Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the CHIPS and Science Act and legislation from the Natural Resources Committee. The Senate will consider a nomination for Ambassador to Malta.      

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 27, 2022

MOTION
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 336 – 90 (Roll no. 401).

H R 4040 – Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 416 – 12 (Roll no. 400).

H R 3771 – South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 237 – 192 (Roll no. 398).

H R 3771 – South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 – 225 (Roll no. 397).

H R 6929 – Susan Muffley Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 254 – 175 (Roll no. 396).

H RES 1256 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 263) Big Cat Public Safety Act, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4040) Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 207 (Roll no. 395).

H RES 1256 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 263) Big Cat Public Safety Act, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4040) Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act, and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 208 (Roll no. 394).

Today

On Thursday, 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: no later than 5:00 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Senate Amendment to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 4346 – CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

H.R. 263 – Big Cat Public Safety Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Quigley / Natural Resources Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
Rep. Jared Huffman Amendment
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 7283 – STREAM Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Natural Resources Committee)
2) H.R. 5093 – Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler / Natural Resources Committee)
3) S. 3451 – A bill to include certain computer-related projects in the Federal permitting program under title XLI of the FAST Act, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Bill Hagerty / Natural Resources Committee)

Possible Consideration of H.R. 5118 – Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse / Natural Resources Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy Amendment
Rep. Kim Schrier Amendment
Reps. Velazquez / Graves (LA) Amendment

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the House Message to accompany H.R.4346; agreed to: 64-33.
  2. Motion to concur in the House Message to accompany H.R.4346 with an amendment (CHIPS+); agreed to: 64-33.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture in the House Message to accompany S.3373 (PACT Act); not invoked: 55-42.

Legislative Business

Passed S.4359 – Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022
Passed H.R.1057 – National World War II Memorial Commemorative Coin Act
Passed H.R.1842 – Harriet Tubman Bicentennial Coin Act
Adopted Calendar #433, S.Res.623, Russia/terrorism
Adopted S.Res.725 Legal Counsel
Adopted S.Res.726 Legal Counsel

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.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider 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. 

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Milstein nomination. 

Additional roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session. 

HEARINGS COVERED 

House Oversight and Reform
FITARA 14.0

Senate Banking
Protecting Investors and Savers: Understanding Scams and Risks in Crypto and Securities Markets

Senate Finance
Nomination Hearing

Financial Stability Oversight Council
Open Meeting

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4629 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to modify requirements relating to data centers of certain Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/ Environment
S.4626 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to provide loans to manufacturers of energy grid products and components.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4640 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote a 21st century energy workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8547 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to require as a condition of any sale of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve that the crude oil not be exported to certain countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4627 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to include smoke in the definition of disaster in the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.8521 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require investment advisers for passively managed funds to arrange for pass-through voting of proxies for certain securities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8526 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish an Office of Disaster Recovery, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, Troy [D-LA-2] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8539 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase the percentage of authorized units that a public housing agency may use for project-based assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8545 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a blockchain and cryptocurrency position within the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Health Care
S.4633 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries with major depressive disorder or other mental health conditions.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4635 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Social Security Act to establish an optional State-administered program to provide fully integrated, comprehensive, coordinated care for full-benefit dual eligible individuals under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4638 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to allow women greater access to safe and effective oral contraceptive drugs intended for routine use.
Sponsor: Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4641 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4645 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to restrict the flow of illicit drugs into the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4646 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to shorten the timeframe for claims by beneficiaries and the payment of benefits under Department of Veterans Affairs life insurance programs, to improve the management of undisbursed life insurance benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8523 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to require a State receiving a block grant for prevention and treatment of substance use disorders to describe the State’s efforts to encourage and promote work and employment to improve mental health and well-being.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8524 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Office of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Well-Being within the Department of Health and Human Services, to generate a whole-of-government approach to protecting and affirming sexual and reproductive rights, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8530 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to reduce Federal financial participation for certain States that require political subdivisions to contribute towards the non-Federal share of Medicaid.
Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8542 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and political subdivisions thereof to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8546 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require out-of-network coverage for qualified individuals participating in approved clinical trials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 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

Transportation
S.4647 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to repeal a provision relating to an advanced impaired driving technology motor vehicle safety standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine
H.R.8532 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide assistance for suspected victims and witnesses of war crimes in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8544 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose sanctions with respect to the transfer of arms and related materiel by the People’s Republic of China to the Russian Federation or the evasion or circumvention of United States sanctions or multilateral sanctions by the People’s Republic of China with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] (Introduced 07/27/2022) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 07/27/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Ways and Means, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker