Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act, Consolidated Appropriations Act subject to a rule, and a continuing resolution until the full Consolidated Appropriations can be passed. The Senate is expected to begin processing appropriations legislation as early as Thursday with the current continuing resolution expiring Friday.    

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 5681 – 
Shadow Wolves Enhancement Act – PASSED 387 – 33

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 – PASSED 418 – 0

H.Res. 881 – Condemning the heinous terrorist attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15, 2022, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE 

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

H.R. 6968– Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act (Rep. Doggett – Ways and Means) (Subject to a Rule)

House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2471 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule)

H.J.Res. 75 –Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022 (Rep. DeLauro – Appropriations) (Subject to a Rule) 

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to waive the Budget point of order with respect to H.R.3076 Postal Reform; waived: 68-30.
  2. Passage of H.R.3076 Postal Service Reform Act; passed: 79-19.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #547 Maria L. Pagan, of Puerto Rico, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador; invoked: 78-19.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.539 – directing the Architect of the Capitol to obtain and place a memorial plaque for United States Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans at the north security kiosk of the Capitol.

Passed Calendar #203, S.66 – South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act.

Passed Calendar #219, S.2299 – CADETS Act.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.  

As a reminder, the confirmation vote on Executive Calendar #547 Maria L. Pagan, of Puerto Rico, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador will be at a time to be determined. Senators will be notified when that vote is expected.  The Senate is expected to begin processing appropriations legislation as early as Thursday. The current CR expires at midnight on Friday, March 11th

HEARINGS COVERED

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
Confronting Climate Impacts: Federal Strategies for Equitable Adaptation and Resilience

SEC
Open Meeting

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.3774 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to address the disparate impact of climate change on women and support the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3783 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a critical mineral environmental processing and mining cleanup program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6969 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of petroleum products from Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6974 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt certain vessels transporting crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquified natural gas between a port in Hawaii and another port in the United States from Jones Act vessel requirements for the duration of any ban on the transportation of crude oil or petroleum products from the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6983 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the President to transmit to Congress a report on existing and needed authority to respond to a severe energy supply interruption.
Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.3779 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a clear and uniform process, on a nationwide basis, for replacing the London interbank offered rate in existing contracts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3784 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to submit to Congress a report relating to the blockchain-based service network of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.6975 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to establish a rural manufacturing forgivable loan program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.6979 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To support a review of surcharge policy at the International Monetary Fund.
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7003 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to permit credit unions to serve certain underserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.3778 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make premium and cost-sharing subsidies available to low-income Medicare part D beneficiaries who reside in Puerto Rico or another territory of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3782 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the delivery of opioids by means of the dark web, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6972 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish additional authorities of the Food and Drug Administration regarding the conduct of pediatric investigations of molecularly targeted drugs to treat cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6973 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to clarify the conditions under which the Secretary of Health and Human Services can approve generic drug applications with labeling temporarily different than the brand name drug, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6980 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a pilot program under which the Secretary increases the conduct of unannounced inspections of foreign human drug establishments and evaluates the differences between inspections of domestic and foreign human drug establishments, including the impact of announcing inspections to persons who own or operate foreign human drug establishments in advance of an inspection.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6988 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize a program to support the adoption of, and improve the development of, innovative approaches to pharmaceutical product design and manufacturing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6996 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the accelerated approval of a product for a serious or life-threatening disease or condition, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.6985 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the private business use requirements for bonds issued for lead service line replacement projects.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.6976 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve technology and address human factors in aviation safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6987 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish programs to reduce the impacts of vessel traffic and underwater noise on marine mammals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
S.3780 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide security assistance for Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3786 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to suspend normal trade relations treatment for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3787 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the importation of petroleum products from the Russian Federation, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an income tax credit for the sale or blending of certain fuels containing ethanol and to extend tax incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel, to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.Res.969 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that United States policy should encourage Russian soldiers to abandon Putin’s war with Ukraine, and that Russian soldiers who defect should be granted expedited admission to the United States as refugees if they clear all applicable vetting and security procedures.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6968 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Rules
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, the Judiciary, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6977 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide that, for a 3-year period, applications for the exportation of natural gas to member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization be granted without modification or delay, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Fletcher, Lizzie [D-TX-7] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6981 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the President to waive export criteria and transportation and related costs for transportation of certain ammunition and ordnance to supply entities providing ammunition to Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6984 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6992 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6994 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit United States Government recognition of the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over any part of Ukraine (to include Crimea), its airspace, or its territorial waters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6995 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit trade with the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker