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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2021

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

10:00 a.m. Legislative Business   
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side            

First Votes: 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Last Votes: Evening                     
    

 

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.R. 4373 – Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022 (Rep. Lee (CA) – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

This bill provides $62.2 billion in funding, which is $6.7 billion above 2021 – an increase of 12 percent.

 

The legislation reaffirms support for a two-state solution including $3.3 billion in security assistance for Israel, without conditions or restrictions and not less than $225 million for the humanitarian and development needs of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza; includes over $3 billion to confront climate change and other environmental issues, including $1.6 billion for the Green Climate Fund; promotes democracy with funding to support allies and partners of the United States, particularly to counter governments such as the People’s Republic of China, that undermine the core values of democracy; and repeals restrictions on safe and legal abortion.

 

Click here for bill text. 

 

Click here for a summary from the Appropriations Committee.

A full list of amendments can be found here and below:

Bowman Amendment #1

Increases and decreases $5 million in funding for the Development Assistance Fund to express support for development assistance to the Caribbean.

Bowman Amendment #2

Increases and decreases funding by $1 million for the Economic Support Fund, which funds the Nita M. Lowey Partnership for Peace Act, to express support for diplomatic efforts.

Boyle Amendment

Decreases and increases the Economic Support Fund by $1,500,000 to express an urgency for bilateral and international efforts to promote peace in the North of Ireland by way of the Implementation of Public Law 99-415.

Cloud Amendment

Prohibits taxpayer dollars from going towards for United States membership in or contributions to the World Health Organization

Dingell Amendment

Increases and decreases funds in the Department of State Diplomatic Programs Account by $1,000,000 to highlight opposition to U.S. political or diplomatic support for the Saudi blockade of Yemen.

Escobar Amendment #6

Increases funding for the Clean Technology Fund by $1,500,000 to continue providing resources to increase low carbon technologies. Offsets the amendment with a $2 million cut to the Export Import Bank administrative expenses account.

Escobar Amendment #7

Increases funding for the Refugee and Migration Assistance account by $1,500,000 to support response to small-scale emergency humanitarian requirements.

Escobar Amendment #8

Increases funding by $1,500,000 million of funds designated to combat crime, corruption, impunity; advance human rights, and hold partner governments accountable in Central America.

Escobar Amendment #9

Increases funding for the International Boundary & Water Commission construction account by $1,000,000 to support levee construction and certification along the Rio Grande. Offsets the amendment by reducing the International Boundary & Water Commission salaries and expenses account by $1,000,000.

Escobar Amendment #10

Increases and decreases funding to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.

Grijalva Amendment

Increases and decreases the salaries and expenses account within the International Boundary and Water Commission budget by $4 million to clarify responsibility for the maintenance and operations of the International Outfall Interceptor.

Grothman Amendment

Reduces funding for Contributions to International Organizations by $307,592,800.

Hill Amendment #13

Preserves statutory requirement for Congress to authorize loans to the International Monetary Fund by striking a waiver of Section 5(f) of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act thereby preventing loans to the Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust.

Hill Amendment #14

Increases Diplomatic Policy and Support by $2 million intended for the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs offset by a decrease to the Capital Investment Fund.

Jackson Lee Amendment #15

Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 the Global Health Programs account to highlight and support the fight against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

Jackson Lee Amendment #16

Increases by $1,000,000 and decreases by $1,000,000 to combat the trafficking of endangered species.

Jackson Lee Amendment #17

Increases and decreases the Global Health Programs fund by $1,000,000 to express the intent to have USAID provide unused vaccines that would otherwise be destroyed to countries in need around the world.

Jacobs Amendment

Increases and decreases the Peacekeeping Operations account by $10,000,000.

Kim Amendment

Increases the Economic Support Fund by $8,000,000 for the purposes of protecting Afghan professors and researchers through the Scholar Rescue program, offset by an equal reduction to Development Assistance.

Lesko Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for forensic anthropology assistance to encourage education and public understanding about the Semele Massacre of 1933 and its relevance to modern-day crimes against humanity.

Luetkemeyer Amendment

Prohibits federal contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), which advise governments around the world on climate change.

Malinowski Amendment

Increases funding for countersurveillance programs of the Open Technology Fund by $5 million and offsets with a decrease of $5 million from the Capital Investment Fund account.

Manning Amendment

Increases and decreases funding for consular and border security programs by $100,000,000 to express the intent that additional funding for consular and border security programs be used to address the delays in passport services.

Miller Amendment

Strikes the proviso that no less than $760 million shall be made available for family planning and reproductive health.

Ocasio-Cortez Amendment

Increases and decreases funds in the Department of State Diplomatic Programs account by $1,000,000 to highlight the need for stronger congressional oversight, robust human rights measures, and transparency in U.S. arms sales to countries such as Saudi Arabia.

