Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Formula Act, Women’s Health Protection Act, and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act. The Senate is not in session. 

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 14, 2022

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”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 348 – 63, 5 Present (Roll no. 358).

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 Buidling”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 – 35, 4 Present (Roll no. 357).

H R 7337 – Access for Veterans to Records Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 21 (Roll no. 356).

H RES 892 – Calling on the Government of the Republic of Rwanda to release Paul Rusesabagina on humanitarian grounds
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 8 (Roll no. 355).

H CON RES 45 – Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the execution-style murders of United States citizens Yilli, Agron, and Mehmet Bytyqui in the Republic of Serbia in July 1999
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 – 1 (Roll no. 354).

H RES 720 – Calling for stability and the cessation of violence and condemning ISIS-affiliated terrorist activity in norther Mozambique, including the Cabo Delgado Province, and for other purposes
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 18 (Roll no. 353).

H CON RES 59 – Condemning the October 25, 2021, military coup in Sudan and standing with the people of Sudan
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 7 (Roll no. 352).

H R 1934 – Promoting United States International Leadership in 5G Act of 2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 20 (Roll no. 351).

H R 7900 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 329 – 101 (Roll no. 350).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Meng amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 187 (Roll no. 349).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 170 – 257 (Roll no. 348).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Evans amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 206 (Roll no. 347).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the DeGette amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 207 (Roll no. 346).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Neguse amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 201 (Roll no. 345).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Connolly amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 201 (Roll no. 344).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Green, Al (TX) amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 208 (Roll no. 343).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Schiff amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 213 (Roll no. 342).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Langevin amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 201 (Roll no. 341).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Garamendi amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 195 – 232 (Roll no. 340).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Pallone amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 179 (Roll no. 339).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 195 (Roll no. 338).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Jayapal amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 207 – 219 (Roll no. 337).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Keating amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 208 – 217 (Roll no. 336).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Bowman amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 155 – 273 (Roll no. 335).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 277 – 150 (Roll no. 334).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendments; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 362 – 64 (Roll no. 333).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Smith (WA) amendments; as modified Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 330 – 99 (Roll no. 332).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 203 (Roll no. 331).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Levin (MI) amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 196 (Roll no. 330).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Speier amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 211 (Roll no. 329).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Torres (CA) amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 217 (Roll no. 328).

H R 7900
On agreeing to the Aguilar amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 206 (Roll no. 327).

Today

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

Five One Minutes per side

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 8351– Formula Act (Sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 8296 – Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 8297– Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Lizzie Fletcher / Energy and Commerce Committee)

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #908 Kate Elizabeth Heinzelman, of New York, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency; confirmed: 50-41.
  2. 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; invoked: 58-33.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.710, Congratulating the University of Mississippi Rebels baseball team for winning the 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I baseball championship.
Adopted S.Res.711, expressing the condolences of the Senate and honoring the memory of the victims of the mass shooting at the Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on July 4, 2022.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #924 – Alexander Mark Laskaris, of the District of Columbia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Chad
Exec. Cal. #979 – Margaret C. Whitman, of Colorado, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kenya
Exec. Cal. #982 – Michael J. Adler, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of South Sudan
Exec. Cal. #983 – John T. Godfrey, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Sudan

THE JUDICIARY
Exec.Cal. #987 – Stephen Henley Locher, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Exec. Cal. #1039 – Michael Cottman Morgan, of Wisconsin, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

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.
  3. Executive Calendar #968, Julianna Michelle Childs, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit

Today

The Senate is not in session. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment
S.4531 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to codify certain public land orders relating to the revocation of certain withdrawals of public land in the State of Alaska.
Sponsor: Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4540 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 to improve provisions relating to the development of hydropower at Corps of Engineers facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8376 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require any delivery vehicle owned or leased by the United States Postal Service have a climate control unit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cárdenas, Tony [D-CA-29] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.8383 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 to improve provisions relating to the development of hydropower at Corps of Engineers facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services
S.4532 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 to provide financial institutions with credit for providing community business development referrals or resources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4533 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4534 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase the supply of, and lower rents for, affordable housing and to assess calculations of area median income for purposes of Federal low-income housing assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4537 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to adjust for inflation the maximum amount of assistance provided by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.4535 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4541 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to furnish tailored information to expecting mothers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8373 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect a person’s ability to access contraceptives and to engage in contraception, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception.
Sponsor: Rep. Manning, Kathy E. [D-NC-6] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (55)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8378 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds for travel expenses of any individual traveling across State lines for purposes of having an abortion, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8384 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to furnish tailored information to expecting mothers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mace, Nancy [R-SC-1] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8386 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish internship programs relating to behavioral health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8391 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse, to award grants to eligible crisis centers to provide follow-up services to individuals receiving suicide prevention and crisis intervention services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation
S.4530 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to establish an Office of Civic Bridgebuilding within the Corporation for National and Community Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8371 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the issuance of revenue bonds to fund construction of a physical border barrier and related technology, roads, and lighting along the United States border with Mexico.
Sponsor: Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
H.R.8372 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the exercise of authorities under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act with respect to the United Nations and related organizations.
Sponsor: Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8377 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Attorney General to use forfeited property for remediation purposes when the offenses underlying the forfeitures have a substantial connection to the United States’ efforts to counter Russian aggression in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] (Introduced 07/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker