Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Consumer Price Gouging Prevention Act. The Senate will consider invoking cloture on aid for Ukraine and multiple circuit court nominations.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 18, 2022

H.R. 6064 – Direct the Sec. of VA to seek to enter into an agreement with the National Academies for a review of examinations, furnished by the Sec., to individuals who submit claims to the Sec. for compensation under chapter 11 of title 38, U.S.C., for mental & physical conditions to military sexual trauma
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 2 (Roll no. 217).

H.R. 6961 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve hearings before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals regarding claims involving military sexual trauma
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 12 (Roll no. 216).

H.R 7335 – MST Claims Coordination Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 0 (Roll no. 215).

H.R. 5738 – Lactation Spaces for Veteran Moms Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 0 (Roll no. 214).

H. RES 1125 – Condemning rising antisemitism
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 – 1 (Roll no. 213).

S 2938 – To designate the United States Courthouse and Federal Building located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the “Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building”
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 230 – 190, 1 Present (Roll no. 212).

H.R. 6531 – Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 258 – 165 (Roll no. 211).

H.R. 6531 – Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 – 219 (Roll no. 210).

H. RES 1124 – Providing for consideration of H.R. 350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act; H.R. 7688, Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act; H.R. 7790, Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 202 (Roll no. 209).

H. RES 1124 – Providing for consideration of H.R. 350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act; H.R. 7688, Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act; H.R. 7790, Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022; and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 201 (Roll no. 208).

Today

On Thursday, 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. 7688 – Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Kim Schrier / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Reps. Demings / Castor / Cicilline / Nadler Amendment
Rep. Chris Pappas Amendment

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York; confirmed: 51-47.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); invoked: 54-43.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); confirmed: 54-44.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; invoked: 50-47.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 50-45.
  6. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802, Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California; invoked: 51-44.
  7. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #799, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be US District Judge for the Central District of California; confirmed: 51-45.
  8. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #777 Christopher Joseph Lowman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 94-1.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.612 – Women-owned Small Businesses
Adopted S.Res.643 – National Police Week

Executive Business

This evening Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission
  2. Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey NJ
  3. Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado
  4. Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  5. Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
  6. Executive Calendar #651 Henry Christopher Frey, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  7. Executive Calendar #670 Lisa Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
  8. Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics
  9. Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  10. Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
  11. Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration
  12. Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services
  13. Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California
  14. Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy

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

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #368, H.R.7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine. At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill and, if cloture is invoked, there will be an immediate vote on passage of H.R.7691

Following disposition of the Ukraine aid bill, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed. If cloture is not invoked, there will be an immediate cloture vote on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Thursday, May 19th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.
  2. Passage of Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

Thursday, May 19th at approx. 1:45pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate banking
Federal Reserve / SEC Nomination Hearing

House Appropriations
Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Hearing to Examine the President’s FY 2023 Budget Request for the Department of the Interior

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.7811 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To make certain improvements to the enterprise-wide procurement of cyber data products and services by the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Obernolte, Jay [R-CA-8] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.7814 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to health care providers to enhance the physical and cyber security of their facilities, personnel, and patients.
Sponsor: Rep. Escobar, Veronica [D-TX-16] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (92)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment
S.4242 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the preservation and storage of uranium-233 to foster development of thorium molten-salt reactors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Tuberville, Tommy [R-AL] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4248 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to enhance pipeline safety and oil spill preparedness and response, particularly in the Great Lakes Basin, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services
S.4241 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require investment advisers for passively-managed funds to arrange for pass-through voting of proxies for certain securities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7824 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To deter foreign financial institutions from providing banking services for the benefit of foreign terrorist organizations and from facilitating or promoting payments for acts of terrorism.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
S.4256 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent food shortages, including shortages of infant formula and certain medical foods.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7816 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit fetal remains in publicly owned water systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7823 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the health coverage tax credit permanent.
Sponsor: Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7828 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to shorten the exclusivity period for brand name biological products from 12 to 5 years.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7831 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction for certain charity care furnished by physicians, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-11] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
S.4252 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to terminate duties and other restrictions on the importation of infant formula, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7822 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To allow for duty-free importation and sale of infant formula that is lawfully marketed as such in its country of origin, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 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

Transportation
S.4246 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program to provide grants related to advance air mobility infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine
S.4240 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend section 2441 of title 18, United States Code, to broaden the scope of individuals subject to prosecution for war crimes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7818 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend section 2441 of title 18, United States Code, to broaden the scope of individuals subject to prosecution for war crimes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] (Introduced 05/18/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary