Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider multiple bills from the committees on Natural Resources, Judiciary, and Transportation and Infrastructure. The Senate will continue consideration of the Honoring our PACT Act.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JUNE 13, 2022

H.R. 2020 – Post-Disaster Assistance Online Accountability Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 2 (Roll no. 258).

H.R. 6270 – Advanced Aviation Infrastructure Modernization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 338 – 73 (Roll no. 257).

S. 3580 – Ocean Shipping Reform Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 369 – 42 (Roll no. 256).

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

1) S. 4160 – Supreme Court Police Parity Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Judiciary Committee)

H.R. 2773– Recovering America’s Wildlife Act of 2022 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Debbie Dingell / Natural Resources Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate, makes in order the following amendments, and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:

Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Amendment
Rep. Cliff Bentz Amendment
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee Amendment
Reps. Kildee / Meijer Amendment
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Amendment
Rep. Kim Schrier Amendment
Rep. David Scott Amendment
Rep. Tom Tiffany Amendment

Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) House Amendment to S. 516 – Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act (Sponsored by Sen. Jerry Moran / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 7211 – Small State and Rural Rescue Act (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Tester substitute amendment #5051; invoked: 78-17.

No additional Legislative Business

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Exec. Cal. #990 – Joshua D. Hurwit , of Idaho, to be United States Attorney for the District of Idaho
Exec. Cal. #991 – Gerard M. Karam, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #992 – Jacqueline C. Romero, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years

The vote on confirmation of the following nomination 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

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Tester substitute amendment #5051 to Calendar #388, H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act, post-cloture.

By unanimous consent, all time during adjournment, recess, Morning Business, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture on the substitute amendment.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Discussions are ongoing with respect to the consideration of amendments to the PACT Act. Roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.

Pending amendments to H.R.3967:
Tester substitute amendment #5051
Schumer amendment #5065 (technical)
Schumer amendment #5076 (technical)

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. H.R.3967, PACT Act as amended, if amended.
  2. Executive Calendar #969 Ana Isabel de Alba, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California.
  3. Executive Calendar #919 Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

HEARINGS COVERED

Federal Trade Commission
The Future of Pharmaceuticals: Examining the Analysis of Pharmaceutical Mergers

Senate HELP
S. 4348, S. 958, S. 4353, H.R. 1193, and S. 4053

Senate Banking
Considering the Index Fund Voting Process

House Homeland Security
Investing in the Future: A Review of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency

House Foreign Affairs
The Adminsitration’s FY23 Budget Request for the Peace Corps, Development Finance Corporation, and Millennium Challenge Corporation

House Energy and Commerce
Protecting America’s Consumers: Bipartisan legislation to Strengthen Data Privacy and Security

Senate Judiciary
Strengthening our Workforce and Economy through Higher Education and Immigration

Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Review of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget and 2024 Advance Appropriations Requests for the Department of Veterans Affairs

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.8027 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish within the Executive Office of the President a Technology Competitiveness Council.
Sponsor: Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Energy/ Environment
S.4378 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize a provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act pertaining to drugs containing single enantiomers.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8032 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To encourage the extraction and processing of rare earth metals in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-1] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Natural Resources; Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Ways and Means, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8044 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to prohibit the President from making provision for the purchase of solar panels under the authority of such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8045 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Act of 2020 to alter the criteria for the designation of critical minerals.
Sponsor: Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources

Financial Services
H.R.8034 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to prohibit the use of certain authorities under that Act with respect to solar photovoltaic modules and module components, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8036 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
S.4378 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize a provision of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act pertaining to drugs containing single enantiomers.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4381 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to nursing facility requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.4385 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow waivers of annual establishment registration fees for small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4386 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to allow for devices with a predetermined change control plan to be marketed without submitting a supplemental application or premarket notification if the changes to such devices are consistent with such plan.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8030 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Assistant Secretary for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office of the Department of Homeland Security to treat illicit fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Boebert, Lauren [R-CO-3] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.8038 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Food and Drug Administration to require manufacturers of infant formula to warn about a discontinuance or interruption in the production of infant formula, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.8029 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the placement of Taiwan in Country Group A:5 for purposes of the strategic trade authorization license exception under the Export Administration Regulations.
Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation
S.4383 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide assistance for surface transportation projects relating to international Olympic, Paralympic, and Special Olympics events.
Sponsor: Sen. Padilla, Alex [D-CA] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.4387 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the procurement of parts for commercially derived aircraft.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8033 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require that certain aspects of bridge projects be carried out by certified contractors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] (Introduced 06/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.