Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will vote on multiple suspended bills including the STANDUP Act, the Methamphetamine Response Act, the CROWN Act of 2022, and the Emmett Till Antilynching Act among others. The Senate will vote on invoking cloture for the Women’s Health Protection Act and if cloture is not invoked then a vote on invoking cloture on the Postal Service Reform Act will be taken up instead.             

Friday

 The House was in a pro forma session.  

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 2:45 p.m.  At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the eight bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules.  Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. S. 321 – “Six Triple Eight” Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sen. Moran – Financial Services) 
  2. S. 3706– To provide for the application of certain provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 for fiscal year 2021 (Sen. Crapo – Agriculture) 
  3. S. 854 – Methamphetamine Response Act of 2021 (Sen. Feinstein – Energy and Commerce)  
  4. S. 1543 – STANDUP Act of 2021 (Sen. Hassan – Energy and Commerce)  
  5. S. 1662 – Supporting the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration Act (Sen. Lujan – Energy and Commerce) 
  6. H.R. 2116 – CROWN Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Watson Coleman – Judiciary) 
  7. H.R. 55 – Emmett Till Antilynching Act, as amended (Rep. Rush – Judiciary) 
  8. H.R. 2142 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 170 Manhattan Avenue in Buffalo, New York, as the “Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building” (Rep. Higgins (NY) – Oversight and Reform) 

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was in a pro forma session.    

Today

On Monday, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Leahy will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #139, H.R.3755, Women’s Health Protection Act. 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time on the motion to proceed. If cloture is not invoked, there will be an immediate cloture vote on the motion to proceed to Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act. 

Monday, February 28th at 5:30pm – up to 2 roll call votes: 

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #139, H.R.3755, Women’s Health Protection Act 

If cloture is not invoked, then – 

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.6824 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security to hold an annual cybersecurity competition relating to offensive and defensive cybersecurity disciplines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.6825 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the funding and administration of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.6837 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit employees of the Department of Homeland Security, or individuals performing work under a contract on behalf of the Department, from downloading or using TikTok on any information technology issued by the Department, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Guest, Michael [R-MS-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Financial Services
H.R.6844 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal officials from owning covered investments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Financial Services; Agriculture; Oversight and Reform; House Administration; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Agriculture, Oversight and Reform, House Administration, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.Res.946 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Supporting women’s cardiovascular health.
Sponsor: Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6828 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the HHS Reproductive Healthcare Access Task Force.
Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6829 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the authority of the Department of Health and Human Services to regulate interstate commerce relating to communicable diseases, to amend title 49, United States Code, to limit the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration to regulate air commerce relating to communicable diseases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 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.6832 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Defense Production Act of 1950 to prohibit the Federal Government from limiting State access to key therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, and from prioritizing Federal contracts over State contracts relating to purchasing supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor: Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6833 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to establish requirements with respect to cost-sharing for certain insulin products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6834 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the mandatory recall of drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6839 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit agencies of the Federal Government from evaluating bids and proposals on the basis of information related to noncompliance with a Federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.6848 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under part B of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6851 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act to establish new coverage and payment rules for certain COVID-19 diagnostic tests and related items and services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.6847 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the limitation on the deduction by individuals of certain State and local taxes.
Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6854 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To clarify the treatment of drawback on distilled spirits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.6841 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to improve the preparation and representation of certain students in aviation-related fields, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (35)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6843 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to establish an Office of Civic Bridgebuilding within the Corporation for National and Community Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.