Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will continue consideration of the America COMPETES Act.  

The House

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session.

Today

The House is not in session.

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

Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #282, H.R.4521, America COMPETES Act; invoked: 66-29.

No additional 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

11.  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 resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #282, H.R.4521, America COMPETES Act, post-cloture.

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

By unanimous consent, all time during adjournment, recess, Leader remarks, and Morning business will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed.

We hope to begin consideration of H.R.4521 during Tuesday’s session. Also, the Senate may vote on confirmation of some of the judicial nominations in the list below during Tuesday’s session. Another message will be sent when votes are set.

HEARINGS COVERED

Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense
The Expanse of Biological Threats: Stepping Back from the Brink and Averting Catastrophe

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Rural Quality of Life: Opportunities and Challenges for the Rural Care Economy

Senate Banking
Building a Resilient Economy: Shoring Up Supply

House Ways and Means Minority
Roundtable: Cures and Coverage: A Chilling Precedent for Patients

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services
H.R.7191 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish new units of public housing and private market affordable housing, to provide grants to combat gentrification and neighborhood destabilization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.7177 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a scholarship and loan repayment program to incentivize physicians to enter into the field of sickle cell disease research and treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7180 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Director of the National Science Foundation to award grants to support research on the disruption of regular cognitive processes associated with COVID-19 infection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.7189 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the 21st Century Cures Act with respect to the State Opioid Response Grants program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7192 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the establishment of a panel on the real world impact of diagnostic medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.7183 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for designating former industrial tracts contiguous to designated opportunity zones, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7190 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To permit a State to impose a sales tax on qualifying purchases at any gift shop on Federal property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7193 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To withdraw normal trade relations treatment from, and apply certain provisions of title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 to, products of the People’s Republic of China, and to expand the eligibility requirements for products of the People’s Republic of China to receive normal trade relations treatment in the future, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
H.R.7185 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal procurement from companies operating in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.7187 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the provision of humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.
Sponsor: Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/21/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.