affordable Care Act premium tax credits, and lowers the cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug pricing. The bill expands Medicare to cover the cost of hearing, extends the expanded Earned Income Tax Credit to support millions of low-wage workers, and provides four weeks of paid family and medical leave. The bill also makes historic investments to combat climate change, makes housing more affordable, and provides work authorization and protection from deportation for immigrants who have been building lives in our country and contributing to their communities for over a decade.

 

This bill is fully paid for by ensuring that large corporations and the highest income Americans pay their fair share of taxes. The bill includes a 15% corporate minimum tax on large corporations, a 1% surcharge on corporate stock buybacks, a surtax on multi-millionaires and billionaires, and funding for IRS enforcement. The bill does not raise taxes on small businesses or anyone making less than $400,000 per year.

White House Resources

The Rule, which was adopted on November 6th, provides for two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Budget and the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

Postponed Suspensions (2 votes)

1. H.R. 3730 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs an Advisory Committee on United States Outlying Areas and Freely Associated States, and for other purposes.

2. H.R. 5574 – TRANSLATE Act, as amended (Rep. Titus – Homeland Security)

This bill requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to create and implement a plan to make signs, videos, audio messages, websites, press releases, social media postings, and other communications available in languages other than English used by the people who work and travel through our nation’s major airports. The legislation requires TSA to consider the primary languages used at each major airport and improve communication of its materials in such languages. In addition, the plan must address the enhanced communication of TSA materials to individuals who have vision or hearing impairments. The bill requires GAO to review TSA’s implementation of its plan. The TRANSLATE Act will enhance airport security processes to welcome visitors while reflecting local communities and cultures. An earlier version of this bill passed the House in the 116th Congress by a voice vote.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis."

-Thurgood Marshall

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