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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021

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House Meets at…

Votes Predicted at…

12:00 p.m. Morning Hour
2:00 p.m. Legislative Business
Fifteen “One Minutes” per side                   

First/ Last Votes: 6:30 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 (18 bills)

1. H.R. 1374 – Enhancing State Energy Security Planning and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2021 (Rep. Rush – Energy and Commerce)

The bill amends the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide increased Federal financial assistance to States for State Energy Programs to implement, review, and revise State energy security plans.

2. H.R. 482 – Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2021 (Rep. Roybal-Allard – Energy and Commerce)

The bill reauthorizes newborn screening programs for five years.

3. H.R. 3752 – Pandemic Effects on Home Safety and Tourism Act (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce)

This bill requires the CPSC to study and report to Congress on the effects of the COVID–19 pandemic on injuries and deaths associated with consumer products and directs the Department of Commerce to conduct a study and report to Congress on the effects of the COVID–19 pandemic on travel and tourism in the U.S.

4. H.R. 3723 – Consumer Safety Technology Act (Rep. McNerney – Energy and Commerce)

This bill requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to establish a pilot program to explore the use of artificial intelligence for at least one of the following purposes: 1) tracking injury trends; 2) identifying consumer product hazards; 3) monitoring the retail marketplace for the sale of recalled consumer products; or 4) identifying unsafe imported consumer products.  

This bill also directs the Department of Commerce to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of blockchain technology in commerce.  Additionally, this bill directs the Federal Trade Commission to submit to Congress a report and recommendations on unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to digital tokens.

5. H.R. 3182 – Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 (Rep. Cardenas – Energy and Commerce)

This bill designates inclined sleepers for infants and crib bumpers as banned hazardous products under section 8 of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

6. H.R. 1314 – STURDY Act (Rep. Schakowsky – Energy and Commerce)  

This bill would protect children from tip-over related death or injury by requiring the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a mandatory consumer product safety standard for clothing storage units.

7. H.R. 3841 – Tribal Health Data Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Mullin – Energy and Commerce)

This bill addresses longstanding disparities in the collection and availability of public health data with respect to Indian Tribes by amending the Public Health Service Act to strengthen the ability of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to address and improve public health data sharing to Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and Tribal epidemiology centers (TECs). The legislation also requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to report on existing data sharing agreements between states, the CDC, and tribal communities and identify best practices. The legislation also reauthorizes CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics

8. H.R. 983 – Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Deutch – Judiciary)

This bill would make it a crime to knowingly engage in any scheme to defraud a veteran of his or her veteran’s benefits, to focus on in-person veteran’s benefits fraud schemes. 

9. H.R. 2694 – Criminal Judicial Administration Act of 2021 (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary)

This bill would amend current law to give courts the discretion, in the interest of justice, to order the U.S. Marshals Service to furnish, when financially necessary, transportation and subsistence expenses (lodging and food) for released defendants to return home from court proceedings, and subsistence while attending such proceedings; and amend current law to grant magistrate judges the authority to rule on post-judgment motions in cases for which they had trial jurisdiction.  

10. H.R. 2922 – Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Judiciary)

This bill would make permanent in statute the Department of Justice’s Elder Justice Initiative and assign to it various responsibilities.

11. H.R. 961 – Justice for Juveniles Act, as amended (Rep. Scanlon – Judiciary)

This bill would eliminate the administrative exhaustion requirement for youth before they may file a lawsuit that alleges violations concerning the conditions of their incarceration.

12. H.R. 3239 – To make improvements in the enactment of title 41, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the Code (Rep. Fitzgerald – Judiciary)

This codification bill makes technical amendments to title 41 of the U.S. Code (“Public Contracts”) and other related laws.

13. H.R. 3241 – To make improvements in the enactment of title 54, United States Code, into a positive law title and to improve the Code, as amended (Rep. Bush – Judiciary)

This codification bill makes technical amendments to Title 54, United States Code (“National Park Service and Related Programs”) and other related laws.

14. H.R. 704 – ARTS Act (Rep. Jeffries – Judiciary)

This bill would waive the filing fee for a copyright registration for student winners of the Congressional Art Competition and the Congressional App Challenge to promote education and awareness of the intellectual property system.

15. H.R. 2571 – AMIGOS Act, as amended (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary)

This bill would include Portugal in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E–1 (treaty trader) and E–2 (treaty investor) nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of Portugal.  The bill also modifies the eligibility criteria for E visas to ensure that individuals who obtain the nationality of a treaty country through an investment-based visa program have sufficient ties to their country of nationality before they can be eligible for an E-1 or E-2 visa.

16. S. 1340 – A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to redefine the eastern and middle judicial districts of North Carolina (Sen. Tillis – Judiciary)

This bill would place all of Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall in the Eastern District of North Carolina, instead of split between that district and the Middle District, to improve the efficiency of judicial administration.

17. H.R. 2679 – Foundation of the Federal Bar Association Charter Amendments Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Chabot – Judiciary)

This bill revises the federal charter for the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association to improve operational efficiencies and for other purposes. 

18. S. 409 – To provide for the availability of amounts for customer education initiatives and non-awards expenses of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Whistleblower Program, and for other purposes (Sen. Grassley – Agriculture)

Provides the ability for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to continue to make whistleblower awards. S. 409 transfers $10 million from the Consumer Protection Fund (funded by fines and sanctions) into a separate account to ensure available funding for operation and expenses of the Office of Customer Education & Outreach and the Whistleblower Office and avoid staff furloughs. The fix expires October 1, 2022 to incentivize passage of a comprehensive CFTC reauthorization. 


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Struggle is a never-ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”

-Coretta Scott King

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