Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet for a pro forma session. The Senate is not in session.  

Yesterday

The House met for legislative business. No votes were conducted in the House.  

Today

The House will meet for a pro forma session.  

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to discharge S.J.Res.35, Arms sale disapproval resolution to Egypt; not agreed to: 19-80.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #547 Maria L. Pagan, of Puerto Rico, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador; confirmed: 80-19.
  3. Lee amendment #4989 (vaccine mandate funding prohibition) (majority threshold); not agreed to: 49-50.
  4. Braun amendment #4990 (Congressionally Directed Spending) (majority threshold); not agreed to: 35-64.
  5. Kennedy amendment #4983 (disaster funding) (60-vote threshold); not agreed to: 35-64.
  6. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.2471 (60-vote threshold); agreed to: 68-31.

Legislative Business
Passed Calendar #209, S.497 American Fisheries Advisory Committee Act

By voice vote, passed H.J.Res.75, making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes (March 15th CR).

Agreed to H.Con.Res.79, directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2471.

Adopted S.Res.543, Slam the Scam Day

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
PN 1676, Corey Wiggins, of Mississippi, to be Federal Cochairperson, Delta Regional Authority
Executive Calendar #641 – Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Serbia
Executive Calendar #776 – Peter J. Beshar, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force
Executive Calendar #782 – George J. Tsunis, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Greece
Executive Calendar #785 – Randi Charno Levine, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Portuguese Republic
Executive Calendar #786 – Laura Farnsworth Dogu, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Honduras.
Executive Calendar #787 – N. Nickolas Perry, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Jamaica

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Foreign Service.

Today

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Foreign Service. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.3802 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a windfall profits excise tax on crude oil and to rebate the tax collected back to individual taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3806 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, to establish a grant program to demonstrate the performance and reliability of heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel source, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3808 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize certain leasing on the Outer Continental shelf, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.3813 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan.
Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.3790 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3791 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of prescription digital therapeutics under such titles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3792 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend acute hospital care at home waiver flexibilities.
Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3793 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to recommend the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation test the effect of technology-enabled care interventions in the home to coordinate care over time and across settings, improve quality, and lower costs for certain Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1) Committees: Senate – Finance Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3796 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to eliminate the opt-out for nonfederal governmental health plans.
Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3797 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title V of the Social Security Act to support stillbirth prevention and research, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3799 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
PREVENT Pandemics Act
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3800 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend to Public Health Services Act to establish and support a network of Centers for Public Health Preparedness and Response.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3809 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study relating to COVID-19 immunity resulting from a prior infection, vaccination, or both, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3810 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Countermeasure Injury Compensation Program with respect to COVID-19 vaccines.Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (3) Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3814 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to moderate biosurveillance capabilities and infectious disease data collection, and improve epidemic forecasting and outbreak analytics.
Sponsor: Sen. Hickenlooper, John W. [D-CO] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3819 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish an Advanced Research Projects Authority for Health within the National Institutes of Health.
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Transportation
S.3807 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to address the supply chain backlog in the freight network at United States ports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3816 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 46, United States Code, to establish a United States Marine Highway Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine
S.3798 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the importation of crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas from Venezuela and Iran.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3811 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making supplemental appropriations for assistance and activities related to Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 S.Amdt.4982 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

S.3815 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Emergency Energy Conservation Act of 1979 to allow the President to provide short-term relief to the American people as the United States works to impose a necessary ban on all oil imports from Russia and to restore the ability of the President to set energy efficiency targets for States during an energy supply emergency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

S.3822 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the President from promulgating new oil and gas regulations until after the Russian troops have withdrawn from Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 03/10/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/10/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.