Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House has not produced a schedule for today. The Senate will consider multiple nominations and the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act.    

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Cicilline (D-RI) En Bloc Amendments #1 – ADOPTED 223 – 207

Passage of H.R. 3485 – Global Respect Act – PASSED 227 – 206

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” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 417 – 1 – 2

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” – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – FAILED 245 – 167 – 1

Today

The Senate

Yesterday

61-33, Senate confirmed the nomination of Neil Harvey MacBride, of Virginia, to be General Counsel for the U.S. Treasury.  

56-40, Senate confirmed the nomination of Reta Jo Lewis, of Georgia, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. 

75-21, Senate confirmed the nomination of Alexandra Baker, of New Jersey, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. 

79-17, Senate confirmed the nomination of John Patrick Coffey, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Navy.  

93-2, Senate confirmed the nomination of Douglas R. Bush, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army. 

72-24, Senate confirmed the nomination of Scott A. Nathan, of Massachusetts, to be Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation. 

Today

Senate will begin consideration of H.R. 4445, Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, and vote on passage of the bill at 11 a.m.  

Following disposition of H.R. 4445, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Max Vekich, of Washington, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 11:45 a.m. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, Senate will vote on confirmation thereon at 1:45 p.m. 

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Aging
Improving Care Experiences for People with both Medicare and Medicaid

SEC
Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee

Senate HELP
Recruiting, Revitalizing, and Diversifying: Examining the Health Care Workforce Shortage

Senate Banking
How Institutional Landlords are Changing the Housing Market

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.3608 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Federal Trade Commission to identify content-agnostic platform interventions to reduce the harm of algorithmic aplification and social media addiction on covered platforms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3618 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 to require Federal agencies to obtain exemptions from certain cybersecurity requirements in order to avoid compliance with those requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.6674 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from requiring individuals to submit biometric information or geolocation information to access online services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Energy/Environment
S.3621 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish to establish a National Climate Adaptation Science Center and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers to respond to the effects of extreme weather events and climate trends, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.6654 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a National Climate Adaptation Science Center and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers to respond to the effects of extreme weather events and climate trends, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grijalva, Raúl M. [D-AZ-3] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6662 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to facilitate electric vehicle sharing services operated at public housing projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6680 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Integrated Blue Economy and Blue Energy Technologies Program, and a Blue Economy Center of Excellence, to support research and development of blue energy technologies.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.6685 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to prioritize the acceptance of high-level radioactive waste or spent nuclear fuel from certain civilian nuclear power reactors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6692 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds relating to the Climate Change Professionals Program and any other program, project, or activity relating to climate change of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.3612 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and the STOCK Act to require certain senior officials to report payments received from the Federal Government, to improve the filing and disclosure of financial disclosures by Members of Congress, congressional staff, very senior employees, and others, and to ban stock trading for certain senior Government officials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.6678 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit stock trading and ownership by Members of Congress and spouses of Members of Congress, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture; House Administration; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, House Administration, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6694 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 and the STOCK Act to require certain senior officials to report payments received from the Federal Government, to improve the filing and disclosure of financial disclosures by Members of Congress, congressional staff, very senior employees, and others, and to ban stock trading for certain senior Government officials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6696 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To create a database of eviction information, establish grant programs for eviction prevention and legal aid, and limit use of housing court-related records in consumer reports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6701 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To make companies that support venues and events eligible for grants under the shuttered venue operators grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care
S.3611 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for improvements in the reimbursement of eligible health care providers through the Provider Relief Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3615 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a cap on costs for covered prescription drugs under Medicare parts B and D.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3617 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 to modify the authority of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the United States Anti-Doping Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3620 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Commission for the Comprehensive Study of Health Data Use and Privacy Protection.\
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6656 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration grant program to provide emergency relief to foster youth and improve pre-placement services offered by foster care stabilization agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6676 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit administering COVID-19 vaccines to minors without parental consent, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6698 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement that States establish a Medicaid Estate Recovery Program and to limit the circumstances in which a State may place a lien on a Medicaid beneficiary’s property.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6699 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and pension plans, and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6700 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6702 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require more accurate reporting of abortion drug prescribing and related adverse events, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
S.3609 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a gasoline tax holiday.
Sponsor: Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6658 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affecting individuals, families, and small businesses.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (89)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6684 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the work opportunity tax credit with respect to hiring veterans who are receiving educational assistance under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs or Defense.
Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.6688 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 23 and title 49, United States Code, to remove transit-oriented development projects as projects eligible for assistance under the transportation infrastructure finance and innovation program and the railroad rehabilitation and improvement financing program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 02/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.