Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider S. 3522 – Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022. The Senate will consider H.R. 4521 – USICA/COMPETES.

The House

Yesterday

HR 7314 – Assessing Xi’s Interface and Subversion Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 394 – 3 (Roll no. 127)

HR 7372 – Protecting Semiconductor Supply Chain Materials from Authoritarians Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 414 – 9 (Roll no. 128).

HR 496 – Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 421 – 4 (Roll no. 129).

HR 6930 – Asset Seizure for Ukraine Reconstruction Act
On Motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required) PASSED – 417 – 8 (Roll no. 130)

HR 923 – Georgia Support Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 406 – 20 (Roll no. 131).

H Res. 833 – Expressing support for Moldova’s democracy, independence, and territorial integrity and strengthening United States and Moldova relations
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 409 – 17 (Roll no. 132).

HR 3344 – Transatlantic Telecommunications Security Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 366 – 60 (Roll no. 133).

HR 7311 – Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 415 – 9 (Roll no. 134).

HR 4133 – Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 340 – 86 (Roll no. 135).

HR 6089 – Stop Iranian Drones Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 424 – 2 (Roll no. 136).

HR 4693 – Global Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 384 – 44 (Roll no. 137).

S 812 – To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to regain observer status for Taiwan in the World Health Organization, and for other purposes
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): PASSED – 425 – 0 (Roll no. 138).

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

S. 3522 – Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #800, Sherilyn Peace Garnett, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; invoked: 64-34.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #800, Sherilyn Peace Garnett, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; confirmed: 62-33.
  3. Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.41, Title X CRA; not agreed to: 49-49.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.588 – Financial Literacy Month
S.Res.597 – HACUN Internship Program
S.Res.598 – Glenville State University women’s basketball team
S.Res.599 – National Month of the Military Child
Agreed to S.Con.Res.36, Ulysses S. Grant
Passed S.895, Human Trafficking Survivor Tax Relief Act

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.4088, To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from lessening the stringency of, and to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from ceasing or lessening implementation of, the COVID–19 border health provisions through the end of the COVID–19 pandemic, and for other purposes (Cruz).

The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to Calendar #282, H.R.4521, America USICA/COMPETES. That if a compound motion to go to conference is agreed to and the Chair is authorized to appoint conferees, the following Senators be permitted to make a motion to instruct, the text of which is at the desk; that these be the only motions to instruct in order; further, that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate vote in relation to the motions in the order listed, that the only debate with respect to these motions be 2 minutes equally divided prior to each vote, and with 60-affirmative votes required for adoption of the Lankford motion:

  1. Paul
  2. Barrasso
  3. Cruz
  4. Menendez
  5. Risch
  6. Kelly
  7. Lee
  8. Blackburn
  9. Cotton
  10. Murkowski
  11. Sullivan
  12. Rubio
  13. Johnson
  14. Sanders (re: warrants)
  15. Scott (FL)
  16. Hassan
  17. Ernst
  18. Lankford
  19. Sanders (re: NASA)
  20. Cassidy (re: Mexico)
  21. Bennet
  22. Warnock
  23. Daines
  24. Cassidy (re: college transparency)
  25. Capito
  26. Toomey
  27. Scott (SC)
  28. Lujan

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Executive Calendar #660 – Ryan K. Buchanan, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #661 – Jason M. Frierson, of Nevada, to be United States Attorney for the District of Nevada for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #663 – Mark A. Totten, of Michigan, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Michigan for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #739 – Marisa T. Darden, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #740 – Delia L. Smith, of the Virgin Islands, to be United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #741 – Eddie M. Frizell, of Minnesota, to be United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #742 – LaDon A. Reynolds, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #804 – Trina A. Higgins, of Utah, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #805 – Jane E. Young, of New Hampshire, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire for the term of four years
Executive Calendar #859 – Vanessa Roberts Avery, of Connecticut, to be United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut for the term of four years

By unanimous consent, the cloture motion on Executive Calendar #865 Julia Ruth Gordon, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was withdrawn.

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

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.4521, USICA/COMPETES.

At approximately 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on H.R.4521.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the compound motion to go to conference.

Thursday, April 28th at approx. 12:00 noon – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on H.R.4521, USICA/COMPETES.

Thursday, April 28th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. If cloture is invoked, compound motion to go to conference on H.R.4521, USICA/COMPETES.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations
A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration

House Natural Resources
The Opportunities and Risks of Offshore Carbon Storage in the Gulf of Mexico

House Appropriations
Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Department of State

House Ways and Means
FY2023 HHS Budget

House Foreign Affairs
The State Department’s Foreign Policy Priorities and the FY23 Budget Request

House Appropriations
Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

House Financial Services
What’s in Your Digital Wallet? A Review of Recent Trends in Mobile Banking Payments

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7598 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act to provide liability protection for the sharing of information regarding suspected unlawful robocalls by or with the registered consortium that conducts private-led efforts to trace back the origin of suspected unlawful robocalls, and for the receipt of such information by such registered consortium, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4095 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to require reporting of sourcing and due diligence activities of companies involving supply chains of products that are imported into the United States that are directly linked to products utilizing forced labor from Xinjiang, China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4097 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve access for diverse-owned asset management firms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4099 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit securities investments that finance certain companies of the People’s Republic of China and to expand the Non-Specially Designated Nationals Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7594 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Too Narrow to Succeed Act
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 04/27/2022 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.4091 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend part A of title XI of the Social Security Act to provide grants to States, units of local government, and Indian Tribes to establish, expand, or maintain Drug Overdose Fatality Review Teams.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4094 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 to strike the Secretary’s unilateral authority during a national emergency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4100 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas and midwives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7608 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
State Registries for Advance Directives Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Ukraine
S.4098 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit nationals of the Russian Federation and Belarus from working in Department of Energy National Laboratories.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7596 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/27/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7611 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide enhanced authority for the President to enter into agreements with the Government of Ukraine to lend or lease defense articles to that Government to protect civilian populations in Ukraine from Russian military invasion, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 04/27/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.