Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the CROWN Act. The Senate is not in session.  

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

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 – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 7108 Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 424 – 8

Fitzgerald (R-WI) – Amendment No. 1 – Strikes the carve out for unions – REJECTED 184 – 246,

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 963 – FAIR Act – REJECTED 208 – 222

Passage of H.R. 963 – FAIR Act – PASSED 222 – 209

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

H.R. 2116 – CROWN Act of 2022 (Rep. Watson Coleman – Judiciary)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.

The Senate

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 63-36.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #738 Fred W. Slaughter, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; confirmed: 57-41.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #677 Alison J. Nathan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; invoked: 51-44.

Legislative Business
Calendar #193, S.120 with Schatz amendment – A bill to prevent and respond to the misuse of communications services that facilitates domestic violence and other crimes.

Adopted S.Res.551 – recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers to the lives of the people of the United States.

Executive Business
The Senate confirmed the following nominations:
NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES
· Exec. Cal. #794 – Bidtah N. Becker, of Arizona, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2022
· Exec. Cal. #795 – Gretchen Gonzalez Davidson, of Michigan, to be a Member of the National Council on the Arts for a term expiring September 3, 2022
· Exec. Cal. #796 – Vanessa Northington Gamble, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026
· Exec. Cal. #797 – David Anthony Hajdu, of New York, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

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
  11. Executive Calendar #677 Alison J. Nathan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit

Today

The Senate is not in session. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7112 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7138 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish procedures to include certain foreign persons that pose a threat to the security of supply chains of Internet of Things devices on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Obernolte, Jay [R-CA-8] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

Energy/ Environment
S.Res.553 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that, since January 20, 2021, President Biden has implemented policies impeding domestic energy production and gas prices have steadily increased.
Sponsor: Sen. Hagerty, Bill [R-TN] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3879 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to promulgate regulations on regional and interregional transmission planning, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7115 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Natural Gas Act to expedite approval of exports of small volumes of natural gas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cammack, Kat [R-FL-3] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7129 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of crude oil from Iran.
Sponsor: Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-50] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7142 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a final rule adding as a class all perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances with at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom to the list of hazardous air pollutants under section 112(b) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412(b)), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7143 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for energy rebates to individual taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services
S.3875 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the President to develop and maintain products that show the risk of natural hazards across the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.3876 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize of the Secretary of the Treasury to place prohibitions or conditions on certain transmittals of funds in connection with jurisdictions, financial institutions, international transactions, or types of accounts of primary money laundering concern.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7128 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 31, United States Code, to authorize of the Secretary of the Treasury to place prohibitions or conditions on certain transmittals of funds in connection with jurisdictions, financial institutions, international transactions, or types of accounts of primary money laundering concern.
Sponsor: Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7120 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to promulgate regulations relating to the disclosure of certain commercial data, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7123 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study to identify barriers to reducing homelessness by providing housing assistance under the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7126 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require Members of Congress to file the reports on transactions in stocks, bonds, commodities futures, and other forms of securities which are required under such Act not later than 7 days after the transactions are completed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – House Administration
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

Health Care
S.3864 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the pediatric mental health care access grant program.
Sponsor: Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3872 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to clarify the jurisdiction of the Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7121 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain a list of the country of origin of all drugs marketed in the United States, to ban the use of Federal funds for the purchase of drugs manufactured in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Veterans’ Affairs, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7127 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act to prohibit the Secretary from enforcing any drug or vaccine mandate, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.7140 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the ability of Medicare and Medicaid providers to access the National Practitioner Data Bank for the purpose of conducting employee background checks.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Tax
H.R.7146 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for penalty-free withdrawals from retirement accounts for certain emergency expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Ukraine
S.3867 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the use of cryptocurrency to facilitate transactions by Russian persons subject to sanctions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3877 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the imposition of sanctions with respect to Chinese financial institutions that clear, verify, or settle transactions with Russian or Russian-controlled financial institutions.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3882 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the End-User Review Committee to conduct quarterly reviews with respect to the inclusion of certain Russian energy entities on the Entity List.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.Res.989 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that United States policy should encourage Russian Government officials, including diplomats, to abandon Putin’s war with Ukraine, and that Russian officials 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 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.Res.990 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Opposing engaging Russia for reviving any form of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, opposing removing terrorism sanctions on Iran while Iran’s support of terrorist activities remains unchanged, opposing restoring any form of the JCPOA while the issue of Iran’s undeclared nuclear activities remains unresolved.
Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (57)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.Res.991 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the President of the United States should take immediate steps to support the transfer of requested fighter aircraft to the Government of Ukraine for self-defense against invasion of their sovereign state.
Sponsor: Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7108 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To suspend normal trade relations treatment for the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Rules; Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/17/2022 Received in the Senate.

H.R.7113 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit sums in the Thrift Savings Fund from being invested in any security of an entity based in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.7114 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose retaliatory tariffs on Chinese goods for financially supporting Russia through the increased purchases of Russian agricultural products during Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 03/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker