Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Rule for the FAIR Act and the CROWN Act. The Senate will consider multiple circuit court judge nominations.       

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

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 – PASSED BY VOICE
2) H.R. 1908 – Ka‘ena Point National Heritage Area Act – PASSED BY VOICE
3) H.R. 1931 – Japanese American Confinement Education Act, as amended – PASSED BY VOICE
4) 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 – PASSED BY VOICE
5) H.R. 3113 – Modernizing Access to Our Public Land Act, as amended – PASSED 414 – 9
6) H.R. 3197 
– Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021 – VOTE ORDERED
7) H.R. 4380 –
 To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial, and for other purposes – VOTE ORDERED
8) H.R. 5001 – Upper Colorado and San Juan River Basins Recovery Act, as amended – PASSED 397 – 27
9) H.R. 6434 – Japanese American WWII History Network – VOTE ORDERED 

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.Res. 979
 – Rule Providing for Consideration of H.R. 963 – FAIR Act of 2022 (Rep. Johnson (GA) – Judiciary) and H.R. 2116 – CROWN Act of 2022 (Rep. Watson Coleman – Judiciary)

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

Postponed Suspensions (3 votes)

  1. H.R. 3197 – Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021 (Rep. Johnson (LA) – Natural Resources)
  2. H.R. 4380 – To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial, and for other purposes (Rep. Escobar – Natural Resources)
  3. H.R. 6434 – Japanese American WWII History Network Act (Rep. Obernolte – Natural Resources)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #726 Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget; confirmed: 61-33.
  2. Passage of 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”; passed: 57-40.

Legislative Business
Passed S.623 with Rubio substitute amendment – a bill to make daylight savings time permanent.

Adopted S.Res.546 – expressing the sense of the Senate condemning the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin, members of the Russian Security Council, the Russian Armed Forces, and Russian military commanders for committing atrocities, including alleged war crimes, against the people of Ukraine and others.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
· Executive Calendar #420 – Kinan Azmeh, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2024
· Executive Calendar #421 – Constance Hess Williams, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2026
· Executive Calendar #423 – Christopher Kaui Morgan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2024
· Executive Calendar #425 – Jake Shimabukuro, of Hawaii, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2024
· Executive Calendar #730 – Kathryn Kahrs Matthew, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
· Executive Calendar #472 – Rachel Jacobson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #784 – Beth Van Schaack, of California, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice

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 #656 Jacqueline Corley, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Corley nomination and on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #738, Fred Slaughter, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. 

At 3:00pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #682 Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, and on Executive Calendar #678 Victoria Marie Calvert, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. 

If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, the confirmation votes will be at a time to be determined. 

Wednesday at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #656 Jacqueline Scott Corley, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #738 Fred W. Slaughter, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California

Wednesday at 3:00pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #682 Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #678 Victoria Marie Calvert, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

A series of additional roll call votes in relation to the other nominations on which cloture has been filed are expected in the evening (the full list is included below).

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Finance
Prescription Drug Price Inflation: An Urgent Need to Lower Drug Prices in Medicare

House Energy and Commerce
5G and Beyond: Exploring the Next Wireless Frontier

Joint Economic Committee
Examining the Impact of Shareholder Primacy: What it Means to Put Stock Prices First

Inter-American Dialogue
A Conversation with Assistant Secretary Brian A. Nicholas on Central America

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7084 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require, for purposes of ensuring cybersecurity, the inclusion in any premarket submission for a cyber device of information to demonstrate a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness throughout the lifecycle of the cyber device, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment
S.3843 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Environmental Protection Agency to issue analyses on the environmental and economic impacts of rules and rulemakings of the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7094 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide greater output, price stability, and regulatory certainty with respect to domestic energy production in the United States and exports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.3839 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to clarify that the Federal Trade Commission Act prohibits excessive and unjustified price increases in the sale of certain products and services when an emergency or disaster results in abnormal disruptions of the market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3842 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to permit State and local coronavirus fiscal recovery funds to be used to address increased costs of essential items.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3844 — 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 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7078 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to allow State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to be loaned for low-income housing tax credit projects.
Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Health Care
S.3837 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to ensure the supply of certain medical materials essential to national defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hagerty, Bill [R-TN] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7073 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7076 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the pediatric mental health care access grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.7079 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the de minimis exception for third party settlement organizations to $5,000, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3840 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the threshold for the de minimis exception for information reporting by third party settlement organizations.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7090 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to permit an election relating to property transferred in connection with services to be made in electronic form.
Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.7085 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to authorize the Secretary of Commerce to make predevelopment grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Troy [D-LA-2] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
S.Res.546 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate condemning the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin, members of the Russian Security Council, the Russian Armed Forces, and Russian military commanders for committing atrocities, including alleged war crimes, against the people of Ukraine and others.
Sponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (24)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.3841 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the termination of all contracts between the United Nations Department of Peace Operations and the Russian Federation, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3838 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the confiscation of property of certain Russian persons subject to sanctions imposed by the United States and the use of that property for the benefit of the people of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7080 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Nowhere to Hide Oligarchs’ Assets Act
Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7081 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Ukraine Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7083 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To transfer seized Russian assets to a Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid Fund and to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to use amounts in the Fund for humanitarian assistance for Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bice, Stephanie I. [R-OK-5] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7086 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend section 981 of title 18, United States Code, to subject property attributable to certain sanctioned individuals to forfeiture to the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 03/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker