Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the rule for the Honoring our PACT Act. The Senate will continue consideration of the Postal Service Reform Act.           

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
S. 321 ‘Six Triple Eight’ Congressional Gold Medal Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 422 – 0 

H.R. 55 Emmett Till Antilynching Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 422 – 3 

H.R. 2116 CROWN Act of 2022 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 235 – 188 

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.Res __ – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible
**Members are advised that the House will recess no later than 3:00 p.m., to allow for a security sweep of the House Chamber prior to the President’s State of the Union address.  The House will meet again at approximately 8:30 p.m. in a joint session with the Senate for the purposes of receiving an address from the President of the United States.  Members are requested to be on the Floor and seated no later than 8:15 p.m. 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #139, H.R.3755, Women’s Health Protection Act; not invoked: 46-48.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act; invoked: 74-20.

Legislative Business
Completed 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.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act, post-cloture. 

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. 

By unanimous consent, all time during any period of morning business, adjournment, recess, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.3076. During Tuesday’s session, we hope to agree to the motion to proceed to H.R.3076 and begin consideration of the bill. 

At 9:00pm, President Biden will deliver an address before a Joint Session of Congress. Senators should assemble in the Senate Chamber at 8:15pm in order to proceed as a body to the House Chamber at 8:30pm. 

HEARINGS COVERED 

House Oversight and Reform
From Recession to Recovery: Examining the Impact of the American Rescue Plan’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

House Education and Labor
Improving Retirement Security and Access to Mental Health Benefits

House Energy and Commerce
Holding Big Tech Accountable: Legislation to Protect Online Users

House Science, Space, and Technology
Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASA’s Artemis Initiative

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.6868 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Cybersecurity Grants for Schools Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Garbarino, Andrew R. [R-NY-2] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Energy/ Environment
S.3714 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prioritize United States energy independence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6857 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the energy credit shall not apply to certain types of energy production on agricultural land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tiffany, Thomas P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6858 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To strengthen United States energy security, encourage domestic production of crude oil, petroleum products, and natural gas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5](Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (43)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6859 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of rare earth minerals originating from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in United States sold and manufactured components.
Sponsor: Rep. Bost, Mike [R-IL-12] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Financial Services
S.3708 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide the President with authority to enter into certain plurilateral trade agreements with benefits only applying to signatories of those agreements, and for other purpose.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6862 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to exclude information relating to certain evictions from consumer reports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.6860 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (46)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 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

H.R.6870 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to allow disabled individuals with incurable terminal illnesses listed on the Compassionate Allowance list to receive disability insurance benefits without a waiting period, to prohibit concurrent receipt of disability insurance benefits and unemployment insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Harshbarger, Diana [R-TN-1] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6875 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To update the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention to provide educational information on adverse drug events and pharmacogenomic testing, to improve electronic health records for pharmacogenomic information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Tax
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.

S.3712 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for periodic automatic reenrollment under qualified automatic contribution arrangements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Transportation
S.3711 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure that no cost reduction or cash refund is due under certain transportation cost-reimbursement contracts on the basis of the forgiveness of certain covered loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.6864 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 46, United States Code, to repeal certain antitrust exemptions for ocean common carriers.
Sponsor: Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
H.R.6869 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the President of the United States to issue letters of marque and reprisal for the purpose of seizing the assets of certain Russian citizens, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gooden, Lance [R-TX-5] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6874 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a program to reduce the reliance of allied European countries on natural gas, petroleum, and nuclear fuel produced in Russia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6876 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide authority for the President to authorize the United States Government to lend or lease defense articles to the Government of Ukraine to help bolster Ukraine’s defense capabilities and protect its civilian population from potential invasion by the armed forces of the Government of the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 02/28/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.Res.943 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Condemning and opposing unprovoked invasion and egregious act of aggression against sovereign state of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/28/2022 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.

H.Res.945 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Condemning Members of the Russian Duma and Federation Council who voted to recognize the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk in flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, international law, and Russia’s commitments under the 2015 Minsk agreement.
Sponsor: Rep. Meijer, Peter [R-MI-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.Res.947 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Supporting an independent and democratic Ukraine.
Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6835 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To withdraw normal trade relations treatment from, and apply certain provisions of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 to, products of the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6842 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the imposition of sanctions on members of parliament of the Russian Federation who voted on February 15, 2022, in favor of the appeal to President Vladimir Putin to recognize the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in southeastern Ukraine as one or more independent states.
Sponsor: Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6846 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require a review of sanctions with respect to Russian kleptocrats and human rights abusers.
Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6853 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the imposition of sanctions on certain citizens of the Russian Federation and their family members as a result of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine.
Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] (Introduced 02/25/2022) Cosponsors: (33)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/25/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.