Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Foreign Affairs Committee and Committee on Oversight and Reform. The Senate will consider Central Intelligence Agency and circuit court judge nominees. 

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 13, 2022

H RES 1224 – Providing for consideration of the following bills (H.R. 7900) National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2023; (S. 3373) Protecting Our Gold Star Families Education Act; (H.R. 8296) Women’s Health Protection Act; (H.R. 8297) Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act; and (H.R. 6538) Active Shooter Alert Act

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 204 (Roll no. 304).

H RES 1224 – Providing for consideration of the following bills (H.R. 7900) National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2023; (S. 3373) Protecting Our Gold Star Families Education Act; (H.R. 8296) Women’s Health Protection Act; (H.R. 8297) Ensuring Women’s Right to Reproductive Freedom Act; and (H.R. 6538) Active Shooter Alert Act On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 208 (Roll no. 303).

Today

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

Fifteen One Minutes per side

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

Possible Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 1934 – Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)
2) 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)
3) 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)
4) 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)
5) 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)
6) H.R. 7337 – Access for Veterans to Records Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney / Oversight and Reform Committee)
7) 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)
8) 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: Democrats have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 66-28.
  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; invoked: 66-28.
  3. 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; confirmed: 66-28.
  4. 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; invoked: 51-44.
  5. Confirmation of 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; invoked: 51-44.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #908 Kate Elizabeth Heinzelman, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency; invoked: 51-42.

Legislative Business
Passed Calendar #384, S.3470 – End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act.

Adopted Calendar #413, S. Res. 638 – commending the Government and people of the Republic of Moldova for their heroic efforts to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing President Putin’s illegal war against Ukraine.

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 #908, Kate Elizabeth Heinzelman, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Heinzelman nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #968, Julianna Michelle Childs, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Childs nomination. If cloture is invoked, the vote on confirmation is expected to occur next week.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

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

Thursday, July 14th at approx. 11:45am – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #908 Kate Elizabeth Heinzelman, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Thursday, July 14th at approx. 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #968 Julianna Michelle Childs, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking
Advancing National Security and Foreign Policy Through Export Controls: Oversight of the Bureau of Industry and Security

House Judiciary
What’s Next; The Threat to Individual Freedoms in a Post-Roe World

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.4521 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the President to develop a strategy to ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of the civilian population of the United States in case of catastrophic incidents disabling 1 or more critical infrastructure sectors or significantly disrupting the critical functions of modern society, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4528 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a Government-wide approach to improving digital identity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Energy/ Environment
S.4515 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to stipulate, as a condition on the sale at auction of any crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, that the crude oil not be exported to certain countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8352 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4522 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to enhance rulemaking requirements for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

H.R.8360 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect consumers from price-gouging of residential rental and sale prices, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.4511 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure that claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act are processed in a fair and timely manner, to better protect miners from pneumoconiosis (commonly known as “black lung disease”), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P. [D-PA] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4513 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide funding or innovations in community policing, mental health care, and community safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4519 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from promoting, supporting, or contracting with abortion entities, or otherwise expanding access to abortions on Federal lands or in Federal facilities.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.4520 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the Food Safety Administration to protect the public health by ensuring the safety of food, preventing foodborne illness, maintaining safety reviews and reassessments of food additives, enforcing pesticide residue tolerances, improving the surveillance of foodborne pathogens, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8344 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for additional requirements with respect to electrodiagnostic services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-17] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 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.8345 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit an employer from terminating the coverage of an employee under a group health plan while the employer is engaged in a lock-out, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.8354 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit Federal financial participation under Medicaid for non-emergency transportation provided to access services for which Federal financial participation is prohibited.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [R-GA-1] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8358 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Food Safety Administration to protect the public health by ensuring the safety of food, preventing foodborne illness, maintaining safety reviews and reassessments of food additives, enforcing pesticide residue tolerances, improving the surveillance of foodborne pathogens, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8361 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To help prevent suicide by giving people more control over their own lethal means purchase decisions, through the creation of a voluntary purchase delay database.
Sponsor: Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax
H.R.8351 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to suspend temporarily rates of duty on imports of certain infant formula products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8353 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make incarcerated taxpayers ineligible for recovery rebates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.8357 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for a credit against tax for rent paid on the personal residence of the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8368 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (48)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Ukraine
S.4514 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to grant certain authorities to the President to combat economic coercion by foreign adversaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.8348 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide it is the policy of the United States that the NATO-Russia Founding Act, signed May 27, 1997, in Paris, does not constrain the deployment of United States or NATO forces in any way.
Sponsor: Rep. Bacon, Don [R-NE-2] (Introduced 07/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.