Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider ten bills under suspension of the Rules from the House Natural Resources Committee. The Senate will vote on Office of Management and Budget and Federal Labor Relations Authority nominations as well as vote on a resolution to revoke a previous rule by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention requiring masks to be worn while on conveyances and at transportation hubs.       

The House

Yesterday

The House was not in session.  

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 2:30 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the ten bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (10 bills)

  1. H.R. 268 – To provide for the boundary of the Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Park to be adjusted, to authorize the donation of land to the United States for addition to that historic park, and for other purposes, as amended (Rep. Vela – Natural Resources) 
  2. H.R. 560– Northern Mariana Islands Residents Relief Act, as amended (Rep. Sablan – Natural Resources) 
  3. H.R. 1908 – Ka‘ena Point National Heritage Area Act (Rep. Case – Natural Resources) 
  4. H.R. 1931 – Japanese American Confinement Education Act, as amended (Rep. Matsui – Natural Resources) 
  5. H.R. 2899– To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study to assess the suitability and feasibility of designating areas within the island of Guam as a National Heritage Area, and for other purposes (Rep. San Nicolas – Natural Resources) 
  6. H.R. 3113 – Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act, as amended (Rep. Moore (UT) – Natural Resources) 
  7. H.R. 3197– Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021 (Rep. Johnson (LA) – Natural Resources) 
  8. H.R. 4380 – To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial, and for other purposes (Rep. Escobar – Natural Resources) 
  9. H.R. 5001 – Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act, as amended (Rep. Neguse – Natural Resources) 
  10. H.R. 6434 – Japanese American WWII History Network (Rep. Obernolte – Natural Resource 

Additional Legislative Items are Possible

The Senate

Yesterday

 Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget; invoked: 53-31.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.544, Maine Maple Sunday
S.Res.545, Tribal Colleges Week

Executive Business
During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #656 Jacqueline Scott Corley, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
  2. Executive Calendar #738 Fred W. Slaughter, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  3. Executive Calendar #682 Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California
  4. Executive Calendar #678 Victoria Marie Calvert, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  5. Executive Calendar #683 Julie Rebecca Rubin, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
  6. Executive Calendar #737 Hector Gonzalez, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  7. Executive Calendar #679 John H. Chun, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  8. Executive Calendar #680 Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  9. Executive Calendar #681 Georgette Castner, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  10. Executive Calendar #684 Cristina D. Silva, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada
  11. Executive Calendar #685 Anne Rachel Traum, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada
  12. Executive Calendar #662 Andrew M. Luger, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota
  13. Executive Calendar #677 Alison J. Nathan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, post-cloture. 

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings. 

All post-cloture time on the Young nomination will expire at 4:00pm.

At approximately 4:00pm, we expect up to 3 roll call votes on the following items:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2025
  3. Roll call vote in relation to S.J.Res.37, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to “Requirement for Persons To Wear Masks While on Conveyances and at Transportation Hubs”.

If cloture is invoked on the Grundmann nomination, we expect that the confirmation vote will occur during Wednesday’s session.

HEARINGS COVERED 

 Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
S. 3799, PREVENT Pandemics Act

Senate Finance
The Promise and Challenge of Strategic Trade Engagement in the Indo-Pacific Region

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.3830 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require original equipment manufacturers of digital electronic equipment to make available certain documentation, diagnostic, and repair information to independent repair providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM] (Introduced 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services
S.3829 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to make publicly available information regarding the calculation of premiums under the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.3824 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a grant program for screening, assessment, and treatment services for maternal mental health and substance use disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3828 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to provide student loan forgiveness to health care workers who are on the front line in response to COVID-19.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3831 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 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 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3832 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and any applicable agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, to make public information relating to the origin of COVID-19.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3834 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to strengthen medical device supply chains.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 03/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.