Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will begin consideration of motions to instruct on USICA legislation.

The House

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session.

Today

The House is not in 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.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #546, Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 54-42.

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; invoked: 61-35.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #674, Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; confirmed: 62-34.

4.      Passage of S.J.Res.39, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to “Vaccine and Mask Requirements To Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start Programs; passed: 55-41.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.4132, to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services (Blumenthal).

Passed H.R.3182 – Safe Sleep for Babies Act.

Passed H.R.6023 – Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Reauthorization Act.

Adopted S.Res.604 – National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Appreciation Week.

Adopted S.Res.613 – National Minority Health Month.

Adopted S.Res.614 – Glioblastoma Awareness Day.

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 proceed to Executive Session.

Roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session in relation to the motions to instruct with respect to H.R.4521, USICA/COMPETES

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations
A Review of the President’s FY 2023 Funding Request and Budget Justification for the Department of Health and Human Services

Senate Judiciary
Excessive Swipe Fees and Barriers to Competition in the Credit and Debit Card Systems

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7657 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 to extend the availability of identity protection coverage to individuals whose personally identifiable information was compromised during recent data breaches at Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Energy/ Environment
H.R.7654 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Stop NEPA Expansion Act
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.4127 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to address disclosures by directors, officers, and principal stockholders of foreign private issuers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7643 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a Natural Disaster Risk Reinsurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7645 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Emergency Rental Assistance Accountability and Transparency Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7651 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7661 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the creation and sale of trigger leads, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7664 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to include requirements relating to graduates of career and technical education programs or programs of study for small business development centers and women’s business centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business

Health Care
S.4130 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4131 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the trade or business expense deduction for the reimbursement of employee costs of child gender transition procedure or travel to obtain an abortion.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.4132 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 05/03/2022 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.7640 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Orphan Drug Act to reauthorize a program of grants and contracts for the development of drugs for rare diseases and conditions (commonly referred to as “orphan drugs”).
Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7644 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Pride in Mental Health Act
Sponsor: Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7646 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Emerging Signals Modernization Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7649 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to open a public docket for the submission of public comments regarding factors that should be taken into consideration when reviewing a proposed modification to an approved risk evaluation and mitigation strategy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Joyce, John [R-PA-13] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7653 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Modern Authentication of Pharmaceuticals Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7658 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize the Critical Path Public-Private Partnerships.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
S.4125 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a refundable tax credit for certain teachers as a supplement to State effort to provide teachers with a livable wage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7652 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Social Security Guarantee Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Mooney, Alexander X. [R-WV-2] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7660 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
RAISE Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.7642 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Transportation Assistance for Olympic Cities Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 05/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/03/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure