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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

12:00 p.m. Legislative Business          
Fifteen "One Minutes" per side         

First/Last Votes: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 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 (11 bills)

1. H.Con.Res. 44 – Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution, as amended (Rep. Rice (NY) – Rules)

This bill requires the House and Senate Budget Committees hold an annual joint hearing to receive a presentation from the Comptroller General of the United States reviewing the findings of the yearly audited financial statement prepared by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Concurrent Resolution requires the presentation be fact-based and nonpartisan and for the Budget Committees to accommodate the non-participatory attendance of any Member and Senator that wishes to attend. 

2. H.R. 1917 – Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects Act (Rep. Fletcher – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill helps expedite the start of certain types of projects following Presidentially-declared disasters while waiting for FEMA's full approval.

3. H.R. 1339 – Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, as amended (Rep. Davids – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill establishes an advanced air mobility (AAM) interagency working group at the U.S. Department of Transportation, comprised of federal departments and agencies, the public sector, civil aviation industry leaders, labor unions, and other relevant stakeholders to evaluate, plan, and coordinate efforts to help advance U.S. leadership in the emerging AAM industry.

4. H.R. 3193 – E-BRIDGE Act, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill amends the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to create a high-speed broadband initiative and authorizes the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to award grants for public-private partnerships and consortiums to carry out broadband projects. 

5. H.R. 3709 – Preliminary Damage Assessment Improvement Act of 2021 (Rep. Katko – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill directs FEMA to establish Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) teams with an expertise in working with state, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as to report to Congress on the PDA process.

6. H.R. 2220 – To amend title 40, United States Code, to modify the treatment of certain bargain-price options to purchase at less than fair market value, and for other purposes (Rep. Guest – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill allows the General Services Administration (GSA) to exercise a bargain price purchase in a lease at a pre-negotiated discounted rate so long as GSA secures an appropriation to do so.

7. H.R. 390 – To redesignate the Federal Building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the “Odell Horton Federal Building” (Rep. Cohen – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill redesignates the Federal building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the “Odell Horton Federal Building”.

8. H.R. 4679 – To designate the Federal building located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast in Washington, DC, as the “Norman Yoshio Mineta Federal Building” (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill designates the Federal building located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue Southeast in Washington, DC, as the “Norman Yoshio Mineta Federal Building”.

9. H.R. 4660 – To designate the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 1125 Chapline Street in Wheeling, West Virginia, as the “Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse” (Rep. McKinley – Transportation and Infrastructure)

This bill designates the Federal building and United States Courthouse located at 1125 Chapline Street in Wheeling, West Virginia, as the “Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. Federal Building”.

10. S. 1064 – RENACER Act (Sen. Menendez – Foreign Affairs)

This bill would advance the strategic alignment of United States diplomatic tools toward the realization of free, fair, and transparent elections in Nicaragua and reaffirm the U.S. commitment to protect the fundamental freedoms and human rights of the people of Nicaragua.

11. H.Res. 760 – Expressing solidarity with Cuban citizens demonstrating peacefully for fundamental freedoms, condemning the Cuban regime's acts of repression, and calling for the immediate release of arbitrarily detained Cuban citizens (Rep. Wasserman Schultz – Foreign Affairs)

This resolution, in addition to the provisions described in the title, calls on Cuba to stop limiting access to the internet and urges the Biden Administration to support Cuban demonstrators and the aspirations of the Cuban people; work to expand internet access there; assess methods to allow remittances, medical supplies, and other forms of support to benefit the Cuban people without aiding the Cuban military; and rally international support.  The text describes the Cuban regime’s repression of peaceful demonstrations in July 2021—the largest in 25 years—and its attempts to block protests planned for later this month.  The resolution quotes a statement issued in July by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the foreign ministers of 20 other countries to “condemn the mass arrests and detentions of protestors in Cuba and call on the government to respect the universal rights and freedoms of the Cuban people, including the free flow of information to all Cubans.”

Possible Consideration of H.R. 3992 – Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 (Rep. Garcia (TX) – Education and Labor) 

Currently, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) does not cover job applicants seeking relief from age discrimination. The Protect Older Job Applicants Act of 2021 would amend ADEA to ensure that ADEA does protect older job applicants. POJA clarifies that older job applicants can challenge disparate impact discriminatory hiring practices under ADEA. 

Click here for a fact sheet from the Education and Labor Committee. 
 
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and Labor and makes in order the following amendments:

Pappas Amendment

Requires the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to conduct a study on the number of job applicants impacted by age discrimination in the job application process and issue recommendations on addressing age discrimination in the job application process.

Keller Amendment

Provides that this Act shall not take effect until GAO conducts a study to determine whether not allowing claims of disparate impact discrimination by applicants for employment under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 has a significant negative impact on such applicants, and provides that the Act shall not take effect if the results of the study show there is not a significant negative impact on such applicants.

**Members are advised that consideration of H.R 3992 is possible after last votes on Wednesday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness."

-Alexis de Tocqueville

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