Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Committees on Natural Resources and Foreign Affairs. The Senate will consider nominations for circuit court judges.  

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 18, 2022

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
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 18 (Roll no. 364).

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. 8294 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2023, and of the bill H.R. 8373 – Right to Contraception Act, and of the bill H.R. 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act (One hour of debate)
H.R. 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Judiciary Committee)

Begin Consideration of H.R. 8294– Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, Rural Development, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2023 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro / Appropriations Committee) – 190 Amendments

Postponed Suspension Votes:

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)

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; invoked: 52-33.

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

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, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wang nomination and cloture on the Maldonado nomination (IL District Judge).

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

If cloture is invoked on the Maldonado nomination, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

During Tuesday’s session, the Senate is expected to vote on confirmation of the Childs nomination (DC Circuit) and moving to the Message for consideration of the CHIPS legislation. Messages will be sent when those votes are set.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #988 Nancy L. Maldonado, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  2. Executive Calendar #989 Gregory Brian Williams, of Delaware, to be United States District Judge for the District of Delaware
  3. Executive Calendar #971 Natasha C. Merle, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Tuesday, July 19th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

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

Tuesday, July 19th at approx. 2:15pm – roll call vote:

  1. If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #988 Nancy L. Maldonado, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

HEARINGS COVERED 

House Financial Services
Oversight of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement

House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
Understanding and Addressing Long COVID and Its Health and Economic Consequences

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Addressing Weapons of Mass Destruction and Health Security Threats to the Homeland

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Federal Hydrogen Pipeline Regulatory Authorities

House Energy and Commerce
Roe Reversal: The Impacts of Taking Away the Constitutional Right to an Abortion

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Health Care
S.4544 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide health equity for people with disabilities.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P. [D-PA] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8405 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To preserve access to abortion medications.
Sponsor: Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8407 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission to establish a task force for the purpose of studying the effects of automated accounts on social media, public discourse, and elections.
Sponsor: Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.8413 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain taxes imposed on heavy trucks and trailers sold at retail.
Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8414 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the diesel fuel tax.
Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.8411 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to length limitations of certain semitrailer or trailers operating in a truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8412 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine
H.R.8409 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To make certain modifications relating to the Social Media Data and Threat Analysis Center for the purpose of improving cooperative actions to detect and counter foreign influence operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 07/18/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select).