Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will vote on invoking cloture on the Post Service Reform Act and cloture has been filed on Dr. Robert Califf to be Commissioner of the FDA.  

Friday

The House met for a pro forma session. 

Today

The House is not in session and will meet for pro forma sessions on the following days: 

Tuesday, February 16th  Friday, February 18th

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.  

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #266, H.R.3076, to provide stability to and enhance the services of the United States Postal Service, and for other purposes. 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill. 

As a reminder, cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #668, Robert McKinnon Califf, of North Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.  

Monday, February 14th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote 

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #266, H.R.3076, the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment
H.R.6719 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1992 and the Water Resources Development Act of 1999 to provide assistance to non-Federal interests for water-related environmental infrastructure projects in northern and southern West Virginia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 02/11/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Health Care
H.R.6710 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to submit to Congress a report on barriers, including regulatory inefficiencies, to domestic manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, finished drug products, and devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Herrell, Yvette [R-NM-2] (Introduced 02/11/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6713 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to the scheduling of fentanyl-related substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4] (Introduced 02/11/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/11/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.6705 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 02/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.