Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
April 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021 - 2022), 1st Session
Issue: Vol. 167, No. 66 — Daily Edition
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Friday, April 16, 2021
The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 3 p.m., on Monday, April 19, 2021.
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
INNOVATION IN DEVELOPMENT POLICY: MAXIMIZING IMPACT AND RESULTS
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.
AGENCY COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION REFORM ACT (FITARA)
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.
No joint committee meetings were held.
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.
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.
Program for Monday: Consideration of measures under suspension of the Rules.
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