Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate will consider multiple nominations for Treasury and Housing and Urban Development positions. USICA motions to instruct could also be considered.

The House

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is in a pro forma session. The House will meet for pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, May 7, at 10:00 am

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #546, Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; invoked: 54-36.

Legislative Business

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

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 Executive Calendar #546, Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Frost nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #674, Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Following that vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Bhargava nomination, at approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bhargava nomination.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session in relation to S.J.Res.39, Vaccine/Masks in Head Start CRA, and in relation to some of the motions to instruct with respect to H.R.4521, USICA/COMPETES.

Tuesday, May 3rd at approx. 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #546, Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #674, Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Tuesday, May 3rd at approx. 2:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #674, Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations
The Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service

Axios
Understanding the Crypto Hype

Senate Armed Services
To Receive testimony on artificial intelligence applications to operations in cyberspace

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4123 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require a report on Federal support of the cybersecurity of commercial satellite systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 05/02/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4124 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the Disinformation Governance Board of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 05/02/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/02/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.