The Senate will convene at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.5746. (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation).
After the message is laid down, Leader Schumer is expected to make a Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation), with an amendment. Leader Schumer is then expected to file cloture on the motion.
There will be no roll call votes today. Senate Democrats will have a caucus meeting at 5:00 PM the today. Democrats and Republicans will have their regular caucus luncheons tomorrow.
On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the Senate is expected to proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation), with an amendment.
Nominations may be considered by the Senate later in the week. The Thomas nomination for Circuit Court Judge is still pending. Other cloture motions on nominations may be filed today.
The Senate convened at 12:00 Noon.
The Chair laid before the Senate the House Message to accompany H.R.5746. (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation).
Leader Schumer filled the amendment tree and then filed cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation).
The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 19.
At 6:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment (re: Voting Rights) to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative vehicle for Voting Rights).
Further votes are possible during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.
The Senate completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills directly on the Calendar:
- A bill 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. (S.3452)
- A bill to prohibit the payment of certain legal settlements to individuals who unlawfully entered the United States. (S.3453)
- A bill to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian Tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act. (S.3454)
- A bill to prohibit the implementation of new requirements to report bank account deposits and withdrawals. (S.3455)
- A bill to enact the definition of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ into law, and for other purposes. (S.3456)
- A bill to codify the scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. (S.3457)
- A bill to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced penalties for convicted murderers who kill or target America’s public safety officers. (S.3458)
- A bill to prohibit a Federal agency from promulgating any rule or guidance that bans hydraulic fracturing in the United States, and for other purposes. (S.3459)
- A bill to prohibit local educational agencies from obligating certain Federal funds when schools are not providing full time in-person instruction. (S.3460)
- A bill 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. (S.3461)
- A bill 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. (S.3462)
- A bill 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. (S.3463)
- A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities. (S.3464)
- A bill 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. (S.3465)
- A bill 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. (S.3466)
- A bill 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. (S.3467)
- A bill to provide for a limitation on the removal of the Government of Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list. (S.3468)
- A bill to establish a review of United States multilateral aid. (S.3469)
- 3480, A bill to prohibit the use of funds to reduce the nuclear forces of the United States.
- 3488, A bill to counter the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
The Senate recessed at 10:00 PM.