Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Homeland Security. The Senate will consider Ukraine Aid legislation and multiple circuit court nominations.

The House

Friday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 13, 2022

H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 246 – 169 (Roll no. 182).

H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 – 216 (Roll no. 181).

H.R. 5129
On agreeing to the Gottheimer amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 418 – 0 (Roll no. 180).

H.R. 5129
On agreeing to the Bonamici amendments; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 – 219 (Roll no. 179).

H.R. 5129
On agreeing to the Bonamici amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 201 (Roll no. 178).

Today

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) H.R. 6873 – Bombing Prevention Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski / Homeland Security Committee)

2) H.R. 6824 – President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria / Homeland Security Committee)

3) S. 2520 – State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Homeland Security Committee)

4) H.R. 6825 – Nonprofit Security Grant Program Improvement Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)

5) H.R. 6871 – DHS Acquisition Reform Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jake LaTurner / Homeland Security Committee)

6) H.R. 6868 – Cybersecurity Grants for Schools Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Andrew Garbarino / Homeland Security Committee)

7) H.R. 5658 – DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Don Bacon / Homeland Security Committee)

8) S. 3527 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer the name of property of the Department of Veterans Affairs designated by law to other property of the Department (Sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

9) S. 1760 – To designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs planned to be built in Oahu, Hawaii, as the “Daniel Kahikina Akaka Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic” (Sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

10) S. 2514 – To rename the Provo Veterans Center in Orem, Utah, as the “Col. Gail S. Halvorsen ‘Candy Bomber’ Veterans Center” (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

11) H.R. 7500 – Fiscal Year 2022 Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Authorization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Colin Allred / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

12) H.R. 5754 – Patient Advocate Tracker Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lisa McClain / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

13) H.R. 6604 – Veterans Eligibility to Transfer School (VETS) Credit Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

14) S. 2687 – Strengthening Oversight for Veterans Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

15) H.R. 7375 – To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to update the payment system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow for electronic fund transfer of educational assistance, administered by the Secretary, to a foreign institution of higher education (Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

16) H.R. 6376 – Student Veteran Work Study Modernization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

17) H.R. 7153 – Department of Veterans Affairs Principles of Benefits Automation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #368, H.R.7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine
  2. Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
  3. Executive Calendar #802, Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California.
  4. Executive Calendar #799, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be US District Judge for the Central District of California.

Monday, May 16th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.7771 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of the Army and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a study analyzing the cost to permit applicants and permit holders of complying with sections 402 and 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services
H.R.7768 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To affirm that the Farm Credit Administration is the sole and independent regulator of the Farm Credit System.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
H.R.7767 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for the enforcement of mental health and substance abuse disorder parity requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.7770 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to permit additional leave for bone marrow or blood stem cell donation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Oversight and Reform; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7773 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7774 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To streamline the employer reporting process and strengthen the eligibility verification process for the premium assistance tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy.
Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 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

H.R.7775 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend the National Alzheimer’s Project.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation
H.R.7769 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a commission to develop a helicopter usage management plan for certain airspace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 05/13/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.