Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will continue consideration of the America COMPETES Act of 2022. The Senate will consider multiple nominations for the EXIM Bank, Department of Defense, and circuit court judge

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 900
 – Rule providing consideration of the bill H.R. 4521 – America COMPETES Act of 2022, and of the bill H.R. 3485 Global Respect Act, and of the bill H.R. 4445 – Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 – PASSED 219 – 205 

Adoption of H. Res. 900 – Rule providing consideration of the bill H.R. 4521 – America COMPETES Act of 2022, and of the bill H.R. 3485 Global Respect Act, and of the bill H.R. 4445 – Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 – ADOPTED 219 – 203 

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Continue Consideration of H.R. 4521 – America COMPETES Act of 2022 (Rep. Johnson (TX) – Science, Space, and Technology)

As of tonight, the House has completed debate through Republican En Bloc #3.  Tomorrow, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with Bowman Amendment #22.

Members may track consideration of amendments here.  A full list of amendments can be found here

Postponed Amendment Votes (3):

Democratic En Bloc #1
Bipartisan En Bloc #2
Republican En Bloc #3
 

Possible Postponed Suspensions (6 votes)

  1. S. 583 – PRICE Act of 2021 (Sen. Peters – Oversight and Reform) 
  2. S. 566 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the “Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office” (Sen. Reed – Oversight and Reform) 
  3. H.R. 2324 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2800 South Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “D. Edwina Stephens Post Office” (Rep. Lawson – Oversight and Reform) 
  4. H.R. 735 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 502 East Cotati Avenue in Cotati, California, as the “Arthur Luis Ibleto Post Office Building” (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Oversight and Reform) 
  5. H.R. 3539 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 223 West Chalan Santo Papa in Hagatna, Guam, as the “Atanasio Taitano Perez Post Office” (Rep. San Nicolas – Oversight and Reform) 
  6. H.R. 2842 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 4th Street in Petaluma, California, as the “Lynn C. Woolsey Post Office Building” (Rep. Huffman – Oversight and Reform) 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #404 Rupa Ranga Puttagunta, of the District of Columbia, to be Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; confirmed: 57-38. 
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #556 Ebony M. Scott, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; invoked: 58-37. 
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #557 Donald Walker Tunnage, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; invoked: 57-38. 
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #406 Kenia Seoane Lopez, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; confirmed: 59-38. 
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #410 Sean C. Staples, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; confirmed: 59-38. 
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #613 John P. Howard III, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals; invoked:  62-34. 
  7. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #614 Loren L. AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for a term of fifteen years; invoked: 55-40. 
  8. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #644 Amy Gutmann, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany; invoked: 54-37. 
  9. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #649 Lisa A. Carty, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador; invoked: 66-28. 
  10. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #627 Scott A. Nathan, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation; invoked: 68-26. 
  11. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #616 Chantale Yokmin Wong, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador; invoked: 64-30. 
  12. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #495 John Patrick Coffey, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy; invoked: 76-18. 

No Legislative Business

Executive Business
By voice votes, the Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #473 Gabriel Camarillo, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of the Army
Executive Calendar #474 Andrew Philip Hunter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
Executive Calendar #571 Shelly C. Lowe, of Arizona, to be Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities for a term of four years

By unanimous consent, the Senate confirmed the following nominations:
AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #695 – Col. Jeffrey W. Nelson to be Brigadier General

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #696 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Mark A. Cunningham
Col. Valerie A. Jackson
Executive Calendar #697 – Brig. Gen. Karl D. Pierson to be Major General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #698 – Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Davis to be Lieutenant General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #699 – Maj. Gen. Charles R. Hamilton to be Lieutenant General

NAVY
Executive Calendar #700 – Vice Adm. Frank D. Whitworth, III to be Vice Admiral

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, or his designee, following consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #613 John P. Howard III, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years
  2. Executive Calendar #614 Loren L. AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for a term of fifteen years
  3. Executive Calendar #644 Amy Gutmann, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Germany.
  4. Executive Calendar #649 Lisa A. Carty, of Maryland, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.
  5. Executive Calendar #627 Scott A. Nathan, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation
  6. Executive Calendar #616 Chantale Yokmin Wong, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #496 Alexandra Baker, of New Jersey, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. 

The Senate will recess from 11:00am until 12:30pm to allow for an all Senators briefing. 

At approximately 12:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Baker, Lewis and Stark nominations. 

Thursday, February 3rd at approx. 12:30pm – 3 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #496 Alexandra Baker, of New Jersey, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #673 Reta Jo Lewis, of Georgia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2025
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #654 Leonard Philip Stark, of Delaware, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Banking
Federal Reserve Nominations

House Agriculture
Sustainability in the Livestock Sector: Environmental Gain and Economic Viability

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Nomination Hearing

House Energy and Commerce
FDA User Fee Reauthorization: Ensuring Safe and Effective Drugs and Biologies

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Find the Right Frequency: 5G Deployment and Aviation Safety

House Ways and Means
Bridging Health Equity Gaps for People with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.6572 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 to provide for the addition of certain equipment and services produced or provided by DJI Technologies to the list of covered communications equipment or services published under such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 02/02/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/Environment
H.R.6562 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to create a plan for research, development, and commercialization projects capable of making significant reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions or carbon intensity of qualified fuel production facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] (Introduced 02/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/02/2022 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.R.6558 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure that the right to vote shall not be impaired due to vaccination status.
Sponsor: Rep. Bishop, Dan [R-NC-9] (Introduced 02/02/2022) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Judiciary; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 02/02/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6576 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Quality Payment Program-Small Practice, Underserved, and Rural Support program.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 02/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/02/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.6570 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure consumers have access to data relating to their motor vehicles, critical repair information, and tools, and to provide them choices for the maintenance, service, and repair of their motor vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] (Introduced 02/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.