Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act.. The Senate will continue consideration of Ketanji Brown Jackson for the Supreme Court.  

The House

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

H.R. 5497 – BURMA Act of 2022, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED BY VOICE

H.R. 7276 – Ukraine Invasion War Crimes Deterrence and Accountability Act, as amended – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 418 – 7

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 1023 – The Rule providing for consideration of H. Res. 1037 – Navarro and Scavino Contempt Resolution – PASSED 219 – 206

Adoption of H. Res. 1023 – The Rule providing for consideration of H. Res. 1037 – Navarro and Scavino Contempt Resolution – ADOPTED 221 – 200

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 1033  – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3807 – Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022 – PASSED 221 – 206,

Adoption of  H. Res. 1033 – Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 3807 – Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022 – ADOPTED 218 – 206

Adoption of H. Res. 1037 – Navarro and Scavino Contempt Resolution – ADOPTED 220 – 203

Today

“One Minutes” (5 per side)

H.R. 3807 – Relief for Restaurants and other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act of 2022 (Rep. Blumenauer – Small Business)

The Rule, which was adopted on Wednesday, provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business.

**Members are advised that, pending Senate action, the House may consider legislation on Thursday related to COVID-19 supplemental funding, Russia’s trade status, and/or suspending energy imports from Russia.

**Members are further advised that later votes and multiple vote series are possible on Thursday.

The Senate

Yesterday

71-26, Senate confirmed the nomination of James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Head of the Office of Sanctions Coordination, with the rank of Ambassador.

Today

9:30 a.m.

The Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #860, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

10:00 a.m.

There will be 3 VOTES on the following:

Passage of H.R. 7108, as amended, Russia PNTR;
Passage of H.R. 6968, as amended, Russian Oil Ban; and
Cloture on the Jackson nomination.
Further VOTES are possible on Thursday.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance
The IRS, the President’s Fiscal year 2023 Budget, and the 2022 Filing Season

MedPAC
Addressing high prices of drug covered under Medicare Part B

MedPAC
Initiative finding from MedPAC’s Analysis of Part D Data on Drug Rebates

MedPAC
Segmentation in the Stand-Alone Part D Prescription Drug Plan Market

MedPAC
Leveraging Medicare Policies to Address Social Determinants of Health

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7422 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the HITECH Act to allow an individual to obtain a copy of such individual’s protected health information at no cost unless certain circumstances apply, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment
S.4013 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote United States energy security and independence by bolstering renewable energy supply chains in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
H.R.7411 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct certain financial regulators to exclude representatives of the People’s Republic of China from certain banking organizations upon notice of certain threats or danger, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7412 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To enhance rulemaking requirements for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7429 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose sanctions with respect to the use of cryptocurrency to facilitate transactions by Russian persons subject to sanctions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.4009 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to rebase the calculation of payments for sole community hospitals and Medicare-dependent hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4011 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a cap on beneficiary liability under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4014 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Director of the National Science Foundation to award grants to support research on the disruption of regular cognitive processes associated with COVID-19 infection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4015 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities for creating or enhancing capacity to treat patients with Long COVID through a multidisciplinary approach.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7418 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exclude certain individuals and entities from participation in Medicare and State health programs that discriminate on the basis of a covered statement.
Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 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.7427 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require CMI testing of incentive payments for behavioral health providers and certain other providers for adoption and use of certified electronic health record technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 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

Tax
S.4012 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the depreciation of nonresidential real property and residential rental property.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7428 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronically prepared tax returns to include scannable code when submitted on paper.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7430 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish limitations on modifications to trade agreements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7432 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to equalize the charitable mileage rate with the business travel rate.
Sponsor: Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] (Introduced 04/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.