Daily Digest

Friday, April 16, 2021

Daily Digest


Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, April 19, 2021.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 2610–2638; and 7 resolutions, H.J. Res. 41; and H. Res. 321–326, were introduced.
Pages H1889–90

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1891–92

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H. Res. 316, providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress (H. Rept. 117–18);

H.R. 51, to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union, with an amendment (H. Rept. 117–19, Part 1);

H.R. 1333, to transfer and limit Executive Branch authority to suspend or restrict the entry of a class of aliens, with an amendment (H. Rept. 117–20, Part 1); and

H.R. 1573, to clarify the rights of all persons who are held or detained at a port of entry or at any detention facility overseen by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, with amendments (H. Rept. 117–21).
Page H1889

Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act: The House passed H.R. 1195, to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, by a yea-and-nay vote of 254 yeas to 166 nays, Roll No. 118.
Pages H1849–72

Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Page H1849

Agreed to:

Courtney en bloc amendment No. 1 consisting of the following amendments printed in part C of H. Rept. 117–15: Brown (No. 1) that states that additional training shall be provided for covered employees who work with victims of torture, trafficking, or domestic violence; Cohen (No. 2) that adds Alzheimer's and memory care facilities as facilities covered by this legislation; Delgado (No. 3) that directs OSHA to prioritize providing technical assistance and advice to employers throughout the first year of the Act to ensure businesses are in compliance; Jones (No. 4) that clarifies that a covered employer may consult with experts in workplace violence when developing their workplace violence prevention plan; and Ocasio-Cortez (No. 6) that ensures that nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit or diminish any protections in relevant Federal, State, or local law related to domestic violence, stalking, dating violence, and sexual assault.
Pages H1865–67


Keller amendment (No. 5 printed in part C of H. Rept. 117–15) that sought to require OSHA to issue an occupational safety and health standard on workplace violence prevention for the health care and social service industries through the standard rulemaking process (by a yea-and-nay vote of 168 yeas to 256 nays, Roll No. 117).
Pages H1867–72

H. Res. 303, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 7) and (H.R. 1195) was agreed to Wednesday, April 14th.


Suspension--Proceedings Resumed: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure. Consideration began Wednesday, April 14th.
504 Credit Risk Management Improvement Act of 2021: H.R. 1482, to amend the Small Business Act to enhance the Office of Credit Risk Management, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue rules relating to environmental obligations of certified development companies, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 8 nays, Roll No. 119.
Pages H1872–73

Electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing: The House agreed to H. Res. 321, electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing.
Page H1873

Senate Shared Employee Act: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and pass S. 422, to allow Senators, Senators-elect, committees of the Senate, leadership offices, and other offices of the Senate to share employees.
Pages H1873–74

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1871, H1872, and H1872–73.

Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:52 p.m.

Committee Meetings


Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact held a hearing entitled ``Innovation in Development Policy: Maximizing Impact and Results''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.


Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on Government Operations held a hearing entitled ``Agency Compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA)''. Testimony was heard from Gundeep Ahluwalia, Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor; Jay Mahanand, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development; and Kevin Walsh, Director of Information Technology and Cyber-security Issues, Government Accountability Office.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


Committee on Foreign Relations: to receive a closed briefing on the negotiation process and understanding the security situation in Afghanistan, 6 p.m., SVC–217.


No hearings are scheduled.

Next Meeting of the

3 p.m., Monday, April 19

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of S. 937, COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act.


At 5:30 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Lisa O. Monaco, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Attorney General, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture thereon.

Next Meeting of the

12 p.m., Monday, April 19

House Chamber

Program for Monday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Burchett, Tim, Tenn., E408

Cole, Tom, Okla., E408

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E411

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E410

Hartzler, Vicky, Mo., E408, E411

Hayes, Jahana, Conn., E407

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E408

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E410

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E409

LaMalfa, Doug, Calif., E409

Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E411

Nunes, Devin, Calif., E410

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E408

Sessions, Pete, Tex., E408

Slotkin, Elissa, Mich., E412

Stevens, Haley M., Mich., E410

Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E408

Westerman, Bruce, Ark., E410

Wexton, Jennifer, Va., E408

Wilson, Frederica S., Fla., E407, E409, E411