Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate will vote on invoking cloture on the America COMPETES Act. 

The House

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 2116 – CROWN Act of 2022 – PASSED 235 – 189

Today

The House is in a pro forma session.

The House will meet for pro forma sessions with no votes conducted on the following dates:

Monday, March 21, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Senate

Friday 

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

As a reminder, the confirmation vote on Executive Calendar #547 Maria L. Pagan, of Puerto Rico, to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador will be at a time to be determined. Senators will be notified when that vote is expected.

The Senate is expected to begin processing appropriations legislation as early as Thursday. The current CR expires at midnight on Friday, March 11th.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7174 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute of the United States Secret Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Homeland Security; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment
H.R.7154 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the President to report to Congress on authorities relating to the stabilization and reduction of gas prices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7155 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of petroleum and petroleum products from the Russian Federation, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an income tax credit for the sale or blending of certain fuels containing ethanol and to extend tax incentives for biodiesel and renewable diesel, to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure limitations under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Feenstra, Randy [R-IA-4] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
H.R.7151 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to specify that only pecuniary factors are to be taken into account in determining best interest, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.R.7152 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To strengthen and expand activities related to genomic sequencing of pathogens, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7156 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with an option to provide medical assistance to individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 for inpatient services to treat substance use disorders at certain facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7166 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for extended expensing of pharmaceutical manufacturing property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
H.R.7171 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To exempt certain vessels transporting liquefied natural gas from certain coastwise endorsement requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Ukraine
H.Res.996 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Encouraging companies headquartered in the United States to cease operations and halt future investments in the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzales, Tony [R-TX-23] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7163 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose sanctions on government officials of Russia and Belarus who directly enabled Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Sponsor: Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7172 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit products imported from Russia to receive normal trade relations treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.