Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are in pro forma sessions.      

Yesterday

The House was not in session.  

Today

The House is in a pro forma session.  

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #267, H.R.6617, CR to March 11th; invoked: 65-30. 
  2. Lee amendment #4929 (re: vaccine mandate) (majority vote threshold); not agreed to: 46-47. 
  3. Cruz amendment #4927 (vaccine mandate re: schools) (majority vote threshold); not agreed to: 44-49. 
  4. Braun amendment #4930 (balanced budget) (60-vote threshold); not agreed to: 47-45. 
  5. Passage of Calendar #267, H.R.6617, CR (60-vote threshold); passed: 65-27. 

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.519 – Ukraine
S.Res.520 – Public Schools Week
S.Res.521 – Black History Month
S.Res.522 – LA Rams
S.Res.523 – Rare Disease Day
S.Res.524 – National FFA Week
S.Res.525 – Yellowstone
S.Res.526 – Colleyville, TX

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.4521, America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 (Schumer).

Passed H.R.1667 – Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. 

Passed Calendar #44, H.R.189 – John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act. 

Passed S.3059 with Cornyn amendment – Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act. 

Passed S.697 – Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act.  Passed S.3706 – Secure Rural Schools

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

Executive Calendar #640, Michele Taylor, of Georgia, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as United States Representative to the UN Human Rights Council.

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
Executive Calendar #650, Martha Williams, of Montana, to be Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
Cal. #590 – Kamilah Forbes, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2026

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Exec. Cal. #605 – Christi A. Grimm, of Colorado, to be Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services

CIVIL RIGHTS COLD CASE RECORDS REVIEW BOARD
Exec. Cal. #710 – Margaret A. Burnham, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board
Exec. Cal. #711 – Gabrielle M. Dudley, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board
Exec. Cal. #712 – Henry Klibanoff, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board
Exec. Cal. #713 – Brenda E. Stevenson, of California, to be a Member of the Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES
Exec. Cal. #723 – Parisa Salehi, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Export-Import Bank

FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY
Exec. Cal. #724 – Brian Michael Tomney, of Virginia, to be Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

PN 790 – Betty Y. Jang, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2023, vice Ingrid A. Gregg, term expired.

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #114 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Jonathan C. Rice IV

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #744 – Maj. Gen. Gregg P. Olson to be Lieutenant General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #745 – Lt. Gen. Michael E. Kurilla – to be General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #746 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. David W. Bennett
Col. Karl S. Bowers, Jr.
Col. Shawn G. Ryan
Executive Calendar #747 – Col. Robert M. Sage to be Brigadier General
Executive Calendar #748 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Benjamin M. Cason
Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Crimmins
Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Donnellan
Brig. Gen. Virginia I. Gaglio
Brig. Gen. Michele K. LaMontagne
Brig. Gen. Paul N. Loiselle
Brig. Gen. Gerald E. McDonald
Brig. Gen. Steven D. Michaud
Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Renwick
Brig. Gen. James G. Silvasy
Brig. Gen. Michael A. Valle
Brig. Gen. Wendy B. Wenke
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Wilkinson
Executive Calendar #749 – Brig. Gen. Meaghan Q. LeClerc to be Major General
Executive Calendar #750 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Johnson
Brig. Gen. Mark A. Maldonado
Executive Calendar #751 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Michael L. Ahmann
Brig. Gen. Keith G. MacDonald
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Vaughan, IV
Executive Calendar #752 – Brig. Gen. April D. Vogel – to be Major General
Executive Calendar #753 – Brig. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton – to be Major General
Executive Calendar #754 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. William R. Davis
Col. Francisco J. Dominguez
Col. Michael T. Dotson
Col. Gregg J. Hesterman
Col. Kevin E. Jacobs
Col. Clarence K. Maynus, Jr.
Col. Stephanie S. Samenus
Col. Ginger D. Turcotte
Executive Calendar #755 – Brig. Gen. Edward S. Jones to be Major General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #756 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Dianne M. Del Rosso
Brig. Gen. Walter M. Duzzny
Brig. Gen. Cheryn L. Fasano
Brig. Gen. Ernest Litynski
Brig. Gen. Tony L. Wright
To be Brigadier General:
Col. Christopher W. Cook
Col. Kirk P. Dailey
Col. Kelly A. Hagenbeck
Col. Kimberly K. Hamilton
Col. Steven D. Hayden
Col. Karen S. Monday-Gresham
Col. Royce P. Resoso
Col. Christine V. Rummel
Col. Jon E. Solem
Col. Blaise Zandoli

NAVY
Executive Calendar #757 – to be Rear Admiral (lower half):
Capt. Brian H. Bennett
Capt. Maximilian Clark
Capt. Adan G. Cruz
Capt. Kavon Hakimzadeh
Capt. Stephen J. Jackson
Capt. Kevin M. Kennedy
Capt. Brett W. Mietus
Capt. Thomas P. Moninger
Capt. Martin J. Muckian
Capt. Gregory D. Newkirk
Capt. Matthew C. Paradise
Capt. Chase D. Patrick
Capt. Bradley N. Rosen
Capt. Christopher D. Stone
Capt. Nicholas R. Tilbrook
Capt. Alexis T. Walker
Capt. David P. Walt
Capt. Robert E. Wirth
Capt. Michael S. Wosje

ARMY
Executive Calendar #758 – Maj. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #759 – Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Sims, II – to be Lieutenant General

And all nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps.

Today

The Senate is in a pro forma session.

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times:
Friday, February 18, at 9am
Tuesday, February 22, at 3pm
Friday, February 25, at 2pm

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment
S.3680 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to repeal increases in duties and a tariff-rate quota on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and to require the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a program to support and incentivize manufacturing of solar energy components in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3699 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide guidance for and investment in the research and development activities of the Department of Energy Office of Science, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S. 3673— 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to streamline the employer reporting process and strengthen the eligibility verification process for the premium assistance tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R [D-VA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3682 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase the loan limits under the business loan program and the 504 loan program of the Small Business Administration for businesses principally engaged in agriculture, manufacturing, or production of critical and emerging technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.3697 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the prohibitions on money laundering, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Health Care
S.3675 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a system to notify individuals approaching Medicare eligibility.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3686 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide education and training on eating disorders for health care providers and communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3688 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to facilitate the funding of community-based mental health and substance use disorder services and peer support programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3700 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for appropriate cost-sharing for insulin products covered under Medicare part D and private health plans.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation
S.3687 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish the Manufacturing Communities Support Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3705 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 02/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.