Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MAY 19, 2022

H.R. 7688 – Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 207 (Roll no. 232).

H.R. 7688 – Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 – 220 (Roll no. 231).

H.R. 7688
On agreeing to the Pappas amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 207 (Roll no. 230).

H.R. 7688
On agreeing to the Demings amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 205 (Roll no. 229).

Today

The House is not in session.

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; invoked: 86-11.
  2. Passage of Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; passed: 86-11.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022; not invoked: 52-43.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; invoked: 48-36.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.3525, to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #300, S.2490, Blackwell School National Historic Site Act, w/Cornyn amdt

Passed H.R.7791, to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions, and for other purposes.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act
  2. H.R.7790, Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act
  3. H.R.7688, Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
  4. S.4261, FORMULA Act (Lee)

Adopted S.Res.645, Legal Counsel

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #811 – Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with rank of Ambassador

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Exec. Cal. #888 – Flor Romero, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2025

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Exec. Cal. #889 – Christine M. Kim, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

Exec. Cal. #890 – Karen Ann Stout, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

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 #461 – Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, to be Director General of the Foreign Service

Today

The Senate is not in session. The Senate will next convene on Monday for a pro forma session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Science, Space, and Technology
Building a Workforce to Navigate the Electric Vehicle Future

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4258 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prevent conflicts of interest and promote competition in the sale and purchase of digital advertising.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7839 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prevent conflicts of interest and promote competition in the sale and purchase of digital advertising.
Sponsor: Rep. Buck, Ken [R-CO-4] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7858 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a new Federal body to provide reasonable oversight and regulation of digital platforms.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment
S.4280 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to remove carbon dioxide directly from ambient air or seawater, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7848 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote meeting domestic energy needs with domestic energy production, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Blake D. [R-UT-1] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
H.R.7836 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to facilitate community action to address repetitively flooded areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7842 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to expand opportunities for families living in areas of high flood risk to access Federal assistance for voluntary relocation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.7852 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a corporate responsibility investment option under the Thrift Savings Plan.
Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Health Care
S.4259 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to create a Council on Emergency Response Protocols to ensure the establishment of accessible, developmentally appropriate, culturally aware, and trauma-informed emergency response protocols in public schools, early child care and education settings, and institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4260 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4264 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to develop a strategy to integrate and coordinate Medicaid and Medicare coverage for full-benefit dual eligible individuals.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4267 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a tax credit for qualified health insurance premiums of eligible retired public safety officers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4268 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4269 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to award grants to State, local, and Tribal governments to purchase and distribute anti-blood loss supplies for use in a medical emergency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4273 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with resources to support efforts to integrate or coordinate Medicare and Medicaid benefits for individuals that are eligible for both programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4286 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Attorney General to develop crisis intervention training tools for use by first responders related to interacting with persons who have a traumatic brain injury, another form of acquired brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7834 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from selecting certain activities relating to the development of anti-racism plans as clinical practice improvement activities under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 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.7835 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require Executive agencies to submit to Congress a study of the impacts of expanded telework and remote work by agency employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and a plan for the agency’s future use of telework and remote work, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Herrell, Yvette [R-NM-2] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.7845 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to take certain steps to increase clinical trial diversity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7850 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program to award grants to State, local, and Tribal governments to purchase and distribute anti-blood loss supplies for use in a medical emergency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7857 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Minority Fellowship Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
S.4261 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to suspend duties and other restrictions on the importation of infant formula to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 372.

S.4262 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to temporarily allow the importation of infant formula free of duty and free of quantitative limitation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4265 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and provide an inflation adjustment for the limitation on distributions from qualified tuition programs that may be used for elementary and secondary tuition.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7844 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve tax filing efforts in rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jackson, Ronny [R-TX-13] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7849 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for the purchase of certain adaptive gear required to prevent the entanglement of Right Whales.
Sponsor: Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.7838 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure that no cost reduction or cash refund is due under certain transportation cost-reimbursement contracts on the basis of the forgiveness of certain covered loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7853 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Federal Aviation Administration to provide funding for noise mitigation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine
S.4283 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the confiscation of assets of the Russian Federation and the use of such assets to offset costs to the United States of assistance to Ukraine.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7855 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal funding for institutions of higher education that have agreements with certain academic institutions in the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 05/19/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 05/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker