Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate is in a pro forma session

The House

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will meet for a pro forma session.

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #371, H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act; not invoked: 47-47.
  2. Passage of S.J.Res.46, Asylum CRA (Johnson); not passed: 46-48.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #461, Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, of New Jersey, to be Director General of the Foreign Service; confirmed: 82-10.

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

Calendar #347, S.629 – GAO Database Modernization Act
Calendar #349, S.1941 – MAPS Act
Calendar #350, S.2322 – CTPAT Pilot Program Act

H.R.4591 – VA Electronic Health Record Transparency Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
Calendar #375, S. Res. 341, Australia/New Zealand
Calendar #376, S. Res. 390, Operation Allies Refuge
Calendar #377, S. Res. 499, Baltic States
Calendar #379, S. Res. 538, United States-Africa Leaders Summit
Calendar #380, S. Res. 615, Poland/Ukraine
Calendar #381, S. Res. 632, Vladimir Kara-Murza

S.Res.654 – Great Outdoors Month
S.Res.655 – National Senior Fraud Awareness Day
S.Res.656 – Older Americans Month
S.Res.657 – Older Americans Menthal Health Awareness Day
S.Res.658 – CASA/GAL Volunteers’ Day
S.Res.659 – Aden Perry
S.Res.660 – Norman Mineta

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Exec. Cal. #707 – Steven Scott Cliff, of California, to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES

Exec. Cal. #743 – Andrew Fois, of the District of Columbia, to be Chairman of the Administrative Conference of the United States for a term of five years

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Exec. Cal. #769 – Christopher A. Coes, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

Exec Cal. #964 – Benny R. Wagner, of Tennessee, to be Inspector General of the Tennessee Valley Authority

MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL FOUNDATION

Exec. Cal. #894 – Denis Udall, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring April 15, 2023

Exec. Cal. #895 – Teresa Arrington Fox Udall, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2022

MORRIS K. UDALL AND STEWART L. UDALL FOUNDATION

Exec. Cal. #905 – Denis Udall, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring April 15, 2029

Exec. Cal. #906 – Teresa Arrington Fox Udall, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2028

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #927 – To be Brigadier General:

Col. John P. Cogbill
Col. Geoffrey A. Norman
Col. Samuel L. Peterson

Exec. Cal. #928 – Col. Craig S. Gatzemeyer – to be Brigadier General

MARINE CORPS

Exec. Cal. #929 – To be Brigadier General:

Col. Robert B. Brodie
Col. Michael A. Brooks, Jr.
Col. Kevin G. Collins
Col. Fridrik Fridriksson
Col. Maura M. Hennigan
Col. Garrett R. Hoffman
Col. Stephen J. Lightfoot
Col. Andrew T. Priddy
Col. James A. Ryans, II
Col. David C. Walsh

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #930 – Maj. Gen. Milford H. Beagle, Jr. to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE

Exec. Cal. #931 – Maj. Gen. John D. Lamontagne to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #932 – Maj. Gen. Leonard J. Kosinski to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #933 – Lt. Gen. Steven L. Basham to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #934 – Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #935 – Lt. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #936 – Maj. Gen. John P. Sullivan to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Exec. Cal. #937 – Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti to be Admiral
Exec. Cal. #938 – Rear Adm. (lh) Craig A. Clapperton to be Vice Admiral
Exec. Cal. #939 – Rear Adm. (lh) Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr. to be Vice Admiral
Exec. Cal. #940 – Vice Adm. Stephen T. Koehler to be Vice Admiral
Exec. Cal. #941 – Rear Adm. Sara A. Joyner to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

Exec. Cal. #942 – Maj. Gen. Andrea D. Tullos to be Lieutenant General

SPACE FORCE

Exec. Cal. #943 – to be Brigadier General:

Col. Robert J. Hutt
Col. Anthony J. Mastalir
Col. Jacob Middleton, Jr.
Col. Kristen L. Panzenhagen
Col. Brian D. Sidari

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #944 – Brig. Gen. James J. Kokaska, Jr. to be Major General

AIR FORCE

Exec. Cal. #945 – Lt. Gen. Gregory M. Guillot to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #946 – Maj. Gen. Alexus G. Grynkewich to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #947 – Maj. Gen. Richard G. Moore, Jr. to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #948 – Maj. Gen. Michael J. Schmidt to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #949 – Maj. Gen. Charles L. Plummer to be Lieutenant General

ARMY

Exec. Cal. #950 – Maj. Gen. Steven W. Gilland to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #951 – Maj. Gen. Omar J. Jones, IV to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #952 – Maj. Gen. James B. Jarrard to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #953 – Maj. Gen. Kevin Vereen to be Lieutenant General

MARINE CORPS

Exec. Cal. #954 – Maj. Gen. Brian W. Cavanaugh to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Exec. Cal. #955 – Capt. Aaron C. Rugh to be Rear Admiral (lower half)
Exec. Cal. #956 – Rear Adm. Frank M. Bradley to be Vice Admiral
Exec. Cal. #957 – Rear Adm. Michael E. Boyle to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE

Exec. Cal. #958 – Col. Jeremiah J. Cruz to be Brigadier General

ARMY

Exec Cal. #959 – to be Brigadier General:

Col. Jason B. Nicholson
Col. Patrick A. Teague

Exec Cal. #960 – to be Brigadier General:

Col. Roger S. Giraud
Col. Lance C. Raney

Exec Cal. #961 – to be Brigadier General:

Col. Gail E. Atkins
Col. Amanda I. Azubuike
Col. Phillip C. Baker
Col. Wayne E. Barker
Col. Maurice O. Barnett
Col. Matthew W. Brown
Col. Jonathan C. Byrom
Col. Steven P. Carpenter
Col. Rhett R. Cox
Col. Frederick L. Crist
Col. Dale S. Crockett
Col. Jason A. Curl
Col. Sean P. Davis
Col. James K. Dooghan
Col. Antoinette R. Gant
Col. Bernard J. Harrington
Col. Daniel H. Hibner
Col. Gregory S. Johnson
Col. Martine S. Kidd
Col. Joseph G. Lock
Col. Francisco J. Lozano
Col. John W. Lubas
Col. Rebecca B. McElwain
Col. Mark D. Miles
Col. Shane P. Morgan
Col. Kimberly A. Peeples
Col. Christopher D. Schneider
Col. Michael J. Simmering
Col. Jason C. Slider
Col. Marne L. Sutten
Col. Geoffrey R. Vanepps
Col. Brian D. Vile

Exec Cal. #962 – Brig. Gen. Paula C. Lodi to be Major General

MARINE CORPS

Exec Cal. #963 – Maj. Gen. Michael S. Cederholm to be Lieutenant General

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force

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 #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  2. Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  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

Today

The Senate is in a pro forma session. The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.660 to convene for a pro forma session only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, May 27th at 9:30 a.m.;
Tuesday, May 31st at 11:00 a.m.; and
Friday, June 3rd at 4:30 p.m.

When the Senate adjourns on June 3rd, it will do so until 3:00pm on Monday, June 6th.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4336 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, to annually review and as appropriate update guidance for industry and Food and Drug Administration staff on medical device cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Energy/ Environment
S.4317 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to codify certain clean energy targets of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.4321 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act to improve the administration of the Marine Debris Foundation, to amend the Marine Debris Act to improve the administration of the Marine Debris Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4329 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to provide grants and loans to support and expand the domestic solar component manufacturing supply chain, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.4325 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to modify the frequency of board of directors meetings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.4315 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to address the foreign production of precursor chemicals that are used for the illicit production of narcotics and psychotropic drugs and other controlled substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4316 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to update and clarify its rule on substances generally recognized as safe and to establish within the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition of the Food and Drug Administration the Office of Food Chemical Safety Reassessment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4330 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a loan repayment program to encourage specialty medicine physicians to serve in rural communities experiencing a shortage of specialty medicine physicians, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4332 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support research and programmatic efforts that will build on previous research on the effects of adverse childhood experiences.
Sponsor: Sen. King, Angus S. [I-ME] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4333 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to deem certain products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration as drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4338 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for increased transparency in generic drug applications.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4340 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny approval of a new drug application for an opioid analgesic drug on the basis of such drug not being clinically superior to other commercially available drugs.
Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe [D-WV] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4341 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Government Accountability Office to issue a report on nonprofit pharmaceutical organizations.
Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4343 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require any convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response reached by the World Health Assembly to be subject to Senate ratification.
Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4347 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require group health plans and group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for over-the-counter contraceptives.
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4348 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax
S.4314 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the eligible age for the exemption from the retirement plan early withdrawal penalty for public safety officers.
Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow any deduction for punitive damages, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4346 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for qualified conservation contributions which include National Scenic Trails.
Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 05/26/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.