Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider various bills from the Committees on Education and Labor, Transportation and Infrastructure, Small Business, Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary. Notably, the Food and Drug Act of 2022 will be considered today. The Senate will consider a nomination for Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and the Honoring our PACT Act, along with various Under Secretary positions for DHS and DOE.

The House

Yesterday

The House was not in session.  

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 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. 6087 – Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney / Education and Labor Committee)
2) H.R. 7352 – PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Small Business Committee)
3) H.R. 7334 – COVID-19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Small Business Committee)
4) H.R. 5879 – Hubzone Price Evaluation Preference Clarification Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Marie Newman / Small Business Committee)
5) H.R. 7622 – Small Business Workforce Pipeline Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow / Small Business Committee)
6) H.R. 7664 – Supporting Small Business and Career and Technical Education Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams / Small Business Committee)
7) H.R. 7670 – Women-Owned Small Business Program Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan / Small Business Committee)
8) H.R. 7694 – Strengthening Subcontracting for Small Businesses Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Stauber / Small Business Committee)
9) S. 3823 – Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act (Sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley / Judiciary Committee)
10) H.R. 7776 – Water Resources Development Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
11) H.Con.Res. 88 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
12) H.R. 7667 – Food and Drug Amendments Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #477, Alex Wagner, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; invoked: 69-17.

No Legislative Business

Executive Business

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 #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  5. Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration
  6. Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services
  7. Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #477, Alex Wagner, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wagner nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #388, H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 4:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Jacobs-Young, Wainstein, and Baker nominations.

Tuesday, June 7th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #477, Alex Wagner, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #388, H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act.

Tuesday, June 7th at approx. 4:00pm – 3 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance Committee
The President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Rising Threats: Ransomware Attacks and Ransom Payments Enabled by Cryptocurrency

House Veterans Affairs
Cybersecurity and Risk Management at VA: Addressing Ongoing Challenges and Moving Forward

Senate Appropriations Committee
Hearing on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the United States Department of Education

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health Care
S.4349 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to notifications of emerging signals concerning devices.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 06/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4350 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the expedited and duty-free importation of infant formula that may be lawfully marketed in the European Union, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 06/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4352 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require a study on the effects of travel nurse agencies on the health industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor: Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] (Introduced 06/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax
S.4350 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the expedited and duty-free importation of infant formula that may be lawfully marketed in the European Union, Canada, Japan, or the United Kingdom, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 06/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.