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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

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

First Votes: 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Last Votes: ???                                   

 

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:

Possible Consideration of Legislation Making Further Appropriations for FY22

Possible Suspensions (13 bills)

1. H.R. 2930 – Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Leger Fernandez – Natural Resources)

This bill prohibits the exportation of Native American cultural items and archaeological resources that were illegally obtained; provides for the return of such items, including voluntary returns; and establishes and increases related criminal penalties.

2. H.R. 4352 – To amend the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes, and for other purposes (Rep. McCollum – Natural Resources)

This bill amends the Act of June 18, 1934, to reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for all federally recognized Indian Tribes regardless of the tribe’s federal recognition date.

3. H.R. 897 – Agua Caliente Land Exchange Fee to Trust Confirmation Act, as amended (Rep. Ruiz – Natural Resources)

This bill takes approximately 2,560 acres of specified lands in California into trust for the benefit of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Lands taken into trust shall be part of the tribe’s reservation

4. H.R. 2074 – Indian Buffalo Management Act, as amended (Rep. Young – Natural Resources)

This bill establishes a permanent program within the Department of the Interior to develop and promote tribal ownership and management of buffalo and buffalo habitat on Indian lands.

5. H.R. 3531 – Women Who Worked on the Home Front World War II Memorial Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Women Who Worked on the Home Front Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs in commemoration of the commitment and service represented by the women who worked on the home front during World War II.

6. H.R. 4706 – Blackwell School National Historic Site Act (Rep. Gonzales – Natural Resources)

This bill establishes the Blackwell School National Historic Site in Marfa, Texas, as a unit of the National Park System.

7. H.R. 5720 – Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act, as amended (Rep. Ross – Judiciary)

In response to recent reporting that more than 130 federal judges broke the law by hearing cases in which they had a financial interest, H.R. 5720 (1) requires judges to promptly report securities transactions of more than $1,000 and (2) makes judges’ financial disclosures available online.  These requirements already apply to the legislative and executive branches.

8. H.R. 5677 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 2, United States Code, title 50, United States Code, and title 52, United States Code (Rep. Dean – Judiciary)

This bill makes necessary changes to statutory cross references due to OLRC’s reorganization of chapters 3 and 4 in Title 2 of the Code (The Congress), chapter 15 of title 50 of the Code (War and National Defense), and its transfer of provisions relating to voting and elections from titles 2 and 42 into a new title 52 (Voting and Elections).

9. H.R. 5679 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions classified to title 7, title 20, and title 43, United States Code (Rep. Jones – Judiciary)

This bill makes necessary changes to statutory cross references due to OLRC’s reorganization of title 7 (Agriculture), its transfer of part C of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 from title 42 (The Public Health and Welfare) to title 20 of the Code (Education), and its reorganization of title 43 (Public Lands).

10. H.R. 5695 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to certain provisions which were formerly classified to chapters 14 and 19 of title 25, United States Code (Rep. Issa – Judiciary)

This bill makes necessary changes to statutory cross references due to OLRC’s transfer of provisions from chapter 14 (“Miscellaneous”) in title 25 (Indians) into four new chapters toward the end of title 25. 

11. H.R. 5705 – To make technical amendments to update statutory references to provisions reclassified to title 34, United States Code (Rep. Bentz – Judiciary)

This bill makes necessary changes to statutory cross references due to OLC’s transfer of a number of provisions related to crime control and law enforcement into a new title 34 (Crime Control and Law Enforcement).

12. H.R. 5961 – To make revisions in title 5, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current, and to make technical amendments to improve the United States Code (Rep. Neguse – Judiciary)

This bill moves three important government accountability laws adopted in the 1970s—the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Inspector General Act (IG Act), and the Ethics in Government Act—from an appendix to title 5 (Government Organization and Employees) into the body of title 5 itself.

13. H.R. 5982 – To make revisions in title 51, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current, and to make technical amendments to improve the United States Code (Rep. Fischbach – Judiciary)

This bill moves several recent laws involving space policy into title 51 (National and Commercial Space Programs), a positive-law title.    

QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”
-Amelia Earhart

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