Roll Call Votes:
- Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information; invoked: 64-30.
- Passed 450 – Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley w/Burr sub amdt
- Passed 3451 – FAST Act
Adopted S.Res.486 – Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Day
Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
- 3452, to ensure that state and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States. (Toomey)
- 3453, to prohibit the payment of certain legal settlements to individuals who unlawfully entered the United States. (Tillis)
- 3454, to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian Tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act. (Moran)
- 3455, to prohibit the implementation of new requirements to report bank account deposits and withdrawals. (Scott (SC))
- 3456, to enact the definition of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ into law, and for other purposes. (Capito)
- 3457, to codify the scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. (Cotton)
- 3458, to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced penalties for convicted murderers who kill or target America’s public safety officers. (Toomey)
- 3459, to prohibit a Federal agency from promulgating any rule or guidance that bans hydraulic fracturing in the United States, and for other purposes. (Cramer)
- 3460, to prohibit local educational agencies from obligating certain Federal funds when schools are not providing full time in-person instruction. (Rubio)
- 3461, to provide that the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ‘‘COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard’’ shall have no force or effect, and for other purposes. (Braun)
- 3462, to require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take into custody certain aliens who have been charged in the United States with a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another person, and for other purposes. (Ernst)
- 3463, to impose sanctions and other measures in response to the failure of the Government of the People’s Republic of China to allow an investigation into the origins of COVID–19 at suspect laboratories in Wuhan. (Rubio)
- 3464, to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities. (Paul)
- 3465, to clarify the treatment of 2 or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. (Marshall)
- 3466, to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the production of programs by United States companies that alter political content for screening in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes. (Cruz)
- 3467, to withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and for other purposes. (Risch)
- 3468, to provide for a limitation on the removal of the Government of Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list. (Risch)
- 3469, to establish a review of United States multilateral aid. (Risch)
On December 18th, the Senate reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 14, 2022, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3436 re: sanctions/Nord Stream 2 introduced by Senator Cruz; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the bill; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the bill be considered read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Cruz bill , with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, with no amendments in order and without intervening action or debate.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.