Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022. The Senate is not in session. 

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 12, 2022

H.R. 3508 – CW4 Christian J. Koch Memorial Post Office
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 3, 2 Present (Roll no. 177).

H.R. 209 – Lance Corporal Marc Lucas Tucker Post Office Building
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 4, 2 Present (Roll no. 176).

H.R. 207 – Command Sergeant Major Lawrence E. ’Rabbit’ Kennedy Post Office Building
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 3, 2 Present (Roll no. 175).

H.R. 92 – Specialist Four Charles Johnson Post Office
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 3, 2 Present (Roll no. 174).

H.R. 91 – Private First Class Barrett Lyle Austin Post Office Building
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 3, 2 Present (Roll no. 173).

H.R. 903 – Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 201 (Roll no. 172).

H.R. 903 – Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 205 – 216 (Roll no. 171).

H.R. 903
On agreeing to the Guest amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 200 – 221 (Roll no. 170).

H.R. 903
On agreeing to the Cammack amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 216 (Roll no. 169).

H.R. 903
On agreeing to the Thompson (MS) amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 198 (Roll no. 168).

Today

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici / Education and Labor 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. Veronica Escobar Amendment
Rep. Alma Adams Amendment
Rep. Bob Good Amendment
Rep. Josh Gottheimer Amendment
Rep. Glenn Grothman Amendment
Rep. Jahana Hayes Amendment
Rep. Steven Horsford Amendment
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Amendment
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment
Rep. Lisa McClain Amendment
Rep. Gwen Moore Amendment
Rep. Payne / Tlaib Amendment
Rep. Donald Payne Amendment
Rep. Ayanna Pressley Amendment
Rep. Tlaib / Payne / Newman / Amendment
Rep. Ritchie Torres Amendment
Rep. Susan Wild Amendment

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to discharge the nomination of Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, from the Commerce Committee; discharged: 50-5-, with the vice president voting in the affirmative.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority; confirmed: 50-49.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #807 Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; confirmed: 80-19.

No additional Legislative Business

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
· Executive Calendar #704 – John Edward Putnam, of Colorado, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
· Executive Calendar #720 – Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
· Executive Calendar #866 – Derek Kan, of California, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2028
· Executive Calendar #867 – Daniel Mark Tangherlini, of the District of Columbia, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2027

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 #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  2. Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  3. Executive Calendar #777 Christopher Joseph Lowman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4200 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a Secure Research Data Network.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4201 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a new Federal body to provide reasonable oversight and regulation of digital platforms.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment
S.4217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure transparent and competitive transportation fuel markets in order to protect consumers from unwarranted price increases.
Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7751 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a gasoline tax holiday, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.4199 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to require that a court decree, court order, or other similar process expressly provides for an annuity supplement payment.
Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4206 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to provide awards to recognize State and local governments that improve the process of forming a new business, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.4214 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to make price gouging unlawful, to expand the ability of the Federal Trade Commission to seek permanent injunctions and equitable relief, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7736 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To make price gouging unlawful, to expand the ability of the Federal Trade Commission to seek permanent injunctions and equitable relief, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

S.4219 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide that any mandatory predispute or coerced postdispute arbitration clause, class action waiver, representation waiver, or discretionary clause with respect to a plan is unenforceable, to prohibit any such clause or waiver from being included in a plan document or other agreement with plan participants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7732 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to the Office of the Investor Advocate, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7733 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to reauthorize and improve the community development financial institutions bond guarantee program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7734 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 31, United States Code, to require the timely production of reports to Congress under the Bank Secrecy Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7739 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase the supply of, and lower rents for, affordable housing and to assess calculations of area median income for purposes of Federal low-income housing assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (35)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7740 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide that any mandatory predispute or coerced postdispute arbitration clause, class action waiver, representation waiver, or discretionary clause with respect to a plan is unenforceable, to prohibit any such clause or waiver from being included in a plan document or other agreement with plan participants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.7742 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to preserve the independent funding in the Office of Financial Research, to establish minimum staffing levels for the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to establish minimum funding levels for such staff, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7747 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the National Science Foundation to commission a study on inflation.
Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Young [R-CA-39] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Health Care
S.4198 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants for providing evidence-based caregiver skills training to caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4202 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require an annual budget estimate for the initiatives of the National Institutes of Health pursuant to reports and recommendations made under the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4203 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to extend the National Alzheimer’s Project.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4204 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a Medicare-for-all national health insurance program.
Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4212 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to publish guidelines for parents to prepare baby formula at home.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4215 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish additional authorities of the Food and Drug Administration regarding the conduct of pediatric investigations of molecularly targeted drugs to treat cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7744 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to extend beyond the COVID-19 emergency period, with certain modifications, the Emergency Declaration Blanket Waiver relating to training and certification of nurse aides to alleviate burdens imposed on staff of skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities.
Sponsor: Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7750 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a Prostate Cancer Coordinating Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7755 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve access to care for all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries through models tested under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7760 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a procedure for terminating a determination by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to suspend the introduction of persons into the United States from designated places, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
S.4192 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to end the tax subsidy for employer efforts to influence their workers’ exercise of their rights around labor organizations and engaging in collective action.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7754 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To allow for one-time distributions from certain transportation fringe benefit accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4207 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to allow for one-time distributions from certain transportation fringe benefit accounts.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Ukraine
S.4218 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny foreign tax credits or deductions with respect to taxes paid or accrued to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, to provide for the denial of certain other tax benefits in connection with the invasion of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7745 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To support and allow funding for the investigation of the International Criminal Court with respect to the Situation in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53] (Introduced 05/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.