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 Labor and circuit court judge nominations.  

The House

Yesterday 

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JUNE 7, 2022

S. 3823 – Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 234).

H.R. 6087 – Improving Access to Workers’ Compensation for Injured Federal Workers Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 233).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour

Legislative Business will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Fifteen One Minutes per side

H. Res. – The rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 7910 Protecting Our Kids Act, and of the bill H.R. 2377 Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021 (One Hour of Debate / Rules Committee)

H.R. 7910 – Protecting Our Kids Act (Closed Rule, Two Hours of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Judiciary Committee)

Postponed Suspension Votes:

1) H.R. 7352 – PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velázquez / Small Business Committee)
2) H.R. 7334 – COVID-19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer / Small Business Committee)
3) H.R. 5879 – Hubzone Price Evaluation Preference Clarification Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Marie Newman / Small Business Committee)
4) H.R. 7622 – Small Business Workforce Pipeline Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Crow / Small Business Committee)
5) H.R. 7664 – Supporting Small Business and Career and Technical Education Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Williams / Small Business Committee)
6) H.R. 7670 – Women-Owned Small Business Program Transparency Act (Sponsored by Rep. Chrissy Houlahan / Small Business Committee)
7) H.R. 7694 – Strengthening Subcontracting for Small Businesses Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Stauber / Small Business Committee)
8) H.R. 7776 – Water Resources Development Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
9) H.R. 7667 – Food and Drug Amendments Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 76-21.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #388, H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act; invoked: 86-12.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics; confirmed: 94-5.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; confirmed: 63-35.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy; confirmed: 54-45.

Legislative Business

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.662 – Mental Health Awareness Month
Passed S.3499 – to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act

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 #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  3. Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration
  4. Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services
  5. 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 resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #388, H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act, and all remaining post-cloture time will be considered expired. We expect that the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed by voice vote. Once the Senate begins consideration of the bill, Senator Tester, or his designee, will be recognized to offer substitute amendment #5051.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gomez and Morrison nominations.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

Wednesday, June 8th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #670 Lisa Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Executive Session: S. 4348 and S. 958

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Addressing the Roadway Safety Crisis: Building Safer Roads for All

House Ways and Means
Proposed Fiscal Year 2023 Budget with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen

House Science, Space, and Technology
Detecting and Quantifying Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Military Personnel Markup: H.R. 7900 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.4355 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a carbon border adjustment based on carbon intensity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7952 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to issue a right-of-way permit with respect to a natural gas distribution pipeline within Valley Forge National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7962 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to modify the definition of water heater under energy conservation standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7963 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To replenish the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Estes, Ron [R-KS-4] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4353 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve retirement plan provisions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4356 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for responsible financial innovation and to bring digital assets within the regulatory perimeter.
Sponsor: Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7953 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program within the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7971 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to require certain lenders and development companies to refer certain borrowers to a resource partner, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sánchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care
S.4354 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, regarding restrictions on the use of funds and facilities of the Department of Defense for abortion care.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.7974 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To advance research, promote awareness, and provide patient support with respect to endometriosis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.7954 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit against tax for qualified special law enforcement officers.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7973 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an above-the-line deduction for the purchase of gun safes, gun safety devices, and gun safety courses.
Sponsor: Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 06/07/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.