Today’s Daily Update

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

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 950 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 – PASSED 221 – 202

Adoption of H. Res. 950 – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 – ADOPTED 220 – 200 

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 3967 – Honoring our PACT Act of 2021 (Rep. Takano – Veterans’ Affairs)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

The Rule will also make in order 28 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

Suspension (1 bill) 

  1. H.Res. 956 – Supporting the People of Ukraine (Rep. Meeks – Foreign Affairs) 

The Senate

Yesterday

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.512 – supporting reopening the United States Capitol Building and Senate Office Buildings to the American people.

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
· S.3717 – “No Most Favored Nation Trading with Russia” (Cassidy)
· S.3723 – “Special Russian Sanctions Authority” (Cassidy)
· S.3724 – “Ukraine Emergency Appropriations” (Rubio)

Passed S.3600 with Wicker and Peters amendments – Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #639 – Donald Armin Blome, of Illinois, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
· Executive Calendar #409 – Raymond A. Limon, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2025
· Executive Calendar #411 – Tristan Lynn Leavitt, of Idaho, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2023

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
· Executive Calendar #693 – John F. Plumb, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
· Executive Calendar #694 – Melissa Griffin Dalton, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act. 

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.J.Res.32, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination”.  

The time until 2:30pm will be equally divided between the leaders or their designees, and upon the use or yielding back of that time the Senate vote on the resolution. 

Wednesday, March 2nd at 2:30pm – 1 roll call vote 

1.     Passage of S.J.Res.32 (COVID-19 vaccinations for health care staff) 

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Environment and Public Works
Implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by the U.S. Department of Transportation

Senate Agriculture
CFTC Nomination Hearing

House Financial Services
Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy

House Ways and Means
Substance Use, Suicide Risk, and the American Health System

House Energy and Commerce
Lessons from the Frontline: COVID-19’s Impact on American Health Care

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment
S.3719 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Southwestern Power Administration Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6884 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prioritize United States energy independence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jackson, Ronny [R-TX-13] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Armed Services; Agriculture; Financial Services; Foreign Affairs; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Armed Services, Agriculture, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Oversight and Reform…

Financial Services
S.3716 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require Federal financial regulators to create a publicly available database for certain bad actors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6880 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase the number of landlords participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6889 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To mend the Federal Credit Union Act to modify the frequency of board of directors meetings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
H.R.6885 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the disclosure and analysis of certain health-related ownership information.
Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 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.6888 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the treatment of rare diseases and conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Tax
H.R.6881 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to protect from public disclosure of personally identifiable information contained in manifests.
Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.6882 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 46, United States Code, to include certain passenger ferries as eligible and qualified vessels under Capital Construction Funds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6887 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the owner or operator of a port in the United States to enter into a contract with certain entities for operation or management of such port.
Sponsor: Rep. Steel, Michelle [R-CA-48] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Ukraine
S.Con.Res.30 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United Nations should take immediate procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the United Nations to remove the Russian Federation as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.Con.Res.75 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of Congress that the United Nations should take immediate procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the United Nations to remove the Russian Federation as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.3717 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.3718 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the importation of petroleum and petroleum products from the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3723 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation in response to the invasion of Ukraine, to confiscate assets of the Russian Federation and remit those assets to the legitimate Government of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.3722 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3724 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide emergency supplemental appropriations in response to the crisis in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.3725 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to withdraw normal trade relations treatment from products of countries that commit acts of aggression in violation of international law against other countries or territories and to amend the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to modify the foreign persons subject to sanctions and to remove the sunset for the imposition of sanctions.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.Res.956 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Supporting the people of Ukraine.
Sponsor: Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6883 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit certain aircraft associated with the Russian Federation from operating in the national airspace system.
Sponsor: Rep. Gimenez, Carlos A. [R-FL-26] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6886 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of crude oil and petroleum products from the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6890 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Russian vessels from operating in the navigable waters of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 03/01/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.