Omar Amendment

Transfers $5 million from Foreign Military Financing to Development Assistance.

Pallone Amendment

Prohibits International Military Education and Training (IMET) and Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Program funding for Azerbaijan.

Phillips Amendment

Decreases and increases the Diplomatic Programs account by $2,000,000 for the purposes of supporting the planning of the FY2025 Osaka Expo.

Roy Amendment

Eliminates funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Sherrill Amendment #30

Increases and decreases the funding for Democracy Programs by $10 million to emphasize the importance of supporting international democratic norms and peaceful transitions of power.

Sherrill Amendment #31

Increases and decreases the Diplomatic Programs account by $10 million to emphasize the need for the State Department to support efforts to establish clear international norms on state-sponsored, criminal, and commercial cyber activities that prioritize human rights, individual privacy, and consumer protections.

Spanberger Amendment

Increases and decreases the Diplomatic Programs account by $1,000,000 to express concern about reports of adverse and anomalous health incidents (also referred to as Havana Syndrome) affecting United States government personnel abroad, to express support for a thorough interagency response, to call upon the Department of State to ensure all affected personnel receive prompt and appropriate care, and to urge the administration to share details on the origins and handling of these incidents with all relevant stakeholders in Congress.

Speier Amendment

Increases and decreases funds for Migration and Refugee Assistance by $1,000,000 to draw attention to the urgent need to provide humanitarian and immigration relief to vulnerable populations in Afghanistan, including human rights defenders, peace negotiators and other officials, civil society, individuals who helped U.S. forces, and women at risk of gender-based violence in Taliban-controlled areas and elsewhere.

Tenney Amendment

Restores the statutory 25% cap on U.S. contributions to UN peacekeeping through the CIPA account.

Tiffany Amendment

Prohibits the expenditure of funds to create, procure or display any map that depicts Taiwan as part of the People's Republic of China.

Torres (CA) Amendment

Strikes the exemption for the Attorney Generals of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras from governance, anti-corruption, and rule of law criteria to receive funding and ensures these Attorney Generals must meet the standard anti-corruption criteria to receive U.S. funding.

H.R. 4346 – Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2022 (Rep. Ryan (OH) – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

This bill appropriates a total of $4.8 billion for the non-Senate portions of the Legislative Branch bill, an increase for those offices and agencies of $582 million or 14 percent, over 2021.

 

This legislation strengthens Legislative Branch capacity by increasing funding for Congressional offices (Members Representational Allowance) by 21 percent so they can recruit and retain a talented and diverse workforce; the bill also provides for an additional $10,000 per office for the intern allowance bringing the total to $35,000 per office; protects our democracy with funding, building on the emergency supplemental passed in May, to secure the United States Capitol; bolsters wellness support for the Capitol Police, and addresses diversity training in Department academy curriculum, racial profiling, and inspector general recommendations regarding security clearances and preventing infiltration by white supremacists and other extremist organizations, among other transparency and accountability provisions. The bill also directs the Architect of the Capitol to remove statues or busts in the United States Capitol that represent figures who participated in the Confederate Army or government, as well as the statues of white supremacists Charles Aycock, John C. Calhoun, and James Paul Clarke and the bust of Roger B. Taney. The bill includes a provision preventing the COLA for Member pay.

 

Click here for bill text.

 

Click here for a summary from the Appropriations Committee.

A full list of amendments can be found here and below:

Bowman Amendment #1

Increases funding by $250,000 for the Library of Congress, which can partner with HBCU's, Hispanic Serving Institutions, other Minority Serving Institutions, and community colleges to form fellowship opportunities and curriculum program associations. Offsets the increase by decreasing $250,000 from Capital Construction and Operations.

Bowman Amendment #2

Increases funding by $250,000 for the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, with the intent of supporting translation services for official communication materials on behalf of constituents with Limited English Proficiency. Offsets the increase by decreasing $250,000 from the Capital Construction and Operations.

Escobar Amendment

Increases and decreases funding to make clear that States must disburse all funds under this division in accordance with Congressional intent and not for purposes not otherwise outlined in the corresponding report and bill text.

Foster Amendment

Increases and decreases GAO appropriations by $6 million to support robust funding for thorough, up-to-date technical information and evaluations for Members of Congress, like those provided by the Office of Technology Assessment.

Gottheimer Amendment

Increases and decreases funds by $100,000 from the Architect of the Capitol's Capital Construction and Operations account to emphasize the importance of the installation of electric vehicle charging stations on the House Office Building grounds.

Graves Amendment

Increases and decreases funds by $100,000 for the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House to encourage the creation of a collaborative drafting program to help improve workflow between HOLC and Member Offices.

Grothman Amendment #7

Decreases funding to the House Office of Diversity and Inclusion by $1,500,000, to FY2021 levels.

Grothman Amendment #8

Strikes language that will enable noncitizens who meet requirements under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy to be employed by the U.S. Congress.

Kelly Amendment

Increases and decreases funding by $4.2 million to highlight the GAO's Center for Audit Excellence and their work with Foreign Supreme Audit Institutions.

Langevin Amendment

Increases funding by $3.504 million for the Capitol Grounds account with the intent that these funds be used to prioritize the removal of accessibility barriers on the Capitol Complex.

Norton Amendment

Prohibits the United States Capitol Police from using funds to enforce the prohibition on the use of scooters on the United States Capitol Grounds.

Raskin Amendment

Increases and decreases funding by $100,000 for the purpose of directing the House Sergeant at Arms to conduct a study on the Capitol switchboard and telephone system in the U.S. House of Representatives and provide a report to Congress. The report should identify the current system’s technical limitations and security risks and make detailed recommendations for improving or replacing the current system.

Postponed Suspensions (15 votes)

1. S. 848 – Consider Teachers Act of 2021 (Sen. Braun – Education and Labor)

This bill would codify Department of Education (ED) regulations to improve the administration of the TEACH Grant program.  These changes will help reduce the amount of grants that convert to loans by creating an appeal process for erroneously converted grants and providing better counseling to students.  The bill also requires ED to extend the service window for current recipients by 3 years to ensure that individuals can complete their service during the pandemic

2. S. 1828 – HAVANA Act of 2021 (Sen. Collins – Foreign Affairs)

The bill amends the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 to authorize payment to personnel of the CIA who incur qualifying injuries to the brain, and authorizes payment to personnel of the Department of State who incur similar injuries.

3. H.R. 2278 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to designate the September 11th National Memorial Trail in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

4. H.R. 1029 – Free Veterans from Fees Act (Rep. Steube – Natural Resources)

This bill waives special use permit application fees for special events at war memorials on land administered by the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., and its environs when a majority of attendees are veterans or Gold Star Families.

5. H.R. 1154 – Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area Act (Rep. McEachin – Natural Resources)

This bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating certain land as the Great Dismal Swamp National Heritage Area.

6. H.R. 2497 – Amache National Historical Site Act, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources)

This bill establishes the Amache National Historic Site in the State of Colorado as a unit of the National Park System.  

7. H.R. 4300 – Alexander Lofgren VIP Act, as amended (Rep. Miller-Meeks – Natural Resources)

This bill directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to make free National Parks and Federal Recreational Land Passes available to members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and Gold Star Families.  

8. S. 325 – To amend the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes (Sen. Murkowski – Natural Resources)

This bill amends the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children Act to extend the deadline for a report by the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children from three years to five years.

9. S. 272 – Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require federal agencies to make budget justification materials available to the public on a website. The bill would also require OMB to maintain a list of the agencies that submit budget justification materials to Congress, the dates that the materials are submitted, and links to the materials available to the public.

10. H.R. 3533 – To establish occupational series for Federal positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Obernolte – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to update or establish occupational series for federal government positions in software development, software engineering, data science, and data management within 270 days of enactment.

11. H.R. 3599 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Khanna – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would establish a personnel rotation program for cybersecurity professionals at federal agencies.  OPM would issue an operational plan providing policies, processes, and procedures for the program, and GAO would report on agency and employee participation in the program.

12. H.R. 1204 – District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Salary Home Rule Act, as amended (Rep. Norton – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would give the District of Columbia the authority to pass a law to increase the pay of its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) above the existing statutory allowable pay for the CFO

13. H.R. 978 – Chai Suthammanont Remembrance Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require federal agencies to create evidence-based reentry plans for employees required to return to federal offices after a public health emergency  The bill would require agency officials to develop and make public the requirements and specifications for how the government would protect the health and safety of federal employees while continuing operations and providing vital services to the public

14. H.R. 2617 – Performance Enhancement Reform Act, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would require agencies’ chief performance officers to work in consultation with the chief human capital officer, the chief information officer, the chief data officer, and the chief financial officer to prepare the annual performance plans required of each agency by law.

15. S. 2382 – To authorize the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the Federal Government on nonreimbursable basis, and for other purposes (Sen. Portman – Oversight and Reform)

This bill would allow the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the federal government on a non-reimbursable basis

**Members are advised that the House may take votes on some suspensions this week.

**The House will complete consideration of H.R. 4502 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2022 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations) later in the week.

As of yesterday, the House has completed general and amendment debate on H.R. 4502.

Postponed Amendment Votes (2):

Bipartisan En Bloc #5
Democratic En Bloc #6 

              


QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things."

-Lucy Stone

 

 

 

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