Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are in pro forma sessions.

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JUNE 16, 2022

H R 7606 – Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 204 (Roll no. 277).

H R 7606 – Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 – 218 (Roll no. 276).

Today

The House is in a pro forma session. The House will not convene Monday in observance of Juneteenth.

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of H.R.3967, PACT Act, as amended; passed: 84-14.
  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; invoked: 52-43.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #919 Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission; invoked: 49-47.
  4. 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; agreed to: 52-41.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #159, S.2129 – Otto Warmbier Countering North Korean Censorship and Surveillance Act of 2021.
Passed Calendar #222, S.3309 with Peters substitute – Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act of 2021.
Passed S.2280 – VETS Safe Travel Act.
Adopted S.Res.682 – Elder Abuse Awareness Month.
Agreed to H.Con.Res.88 – Use of the Capitol Grounds for Soap Box Derby.

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.4431, to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition (Casey).

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

· Executive Calendar #973 – Jaime E. Lizarraga, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2027
· Executive Calendar #974 – Mark Toshiro Uyeda, of California, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 2023

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

· Executive Calendar #997 – Naz Durakoglu, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative Affairs)

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
  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

Today

The Senate is in a pro forma session. The Senate will not convene Monday in observance of Juneteenth.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4434 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to protect the privacy of personal reproductive or sexual health information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8104 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To assess the semiconductor requirements of the Department of Defense in a conflict scenario, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gallagher, Mike [R-WI-8] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8111 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect the privacy of personal reproductive or sexual health information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Sara [D-CA-53] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (36)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment
S.4420 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for advancements in carbon removal research, quantification, and commercialization, including by harnessing natural processes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8117 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To exempt certain Federal hydrogen programs from the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

H.R.8123 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal funding for the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
Sponsor: Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8124 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend section 8302 of title 41, United States Code, to require Buy American Act requirements to apply to solar power purchase agreements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Financial Services
S.4418 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for investment in Community Development Financial Institutions.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4422 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the low-income housing credit for rehabilitation expenditures for buildings achieving enhanced energy performance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8125 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for starter 401(k)s for employers with no retirement plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Sánchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8127 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To reauthorize the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8131 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 to repeal the antitrust exemption applicable to graduate medical resident matching programs.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Health Care
S.4425 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a scholarship and loan repayment program to incentivize physicians to enter into the field of sickle cell disease research and treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4430 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 35, United States Code, to establish an interagency task force between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Food and Drug Administration for purposes of sharing information and providing technical assistance with respect to patents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8130 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an annual study on health care competition and consolidation at the State level.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8132 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Obamacare ban on provider-owned hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8133 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to address incorrect billing by off-campus hospital locations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8134 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To eliminate the inpatient-only service list.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8135 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the effects of anticompetitive contracting clauses in contracts between health insurers and health care providers and to determine actions taken by the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice relating to the use of such clauses in such contracts and to assess their ability to effectively enforce the Federal antitrust laws with respect to such use.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.4416 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for charitable donations to nonprofit organizations providing education scholarships to qualified elementary and secondary students.
Sponsor: Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4426 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to beneficiaries of charitable remainder trusts.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/16/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8107 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit States from imposing a tax on the retail sale of menstrual products.
Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8128 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the uses for funds under qualified tuition programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8129 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To give the Federal Trade Commission authority over certain tax-exempt organizations.
Sponsor: Rep. Spartz, Victoria [R-IN-5] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8137 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for charitable donations to nonprofit organizations providing education scholarships to qualified elementary and secondary students.
Sponsor: Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.8097 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 51, United States Code, to direct the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to establish an initiative to conduct research, development, and demonstration on technologies capable of reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and noise emissions from aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.8116 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8121 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from making certain grants to zero-emission or electric ferries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8122 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 23 and title 49, United States Code, to prohibit funds from certain programs to be used to fund streetcars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine
H.R.8120 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the importation of certain products of the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 06/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 06/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker