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MAJORITY WHIPLINE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

House Meets at...

Votes Predicted at...

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

First/Last Votes: 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.                 

 


Floor Schedule and Procedure:

Suspensions (5 bills)

1. H.R. 5661 – Continued State Flexibility to Assist Older Foster Youth Act (Rep. Danny Davis – Ways and Means)

This bill extends emergency pandemic-related programmatic flexibilities within the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program, including an increased age limit, augmented education and training vouchers, more use of funds for housing, support to obtain driver’s licenses, and costs related to keeping older youth from aging out of foster care, so that most provisions would expire September 30, 2022, and one provision related to college and university closings expires December 31, 2021.

2. H.R. 4035 – Real Justice for Our Veterans Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Jackson-Lee – Judiciary)

This bill would strengthen the veterans court system by directing the Attorney General to increase data collection in veterans courts and authorizing pilot programs for innovative therapy models in veterans and drug courts, and would open up eligibility to drug treatment courts to otherwise eligible veterans in areas where there may not be a veterans court.

3. S. 921 – Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act (Sen. Cornyn – Judiciary)

This bill would add an extraterritoriality clause to 18 U.S.C. 1114 clarifying for courts that the United States government could prosecute anyone who killed or attempted to kill a federal officer or employee while they were performing their official duties abroad.

4. S. 1502 – COPS Counseling Act of 2021 (Sen. Cortez Masto – Judiciary)

This bill would set forth requirements related to peer support counseling programs provided by federal law enforcement agencies and encourages implementation of peer counseling programs within the first responder community by requiring the Department of Justice to make best practices publicly available on their website.

5. S. 1511Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021, as amended (Sen. Grassley – Judiciary)

This bill would make important improvements to the Department of Justice’s Public Safety Officer Benefits program, including expanding the definition of covered disabilities, providing for retroactive disability benefits for officers who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, addressing delays in benefit claims, and other updates.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

"I always tell young people to hold on to their dreams. And sometimes you have to stand up for what you think is right even if you have to stand alone"

-Claudette Colvin  

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