Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the TSA Workforce Act. The Senate will consider a nominee for the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 11, 2022

H.R. 6386 – Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial Post Office Building
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 – 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 167).

H.R. 5900 – Marine Corps Reserve PVT Jacob Cruz Post Office
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 1, 1 Present (Roll no. 166).

H.R. 700 – Lawrence M. ’Larry’ Walsh Sr. Post Office
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 380 – 26, 1 Present (Roll no. 165).

H.R. 224 – Vanessa Guillen Post Office Building
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 164).

H.R. 6531 – Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 262 – 156 (Roll no. 163).

H.R. 6899 – Russia and Belarus SDR Exchange Prohibition Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 2 (Roll no. 162).

H.R. 6891 – Isolate Russian Government Officials Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 – 2 (Roll no. 161).

H.R. 7081 – Ukraine Comprehensive Debt Payment Relief Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 362 – 56 (Roll no. 160).

H.R. 7066 – Russia and Belarus Financial Sanctions Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 2 (Roll no. 159).

H.R. 935 – Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 0 (Roll no. 158).

H.R. 5914 – Empowering States to Protect Seniors from Bad Actors Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 371 – 48 (Roll no. 157).

H.R. 5911 – Fair Hiring in Banking Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 329 – 88 (Roll no. 156).

S 1872 – United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0 (Roll no. 155).

H.R. 1437 – PRECIP Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 333 – 81 (Roll no. 154).

H.R. 7077 – Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 – 37 (Roll no. 153).

S. 66 – South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 7 (Roll no. 152).

H.R. 5324 – NOAA Weather Radio Modernization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 20 (Roll no. 151).

H.R. 847 – Promoting Digital Privacy Technologies Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 19 (Roll no. 150).

H.R. 2499 – Federal Firefighters Fairness Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 288 – 131 (Roll no. 149).

Keller (R-PA) Amendment to H.R. 2499
On agreeing to the Keller amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 180 – 242 (Roll no. 148).

Joyce (R-OH) Amendment to H.R. 2499
On agreeing to the Joyce (OH) amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 419 – 0 (Roll no. 147).

Scott (D-VA) En Bloc #1 Amendments to H.R. 2499
On agreeing to the Scott (VA) amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 195 (Roll no. 146).

Today

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

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 903 – Rights for the TSA Workforce Act of 2022 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Amendment #1
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Amendment #2
Rep. Kat Cammack Amendment
Rep. Josh Gottheimer Amendment
Rep. Michael Guest Amendment
Rep. Frank Mrvan Amendment
Rep. Ritchie Torres Amendment
Rep. Jennifer Wexton Amendment

Postponed Suspension Votes:

1) 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)
2) 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)
3) 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)
4) 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)
5) 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)

The Senate

Yesterday

Coast Guard promotions confirmed by unanimous consent: Executive Calendar #909 – 914

Confirmed, 91-7: Executive Calendar #809 Philip Nathan Jefferson to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years from February 1, 2022.

Confirmed, 51-50 with Vice President voting in the affirmative: Executive Calendar #865 Julia Ruth Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Not Invoked, 49-51: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #362, S.4132, Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022.

Confirmed, 51-50 with Vice President voting in the affirmative: Executive Calendar #848 Alvaro M. Bedoya to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2019.

Agreed to, 51-49: Motion to discharge from Judiciary PN1509 Charlotte N. Sweeney to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.

Today

10:00 a.m.

The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to discharge from the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee PN1542, Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2018.

Noon

The Senate will VOTE on the motion to discharge PN1542.

Further VOTES are expected on Thursday.

S. Res. 456, as amended, Gambia;

HEARINGS COVERED

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

House Financial Services
The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council

House Small Business
The Workforce and Innovation needs of the Aviation and Aerospace Industry

House Agriculture
Changing Market Roles: The FTX Proposal and Trends in New Clearinghouse Models

National Institute on Retirement Security
Webinar: Engaging Plan participants to Improve Retirement Readiness

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.4183 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the National Energy Transition Endowment and Community Revitalization Corporation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/11/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7722 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to reissue the final environmental impact statement for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7731 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to revise labeling requirements for fuel pumps that dispense E15, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4181 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to allow coronavirus State and local fiscal recovery funds to be used for low-income housing credit projects.
Sponsor: Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/11/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7726 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the tenth general capital increase for the Inter-American Development Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Del. Plaskett, Stacey E. [D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7729 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the student loan ombudsman of the Department of Education to provide student loan data to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.4185 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to set forth limitations on exclusivity for orphan drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/11/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7715 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to include, to the extent possible, aborted children in death numbers and rates.
Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7716 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) To help persons in the United States experiencing homelessness and significant behavioral health issues, including substance use disorders, by authorizing a grant program within the Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist State and local governments, Continuums of Care, community-based organizations that administer both health and homelessness services, and providers of services to people experiencing homelessness, better coordinate health care and homelessness services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7718 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, to work through the Codex process to review and update internationally recognized standards for infant formula to ensure that such standards are consistent with the requirements applicable to the importation of infant formula into the United States.
Sponsor: Rep. Feenstra, Randy [R-IA-4] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Ukraine
S.4190 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the independent and objective conduct and supervision of audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations funded with amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to Ukraine for military, economic, and humanitarian aid.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 05/11/2022 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 366.

H.R.7724 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) To direct the President to seek to obtain an agreement between the United States and other countries that have frozen the assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation under which parties to the agreement will use such assets to provide for the reconstruction of Ukraine upon cessation of hostilities in Ukraine. Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 05/11/2022) Cosponsors: (2) Committees: House – Foreign Affairs Latest Action: House – 05/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.