Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation related to the Coast Guard and retirement. The Senate will consider multiple nominations for the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Reserve Board, and the State Department.

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 2629
– Better Cybercrime Metrics Act – VOTE ORDERED
2) H.R. 3359 – Homicide Victims’ Families’ Rights Act of 2021, as amended – VOTE ORDERED
3) H.R. 1621
– Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021 – PASSED 405 – 12
4) H.R. 4738 – COVID-19 America History Project Act – VOTE ORDERED
5) S. 3294 – A bill to obtain and direct the placement in the Capitol or on the Capitol Grounds of a statue to honor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sandra Day O’Connor and a statue to honor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg – PASSED 349 – 63

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (2 bills)

  1. H.R. 6865Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  2. H.R. 2954Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022, as amended (Rep. Neal – Ways and Means)

Postponed Suspensions (3 votes)

  1. S. 2629Better Cybercrime Metrics Act (Sen. Schatz – Judiciary) 
  2. H.R. 3359Homicide Victims’ Families’ Rights Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Swalwell – Judiciary)
  3. H.R. 4738COVID-19 American History Project Act, as amended (Rep. Letlow – House Administration)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Schumer substitute amendment #5002; invoked: 68-28.
  2. Passage of H.R.4521, America COMPETES Act, as amended [60-vote threshold]; passed: 68-28.

Legislative Business
Completed 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

By voice vote, confirmed the following nominations:

COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION

Exec. Cal. #816 – Christy Goldsmith Romero, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April 13, 2024
Exec. Cal. #817 – Kristin N. Johnson, of Michigan, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2025
Exec. Cal. #818 – Summer Kristine Mersinger, of South Dakota, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April 13, 2023
Exec. Cal. #819 – Caroline D. Pham, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2027

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

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #725, Nani A. Coloretti, to be Deputy Director OMB.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on the motion to discharge Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, from the Banking Committee. Following that vote, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Coloretti nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Coloretti nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired at 5:30pm.

Following the Coloretti cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #791, C.S. Eliot Kang, to be Assistant Secretary of State. If cloture is invoked on the nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired following disposition of the Coloretti nomination, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #672 Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
  2. Executive Calendar #764 January Contreras, of Arizona, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Executive Calendar #667 David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
  4. Executive Calendar #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
  5. Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  6. Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

Tuesday, March 29th at approx. 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to discharge the nomination of Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, from the Banking Committee.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #725, Nani A. Coloretti, to be Deputy Director OMB.

Tuesday, March 29th at approx. 2:15pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #791, C.S. Eliot Kang, to be Assistant Secretary of State.

Tuesday, March 29th at approx. 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

House Oversight and Reform
Examining Pathways to Universal Health Coverage

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Rise and Shine: Improving Retirement and Enhancing Savings

Senate Appropriations
Defense Health Programs

House Budget
The President’s Fiscal Years 2023 Budget

Washington Office on Latin America
Prosecutor’s Offices in Democracy: Lessons from Latin America for Guatemala

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services
S.3934 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to permit policyholders under the National Flood Insurance Program to elect to have previous premium rates remain in effect until the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency satisfies certain conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3939 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to provide small issuers with a micro-offering exemption free of mandated disclosures or offering filings, but subject to the antifraud provisions of the Federal securities laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7231 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to develop and pilot digital dollar technologies that replicate the privacy-respecting features of physical cash.
Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7245 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a whistleblower program at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.3937 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a home-based telemental health care demonstration program for purposes of increasing mental health services in rural medically underserved populations and for individuals in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3940 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use to award grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for planning, establishing, or administering programs to prevent and address the misuse of opioids, related drugs, and other drugs commonly used in pain management or injury recovery, as well as the co-use of one or more such drugs with other substances, by students and student athletes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7233 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for requirements under Medicaid State plans for health screenings and referrals for certain eligible juveniles in public institutions; and to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue clear and specific guidance under the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance programs to improve the delivery of health care services, including mental health services, in elementary and secondary schools and school-based health centers.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7234 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs with respect to mental health conditions and substance use disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7235 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Public Health Service Act to make certain improvements with respect to block grants for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7236 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the availability of mental, emotional, and behavioral health services under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7237 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain mental health, suicide prevention, and crisis care programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7238 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall revise opioid treatment program admission criteria to eliminate the requirement that patients have been addicted for at least 1 year prior to being admitted for treatment.
Sponsor: Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7241 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the community mental health services block grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crenshaw, Dan [R-TX-2] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7246 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use to award grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements for planning, establishing, or administering programs to prevent and address the misuse of opioids, related drugs, and other drugs commonly used in pain management or injury recovery, as well as the co-use of one or more such drugs with other substances, by students and student athletes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gottheimer, Josh [D-NJ-5] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7248 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain mental health programs for children, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7249 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide education and training on eating disorders for health care providers and communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7253 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for clarification of requirements for the remanufacturing of medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7258 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To eliminate the individual and employer health coverage mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to expand beyond that Act the choices in obtaining and financing affordable health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-17] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7259 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to direct the Attorney General to register practitioners to transport controlled substances to States in which the practitioner is not registered under the Act for the purpose of administering the substances (under applicable State law) at locations other than principal places of business or professional practice.
Sponsor: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-17] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.3933 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an income tax on excess profits of certain corporations.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

Ukraine
S.Res.558 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate on when the economic relationship between the United States and the Russian Federation should be considered to return to the level of that relationship before the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation that began on February 24, 2022, and on the actions that should be taken at that time.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3936 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the use of seized Russian assets to provide support to citizens of Ukraine who have been made refugees as a result of the illegal invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 03/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.