Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Education and Labor; Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce; and Financial Services Committees. The Senate will continue consideration of the Honoring Our PACT Act and the CHIPS+ Act.     

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 26, 2022

H.R. 7734 – Timely Delivery of Bank Secrecy Act Reports Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 349 – 70 (Roll no. 393).

H.R. 8454 – Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 325 – 95 (Roll no. 392).

H.R. 7180 – Brycen Gray and Ben Price COVID-19 Cognitive Research Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 350 – 69 (Roll no. 391).

H.R. 3588 – Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 323 – 92 (Roll no. 390).

H.R. 7289 – Federal PFAS Research Evaluation Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 359 – 62 (Roll no. 389).

H.R. 6552 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 20 (Roll no. 388).

H.RES. 1254 – Providing for consideration of the bills: H.R. 3771 South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act, H.R. 5118 Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, and H.R. 6929 Susan Muffley Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 201 (Roll no. 387).

H.RES. 1254 – Providing for consideration of the bills: H.R. 3771 South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act, H.R. 5118 Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act, and H.R. 6929 Susan Muffley Act
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 193 (Roll no. 386).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 4990 – ITS Codification Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 3771– South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act of 2022 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Pramila Jayapal / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
Rep. Mikie Sherrill Amendment
H.R. 4040 – Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID–19 Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Liz Cheney / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 6929 – Susan Muffley Act of 2022 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dan Kildee / Ways and Means / Education and Labor Committees)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
Rep. Bobby Scott Amendment

Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 7569 – Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Deborah Ross / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
2) H.R. 6933 – Cost-Share Accountability Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Jay Obernolte / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
3) H.R. 3952 – NOAA Chief Scientist Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mikie Sherrill / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
4) H.R. 7361 – National Weather Service Communications Improvement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Feenstra / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
5) H.R. 7132 – Safe Connections Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster / Energy and Commerce Committee)
6) H.R. 7624 – Spectrum Innovation Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle / Energy and Commerce Committee)
7)  H.R. 5313 – Reese’s Law, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Robin Kelly / Energy and Commerce Committee)
8) H.R. 4551 – RANSOMWARE Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gus Bilirakis / Energy and Commerce Committee)
9) H.R. 3962 – SECURE Notarization Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean / Energy and Commerce Committee)
10) H.R. 623 – Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jennifer Wexton / Energy and Commerce Committee)
11) H.R. 7733 – CDFI Bond Guarantee Program Improvement Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver / Financial Services Committee)
12) H.R. 7981 – Public and Federally Assisted Housing Fire Safety Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Madeleine Dean / Financial Services Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur with Schumer amendment #5135 (re: CHIPS+) with respect to the Message accompany H.R.4346; invoked: 64-32.
  2. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the House Message to accompany H.R.4346; waived: 63-32.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions, en bloc:
S.Res.720 – American Grown Flower and Foliage Month
S.Res.721 – Landsat satellites
S.Res.722 – Blueberry Month
S.Res.723 – Whistleblower Appreciation

Adopted Calendar #418, S.Res.394 – Radio Free Asia.

Reached an agreement that when the Senate receives a message from the House that it has passed H.R.1842, and if the text of that bill is identical to S.697, that the bill be considered read three times and the Senate vote on passage of the bill without intervening action or debate (Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Commemorative Coin Act).

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #399, H.R. 7776 WRDA; the Carper-Capito-Cardin-Cramer substitute #5140 be considered and agreed to; that there be up to 1 hour for debate, equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, if a Budget point of order is made and a motion to waive made, the Senate vote on the motion to waive; and if the point of order is waived, the bill, as amended, be considered read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the bill with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

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 #922, Constance J. Milstein, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malta.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume the motion to concur in the House Message with substitute amendment #5135 (re: CHIPS+) to H.R.4346. At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to a Sanders point of order (if raised) and on the motion to concur with an amendment (passage of CHIPS+).  

Following disposition of the House Message to accompany H.R.4346, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message with respect to S.3373 (PACT Act). At approximately 4:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur. 

Wednesday, July 27th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the House Message to accompany H.R.4346
  2. Motion to concur in the House Message to accompany H.R.4346 with an amendment (CHIPS+)

Wednesday, July 27th at approx. 4:30pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture in the House Message to accompany S.3373 (PACT Act)

HEARINGS COVERED 

House Veterans Affairs
Protecting Our Veterans: Patient Safety and Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

Axios
Vitals “Check-Up” Event

Senate Environment and Public Works
Examining the Development of Projects and Implementation of Policies that Support Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Technologies

House Ways and Means
Markup of the Improving Seniors Timely Access to Care Act of 2022

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4615 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to seek to engage with the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Jordan for the purpose of expanding cooperation of military cybersecurity activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4623 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to advance Government innovation through leading-edge procurement capability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/ Environment
S.4610 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide reliable and evidence-based food and energy security.
Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4621 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote low-carbon, high-octane fuels, to protect public health, and to improve vehicle efficiency and performance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8488 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from sending petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.8499 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from considering, in taking any action, the social cost of carbon, the social cost of methane, the social cost of nitrous oxide, or the social cost of any other greenhouse gas, unless compliant with Office of Management and Budget guidance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8519 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote competition in the area of digital energy management tools, enhance consumer access to electric energy and natural gas information, allow for the adoption of innovative products and services to help consumers manage their energy usage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4613 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to clarify the fiduciary duty of plan administrators to select and maintain investments based solely on pecuniary factors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4608 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income de minimis gains from certain sales or exchanges of virtual currency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4619 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide that all persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, and accommodations of financial institutions.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8498 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish reporting requirements for persons who issue fiat currency-backed stablecoins, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Hollingsworth, Trey [R-IN-9] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8507 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide that under the securities laws certain disclosures related to scope 3 greenhouse-gas emissions may not be required.
Sponsor: Rep. Nehls, Troy E. [R-TX-22] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8516 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a review of the benefit cost analysis criteria for mitigation projects under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Stanton, Greg [D-AZ-9] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Health Care
S.4612 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4616 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4618 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8487 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish requirements with respect to the use of prior authorization under Medicare Advantage plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8489 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend certain telehealth services and requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8491 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand eligible practitioners to furnish telehealth services.
Sponsor: Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-16] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 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.8493 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove geographic requirements and expand originating sites for telehealth services.
Sponsor: Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 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.8497 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove in-person requirements under Medicare for mental health services furnished through telehealth and telecommunications technology.
Sponsor: Rep. Hern, Kevin [R-OK-1] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 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.8501 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit abortion sanctuary States from receiving funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Natural Resources; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Natural Resources, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8505 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of telehealth for purposes of recertification of eligibility for hospice care.
Sponsor: Rep. Miller, Carol D. [R-WV-3] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8506 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend telehealth services for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 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.8512 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8515 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for the furnishing of audio-only telehealth services.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/26/2022 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

Ukraine
S.4620 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act of 2017 to impose sanctions with respect to the shipment or transshipment of petroleum products or liquefied natural gas products from the Russian Federation to the Peoples’ Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/26/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/26/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.