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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

House Meets at...

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

First Votes: 1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Last Votes: 8:00 p.m. - ???                 
    

 

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Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Begin 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) (Subject to a Rule)

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 Rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Appropriations.  The Rule makes in order 229 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here and below:

Division A- Labor-HHS-Ed

Scott (GA) Amendment

Increases and decreases funds in the Registered Apprenticeship Grants program by $1 million with the intent of supporting the Secretary in carrying out activities that expand the national apprenticeship system for recruitment, employment, and on-the-job earn-as-you-learn training of young African Americans.

Spanberger Amendment

Increases and decreases HRSA's Office of Pharmacy Affairs by $1 million to highlight the need to protect the integrity of the 340B program by halting pharmaceutical manufacturers' overcharges to 340B covered entities

Speier Amendment

Prohibits the use of funds to implement or enforce sections of former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Title IX rule.

Welch Amendment

Increases funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) by $10 million and offset by a reduction to Office of the Secretary - General Departmental Management.

Axne Amendment

Increases funding by $5 million for community colleges who provide training programs to dislocated workers, including those who lost work due to COVID-19.

Buchanan Amendment

Increases funding to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration by $2 million to increase available grants to prevent prescription drug/opioid overdoses and reduces the Office of the Secretary – General Departmental Management by the same amount.

Burgess Amendment #7

Increases and decreases NIH’s Office of the Director account by $10 million for research on Acute Flaccid Myelitis.

Burgess Amendment #8

Increases funding for the Rural Health, Project ECHO telehealth mentoring model, by $5 million to improve health workforce capacity in underserved areas and reduces HRSA Program Management by the same amount.

Bush Amendment #9

Increases and decreases funding by $1 million in the SAMHSA Mental Health account to highlight the need for a GAO study on alternative and non-punitive behavioral health crisis response programs to determine the effectiveness of such programs in improving public health and public safety.

Bush Amendment #10

Increases funding by $5 million for Community Health Centers to provide health care services, including COVID-19 testing and vaccine outreach, to the unhoused community. Reduces funding for the Office of the Secretary, General Departmental Management by the same amount.

Castor Amendment

Increase and decrease funding in the Innovation and Improvement account by $1 million to encourage the Department of Education to conduct proper oversight of for-profit charter schools to ensure they are supporting students adhering to federal civil rights laws.

DeSaulnier Amendment

Increases funding for Statewide Family Engagement Centers at the Department of Education by $1 million offset by a reduction to Departmental Management - Program Administration.

Escobar Amendment #13

Increases and decreases funding for the HHS Office of the Secretary by $10 million to emphasize the importance of the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission and the need for a binational COVID-19 vaccination plan for border communities.

Escobar Amendment #14

Increases funding for the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education to support economically disadvantaged communities. Decreases funding for Departmental Management - Program Administration.

Escobar Amendment #15

Increases and decreases the Department of Education's Education for the Disadvantaged account by $1 million 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.

Foxx Amendment

Prohibits funds from being used to rescind the Trump Administration's December 9, 2020, final rule titled "Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause's Religious Exemption" relating to federal contractors.

Gomez Amendment #17

Increases and decreases the Community Health Center account by $5 million in order to highlight the need to improve access to life-saving cancer screenings in primary health centers to address disproportionate cancer outcomes in underserved communities, particularly communities of color.

Gomez Amendment #18

Increases and decreases the HHS Office of the Secretary by $1 million to improve awareness and implementation of language access services consistent with standards set by the Office of Minority Health’s Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care program so that patients with limited English-language proficiency have access to equitable healthcare services

Gomez Amendment #19

Increases and decrease funding in the Strengthening Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) program by $10 million to highlight this Minority Serving Institution program that provides competitive grants to eligible colleges and universities that serve a considerable number of Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The AANAPISI program provides equitable access to education, promotes opportunities for success, and aids institutions in being able to understand and respond to the unique challenges faced by Asian American and Pacific Islander students today.

