Today’s Daily Update

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

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.Res. 956 Supporting the People of Ukraine – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 426 – 3 
Adoption of Amendments En Bloc #1 – ADOPTED 331 – 96
 
Miller-Meeks (R-IA)
 – Amendment No. 5 – Replaces the text of the bill with the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act, which expands healthcare eligibility for certain combat veterans exposed to toxic substances to last for ten years after separation instead of five years, requires toxic exposure-related education and training for VA personnel, and requires screenings and studies to better identify potential associations between veteran medical conditions and toxic exposure – REJECTED 203 – 223 
 
Brownley (D-CA)
 – Amendment No. 6 – Ensures toxic exposed veterans have access to mammography screenings – ADOPTED 425 – 0

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

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

As of tonight, the House has completed debate through Brownley/Miller-Meeks Amendment #6.  Tomorrow, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with Ross/Rouzer Amendment #20.

Members may track consideration of amendmentshere.  A full list of amendments can be found here

The Senate

Yesterday

Passed, 49-44: Passage of Cal. #291, S.J.Res.32, Marshall CMS vaccine mandate CRA. 

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #458 David John Young to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Malawi. 

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #445 Virginia E. Palmer to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Ghana 

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #441 Claire A. Pierangelo to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Madagascar, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Union of the Comoros. 

Leader Schumer has filed cloture on Cal. #273, H.R.3076, Postal Reform 

Today

10:00 a.m. 

The Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 3076, the Postal Service Reform Act.  

2:00 p.m. 

The Senate is expected to vote on the passage of S.J. Res. 38, the Marshall national Emergency Designation. 

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Banking
Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Hearing to Review FERC’s Recent Guidance on Natural Gas Pipelines

MedPAC
Opportunities to Strengthen the Geriatric Workforce

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment
S.3731 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to restart oil and gas leasing and permitting on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3736 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to protect consumers from excessive rates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3740 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for a comprehensive and integrative program to accelerate microelectronics research and development at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen. Kelly, Mark [D-AZ] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3741 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the private interim storage of spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.6901 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the private interim storage of spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Leger Fernandez, Teresa [D-NM-3] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Financial Services
S.3729 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend section 203 of Public Law 94-305 to ensure proper authority for the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Health Care
S.3726 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to address research on, and improve access to, supportive services for individuals with long COVID.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3737 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Public Health Information and Communications Advisory Committee for purposes of providing recommendations and reports, and to support educational initiatives on communication and dissemination of information during public health emergencies.
Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6895 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Commission on Sustaining Medicare and Social Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 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.6896 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to improve consumer take-back programs by allowing persons who are authorized to collect controlled substances from ultimate users and other non-registrants for destruction through an authorized consumer return program to open and inspect packages, to provide a secure method of transporting substances to another location of destruction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 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.6904 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit a group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage from reducing contracted rates, or terminating contracts, with health care providers during a public health emergency.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.3727 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure that employees of the Internal Revenue Service are brought back to their offices until the backlog of 2020 tax returns has been eliminated.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Ukraine
S.3732 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to block the property of Russian state-owned entities.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3733 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit investment by institutional investors in securities issued by Russian entities.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.Con.Res.76 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of Congress that the International Criminal Court should immediately proceed with prosecuting Russian President Vladimir Putin with war crimes should any harm befall Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a result of actions taken or directed by any Russian entity or authority.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6891 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To exclude government officials of the Russian Federation from certain international meetings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6892 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To designate Ukraine under section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Ukraine to be eligible for temporary protected status under such section, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6894 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To limit the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize United States financial institutions to engage in certain Russian-related energy transactions blocked by Executive order 14024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6899 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from engaging in transactions involving the exchange of Special Drawing Rights issued by the International Monetary Fund that are held by the Russian Federation or Belarus.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6900 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to prohibit U.S. financial institutions from participating in the secondary market for certain Russian bonds.
Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6905 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the withdrawal of normal trade relations treatment with the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 03/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6908 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
For the relief of Mykhaylo Gnatyuk and Melnik Gnatyuk.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/02/2022) (Private Legislation) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6909 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
For the relief of Tetyana Zvarychuk.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/02/2022) (Private Legislation) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6910 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
For the relief of Igor Klyuchenko.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/02/2022) (Private Legislation) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/02/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.