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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 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: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

ANY ANTICIPATED MEMBER ABSENCES FOR VOTES TODAY SHOULD BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE OF THE MAJORITY WHIP AT 6-3210.

Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (22 bills)

1. H.R. 610 – San Francisco Bay Restoration Act, as amended (Rep. Speier – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill establishes and authorizes appropriations for a new regional program under the Clean Water Act to support restoration efforts in the San Francisco Bay.

2. H.R. 1703 – National Children’s Museum Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill requires the Administrator of General Services to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Children’s Museum to provide it with rental space without charge in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

3. H.R. 587 – Ocean Pollution Reduction Act II (Rep. Peters – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill provides an alternative process for the City of San Diego to comply with the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirements for the continued operation of the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, while ensuring continued reductions of pollutant discharges and greater use of reclaimed wastewater associated with the plant.

4. H.R. 1144 – PUGET SOS Act, as amended (Rep. Kilmer – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill establishes and authorizes appropriations for a new regional program office to support restoration efforts and activities in the Puget Sound, and coordinates federal restoration efforts and activities within the Sound

5. H.R. 2008 – Local Water Protection Act (Rep. Craig – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill authorizes the nonpoint source management grants program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

6. H.R. 1921 – To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Restoration Program, and for other purposes (Rep. Graves (LA) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill reauthorizes appropriations for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin program and requires the comprehensive restoration plan for Lake Pontchartrain be reviewed and updated every five years.

7. H.R. 539 – Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill requires the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive certain debts owed to the United States related to covered assistance provided to an individual or household.

8. H.R. 468 – Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2021 (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill permits airports to use Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds to make incentive payments to contractors for early completion of an airport planning or development project.

9. H.R. 2016 – Federal Disaster Assistance Coordination Act (Rep. Gonzalez-Colon – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill amends the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 to develop a study regarding streamlining and consolidating information collection and preliminary damage assessments.

10. H.R. 1262 – Notice to Airmen Improvement Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Stauber – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill requires the FAA to establish a task force to review existing methods for presenting Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) to pilots, and review NOTAM policies and regulations, and determine best practices for organizing and presenting flight operations information to pilots in an optimal manner.

11. H.R. 2093 – Veterans and Family Information Act (Rep. Jeffries – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill will make all fact sheets of the Department of Veteran Affairs available in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and each of the 10 most commonly spoken languages in the United States.

12. 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.

13. H.R. 1257 – Homeless Veterans CREDIT Act, as amended (Rep. Pallone – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill directs VA to conduct a comprehensive study on the use and variation of financial and credit counseling services to homeless veterans, barriers to access for such services, and the ability to evaluate and assess the potential effects of these services for such veterans with respect to housing, employment, income, and other outcomes the Secretary deems appropriate.

14. H.R. 2429 – VA Police Improvement and Accountability Act (Rep. Rice (NY) – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would require the VA police to publish information online regarding arrests, use of force, and information on contacting the police force for additional information. The bill would also require the use of body worn cameras and the publishing of guidance on the use of the cameras, improved tracking and analysis of police actions through the use of a Department-wide data system, and the development of a police staffing plan with minimum standards.

15. H.R. 2726 – VA FOIA Reform Act of 2021 (Rep. Gallego – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would require the Department to establish and carry out a plan to meet the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) within 5 years. The plan must include a schedule, a timeline for acquiring necessary technology, and identifying procedures needed for FOIA employees to search and review Department documents. Additionally, VA must request that the National Archives and Records Administration assess the Department’s FOIA compliance.

16. H.R. 2545 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes (Rep. Wenstrup – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would increase the pay grade for the Director of Podiatric Service at the Veterans Health Administration and change the position title to Podiatric Medical Director. This is in essence a technical fix for language that had been included in a section of the MISSION Act.

17. H.R. 293 – VA Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance Act (Rep. Bost – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill would establish qualifications for human resources positions within the Veterans Health Administration, including standardized performance metrics.

18. H.R. 290 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to render an individual, who transfers certain educational assistance, to which the individual is entitled because of an agreement by such individual to serve in the Armed Forces, to a dependent of that individual, and who fails to complete such agreement, solely liable for the overpayment of such educational assistance, as amended (Rep. Bost – Veterans’ Affairs)

This bill changes the liability of transferred educational benefits overpayments from the veteran and their dependent, who the benefit was transferred to, to solely the veteran. Recently there have been several cases of where DOD erroneously calculated a service members time in service allowing the service member to transfer a benefit when they could not. As a result, the veteran and their dependent are saddled with a large bill (overpayment) for the cost of erroneously billed educational costs.

19. H.R. 3325 – To award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, as amended (Rep. Pelosi – Financial Services)

This bill would award four congressional gold medals to the United States Capitol Police and those who protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

20. H.R. 3642 – Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Rep. Suozzi – Financial Services)

This bill would award a Congressional gold medal to the 369th Infantry Regiment, commonly known as the “Harlem Hellfighters”, in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service during World War I.

21. H.R. 2332 – Debt Bondage Repair Act, as amended (Rep. McHenry – Financial Services)

This bill directs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to establish a rule that prohibits consumer reporting agencies from furnishing consumer reports containing adverse information that resulted from severe forms of trafficking in persons or sex trafficking, if the consumer has provided trafficking documentation to the consumer reporting agency through a rule-defined process.

22. H.R. 1443 – LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, as amended (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.

 
QUOTE OF THE DAY:

 

“A right delayed is a right denied.” 

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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