Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Oversight and Reform; Homeland Security; and Foreign Affairs Committees. The House will begin consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate will consider nominees for the Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Board, and circuit court judgeships. 

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 12, 2022 

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”On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 330 – 81, 3 Present (Roll no. 302). 

H.R. 521 – First Responder Fair RETIRE ActOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 0 (Roll no. 301). 

H.RES. 1168 – Reaffirming the economic partnership between the United States and the Caribbean nations and recongnizing the need to strengthen trade and investment between the United States and the Carribbean nations, our “Third Border”On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 351 – 64 (Roll no. 300). 

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business

Fifteen One Minutes per side

H. Res.  – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 7900 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, of the bill S. 3373 – Protecting Our Gold Star Families Education Act, of the bill H.R. 8296 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022, of the bill H.R. 8297 – Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022, and of the bill H.R. 6538 – Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022
H.R. 6538– Active Shooter Alert Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. David Cicilline / Judiciary Committee)
S. 3373 – Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, as amended (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 7900 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee) – 650 Amendments

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 Act of 2021, 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)
8) H.R. 7337 – Access for Veterans to Records Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / 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)

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #599 Ashish S. Vazirani, of Maryland, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 73-21
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1037 Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; invoked: 48-46.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1037 Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; confirmed: 48-46.
  4. 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; invoked: 66-27.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.653, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Adopted S.Res.703, PTSD Awareness Month
Agreed to S.Con.Res.42, Use of Rotunda

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 #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, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Barr nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on 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.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the (second) Barr nomination and on the motion to invoke cloture on 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.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Executive Calendar #908 Kate Elizabeth Heinzelman, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  5. Executive Calendar #968 Julianna Michelle Childs, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Wednesday, July 13th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of 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.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on of 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.

Wednesday, July 13th at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of 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.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on 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.

Additional roll call votes are expected.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Oversight and Reform
The Impact of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision on Abortion Rights and Access Across the United States

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Reproductive Care in a Post-Roe America: Barriers, Challenges, and Threats to Women’s Health

House Ways and Means
Nowhere to Live: Profits, Disinvestment, and the American Housing Crisis

House Transportation and Infrastructure
The State of General Aviation

Senate Commerce
Nomination of David Pekoske to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Pathways to Lower Energy Prices

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.4503 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2023 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Intelligence Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Intelligence (Select)
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2022 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 438.

H.R.8334 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the use of automated telephone equipment to send unsolicited text messages, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment
S.4510 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to protect clean air and public health by expanding fenceline and ambient air monitoring and access to air quality information for communities affected by air pollution, to require hazardous air pollutant monitoring at the fenceline of facilities whose emissions are linked to local health threats, to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency promulgates rules that require hazardous air pollutant data measurement and electronic submission at fencelines and stacks of industrial source categories, to expand and strengthen the national ambient air quality monitoring network, to deploy air sensors in communities affected by air pollution, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8336 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Clean Air Act to provide for the establishment of standards to limit the carbon intensity of the fuel used by certain vessels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8337 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)To require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a carbon sequestration research initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.4505 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the program for direct housing loans made to Native American veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8328 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to include retailers of manufactured or modular homes in the definition of mortgage originator, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.4504 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to protect freedom of travel and reproductive rights.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (35)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax
S.4508 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a free on-line tax preparation and filing service and programs that allow taxpayers to access third-party provided tax return information and information held by the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8331 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily suspend required minimum distribution rules for certain retirement plans and accounts.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.8338 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Transportation to develop and submit a report to Congress on recommendations to reduce train noise and vibrations near homes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large](Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine
H.R.8339 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To modify the annual report on military and security developments involving the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11] (Introduced 07/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.