Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: he House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.

The House

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session.

Today

The House is not in session.   

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #662 Andrew M. Luger, of Minnesota, to be United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota; confirmed 60-36.

Legislative Business
Passed S.2102 with Boozman substitute amendment – Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas SERVICE Act.

Passed S.253 with Feinstein amendment – Cannabidiol and Marihuana Research Expansion Act.

Adopted S.Res.557 – National Poison Prevention Week.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
· H.R.4373, Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2022

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
· H.R.7108 – Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act
· H.R.6968 – Suspending Energy Imports from Russia Act

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
· PN 1696 Chris Saunders, of Vermont, to be Federal Co-chairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission, vice Harold B. Parker.

HARRY S TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
· Executive Calendar #793 – Stacey Michelle Brandenburg, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2025

JAMES MADISON MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
· Executive Calendar #731 – Terrence Keith Wright, of Delaware, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a term expiring May 29, 2025

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #462 – Julieta Valls Noyes, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Population, Refugees, and Migration), vice Anne Claire Richard

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
· Executive Calendar #760 – Jodi Beth Herman, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
· Executive Calendar #788 – Erin Elizabeth McKee, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #812 – Douglas T. Hickey, of Idaho, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Finland
· Executive Calendar #813 – Alina L. Romanowski, of Illinois, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations, which will ripen on Tuesday, March 29th:

  1. Executive Calendar #725, Nani A. Coloretti, to be Deputy Director OMB
  2. Executive Calendar #791, C.S. Eliot Kang, to be Assistant Secretary of State

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 #680 Sarah Elisabeth Geraghty, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
  2. Executive Calendar #681 Georgette Castner, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.3915 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to provide technology grants to strengthen domestic mining education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 03/24/2022)
Cosponsors: (1) Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

H.R.7207 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of petroleum products from Venezuela, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Donalds, Byron [R-FL-19] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 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

Financial Services
S.3914 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the definition of a qualifying investment, for purposes of the exemption from registration for venture capital fund advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, to include an equity security issued by a qualifying portfolio company and to include an investment in another venture capital fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3916 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to permit the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase regulatory exemption thresholds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3919 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide that an issuer that is required to file certain quarterly reports may elect to file those reports semiannually.
Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thomas [R-NC] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3920 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3921 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the definition of a qualifying accredited investor, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Tillis, Thomas [R-NC] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3922 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to create a safe harbor for finders and private placement brokers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3923 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to repeal certain provisions requiring non-material disclosure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3926 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to address the issuance of securities by Chinese entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3930 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to permit certain defendants to remove administrative proceedings to Federal court.
Sponsor: Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3931 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to extend exemptions for securities offered as part of employee pay to other individuals providing goods for sale, labor, or services for remuneration, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0) Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7195 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for certain whistleblower incentives and protections.
Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7202 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a means-tested assistance program for national flood insurance program policyholders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7209 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to remove the mandate on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee to focus on maximum employment.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7221 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program for costs of compliance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
S.3913 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to public health data accessibility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3917 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to apply the Medicaid asset verification program to all applicants for, and recipients of, medical assistance in all States and territories, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3927 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Program to increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee n Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.J.Res.79 — 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 the Treasury and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services relating to “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond”.
Sponsor: Rep. Cloud, Michael [R-TX-27] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7203 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the direct payment requirement on the exclusion from gross income of distributions from governmental plans for health and long-term care insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7208 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide enhanced security for the medical supply chain.
Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7210 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to identify obstacles to identifying and responding to children missing from foster care and other vulnerable foster youth, to provide technical assistance relating to the removal of such obstacles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7213 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide pharmacy reimbursement for COVID-19 related and future emergency services.
Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7216 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of State to make available to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention copies of consular reports of death of United States citizens, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7225 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit hospitals from removing individuals from organ transplant lists based on vaccination status.
Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7230 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand affordability of health insurance for working families.
Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
H.R.7220 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a business credit for gain from the sale of real property for use as a manufactured home community, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7229 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the depreciation of nonresidential real property and residential rental property.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Transportation
S.3928 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a program so that small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals may achieve proficiency to compete, on an equal basis, for contracts and subcontracts in Department of Transportation projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3929 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for disadvantaged business enterprise supportive services programs at modal administrations of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7204 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to encourage economic sustainability of intercity passenger rail service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [R-AR-1] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a program to award grants to State and Tribal governments to facilitate the placement of disability identifier symbols on certain identification cards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
H.Res.1000 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Calling on the President to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine, particularly the threat of nuclear, biological, or chemical attacks.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7205 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 28, United States Code, to ensure those who incur losses as a result of hostile invasion in Europe have access to the United States Courts to recover damages, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.7222 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of uranium from the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7228 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to disclose whether they do business in, or with Russia or other aggressor nations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] (Introduced 03/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.