Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act. The Senate will continue consideration of the Honoring our PACT Act.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JUNE 15, 2022

H R 2543 – Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 207 (Roll no. 275).

H R 2543 – Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 – 219 (Roll no. 274).

H R 2543
On agreeing to the Payne amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 198 (Roll no. 273).

H R 2543
On agreeing to the Gonzalez, Vicente amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 297 – 123 (Roll no. 272).

H R 2543
On agreeing to the Green, Al (TX) amendments; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 – 217 (Roll no. 271).

H R 2543
On agreeing to the Green, Al (TX) amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 192 (Roll no. 270).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for Legislative Business

Five One Minutes per side

H.R. 7606 – Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Abigail Spanberger / Agriculture Committee) – Two Amendments

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; agreed to: 88-11.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York; invoked: 51-47.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #802, Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California; invoked: 51-46.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #799, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be US District Judge for the Central District of California; invoked: 51-45.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.605 – Second Chance Month
S.Res.639 – Ames Laboratory 75th anniversary
S.Res.640 – Latinos in STEM
S.Res.641 – National Public Works Week
S.Res.642 – DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Exec. Cal. #907 – S. Lane Tucker, of Alaska, to be United States Attorney for the District of Alaska for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #916 – Rachelle L. Crowe, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #917 – Jesse A. Laslovich, of Montana, to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #918 – Alexander M.M. Uballez, of New Mexico, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico for the term of four years

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Exec. Cal. #846 – Maria Fabiana Jorge, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank

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 #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board
  2. 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 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 bill.

At approximately 11:15am, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R.3987, and on the motions to invoke cloture on the Alba and Boyle nominations. If cloture is invoked on either nomination, the confirmation votes will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.

If there is a tie vote in committee, at approximately 1:45pm, we expect a roll call vote on the motion to discharge the nomination of Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, from the Judiciary Committee. Another message will be sent when more information is available.

Thursday, June 16th at approx. 11:15am – 3 roll call votes:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Markup of Homeland FY 2023 Appropriations

House Appropriations
Markup of FSGG FY 2023 Appropriations

Senate Banking
Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program: Protecting Communities from Flood Risk

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
An Update on the Ongoing Federal Response to COVID-19: Current Status and Future Planning

CBP Office of Trade Relations
Overview of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA)

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4408 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit data brokers from selling and transferring certain sensitive data.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8075 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Open Technology Fund of the United States Agency for Global Media to make grants to surge and sustain support for internet freedom technologies to counter acute escalations in censorship in closed countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Energy/ Environment
S.4407 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prohibit exports of crude and refined oil and certain petroleum products to the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8068 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to include in a report the amount available to the Secretary of Energy to make certain loan guarantees, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to provide for direct loans to Indian tribes and tribal energy development organizations for energy development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Leger Fernandez, Teresa [D-NM-3] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

H.R.8090 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To reauthorize funding for the Reclamation Climate Change and Water Program.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.4406 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for the use of automatic portability arrangements under defined contribution plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8074 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to modify and upgrade structures to serve as interim and permanent housing to accommodate unhoused individuals with pets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8077 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To include reasonable costs for high-speed internet service in the utility allowances for families residing in public housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8084 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act to allow additional flood prevention measures on certain lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. O’Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health Care
S.4412 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations to provide safety measures to social workers, health workers, and human services professionals performing services placing such individuals in high-risk and potentially dangerous situations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4414 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish a list of hospitals found to be non-compliance with the hospital price transparency rule.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8078 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure that prior authorization medical decisions under Medicare are determined by physicians.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Mark E. [R-TN-7] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 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
S.4413 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 06/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8079 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to remove the exclusion of certain small business concerns from the disadvantaged business enterprise program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
H.R.8094 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the independent and objective conduct and supervision of audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations funded with amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to Ukraine for military, economic, and humanitarian aid.
Sponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 06/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 06/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker