Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bills related to transportation. The Senate will consider nominations to the EXIM Bank and Federal Reserve.

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 6865 Don Young Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2022 – PASSED 378 – 46, ROLL CALL 85
Republican YEA – 163; NAY – 43
Democrat YEA – 215; NAY – 3

H.R. 2954 Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022 – PASSED 414 – 5

S. 2629 Better Cybercrime Metrics Act – PASSED 377 – 48

H.R. 3359 Homicide Victims’ Families’ Rights Act of 2021 – PASSED 406 – 20

H.R. 4738 COVID-19 American History Project Act – PASSED 376 – 47

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (9 bills):

H.R. 5706 – Stop Sexual Assault and Harassment in Transportation Act (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
S. 400 – William T. Coleman, Jr. and Norman Y. Mineta Department of Transportation Headquarters Act, as amended (Sen. Wicker – Transportation and Infrastructure)
H.R. 5673 – Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Technical Corrections Act (Rep. Titus – Transportation and Infrastructure)
H.R. 5343 – FEMA Caseworker Accountability Act, as amended (Rep. Rice (SC) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
H.R. 5547 – CEDS Act, as amended (Rep. Williams (GA) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
S. 2938 – To designate the United States Courthouse and Federal Building located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building”, and for other purposes (Sen. Rubio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
S. 1226 – To designate the United States courthouse located at 1501 North 6th Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as the “Sylvia H. Rambo United States Courthouse”, and for other purposes (Sen. Casey – Transportation and Infrastructure)
S. 233 – Donna M. Doss Memorial Act of 2021 (Sen. Cornyn – Transportation and Infrastructure)
S. 2126 – To designate the Federal Office Building located at 308 W. 21st Street in Cheyenne, Wyoming, as the “Louisa Swain Federal Office Building”, and for other purposes (Sen. Lummis – Transportation and Infrastructure)

The Senate

Yesterday

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; agreed to: 50-49.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #725, Nani A. Coloretti, to be Deputy Director OMB; invoked: 56-43.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #791, C.S. Eliot Kang, to be Assistant Secretary of State; invoked: 52-47.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #725, Nani A. Coloretti, to be Deputy Director OMB; confirmed: 57-41.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #791, C.S. Eliot Kang, to be Assistant Secretary of State; confirmed: 52-46.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:
· S.Res.561 – National Asbestos Awareness Week
· S.Res.562 – National Women in Agriculture Day
· S.Res.563 – Charles Isham Taylor
· S.Res.564 – James Frederick “Jimmy” Hanley
· S.Res.565 – Representative Don Young

Executive Business
Confirmed by voice votes the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #642 – Lisa A. Carty, of Maryland, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY
Executive Calendar #643 – Laura S. H. Holgate, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency, with the rank of Ambassador

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Executive Calendar #734 – Christopher John Williamson, of West Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #789 – Mallory A. Stewart, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Verification and Compliance)

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 #672 Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on the motion to discharge Alvaro M. Bedoya, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, from the Commerce Committee. Following that vote, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Pryor nomination.

At approximately 1:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Pryor nomination and the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #764 January Contreras, of Arizona, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, March 30th at approximately 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to discharge Alvaro M. Bedoya, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner, from the Commerce Committee
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #672 Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Wednesday, March 30th at approximately 1:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #672 Judith DelZoppo Pryor, of Ohio, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #764 January Contreras, of Arizona, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services

Additional roll call votes in relation to the nominations listed below are expected during Wednesday’s session of the Senate (likely during the evening).

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

Cloture has also been filed on the motion to proceed to Calendar #310, H.R.4373, provides FY2022 appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs (legislative vehicle for COVID funding). Absent an agreement, that cloture motion will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, March 31st.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
FDA User Fee Reauthorization: Ensuring Safe and Effective Medical Devices

Senate Finance
Behavioral Health Care When Americans Need It: Ensuring Parity and Care Integration

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Moving Beyond the Coronavirus Crisis: The Biden Administration’s Progress in Combating the Pandemic Plan for the Next Phase

House Ways and Means
The Biden Administration’s 2022 Trade Policy Agenda

House Appropriations
Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the United States Capitol Police

Senate Budget
The President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Proposal

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Markup

SEC
Open Meeting

House Financial Services
Oversight of America’s Stock Exchanges: Examining Their Role in Our Economy

House Homeland Security
Mobilizing our Cyber Defenses: Securing Critical Infrastructure Against Russian Cyber Threats

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services
S.3945 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to address the solicitation of proxy with respect to securities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hagerty, Bill [R-TN] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/29/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3947 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to permit different tick sizes for emerging growth companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/29/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3948 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to prohibit limitations on closed-end companies investing in private funds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/29/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
H.R.7265 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a program of research related to cerebral palsy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7275 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase interagency cooperation and coordination and to require policies and procedures to detect and prevent duplicate payments for the same medical services by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, and Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7277 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the methods by which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs identifies health care providers that are not eligible to participate in the Veterans Community Care Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7279 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit against tax for expenses for translational research regarding neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric conditions.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
H.R.7271 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the 2022 gas prices rebate to individuals.
Sponsor: Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7274 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title VII of the Social Security Act to provide for a single point of contact at the Social Security Administration for individuals who are victims of identity theft.
Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.3944 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the safety of the air supply on aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/29/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine
S.3950 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Baltic Security and Economic Enhancement Initiative for the purpose of increasing security and economic ties with the Baltic countries and to establish the Baltic Security Initiative for the purpose of deepening security cooperation with the Baltic countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/29/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.7264 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 to treat certain tax-exempt organizations receiving funding from Russian foreign principals as agents of a foreign principal under such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7267 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the safety of the air supply on aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7276 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the President to submit to Congress a report on United States Government efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence and information related to war crimes and any other atrocities committed during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 03/29/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: House – 03/29/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.