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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2022

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

2:00 p.m. Legislative Business    
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side                  

First Votes: 6:30 p.m.
Last Votes: 8:15 p.m. - 8:45 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:

H.Res. __ - Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 903 – Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022, H.R. 2499 – Federal Firefighters Fairness Act of 2022, H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022, H.R. __ – Legislation Related to Supplemental Funding for Ukraine, and H.Res. __ – Resolution Recognizing Congressional Workers’ Rights to Organize

H.R. __  Legislation Related to Supplemental Funding for Ukraine

Suspensions (27 bills)

1. H.R. 847 – Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act, as amended (Rep. Stevens – Science, Space, and Technology)

The purpose of the bill is to support research on privacy enhancing technologies and promote responsible data use.

2. H.R. 5324 – NWR Modernization Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Bice – Science, Space, and Technology)

The purpose of the bill is to expand coverage and increase reliability of the NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) by upgrading technologies and increasing the number of transmitters leading to modernization of the NOAA Weather Radio for the 21st Century.

3. S. 66 – South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2021 (Sen. Rubio – Science, Space, and Technology)

The purpose of the bill is to require the Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia to produce an integrated assessment and action plan on HABs and hypoxia in South Florida.

4. H.R. 7077 – Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act, as amended (Rep. Torres (NY) – Science, Space, and Technology)

The purpose of the bill is to authorize the USFA Administrator to send incident investigators, including safety specialists; fire protection engineers; codes and standards experts; researchers; and fire training specialists, to the site of a major fire to conduct investigations in collaboration with Federal, State, and local authorities.

5. H.R. 1437 – PRECIP Act, as amended (Rep. Sherrill – Science, Space, and Technology)

The purpose of the bill is to direct the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support a study to understand best practices to support precipitation estimation, to regularly update out-of-date precipitation data in the U.S., and authorize funding for the study and for the precipitation estimates outlined in this bill.

6. S. 1872 – United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sen. Ernst – Financial Services)

This bill would award a Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.

7. H.R. 5911 – Fair Hiring in Banking Act, as amended (Rep. Beatty – Financial Services)

This bill would expand employment opportunities at banks and credit unions by reducing barriers to employment based on past minor criminal offenses. The bill specifically provides an exception for certain criminal charges from an indeterminate timeline of look back to 7 years post-commission of the offense; and 5 years post incarceration; and provides a clear definition for the term, “criminal offense involving dishonesty.” The bill also makes it clear that criminal offenses that have been expunged, sealed, or dismissed are not included in the FDIC or NCUA review of eligibility to work for an insured bank or credit union.

8. H.R. 5914 – Empowering States to Protect Seniors from Bad Actors Act, as amended (Rep. Gottheimer – Financial Services)

This bill would move the responsibility for administering the Senior Investor Protection Grant Program established by Sec. 989A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bill would establish an interdivisional task force within the SEC to review grant applications and oversee the administration of the program. The bill would authorize $10 million annually in appropriations for the program for the period of FY 2023-2028. The bill would provide that the entities that would be eligible to apply for grants under the program are state securities regulators and state insurance regulators, and would cap the amount of grant funding that could be awarded to any single “eligible entity” at $500,000.

9. H.R. 935 – Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Huizenga – Financial Services)

This bill codifies a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) no action letter that exempts certain merger-and-acquisition brokers from securities registration requirements that facilitate the transfer of ownership in privately held companies with earnings or revenues under specified thresholds, provided such brokers meet certain conditions.

10. H.R. 7066 – Russia and Belarus Financial Sanctions Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Sherman – Financial Services)

This bill would clarify that U.S. financial institutions that are obligated to comply with various sanctions against Russia and Belarus, must take all necessary and available actions to ensure that any entity it owns or controls, including any foreign subsidiaries, comply with the sanctions.

11. H.R. 7081 – Ukraine Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Garcia (IL) – Financial Services)

This legislation would direct the Department of Treasury to use the voice, vote, and influence of the U.S. at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and other relevant multilateral development banks to advocate for the immediate suspension all debt service payments owed to these institutions by Ukraine. It also directs the Secretary of Treasury, in coordination with the Secretary of State, to commence immediate efforts with other official bilateral creditors and commercial creditor groups to pursue similar comprehensive debt payment relief for Ukraine.

12. H.R. 6891 – Isolate Russian Government Officials Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Wagner – Financial Services)

This bill would make it the policy of the United States to seek to exclude government officials of the Russian Federation, to the maximum extent practicable, from participating in meetings, proceedings, and other activities of the Group of 20 (G-20), Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Basel Committee for Banking Standards (BCBS), Financial Stability Board (FSB), International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), and International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). This bill sunsets on the earlier of 5 years after enactment, or 30 days after the President certifies Russia has ceased its destabilizing activities with respect to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Additionally, the President may waive the law’s application if doing so is in the national interest of the United States.

13. H.R. 6899 – Russia and Belarus SDR Exchange Prohibition Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Hill – Financial Services)

The bill would prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from providing U.S. dollars in exchange or any Special Drawing Rights held by the Russian Federation or Belarus. It also mandates that the Secretary of the Treasury vigorously advocate that other governments which hold freely usable currencies similarly refuse to convert any Special Drawing Rights held by the Russian Federation or Belarus into a hard currency. The legislation also mandates the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the United States representative at each international financial institution (such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) to oppose the provision of financial assistance from the respective institution to the Russian Federation and Belarus, except to address the basic human needs of the civilian population.

14. H.R. 6015 – Benjamin Berell Ferencz Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Rep. Frankel – Financial Services)

This bill would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Benjamin Berell Ferencz, in recognition of his service to the United States and international community during the post-World War II Nuremberg trials and lifelong advocacy for international criminal justice and rule of law

15. S. 2201 – Supply Chain Security Training Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform)

This bill requires the Federal Acquisition Institute to develop a training program for officials with supply chain risk management responsibilities at federal agencies.  The Office of Management and Budget shall promulgate guidance to federal agencies requiring executive agency adoption and use of the program.

16. S. 1097 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform)

The bill establishes a rotational cyber workforce program under which certain federal employees may be detailed among rotational cyber workforce positions at other agencies.  The bill requires the Office of Personnel Management to issue a Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program operation plan providing policies, processes, and procedures for detailing employees among rotational cyber workforce positions at agencies.

17. H.R. 6531 – Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Clyburn – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would increase federal funding for areas of persistent poverty, defined as areas in which the poverty rate is at least 20% for 25 of the prior 30 years.  The bill would also require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue guidance on methods to increase targeted federal investments to areas of high and persistent poverty.  

18. H.R. 224 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5302 Galveston Road in Houston, Texas, as the "Vanessa Guillén Post Office Building" (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Oversight and Reform)

19. H.R. 700 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 303 East Mississippi Avenue in Elwood, Illinois, as the "Lawrence M. 'Larry' Walsh Sr. Post Office" (Rep. Foster – Oversight and Reform)

20. H.R. 5900 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2016 East 1st Street in Los Angeles, California, as the "Marine Corps Reserve PVT Jacob Cruz Post Office" (Rep. Gomez – Oversight and Reform)

21. H.R. 6386 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 West Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, Illinois, as the "Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Post Office Building" (Rep. Krishnamoorthi – Oversight and Reform)

22. H.R. 6614 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4744 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the "Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office Building" (Rep. Tlaib – Oversight and Reform)

23. H.R. 91 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 South Pendleton Street in Easley, South Carolina, as the "Private First Class Barrett Lyle Austin Post Office Building" (Rep. Duncan (SC) – Oversight and Reform)

24. H.R. 92 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Johnson Street in Pickens, South Carolina, as the "Specialist Four Charles Johnson Post Office" (Rep. Duncan (SC) – Oversight and Reform)

25. H.R. 207 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 215 1st Avenue in Amory, Mississippi, as the "Command Sergeant Major Lawrence E. 'Rabbit' Kennedy Post Office Building" (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Oversight and Reform)

26. H.R. 209 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 305 Highway 15 North in Pontotoc, Mississippi, as the "Lance Corporal Marc Lucas Tucker Post Office Building" (Rep. Kelly (MS) – Oversight and Reform)

27. H.R. 3508To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 39 West Main Street, in Honeoye Falls, New York, as the "CW4 Christian J. Koch Memorial Post Office" (Rep. Jacobs (NY) – Oversight and Reform)

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."

 -Lyndon B. Johnson

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