Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act. The Senate will continue consideration of the Honoring our PACT Act.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JUNE 14, 2022

H R 7211 – Small State and Rural Rescue Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 – 14 (Roll no. 269).

S 516 – Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 380 – 30 (Roll no. 268).

H R 2773 – Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 190 (Roll no. 267).

H R 2773 – Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 – 220 (Roll no. 266).

H R 2773
On agreeing to the Butterfield amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 206 (Roll no. 265).

H R 2773
On agreeing to the Kildee amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 231 – 189 (Roll no. 264).

H R 2773
On agreeing to the Dingell amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 412 – 8 (Roll no. 263).

H R 2773
On agreeing to the Dingell amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 276 – 147, 1 Present (Roll no. 262).

S 4160 – Supreme Court Police Parity Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 – 27 (Roll no. 261).

H RES 1170 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2543) Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2773) Recovering America’s Wildlife Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7606) Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 204 (Roll no. 260).

H RES 1170 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2543) Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2773) Recovering America’s Wildlife Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7606) Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act; and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 199 (Roll no. 259).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

H.R. 2543 – Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Maxine Waters / Financial Services 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:

A full list of the 27 amendments made in order can be found HERE

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.671 – 245th anniversary of US Flag / Pledge of Allegiance.
Adopted S.Res.672 – Stroke Awareness Month.
Adopted S.Res.673 – Printing of Senate Rules.
Passed Calendar #261, S.1787, with Lee amendment – State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021.
Passed Calendar #370, S.407 – Air America Act.

Executive Business
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, and at 11:45am, the Senate will vote on adoption of the substitute and the motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill.

At 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to Calendar #397, S.Con.Res.41, a concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2023 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2024 through 2032 (Paul). Following that vote, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #925, Alan M. Leventhal, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark.

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

Wednesday, June 15th at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Tester substitute amendment #5051 to H.R.3967
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act, as amended, if amended

Wednesday, June 15th at 5:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #397, S.Con.Res.41 – Senator Paul budget resolution
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #925, Alan M. Leventhal, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark.

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

House Appropriations
Markup of Mil Con / VA FY 2023 Appropriations

Senate Finance
Supply Chain Resiliency: Alleviating Backlogs and Strengthening Long-Term Security

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.8052 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study on the global status of the civilian nuclear energy industry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8053 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide the Secretary of Energy with the authority to enter into contracts and cooperative agreements to improve the resilience of defense critical electric infrastructure and reduce the vulnerability of critical defense facilities to the disruption of the supply of electric energy to those facilities.
Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.8059 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out certain activities to improve recycling and composting programs in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4393 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the maximum capital gains tax rate, to modify the tax on net investment income, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.4400 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for special rollovers to Roth IRAs from long-term qualified tuition programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4404 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize certain actions to address domestic industrial base shortfalls, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8065 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the development of a national strategy for the research and development of distributed ledger technologies and their applications, to authorize awards to support research on distributed ledger technologies and their applications, and to authorize an applied research project on distributed ledger technologies in commerce.
Sponsor: Rep. Waltz, Michael [R-FL-6] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Health Care
S.4388 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to waive cost-sharing under the TRICARE program for three mental health outpatient visits per year, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.4396 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on providing benefits under TRICARE Reserve Select and the TRICARE dental program to members of the Selected Reserve and their dependents
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.4390 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) A bill to require summary approval information with respect to certain approved drugs and biological products. Sponsor: Sen. Hickenlooper, John W. [D-CO] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0) Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4391 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish rules for export certification of devices manufactured outside of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4395 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to allow grantees under the HIV Health Care Services Program to allocate a portion of such funding for services to individuals at risk of acquiring HIV.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Tax
H.R.8063 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the private cause of action for damages in the case of a primary plan which fails to provide for primary payment or appropriate reimbursement.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 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

Transportation
H.R.8049 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Aerospace Supply Chain Resiliency Task Force, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8064 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to establish demonstration and pilot projects to facilitate education and training programs in the field of advanced manufacturing.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35] (Introduced 06/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.