Gottheimer Amendment #20

Increases and decreases funds by $1 million in CDC’s Environmental Health account to emphasize the importance of every child having access to drinking water at school that’s free of lead and dangerous materials.

Gottheimer Amendment #21

Increases and decreases funds by $1 million in SAMHSA’s Mental Health account to emphasize the importance of SAMHSA focusing efforts to address COVID-linked substance abuse and mental health issues among children and young adults.

Grothman Amendment

Reduces Higher Education funding by $122 million.

Hern Amendment

Reduces spending in this division by 20 percent.

Issa Amendment

Strikes the language prohibiting the implementation of the Trump Administration’s Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) final rule.

Jackson Lee Amendment #25

Increases and decreases NIH funds by $10 million to support greater diversity in the pool of diabetes research professionals and patients participating in clinical trials.

Jackson Lee Amendment #26

Increases and decreases Higher Education funds by $10 million with the intent of supporting programs that provide outreach and support services targeting program participants at greatest risk of not completing a college degree due to COVID-19 education disruption

Langevin Amendment

Increases the Children and Families Services Programs account by $3.9 million for the Adoption Opportunities program and decreases the HHS General Departmental Management account by $3.9 million.

Lesko Amendment #28

Strikes section 241 which prohibits funding to any organization, including under the Child Welfare or Federal Foster Care programs under parts B or E of title IV of the Social Security Act, that does not comply with paragraphs (c) and (d) of section 75.300 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Lesko Amendment #29

Strikes a general provision that prohibits the Department of Education from withholding federal funding from institutions of higher education for conducting research on marijuana

Levin (MI) Amendment #30

Increases and decreases BLS funding by $1 million with the intent that the funds go towards the agency reevaluating its unemployment survey methods, particularly in how it measures unemployment in historically marginalized and discriminated populations.

Levin (MI) Amendment #31

Increases and decreases ILAB funding by $1 million with the intent that the funds support workers’ rights and capacity to organize independent unions in Mexico.

Lynch Amendment

Provides an increase of $2 Million to Community Health Centers and decreases funding for Office of the Secretary - General Departmental Management by the same amount.

McKinley Amendment

Increases funds in SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention account by $2.5 million with the intent of supporting prescription drug monitoring programs pilot program to test the feasibility and outcomes of integrating a substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment locator tool into the prescription drug monitoring programs of 5 eligible States. Offset by spending from the Office of the Secretary.

Miller Amendment

Increases funding for CDC’s Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities and Health account for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome research by $1 million and decreases funding for the HHS Office of the Secretary by the same amount.

Neguse Amendment

Increases funding for the School Based Mental Health Services Grant Program by $2 million. Decreases Departmental Management - Program Administration by $2 million.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment

Strikes a general provision that limits research on the potential therapeutic impacts of several schedule I drugs, such as MDMA, psilocybin, or ibogaine, that have demonstrated potential to be effective in treating critical diseases.

Perry Amendment

Strikes provisos under the HHS Office of the Secretary intended to transform HHS’s vehicle fleet to sustainable electric vehicles.

Pressley Amendment

Increases and decreases the Safe Schools and Citizenship Education account by $500,000 to direct the GAO to study the impacts of exclusionary discipline practices in K-12 remote education settings over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic including the ways in which these practices contributed to learning loss, negative mental health outcomes, and student involvement in criminal and child welfare systems, among other impacts.

Rice (NY) Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for CDC's Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Disease account with the intent of preventing the reintroduction of canine rabies virus variant into the United States and supporting CDC modernizing and fully operating its dog import program.

Ross Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by $1 million to instruct IES to conduct a study on obstacles pregnant and parenting students face in the pursuit of education and recommendations for improving educational outcomes, including graduation rates, for these students.

Schweikert Amendment #41

Increases funding for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases by $1 million with the intent these funds be used to fund a multicenter research consortium on Type II diabetes cures. Offsets the increase with a decrease in funding of $1 million from the HHS Office of the Secretary - General Departmental Management account.

Schweikert Amendment #42

Increases funding for CDC’s Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases account by $2 million for Coccidioidomycosis and other fungal diseases. Offsets the increase with a decrease in funding of $2 million from the HHS Office of the Secretary - General Departmental Management account.

Schweikert Amendment #43

Increases and decreases funding in SAMHSA’s Health Surveillance and Program Support account by $1 million to express the intent that additional funding under SAMHSA be used for research on medication adherence technology

Schweikert Amendment #44

Increases and decreases funding for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General under the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control program by $1,000,000 to express the intent that Medicare focus on using artificial intelligence and other technology to promote cleans claims creation and processing to combat improper payments, fraud, waste, and abuse.

Sherrill Amendment #45

Increases and decreases funds by $20 million to highlight the need for the Mental and Substance Use Disorder Workforce Training Demonstration Program under HRSA Health Workforce.

Sherrill Amendment #46

Increases and decreases the National Institute of Mental health budget by $5 million with the intent to address youth mental health disparities.

Slotkin Amendment #47

Increases the DOL Registered Apprenticeship program by $1 million for the purpose of improving coordination between DOL and VA to ensure that registered apprenticeships are approved by VA for GI Bill benefits. Offsets the amendment with a $1 million decrease in funds from the Program Administration account.

Slotkin Amendment #48

Increases and decreases funding for Strategic National Stockpile by $10 million to emphasize the importance of working with the commercial sector to enhance medical supply chain flexibility and maintain domestic reserves of critical medical supplies.

Slotkin Amendment #49

Increases and decreases the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) account by $10 million to highlight the need for accessible, quality child care for working families.

Smith (NJ) Amendment #50

Increases CDC’s Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases account by $3 million for Lyme disease research and surveillance. Decreases CDC-Wide Activities and Program Support by the same amount.

Smith (NJ) Amendment #51

Increases and decreases funding for the HHS Office of the Secretary by $5 million to express the intent that HHS use the $5 million for their recently announced LymeX Innovation Accelerator.

Smith (NJ) Amendment #52

Increases CDC’s Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disabilities and Health account by $10 million to expand their Autism Developmental Disability Monitoring (ADDM) Network to nine additional sites, as well as enhance six of the existing sites by following up with 16 year-olds who were identified as autistic by 8 years-old. Decreases the Office of the Secretary – General Departmental Management by the same amount.

Spanberger Amendment

Increases and decreases HRSA funds by $5 million to highlight the need for additional funding for the Telehealth Resource Center program.

Stevens Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for CDC’s Injury Prevention and Control account by $25 million to emphasize the intent that additional funding be used for research on federal firearm injury and mortality prevention research.

Walberg Amendment

Increases funding for the Office of Labor Management Standards by $7.1 million and decreases funding for Wage and Hour Division by the same amount.

Wild Amendment

Increases funding for the National Cancer Institute by $2 million for the purposes of enhancing pediatric cancer research. Specifically, funds would enable NCI's Childhood Cancer Data Initiative to incorporate molecular tumor board data into its work. Offset by a reduction to Office of the Secretary - General Departmental Management.

Division B - Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA

Adams Amendment

Increase the funding for the Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Program by $542,000. Decreases Agriculture Buildings and Facilities by $2,500,000 million.

Baird Amendment

Increases funding by $5 million to FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine to improve the review and approval of animal food ingredients, and to develop solutions on how ingredient claims benefiting animal production, animal wellbeing, food safety, and the environment can be regulated as animal food. Decreases Office of the Secretary by $5 million ($3 million from Departmental Administration and $2 million from Office of Communications).

Bost Amendment

Increases a National Institute of Food and Agriculture pilot program to enhance farming and ranching opportunities for military veterans by $2,500,000 and offset is $2,500,000 from USDA Departmental Administration.

