Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform; Homeland Security; and Foreign Affairs Committees. The Senate will consider nominations to the Department of Defense; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and the Federal Reserve Board. 

The House

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session. 

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.Res. 1168 – Reaffirming the economic partnership between the United States and the Caribbean nations and recognizing the need to strengthen trade and investment between the United States and the Caribbean nations, our “Third Border”, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stacey Plaskett / Ways and Means Committee)
2) H.R. 7337 – Access for Veterans to Records Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Oversight and Reform Committee)
3) H.R. 7535 – Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna / Oversight and Reform Committee)
4) H.R. 7331 – Improving Government for America’s Taxpayers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Derek Kilmer / Oversight and Reform Committee)
5)H.R. 521 – First Responder Fair RETIRE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly / Oversight and Reform Committee)
6) H.R. 3544 – Computers for Veterans and Students Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Abigail Spanberger / Oversight and Reform Committee)
7) H.R. 5794 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 850 Walnut Street in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, as the ‘‘First Sergeant Leonard A. Funk, Jr. Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Doyle / Oversight and Reform Committee)
8)H.R. 1095 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 101 South Willowbrook Avenue in Compton, California, as the ‘‘PFC James Anderson, Jr., Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Nanette Barragán / Oversight and Reform Committee)
9) H.R. 203 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4020 Broadway Street in Houston, Texas, as the ‘‘Benny C. Martinez Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Sylvia Garcia / Oversight and Reform Committee)
10) H.R. 5659 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1961 North C Street in Oxnard, California, as the ‘‘John R. Hatcher III Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Julia Brownley / Oversight and Reform Committee)
11) H.R. 5271 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2245 Rosa L Parks Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee, as the ‘‘Thelma Harper Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Cooper / Oversight and Reform Committee)
12) H.R. 5809 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1801 Town and Country Drive in Norco, California, as the ‘‘Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui Memorial Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Ken Calvert / Oversight and Reform Committee)
13) H.R. 4622 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 226 North Main Street in Roseville, Ohio, as the ‘‘Ronald E. Rosser Post Office’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Troy Balderson / Oversight and Reform Committee)
14) H.R. 2472 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 82422 Cadiz Jewett Road in Cadiz, Ohio, as the ‘‘John Armor Bingham Post Office’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Johnson / Oversight and Reform Committee)
15) H.R. 228 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2141 Ferry Street in Anderson, California, as the ‘‘Norma Comnick Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Doug LaMalfa / Oversight and Reform Committee)

Possible Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 7174 – National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin / Homeland Security Committee)
2) H.R. 5274 – PREVENT ACT of 2021 (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Joyce / Homeland Security Committee)
3) H.R. 1934 – Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)
4)  H.Con.Res. 59 – Condemning the October 25, 2021, military coup in Sudan and standing with the people of Sudan (Sponsored by Rep. Gregory Meeks / Foreign Affairs Committee)
5) H.Res. 720 – Calling for stability and the cessation of violence and condemning ISIS-affiliated terrorist activity in northern Mozambique, including the Cabo Delgado Province, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Sara Jacobs / Foreign Affairs Committee)
6) H.Con.Res. 45 – Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Ylli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqi in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999 (Sponsored by Rep. Lee Zeldin / Foreign Affairs Committee)
7) H.Res. 892 – Calling on the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds (Sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #599 Ashish S. Vazirani, of Maryland, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; invoked: 67-20.

No Legislative Business

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 #920 Bernadette M. Meehan, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chile.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #599 Ashish S. Vazirani, of Maryland, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Vazirani nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1037 Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Following that vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Dettelbach nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #975 Michael S. Barr, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2018.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #1037 Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
  2. Executive Calendar #975 Michael S. Barr, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2018.
  3. Executive Calendar #976 Michael S. Barr, of Michigan, to be Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.
  4. Executive Calendar #676 Owen Edward Herrnstadt, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
  5. Executive Calendar #908 Kate Elizabeth Heinzelman, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  6. Executive Calendar #968 Julianna Michelle Childs, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Tuesday, July 12th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #599 Ashish S. Vazirani, of Maryland, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1037 Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Tuesday, July 12th at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #1037 Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #975 Michael S. Barr, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2018.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Judiciary
A Post-Roe America: The Legal Consequences of the Dobbs Decision

Senate Banking
Advancing Public Transportation Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Update From the Federal Transit Administration

LEGISLATION

Financial Services
H.R.8327 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to carry out a rent stabilization program to provide short-term financial assistance to extremely low-income families at risk of eviction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] (Introduced 07/11/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.8323 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include net investment income tax imposed in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund and to modify the net investment income tax.
Sponsor: Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] (Introduced 07/11/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8324 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Health Share Transparency Act of 2022
Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 07/11/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.