Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Committees on Natural Resources and Foreign Affairs. The Senate will consider a circuit court judge nomination.  

The House

Friday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 15, 2022
H R 8351 – Formula Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 – 2 (Roll no. 363).

H R 8297 – Ensuring Access to Abortion Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 205 (Roll no. 362).

H R 8297 – Ensuring Access to Abortion Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 219 (Roll no. 361).

H R 8296 – Women’s Health Protection Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 210 (Roll no. 360).

H R 8296 – Women’s Health Protection Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 218 (Roll no. 359).

Today

On Monday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 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)S. 144 – Desert Sage Youth Wellness Center Access Improvement Act (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Natural Resources Committee)
2) H.R. 1286 – Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Natural Resources Committee)
3) H.R. 2024 – Southern Maryland National Heritage Area Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Natural Resources Committee)
4)  H.R. 3222 – Alabama Black Belt National Heritage Area Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Terri Sewell / Natural Resources Committee)
5) H.R. 4404 – Kissimmee River Wild and Scenic River Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Darren Soto / Natural Resources Committee)
6) H.R. 6337 – Biking on Long-Distance Trails Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse / Natural Resources Committee)
7) H.R. 7002 – Gateway Solidarity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Natural Resources Committee)
8) H.R. 7025 – Advancing Human Rights-Centered International Conservation Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee)
9) H.R. 7693 – National Park Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman / Natural Resources Committee)
10) H.Res. 1130 – Expressing support for the sovereign decision of Finland and Sweden to apply to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as well as calling on all members of NATO to ratify the protocols of accession swiftly, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Friday

The Senate was not in session.  

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1035, Nina Nin-Yuen Wang, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado. At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #1035 Nina Nin-Yuen Wang, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado
  2. Executive Calendar #988 Nancy L. Maldonado, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

Monday, July 18th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1035 Nina Nin-Yuen Wang, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.8403 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To encourage and improve Federal proactive cybersecurity initiatives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment
H.R.8395 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Clean Air Act to allow the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in identifying the best system of emission reduction for purposes of a standard of performance, to include measures that apply beyond an individual stationary source or category of stationary sources.
Sponsor: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8402 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from prescribing any new or amended energy conservation standard for a product that is not technologically feasible and economically justified, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
H.R.8401 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the low-income housing tax credit to incentivize affordable and transit-oriented development and development in certain difficult development areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Kahele, Kaiali’i [D-HI-2] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Health Care
H.R.8394 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect the constitutional right to engage in private sexual conduct, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8398 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the mileage rate offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs through their Beneficiary Travel program for health related travel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Tax
H.R.8399 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the National Firearms Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Cawthorn, Madison [R-NC-11] (Introduced 07/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.