Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from committee on Oversight and Reform; Science, Space, and Technology; and Financial Services. The Senate will vote on cloture for Maritime Administration, Department of Energy, and Federal Reserve Board nominations.

The House

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: TBD.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 847 – Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Haley Stevens / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
2) H.R. 5324 – NWR Modernization Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Bice / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
3) S. 66 – South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
4) H.R. 7077 – Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ritchie Torres / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
5) H.R. 1437 – PRECIP Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
6) S. 1872 – United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst / Financial Services Committee)
7) H.R. 5911 – Fair Hiring in Banking Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joyce Beatty / Financial Services Committee)
8) H.R. 5914 – Empowering States to Protect Seniors from Bad Actors Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Financial Services Committee)
9) H.R. 935 – Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)
10) H.R. 7066 – Russian and Belaraus Financial Sanctions Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brad Sherman / Financial Services Committee)
11) H.R. 7081 – Ukraine Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chuy Garcia / Financial Services Committee)
12) H.R. 6891 – Isolate Russian Government Officials Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee)
13) H.R. 6899 – Russia and Belarus SDR Exchange Prohibition Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
14) H.R. 6015 – Benjamin Berell Ferencz Congressional Gold Medal Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lois Frankel / Financial Services Committee)
15) S. 2201 – Supply Chain Security Training Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Oversight and Reform Committee)
16) S. 1097 – Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Oversight and Reform Committee)
17) H.R. 6531 – Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Oversight and Reform Committee)
18) H.R. 224 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5302 Galveston Road in Houston, Texas, as the “Vanessa Guillén Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Sylvia Garcia / Oversight and Reform Committee)
19) H.R. 700 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 303 East Mississippi Avenue in Elwood, Illinois, as the “Lawrence M. ‘Larry’ Walsh Sr. Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Foster / Oversight and Reform Committee)
20) H.R. 5900 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2016 East 1st Street in Los Angeles, California, as the “Marine Corps Reserve PVT Jacob Cruz Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Gomez / Oversight and Reform Committee)
21) H.R. 6386 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 450 West Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, Illinois, as the “Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi / Oversight and Reform Committee)
22) H.R. 6614 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4744 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Rashida Tlaib / Oversight and Reform Committee)
23) H.R. 91 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 810 South Pendleton Street in Easley, South Carolina, as the “Private First Class Barrett Lyle Austin Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan / Oversight and Reform Committee)
24) H.R. 92 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 110 Johnson Street in Pickens, South Carolina, as the “Specialist Four Charles Johnson Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Duncan / Oversight and Reform Committee)
25) H.R. 207 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 215 1st Avenue in Amory, Mississippi, as the “Command Sergeant Major Lawrence E. ‘Rabbit’ Kennedy Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Trent Kelly / Oversight and Reform Committee)
26) H.R. 209 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 305 Highway 15 North in Pontotoc, Mississippi, as the “Lance Corporal Marc Lucas Tucker Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Trent Kelly / Oversight and Reform Committee)
27) H.R. 3508 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 39 West Main Street, in Honeoye Falls, New York, as the “CW4 Christian J. Koch Memorial Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Jacobs / Oversight and Reform Committee)

Consideration of Legislation Related to Supplemental Funding for Ukraine

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #708 Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration; invoked: 72-20.

Legislative Business

Passed S.4160 – SCOTUS Security
Adopted S.Res.624 – National Fentanyl Awareness Day
Adopted S.Res.625 – Charter Schools Week

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. S.4164, to prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for the establishment or operation of the Disinformation Governance Board in the Department of Homeland Security. (Defund the Ministry of Truth Act of 2022) (Paul)

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 to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #708 Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Phillips nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #773 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

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

If cloture is invoked on the Berhe nomination, at approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, we expect that Senator Schumer will move to reconsider Executive Calendar #844 Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and a roll call vote on cloture on the nomination upon reconsideration.

If the motion is made and cloture is invoked on the Cook nomination upon reconsideration, there will be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

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

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following items:

  1. Executive Calendar #848 Alvaro M. Bedoya, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner
  2. Calendar #362, S.4132, Women’s Health Protection Act
  3. Executive Calendar #865 Julia Ruth Gordon, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

These motions will ripen on Wednesday.

Approx. 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #708 Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #773 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

Approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #773 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #844 Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, upon reconsideration.

If cloture is invoked, up to 2 hours of debate, then – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #844 Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking
The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.4161 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish effluent limitations guidelines and standards and water quality criteria for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/09/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services
S.4165 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to establish a CDFI National Crisis Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 05/09/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.