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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

House Meets at...

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12:00 p.m. Morning Hour
2:00 p.m. Legislative Business    
Unlimited "One Minutes" per side                  

First/Last Votes: 6:30 p.m.                              



Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (11 bills)

1. H.R. 7777 – Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training Act, as amended (Rep. Swalwell – Homeland Security)

This bill aims to develop and strengthen the skills of the cybersecurity workforce related to securing industrial control systems. The bill requires Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to administer the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training Initiative, which would include virtual and in-person trainings and courses provided at no cost to participants and training and courses available at different skill levels, including introductory level courses. In developing the Initiative, CISA must work with the National Laboratories of the Department of Energy, sector risk management agencies, and appropriate private sector entities.  Finally, the bill requires CISA to report to Congress annually about the Initiative.

2. H.R. 7174 – National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Slotkin – Homeland Security)

This bill would reauthorize the U.S. Secret Service’s National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) through 2032 and make a number of targeted enhancements to position the NCFI for success well into the future. The legislation would ensure the NCFI is able to continue its important mission of training State, local, Tribal, and territorial officers, prosecutors, and judges in cybercrime investigations and cyber incident response, as authority to operate NCFI is slated to sunset in November 2022. Additionally, this bill would strengthen NCFI’s operations by requiring that the training provided include privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections and authorizing the NCFI to engage in research and development regarding approaches to training for investigations involving ransomware and threats involving the use of digital assets. The bill requires the Director of the Secret Service to report to Congress annually on NCFI’s activities, successes, and projected demands for training.

3. H.R. 5274 – PREVENT ACT of 2021 (Rep. Joyce (OH) – Homeland Security)

This bill would direct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner to issue CBP personnel containment devices to prevent accidental exposure to illegal narcotics in the course of carrying out inspections activities.  Most fentanyl and illicit substances that are interdicted by CBP are encountered at U.S. ports of entry. Consequently, CBP officers are at high risk of exposure to harmful substances through inhalation, ingestion, and skin contact. Containment devices prevent exposure by creating a controlled, negative pressure environment to reduce exposure to hazardous substances. These devices bring a second layer of protection beyond PPE and protects the lives of personnel interdicting harmful toxics at our land, air, and sea borders.  This legislation builds upon two related measures that were enacted into law last Congress—“Synthetic Opioid Exposure Prevention and Training Act” (Clarke (D-NY); P.L. 116-260) and “DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act of 2019” (Higgins (R-LA); P.L. 116-254).

4. H.R. 7072 – NDO Fairness Act, as amended (Rep. Nadler – Judiciary)

The NDO Fairness Act prevents DOJ from abusing the rubber-stamp process that allows prosecutors to obtain non-disclosure orders (NDOs) or gag orders when secretly trying to obtain a person’s electronic communications data. The bill requires the government to show the NDO is needed; ensures courts apply a strict scrutiny standard; shortens the allowed time-period for NDOs; allows for notification to customers; improves providers’ ability to challenge orders in court; and requires annual reporting to Congress.

5. H.R. 3285 – 21st Century President Act (Rep. Pocan – Judiciary)

This bill would amend gendered terms in section 879 of title 18 of the United States Code, which provides that it is a criminal offense to threaten to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm upon the President, the President’s spouse, and certain other individuals.

6. H.R. 6538 – Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary)

This bill would adapt an existing alert system to establish an Active Shooter Alert Network, enabling law enforcement to send active shooter alerts within their communities if they choose to, and would direct DOJ to develop best practices for these alerts.

7. H.R. 1934 – Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act, as amended (Rep. McCaul – Foreign Affairs)

This legislation would create an interagency working group to work with partners to align diplomatic engagement strategies and monitor China’s engagement at the ITU. The interagency group would be required to provide a briefing to relevant committees on China’s engagement at the ITU and on a strategy to work with allies and partners to protect against untrusted networks.

8. H.Con.Res. 59 – Condemning the October 25, 2021, military coup in Sudan and standing with the people of Sudan (Rep. Meeks – Foreign Affairs)

This concurrent resolution condemns the October 25, 2021, coup in Sudan. It recognizes former Prime Minister Hamdok and his cabinet as the constitutional leaders of Sudan’s transitional government and calls for Sudan’s military junta, among other things, to immediately release all civilian government officials, civil society members, and other individuals detained in connection with the coup; return to constitutional rule under the transitional constitution; and lift the state of emergency, including complete restoration of all means of communication. The concurrent resolution also calls on international partners to join U.S. efforts to impose targeted sanctions on the junta and other accomplices in the coup and also suspend Sudan’s participation in all regional multilateral organizations until the country is returned to constitutional rule under the transitional constitution.

9. H.Res. 720 – Calling for stability and the cessation of violence and condemning ISIS-affiliated terrorist activity in northern Mozambique, including the Cabo Delgado Province, and for other purposes (Rep. Jacobs (CA) – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution condemns the violence, targeting of civilians, and terrorist attacks carried out by ISIS-Mozambique in Cabo Delgado Province. It calls on the Government of the Republic of Mozambique, with help from the United States, to end the conflict and provide additional humanitarian support. This resolution also urges the Mozambican government to restore security, counter violent extremism, and address the social and economic drivers of terrorist recruitment and the conflict.  

10. H.Con.Res. 45 – Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999 (Rep. Zeldin – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution expresses the sense of Congress that those individuals responsible for the July 1999 murders of Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in Serbia should be brought to justice, the Serbian government should prioritize the investigation and prosecution of current or former officials believed to be responsible for their deaths, the United States should devote sufficient resources to fully assist such an effort, and that progress in resolving this case should remain a significant factor in the development of relations between U.S. and the Republic of Serbia.

11. H.Res. 892Calling on the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds (Rep. Castro – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution urges the Rwandan government to immediately release Mr. Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds and allow him to return to the United States. It expresses grave concern with the Government of Rwanda’s actions, including the extrajudicial transfer of Mr. Rusesabagina from the UAE to Rwanda, placing him in solitary confinement, and charging him with multiple crimes. The resolution calls on Rwandan authorities to permit his access to adequate medical care and urges the United States Government to raise the case of Mr. Rusesabagina in all interactions with the Government of Rwanda and press for his immediate release on humanitarian grounds. Lastly, it expresses support for the family of Paul Rusesabagina and their commitment to bringing him home.


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