Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate will vote on cloture and nominations of various secretaries of defense.  

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session.  

Today

The House is not in session and will meet for an additional pro forma session on: 

Friday, February 18th 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes 

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #668, Robert McKinnon Califf, of North Carolina, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services; confirmed: 50-46. 

Legislative Business 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business: 

·       H.R.3076, Postal Reform bill (as corrected by the House) 

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #692, Celeste Ann Wallander, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. 

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Wallander and Honey nominations. If cloture is invoked on either nomination, the confirmation votes will be at 3:30pm. Additional roll call votes are possible. During today’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #267, H.R.6617, continuing resolution to March 11th. Discussions are ongoing to reach a consent  in order to consider the CR as early as Wednesday. 

Wednesday, February 16th at approx. 11:30am– 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #692, Celeste Ann Wallander, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #476, David A. Honey, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

Wednesday, February 16th at approx. 3:30pm– 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #692, Celeste Ann Wallander, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #476, David A. Honey, of Virginia, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

HEARINGS COVERED 

House Budget
Why Congress Needs to Abolish the Debt Limit

House Financial Services
An Unprecedented Investment for Historic Results: How Federal Support for MDIs and CDFIs Have Launched a New Era for Disadvantaged Communities

House Energy and Commerce
Connecting America: Oversight of NTIA

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.6733 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from requiring taxpayers to provide biometric information.
Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6752 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a centralized system to allow individuals to request the simultaneous deletion of their personal identifiers across certain data brokers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/Environment
S.3651 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to extend the authorization of appropriations of the Lead Exposure Registry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.6728 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for an exemption to the manning and crewing requirements for certain outer Continental Shelf vessels, vehicles, and structures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6737 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act to extend the authorization of appropriations for the Lead Exposure Registry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6748 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose sanctions with respect to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.3654 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend Chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, to provide procedures for congressional disapproval of the issuance of additional debt.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6724 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend chapter 31 of title 31, United States Code, to provide procedures for congressional disapproval of the issuance of additional debt.
Sponsor: Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6727 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal agencies from restricting the use of convertible virtual currency by a person to purchase goods or services for the person’s own use, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6729 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require a report on the People’s Republic of China’s use of international financial institutions, to set United States policy regarding the identification of the People’s Republic of China as a “developing nation” and address this matter in regional multilateral financial institutions, to prohibit the use of Federal funds to purchase certain goods from the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Guest, Michael [R-MS-3] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6732 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To alter requirements associated with small business loan data collection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6739 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to issue a before deleting or modifying certain small business loan data, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6740 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Department of Housing and Urban Development to inspect certain low-income housing developments to ensure compliance with housing quality and safety standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Malliotakis, Nicole [R-NY-11] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6745 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish or modify requirements relating to minority depository institutions, community development financial institutions, and impact banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6746 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to permit default investment arrangements in annuities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.6750 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to certain security registration thresholds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.6741 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal funds from being used to operate or control an injection center in violation of section 416 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 856; commonly referred to as the “Crack House Statute”), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Malliotakis, Nicole [R-NY-11] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6744 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds for local substance use disorder services for the purchase of sterile needles or syringes for the injection of illegal drugs, or to procure, supply, or distribute pipes, cylindrical objects, or other paraphernalia that can be used to smoke, inhale, or ingest narcotics.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.6738 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a CSEC employee tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.3649 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish an advisory committee to provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation regarding comprehensive, interdisciplinary issues relating to transportation from a variety of stakeholders in transportation planning, design, research, policy, and advocacy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.6721 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of the Army to treat the lease of land for operations of the Corona Municipal Airport as a valid lease for the purposes of renewing such lease, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] (Introduced 02/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.