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

Descriptions of all En Bloc amendments can be found 
here.

Democrat Amendments En Bloc #1 – 
ADOPTED 221 – 211

Bipartisan Amendments En Bloc #2 – ADOPTED 262 – 168

Republican Amendments En Bloc #3 – REJECTED 204 – 225

Jayapal (D-WA) – Amendment No. 22 – Directs the State Department, in coordination with Department of Energy and in consultation with appropriate agencies, to report on the impact of US sanctions on innovation, emissions reduction, climate cooperation, and economic justice – REJECTED 181 – 248

Castro (D-TX) – Amendment No. 43 – Adding an industry to the list of “creation and expansions” of apprenticeships to include “media and entertainment.” – ADOPTED 216 – 214

Crenshaw (R-TX) – Amendment No. 56 – Requires that the Department of State to provide an annual briefing to Congress on China’s progress and efforts to meet emission goals and commitments – ADOPTED 264 – 163

Garamendi (D-CA) – Amendment No. 89 – Inserts H.R. 4996, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, as passed by the House –ADOPTED 367 – 59

Jayapal (D-WA) – Amendment No. 124 – Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to conduct and present to Congress and analysis of the humanitarian impact of the confiscation of the assets of Afghanistan’s central bank, its impact on the political power of the People’s Republic of China and other entities in the region, and any increase in illicit financial activities between the People’s Republic of China and affiliated entities that may have occurred as a result –REJECTED 175 – 255

Bice (R-OK) – Amendment No. 131 – Requires the Director of the NSF to commission a study to measure the economic impact of inflation on cost-of-living, the American workforce, American international competitiveness, and rural and underserved communities – ADOPTED 279 – 153 

Perry (R-PA) – Amendment No. 184 – Rescinds U.S. participation in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change –REJECTED 196 – 235 

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

Complete 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 Perry Amendment #184.  Tomorrow, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with Steel Amendment #239.

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

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. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #496 Alexandra Baker, of New Jersey, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; invoked: 70-24. 
  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; invoked: 54-39. 
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #654 Leonard Philip Stark, of Delaware, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; invoked: 54-33. 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.505 – Olympic and Paralympic Teams 

Adopted S.Res.504 – Red Ravens Men’s Basketball 

Adopted S.Res.500 – National Trafficking Awareness Month 

Passed S.3527 with Tester-Moran substitute amendment – VA naming facilities fix 

Passed S.2159 – Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic  Passed H.R.1281 – Navy Corpsman Steve Andrews Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic 

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

SECURITIES INVESTOR PROTECTION CORPORATION
· Executive Calendar #637 – Claudia Slacik, of New York, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2023

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
· Executive Calendar #702 – Thomas E. Rothman, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2026
· Executive Calendar #703 – Elizabeth M. Sembler, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2026

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
· Executive Calendar #709 – Laura Gore Ross, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2028

The Senate has reached an agreement that a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will have 30 minutes of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #636 – Neil Harvey MacBride, of Virginia, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.

Today

The Senate is not in session

HEARINGS COVERED

Financial Stability Oversight Council
Open Session

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.3570 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.
Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3572 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Federal Trade Commission to require impact assessments of automated decision systems and augmented critical decision processes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/Environment
S.3571 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote remediation of abandoned hardrock mines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services
S.3584 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to address corrupt practices of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.3569 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to extend the program to provide liability protections for volunteer practitioners at certain health centers.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3575 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the disability insurance benefits waiting period for individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3576 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to allow sponsors of certain new drug applications to rely upon investigations conducted in certain foreign countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3581 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress a report on COVID-19 natural immunity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax
S.3577 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the tax exemption of the International Olympic Committee and similar organizations.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation
S.3580 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, with respect to prohibited acts by ocean common carriers or marine terminal operators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3586 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 46 of the United States Code with respect to anti-competitive acts by ocean common carriers or marine terminal operators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.