Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the FAIR Act and trade relations with Belarus legislation. The Senate will vote on circuit court judge nominations. 

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 979 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 963, FAIR Act of 2022 and of the bill H.R. 2116, CROWN Act of 2022 – PASSED 219 – 204,

Adoption of H. Res. 979 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 963, FAIR Act of 2022 and of the bill H.R. 2116, CROWN Act of 2022 – ADOPTED 219 – 207

H.R. 3197 Save the Liberty Theatre Act of 2021 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 422 – 4

H.R. 4380 To designate the El Paso Community Healing Garden National Memorial, and for other purposes – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 403 – 25

H.R. 6434 Japanese American WWII History Network Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 406 – 16

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.R. 963 – FAIR Act of 2022 (Rep. Johnson (GA) – Judiciary)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary and makes in order the following amendment:

    Fitzgerald Amendment

Suspensions (2 bills)

H.Res. 888 – A Resolution condemning the killing of 14 individuals and violence on Bloody Sunday, one of the most tragic of days during the Troubles 50 years ago and calling on all parties to take meaningful steps toward peace and reconciliation (Rep. Keating – Foreign Affairs)

H.R. __ – Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act (Rep. Neal – Ways and Means)

The Senate

Yesterday

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; invoked: 63-35.

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; invoked: 56-41.

3.      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; invoked: 57-42.

4.      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 ; invoked: 52-46.

5.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #683 Julie Rebecca Rubin, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland; invoked: 52-45.

6.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #737 Hector Gonzalez, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; invoked: 52-44.

7.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #679 John H. Chun, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; invoked: 50-45.

8.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #680 Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; invoked: 49-46.

9.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #681 Georgette Castner, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; invoked: 49-46.

10.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #684 Cristina D. Silva, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada; invoked: 53-44.

11.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #685 Anne Rachel Traum, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada; invoked: 52-45.

12.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #662 Andrew M. Luger, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota; invoked: 61-36.

No Legislative Business

Executive Business

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

1.      Executive Calendar #682 Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California

2.      Executive Calendar #678 Victoria Marie Calvert, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

3.      Executive Calendar #683 Julie Rebecca Rubin, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland

4.      Executive Calendar #737 Hector Gonzalez, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

5.      Executive Calendar #679 John H. Chun, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington

6.      Executive Calendar #680 Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

7.      Executive Calendar #681 Georgette Castner, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey

8.      Executive Calendar #684 Cristina D. Silva, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada

9.      Executive Calendar #685 Anne Rachel Traum, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada

10.  Executive Calendar #662 Andrew M. Luger, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #677 Alison J. Nathan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Corley nomination (CA District Judge) and on confirmation of the Slaughter nomination (CA District Judge).

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Nathan nomination (Second Circuit Judge).

Thursday, March 17th at approx. 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #656 Jacqueline Scott Corley, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #738 Fred W. Slaughter, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California

Thursday, March 17th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #677 Alison J. Nathan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Banking
Understanding the Role of Digital Assets in Illicit Finance

House Ways and Means
Oversight Subcommittee Hearing with IRS Commissioner Rettig on the 2022 Filing Season

Senate Finance
Examining Charitable Giving Trends in the Nonprofit Sector

House Financial Services
Markup

House Energy and Commerce
The Future of Medicine: Legislation to Encourage Innovation and Improve Oversight

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.7099 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a windfall profits excise tax on crude oil and to rebate the tax collected back to individual taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7102 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the export of crude oil and finished motor gasoline produced in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7103 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on the profits of oil companies and distribute them as a dividend to taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services
S.3847 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit certain anticompetitive mergers, to amend the Clayton Act to permit the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to reject proposed acquisitions, to implement procedures for retrospective reviews and breaking up anticompetitive consummated acquisitions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7101 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit certain anticompetitive mergers, to amend the Clayton Act to permit the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to reject proposed acquisitions, to implement procedures for retrospective reviews and breaking up anticompetitive consummated acquisitions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.3848 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to fund additional school-based mental health providers to help reduce psychological harm, and assist with the return to adaptive coping in schools following a violent or traumatic crisis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.J.Res.76 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to “Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services”.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzales, Tony [R-TX-23] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (50)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7097 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To facilitate the provision of telehealth services through interstate recognition of health care professionals’ licenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7107 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the use of retirement plan funds to obtain long-term care insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.7104 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish the semiconductor manufacturing investment credit.
Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Ukraine
S.Res.548 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on ending the access of Russian financial institutions to specialized financial messaging services.
Sponsor: Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.Res.549 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution supporting the transfer of aircraft and air defense systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Sponsor: Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3856 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the importation of uranium from the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.Res.987 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing gratitude on behalf of the people of the United States to the journalists and news staff who are risking injury and death, are subject to grave threat, and have sacrificed their lives, to chronicle and report on the ongoing war in Ukraine resulting from Putin’s invasion.
Sponsor: Rep. Hinson, Ashley [R-IA-1] (Introduced 03/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.