Cammack Amendment

Strikes the language that ensures SNAP will never run out of funding in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022.

Davis, Danny (IL) Amendment #61

Increases funding to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Research and Education Activities account by $2,000,000 and decreases the Agriculture Buildings and Facilities account by $3,000,000.

Davis, Rodney (IL) Amendment #62

Expands ReConnect eligibility by defining a rural area without sufficient access to broadband speeds of twenty-five megabytes per second downstream and three megabytes per second upstream, consistent with 2018 Farm Bill speed thresholds and current FCC minimum standards.

Escobar Amendment #63

Increases funding to the Civilian Climate Corps Program by $1 million to address climate change. Decreases Agriculture Buildings and Facilities by $3 million.

Escobar Amendment #64

Increases and decreases funding to make clear that States must (10 minutes) 15 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.

Good Amendment #65

Strikes $3,000,000,000 from the bill provided for the SNAP contingency fund.

Division C - Energy and Water Development

Barragan Amendment

Decreases and increases the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission funds  by $1,000,000 to highlight how important it is for FERC to fully consider the climate change and environmental justice impacts of proposed energy and pipeline projects.

Burchett Amendment

Increases and decreases funding in the Army Corps Construction account by $25,000,000 to highlight the Asian Carp Prevention and Control Pilot Program.

Burgess Amendment

Prevents funds made available by this Act may be used to repeal, revise, or replace the Department of Energy's standards pertaining to incandescent lightbulbs published on December 27, 2019.

Bush Amendment

Increases the Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by $3 million and reducies the Department of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management by $4 million.

Carter Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for the Corps Construction account by $6 million to highlight projects that rebuild coastlines through beneficial use of material dredged from federally maintained waterways.

Casten Amendment

Increases and decreases by $150 million  the Department of Energy Title 17 Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program, in support of robust funding for credit subsidies for loan guarantee recipients consistent with the President's budget request.

Cheney Amendment

Increases and decreases the Department of Energy Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation account by $75,000,000 with the intent of supporting a uranium reserve program.

Escobar Amendment #90

Transfers $1.5 million in funding to the Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources account from the Bureau of Reclamation Policy and Administration account for the WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation & Reuse Program with the intent of  assisting communities experiencing drought conditions.

Escobar Amendment #91

Increases and decreases funding within the Army Corps Regulatory account by $212 million to express 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.

Foster Amendment

Adds and subtracts $380 million from the DOE Office of Science, in support of more robust funding for the Office which has been integral to the development of groundbreaking technologies that affect our daily life, health, security, and the way we use energy.

Garcia (TX) Amendment

Increases and decreases  the Department of Energy Fossil Energy and Carbon Management account by $50 million to highlight the need to prioritize carbon capture utilization program activities consistent with section 969 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16298).

Grothman Amendment

Prohibits funds from going to the Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, which works to strengthen diversity and inclusion at DOE

Hern Amendment

Reduces spending in this division by 20 percent. Exempts national security funding.

Kuster Amendment

Increases funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission by $2 million. Decreases Departmental Administration by $2 million.

McMorris Amendment

Increases and decreases funds by $150,000 to highlight the need for the Army Corps to utilize allocated operations and maintenance funding to acquire and deploy non-lethal deterrence technology for pinniped management at dams and locks on river systems that contain endangered salmon species and where there has been a documented increase in salmon predation by pinnipeds over the last 20 years.

McNerney Amendment #98

Increases and decreases by $15,000,000 the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) account, for the purposes of emphasizing more robust analysis and data collection from EIA’s commercial and residential surveys, specifically with regard to water consumption, as well as to make publicly available water consumption data for commercial buildings, broken out by principal building activity and region.

McNerney Amendment #99

Increases and decreases by $5,000,000 the Bureau of Reclamation Policy and Administration account for the purposes of emphasizing the need to assess the energy consumption from BOR pumping stations and understand the opportunity for energy efficiency and reduction measures.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used under the Fossil Energy and Carbon Management program for any research and development activity unless the financed activities significantly reduce carbon emissions pursuant to section 961(a)(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 16291(a)(3)).

Perlmutter Amendment

Increases and decreases the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $15 million to support increased funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Facilities and Infrastructure program to match the President's Budget Request.

Perry Amendment

Increases funding for the Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office by $5,000,000; offset by a reduction to DOE’s Departmental Administration account.

Plaskett Amendment

Increases the Army Corps of Engineers Investigations account by $4 million (offset by equal reductions to Corps of Engineers Expenses and Department of Energy Departmental Administration accounts) to highlight the need for completion of post-authorization change reports required for resumption of projects for navigation reauthorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020.

Scott (VA) Amendment #104

Increases and decreases funding for the Office of Science by $720,000,000, to express support for the  Nuclear Physics and Medium Energy programs

Scott (VA) Amendment #105

Increases and decreases funding for the Office of Science by $2,177,000 to draw attention to the need to move forward with the design of a High-Performance Data Facility on the East Coast, as called for in the President's Budget Request.

Scott (VA) Amendment #106

Increases and decreases funding for the Office of Science by $15,000,000 to highlight the President's Budget Request for the Electron Ion Collider.

Slotkin Amendment #107

Increases and decreases the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy account by $25 million, to express support for the Department of Energy’s work to increase the resilience of and expand the domestic electric vehicle supply chain — including advanced battery technology, battery manufacturing, and automotive semiconductors.

Slotkin Amendment #108

Increases and decreases funding for the Army Corps Investigations account by $5 million, to highlight the need for the Corps to help assess and identify the drivers of persistent, severe flooding (and expected future trends); mitigate future flood disasters; and work with affected communities to build local resilience.

Weber Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy by $348,000,000 to emphasize the importance of completing the Versatile Test Reactor project.

Division D – FSGG

Beatty Amendment

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

Increases FCC funding by $1 million for mapping.

Crow Amendment

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

Dean Amendment

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

Escobar Amendment

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.

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.

Good Amendment

Removes a provision that allowed federal employees to use official time for union activities; using space in Federal buildings for union activities; teleworking for telework deemed positions.

Gooden Amendment #118

Removes a provision that allowed federal employees to use official time for union activities; using space in Federal buildings for union activities; teleworking for telework deemed positions.

Gooden Amendment #119

Decrease $37.7 million for Treasury’s Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses.

Graves Amendment

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

Grothman Amendment

Strikes the provision related to the Commission on Federal Naming and Displays.

Hagedorn Amendment

Prohibits any funds in Division D from being used to implement Executive Order #13985; "Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government".

Hern Amendment

Reduces spending in this division by 20 percent. Exempts security spending.

Hoyer Amendment

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.

Huizenga Amendment

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

Jackson Amendment

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

Jayapal Amendment

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.

Keller Amendment

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

Langevin Amendment

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.

Levin (MI) Amendment

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).

Sean Maloney Amendment

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.

McGovern Amendment

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

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.

Perry Amendment #136

Strikes the Electric Vehicles Fund from the GSA.

Perry Amendment #137

Strikes the clean vehicle exceptions for the maximum amount allowable for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle by the GSA.

Pfluger Amendment

Strikes funding for electric vehicle purchases by the United States Postal Service.

Scalise Amendment

Prohibits the IRS from carrying out randomized and burdensome National Research Program audits.

Velazquez Amendment

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

Division E - Interior

Arrington Amendment

Prohibits funds from this division from being used to enforce or implement Executive Order 14008: "Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad".

Barragan Amendment

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.

Blumenauer Amendment

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

Buchanan Amendment

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.

Budd Amendment

Reduces EPA environmental justice implementation grants by $100 million.

Burgess Amendment

Prohibits funds made available by this Act from being used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hire or pay the salary of any new officer or employee of the EPA  using the Title 42 special pay authority.

Cole Amendment

Increases Bureau of Indian Affairs, Operation of Indian Programs funds by $154,163,000 for tribal justice needs related to the McGirt decision, offset by a decrease in Environmental Programs and Management and State and Tribal Assistance grants.

Duncan Amendment

Strikes the provision which bans the use of this funding to issue sport-hunted trophy permits for lions and elephants taken in Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Escobar Amendment

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.

Fallon Amendment

Eliminates $141.9 million of Environmental Justice program funding within EPA’s Environmental Programs and Management.

Gonzalez-Colon Amendment

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.

Gooden Amendment

Strikes a provision prohibiting  preleasing, leasing, and related activities within certain National Monuments.

Graves Amendment

Strikes "may" and replaces it with "shall" in a provision requiring public disclosure when the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement or the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management prescribes or approves any departure or use of alternate procedure or equipment, regarding the Secretary’s ability to not disclose proprietary information.

Hern Amendment

Reduces spending in Division E by 20 percent, except for security funding.

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.

Hudson Amendment #156

Transfers $5 million from the National Forest System account to the Capital Improvement and Maintenance account.

Jackson Lee Amendment

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.

Johnson (SD) Amendment

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

LaMalfa Amendment

Cuts funding to the EPA’s Environmental Programs and Management account by $30 million to increase funding to the National Forest System account by $25 million for enforcement and remediation of illegal marijuana trespass grow sites.

McCarthy Amendment

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 #161

Restricts funds in Division E from being used to repeal, revise, or replace the rule "Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule."

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.

McNerney Amendment

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.

Nadler Amendment

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

Napolitano Amendment

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

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.

Newhouse Amendment #167

Strikes language establishing a new treasury account for the DOI Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for offshore decommissioning activities.

Newhouse Amendment #168

Strikes language requiring DOI’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to publish online alternative compliance approvals.

O’Halleran Amendment

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.

Omar Amendment

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.

Palmer Amendment #171

States that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the Environmental Protection Agency's Criminal Enforcement Division.

Palmer Amendment #172

Eliminates funding for EPA’s Diesel Emission Reduction Grants.

Pfulger Amendment

Prohibits any of the funds made available by this Act from being used to implement, administer, or enforce the rule entitled ‘‘Oil and Natural Gas Sector: Emission Standards for New, Reconstructed, and Modified Sources".

Raskin Amendment

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

Ross Amendment

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.

Salazar Amendment

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

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

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

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

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.

Speier Amendment

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

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.

Swalwell Amendment

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

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.

Rosendale Amendment

Provides that none of the funds may be used to pay any fees or other expenses to any plaintiff related to an action against the U.S. Forest Service.

Division F – MilCon, VA

Barr Amendment

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 Amendment

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

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

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

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.

Grothman Amendment

Decreases funding by $86,000,000 for the design, planning, and construction of climate change and resiliency projects on military installations.

Hartzler Amendment

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

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 Amendment

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

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 Amendment

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

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

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.

Division G - THUD

Adams Amendment

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 Amendment

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.

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.

Cicilline Amendment

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.

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

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.

Hern Amendment

Reduces spending in this division by 20 percent with an exemption for security funding.

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

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

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.

Kahele Amendment

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

Sean Maloney Amendment

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

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.

Omar Amendment

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.

Schrier Amendment

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

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

Taylor Amendment

Increases and decreases the Federal Highway Administration obligation limitation with the intent to urge the Department of Transportation to conduct a study on the effectiveness of transportation projects.

Postponed Suspensions (17 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 (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

16. S. 957 – To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications (Sen. Kennedy – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs have physical locations for the disposal of controlled substances medications.

17. S. 1910 – Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2021 (Sen. Tester – Veterans’ Affairs) 

This bill authorizes major medical facility projects of the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2021. Seven projects across the country are included in this authorization.

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."

-Frederick Douglass

 

 

 

 

 

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