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 not in 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. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #682 Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California; confirmed: 55-41.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #678 Victoria Marie Calvert, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; confirmed: 50-46.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.550 – 50th Anniversary OAA Nutrition.

Adopted S.Res.555 – recognizing the heritage, culture, and contributions of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian women in the United States.

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 #683 Julie Rebecca Rubin, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
  2. Executive Calendar #737 Hector Gonzalez, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  3. Executive Calendar #679 John H. Chun, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  4. Executive Calendar #680 Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  5. Executive Calendar #681 Georgette Castner, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  6. Executive Calendar #684 Cristina D. Silva, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada
  7. Executive Calendar #685 Anne Rachel Traum, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada
  8. Executive Calendar #662 Andrew M. Luger, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota
  9. 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.

At 10:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to the bill.

Additionally, the Senate is expected to vote on confirmation of the judicial nominations in the list below. Another message will be sent when those votes are set.

Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:30am – 1 roll call vote

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #282, H.R.4521, America COMPETES Act

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Commerce
Developing Next Generation Technology for Innovation

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Strengthening Federal Mental health and Substance Use Disorder Programs: Opportunities, Challenges, and Emerging Issues

Senate Aging
An Economy That Cares: The Importance of Home-Based Services

Senate Foreign Relations
Markup of Legislation and Nominations

Senate Armed Services
To receive testimony on strategic competition and security cooperation in the Western Hemisphere

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.3894 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 03/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

S.3897 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the reduction of the reliance and expenditures of the Federal Government on legacy information technology systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 03/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Financial Services
S.3896 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Small Business Act relating to small business concerns owned and controlled by women, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 03/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship