Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bills related to Transportation and Homeland Security. The Senate will consider discharging nominations to the Supreme Court and HUD.

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 1218 – Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED

2) H.R. 2501 – Spectrum Coordination Act, as amended – VOTE ORDERED

3) H.R. 5657 – Medical Marijuana Research Act – PASSED 343 – 75

4) H.R. 1916 – Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, as amended – PASSED 310 – 110

Today

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Suspensions (8 bills)

  1. H.R. 6387 – School and Daycare Protection Act, as amended (Rep. Payne – Homeland Security)
  2. H.R. 5633 – Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Transparency Act, as amended (Rep. Thompson (MS) – Homeland Security)
  3. H.R. 1540 – REPORT Act, as amended (Rep. Aguilar – Homeland Security)
  4. H.R. 4209 – DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act, as amended (Rep. Pfluger – Homeland Security)
  5. H.R. 4476 – DHS Trade and Economic Security Council Act of 2021, as amended (Rep. Meijer – Homeland Security)
  6. H.R. 5689 – Resilient AMERICA Act, as amended (Rep. DeFazio – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  7. H.R. 5641 – SPEED Recovery Act, as amended (Rep. Graves (MO) – Transportation and Infrastructure)
  8. H.Res. 8311 – Calling on the United States Government to uphold the founding democratic principles of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and establish a Center for Democratic Resilience within the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, as amended (Rep. Connolly – Foreign Affairs)

Suspensions (2 votes)

  1. H.R. 1218 – Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act, as amended (Rep. Butterfield – Energy and Commerce)
  2. H.R. 2501 – Spectrum Coordination Act, as amended (Rep. Bilirakis – Energy and Commerce)

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; agreed to: 53-47.

Legislative Business
By unanimous consent, the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to Calendar #310, H.R.4373, legislative vehicle for COVID funding, will ripen at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader.

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 #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
  2. Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  3. Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  4. Executive Calendar #783 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Head of the Office of Sanctions Coordination, with the rank of Ambassador

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the motion to discharge the nomination of Julia Ruth Gordon, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from the Banking Committee.

At approximately 10:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to discharge the Gordon nomination. Following that vote, the Senate will resume Legislative Session, and then Senator Schumer is expected to move to proceed to Executive Session in order to consider Executive Calendar #860 Ketanji Brown Jackson to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from the Committee on the Judiciary. We expect a roll call vote on that motion.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.

Tuesday, April 5th at approx. 10:30am – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Motion to discharge the nomination of Julia Ruth Gordon, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from the Banking Committee.
  2. Motion to proceed to Executive Session in order to consider Executive Calendar #860 Ketanji Brown Jackson to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from the Committee on the Judiciary.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
FDA User Fee Agreements: Advancing Medical Product Regulation and Innovation for the Benefit of Patients

Senate Finance
The President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Health and Human Services Budget

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

House Natural Resources
The Opioid Crisis in Tribal Communities

Senate Banking
Keeping Markets Fair: Considering Insider trading Legislation

House Energy and Commerce
Communities in Need: Legislation to Support Mental Health and Well-Being

House Ways and Means
Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget with Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.3988 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to codify and authorize the Federal Communications Commission’s establishment of a council to make recommendations on ways to increase the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/04/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment
S.3989 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide that the Secretary of the Interior may not enter into certain conservation easements with a term of more than 50 years, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/04/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7379 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To transition the nontactical vehicle fleet of the Department of Defense to electric or other zero emission vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

H.R.7384 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a grant program to support energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate resilience improvements at certain institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.7388 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a manufacturing investment tax credit and a production tax credit for manufacturing facilities that produce offshore wind turbine components.
Sponsor: Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Financial Services
S.3990 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit certain securities trading and related communications by those who possess material, nonpublic information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/04/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Health Care
H.R.7377 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to modernize therapeutic equivalence rating determinations.
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7378 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to make permanent the State plan amendment option to provide medical assistance for certain individuals who are patients in certain institutions for mental diseases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7383 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a program ensuring access to accredited continuing medical education for primary care physicians and other health care providers at Federally-qualified health centers and rural health clinics, to provide training and clinical support for primary care providers to practice at their full scope and improve access to care for patients in underserved areas.
Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7389 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to codify value-based purchasing arrangements under the Medicaid program and reforms related to price reporting under such arrangements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.7382 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To treat certain liquidations of new motor vehicle inventory as qualified liquidations of LIFO inventory for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 04/04/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/04/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means