Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation related to HBCUs, antisemitism, and Shadow Wolves. The Senate will resume consideration of the Postal Service Reform Act post-cloture.   

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 5615 – Homeland Security Capabilities Preservation Act – PASSED BY VOICE

2) H.R. 5616 – DHS Basic Training Accreditation Improvement Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 390 – 33

3) H.R. 5681 – Shadow Wolves Enhancement Act – VOTE ORDERED

4) S. 658 – National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021, as amended – PASSED 403 – 19

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (2 bills)

  1. H.Con.Res. 70 – Condemning threats of violence against historically Black colleges and universities (“HBCUs”) and reaffirming support for HBCUs and their students, as amended (Rep. Adams – Education and Labor)
  2. H.Res. 881 – Condemning the heinous terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022, as amended (Rep. Van Duyne – Oversight and Reform)

Postponed Suspension (1 vote)

  1. H.R. 5681 – Shadow Wolves Enhancement Act (Rep. Katko – Homeland Security

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #273, H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act; invoked: 74-17.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
H.R.55, Emmett Till Antilynching Act
Calendar #288, S.2089, Burial Equity for Guard and Reserves Act of 2021
H.R.2545, to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the role of doctors of podiatric medicine in the Department of Veterans Affairs
S.Res.537, Women’s History Month

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. S.3757, Ban Russian Energy Imports Act. (Manchin)

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of 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 adjournment, recess, Morning Business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on H.R.3076.

We hope to reach an agreement to vote on passage of H.R.3076, Postal Service Reform Act, during Tuesday’s session.

As a reminder, last week, cloture was filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #547 Maria L. Pagan, of Puerto Rico, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador.
  2. Executive Calendar #719 Ed Gonzalez, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.

Unless there is further agreement, the first motion would ripen upon disposition of H.R.3076.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
The Inflation Equation: Corporate Profiteering, Supply Chain Bottlenecks, and COVID-19

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Worldwide Threats

House Energy & Commerce
Charging Forward: Securing American Manufacturing and Our EV Future

House Foreign Affairs
USAID’s Efforts to Support Locally-Led Development

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.3764 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize United States Government efforts to promote and protect Internet freedom in countries where the freedom of information is under threat.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

Financial Services
S.3766 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase the benefits guaranteed in connection with certain pension plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3769 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to improve the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Health Care
H.R.6946 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to fentanyl-related substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 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.6948 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to promulgate rules to update certain regulations relating to human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Tax
H.R.6966 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require that the offices of the Internal Revenue Service are staffed with employees to answer phone calls during business hours and quickly confirm receipt of hard mail tax returns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Ukraine
S.Res.536 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that President Vladimir Putin is a war criminal.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

S.3771 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit United States persons from engaging in transactions with foreign persons that purchase or transact in gold from the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.Res.963 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin, members of the Russian Security Council, the Russian Armed Forces, and Russian military commanders for committing flagrant acts of aggression and other atrocities rising to the level of crimes against humanity and war crimes against the people of Ukraine and others.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (64)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.Res.964 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States condemns the Russian Government’s gross violations of international law amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine, and supports the efforts of international organizations to help people displaced by war and conflict.
Sponsor: Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.Res.966 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the need for investigation and prosecution of the crime of aggression and other international crimes committed by officials of the Government of the Russian Federation against the Government and people of Ukraine, and calling on the President to direct the United States representative to the United Nations to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States to immediately promote the establishment of an appropriate regional or international justice mechanism to investigate and prosecute possible international crimes stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and further calling upon the President to convoke and convene the world’s democracies for the purposes of establishing such an international justice mechanism at the earliest possible time, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6942 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of oil and gas products from Russia, Iran, or Venezuela, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6944 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) To impose sanctions with respect to the importation of oil and natural gas from Russia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6947 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas from the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Armed Services; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Armed Services

H.R.6951 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, and coal from the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (53)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

H.R.6953 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of crude oil and petroleum products from the Russian Federation, to impose sanctions with respect to persons involved in the importation of such crude oil and petroleum products who have engaged in acts of corruption or who are responsible for serious human rights abuses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Financial Services; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Oversight and Reform, Financial Services, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6954 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of State to provide to Congress a briefing and report on the support of the People’s Republic of China for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Young [R-CA-39] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6960 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of fossil fuels from the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 03/07/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Reform; Financial Services; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Armed Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform, Financial Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources