Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations. 

The House

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session.

Today

The House is not in session. The House will meet for a pro forma session on Friday, May 27.

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; confirmed: 49-43.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission; invoked: 54-39.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission; confirmed: 54-38
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey; invoked: 52-39.
  5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado; invoked: 48-42.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; invoked: 50-41.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.647 – Harlem Cultural Fest/Jazz Fest
S.Res.648 – National Brain Tumor Awareness Month
S.Res.649 – Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats basketball

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. H.R.3807, Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021
  2. H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act of 2021
  3. H.R.6833, Affordable Insulin Now Act
  4. H.R.8, Bipartisan Background Checks Act
  5. H.R.1446, Enhanced Background Checks Act

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nomination:

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Exec. Cal. #904 – Paul M. Rosen, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security

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
  4. Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Padin nomination (NJ District Judge), confirmation of the Sweeney nomination (CO District Judge), and cloture on the Thompson nomination (Director of FHFA).

Additional roll call votes are expected throughout Wednesday’s session in relation to the pending nominations.

Prior to the end of the week, the Senate may consider S.J.Res.46, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security relating to “Procedures for Credible Fear Screening and Consideration of Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT Protection Claims by Asylum Officers”.

Cloture has been filed on the following items:

  1. Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
  2. Executive Calendar #651 Henry Christopher Frey, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Executive Calendar #670 Lisa Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
  4. Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics
  5. Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  6. Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
  7. Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration
  8. Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services
  9. Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California
  10. Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy
  11. Motion to proceed to Calendar #371, H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act.
  12. Executive Calendar #923, Jane Hartley, of New York, to be Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, May 25th at approx. 11:00am – 3 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Oversight and Reform
Technology Modernization Fund: Rewriting our IT

House Appropriations
Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency

House Financial Services
Reauthorization and Reform of the National Flood Insurance Program

House Appropriations
Defense Health and Medical Readiness

SEC
Open Meeting

Senate Appropriations
Review of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the U.S. Agency for International Development

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.7871 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal fossil fuel subsidies for oil companies, to establish gas price rebates to individuals for 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services
S.4292 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to exclude the audits of privately held, non-custody brokers and dealers that are in good standing from certain requirements under title I of that act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4295 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend securities and banking laws to make the information reported to financial regulatory agencies electronically searchable, to further enable the development of regulatory technologies and artificial intelligence applications, to put the United States on a path towards building a comprehensive Standard Business Reporting program to ultimately harmonize and reduce the private sector’s regulatory compliance burden, while enhancing transparency and accountability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4299 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to repeal the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.7863 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance with respect to natural disaster resilience, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Troy [D-LA-2] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.7865 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase the availability of flood insurance for agricultural structures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7866 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, and the Small Business Act to direct the Department of Transportation and the Small Business Administration to strengthen and advance certain disadvantaged businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [D-IL-4] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

H.R.7868 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To modernize the formulas for allocation of Community Development Block Grant Program grants for entitlement communities to more effectively target such amounts for community development needs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7874 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the State Small Business Credit Initiative Act of 2010 to modify allocations under the State Small Business Credit Initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Phillips, Dean [D-MN-3] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.4289 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit an employer from terminating the coverage of an employee under a group health plan while the employer is engaged in a lock-out, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4293 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prevent unfair and deceptive acts or practices and the dissemination of false information related to pharmacy benefit management services for prescription drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7864 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize assistance to train and retain obstetrician-gynecologists and sub-specialists in urogynecology and to help improve the quality of care to meet the health care needs of women in least developed countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7869 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize assistance to aid in the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula in foreign countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7876 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect access to telehealth services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 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.7878 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the ability of renal dialysis facilities to serve as originating sites for telehealth services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 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

Tax
S.4291 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals.
Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S. [I-ME] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/24/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7872 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the standard charitable mileage rate for delivery of meals to elderly, disabled, frail, and at-risk individuals.
Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.7870 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To include certain computer-related projects in the Federal permitting program under title XLI of the FAST Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 05/24/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/24/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.