Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bills from Energy and Commerce. The Senate is not in session.  

The House

Friday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Gottheimer (D-NJ) – Amendment No. 1 – Authorizes $10M for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to conduct a study on technologies and methods that law enforcement may use to determine whether a driver is impaired by marijuana – ADOPTED 243 – 172

Lamb (D-PA) – Amendment No. 2 – Directs the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to conduct a study on the impact of legalization to the workplace, using states that have legalized recreational use of cannabis as a guide, and requires NIOSH to develop best practices for employers as companies transition their policies related to cannabis, prioritizing employers engaged in federal infrastructure projects, transportation, public safety, and national security. Directs the Department of Education to conduct a study on the impact of legalization to schools and school aged children, using states that have legalized recreational use of cannabis as a guide, and requires the Department of Education to develop best practices for educators and administrators to protect children from any negative impacts – ADOPTED 234 – 189

Raskin (D-MD) – Amendment No. 3 – States that cannabis use shall not be the reason for denying or rescinding a security clearance – REJECTED 209 – 214

Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 3617 – REJECTED 202 – 220

Passage of H.R. 3617 – MORE Act – PASSED 220 – 204

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

**Following one-minute speeches, the House is expected to recess until approximately 5:00 p.m. At that time, the House will reconvene to consider the four bills listed for consideration under suspension of the Rules. Any recorded votes requested will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Suspensions (4 bills)
H.R. 1218 – Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, as amended (Rep. Butterfield – Energy and Commerce)
H.R. 2501 – Spectrum Coordination Act, as amended (Rep. Bilirakis – Energy and Commerce)
H.R. 5657 – Medical Marijuana Research Act (Rep. Blumenauer – Energy and Commerce)
H.R. 1916 – Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, as amended (Rep. Eshoo – Energy and Commerce)

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in Executive Session. We expect a motion to discharge the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from the Committee on the Judiciary. Once the motion is made, there would then be up to 4 hours of debate, equally divided, prior to a vote on the motion. That vote is not expected before 5:30 p.m.

Members will be notified when that vote is expected to occur.

Monday, April 4th – 1 roll call vote:

1.    Motion to discharge the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from the Committee on the Judiciary.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7362 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit mobile service providers from providing service on smart phones that have been reported stolen, to require smart phones to be equipped with anti-theft functionality and mobile device identification numbers, and to prohibit the alteration or removal of mobile device identification numbers of smart phones, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garbarino, Andrew R. [R-NY-2] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment
H.R.7363 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to clarify the responsibility of landowners who do not participate in the operation of oil facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7360 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to provide Federal financial assistance to support advanced nuclear reactors and associated supply chain infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
H.R.7355 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide that under the securities laws certain disclosures related to greenhouse-gas emissions or consumption of an issuer shall not be construed to be required.
Sponsor: Rep. Van Duyne, Beth [R-TX-24] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7364 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7368 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to develop a program to provide assistance to creditworthy borrowers with Federal student debt in purchasing certain foreclosed homes owned by the Federal Government, the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and local land banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.7359 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to suspend the right to introduce certain persons or property into the United States in the interest of the public health.
Sponsor: Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7370 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Education to study student mental health at institutions of higher education and to issue guidance on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 for mental health and substance use disorder policies of institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.7373 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to extend certain waivers related to child nutrition, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Tax
H.R.7366 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ban the imposition of any State or local liability insurance, tax, or user fee requirement for firearm or ammunition ownership or commerce.
Sponsor: Rep. Jackson, Ronny [R-TX-13] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
H.Res.1020 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Condemning the Biden administration’s plans for seeking to remove sanctions on the oppressive Maduro regime and negotiating with Iran in response to the crisis in Ukraine, and instead calling for Congress and the administration to support the production of American energy.
Sponsor: Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (78)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7372 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 to require the President to establish a semiconductor supply chain working group in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and submit reports to Congress on potential future disruptions to the supply chain.
Sponsor: Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 04/01/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/01/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.