Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Natural Resources Committee. The Senate is not in session.  

The House

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 28, 2022

H R 4346 – Making appropriations for Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes
On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 243 – 187, 1 Present (Roll no. 404).

H RES 1289 – Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 4346) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 208 (Roll no. 403).

H RES 1289 – Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 4346) making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 208 (Roll no. 402).

Today

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Last votes expected: TBD.

One Minute Speeches

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
Possible Consideration of Legislation Related to Public Safety

Complete Consideration of H.R. 263 – Big Cat Public Safety Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Quigley / Natural Resources Committee)
The Rule provides for no further debate.

Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 7283 – STREAM Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Natural Resources Committee)
2) 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)

Special Order Speeches

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of Calendar #399, H.R. 7776, WRDA, as amended by the Carper-Capito-Cardin-Cramer substitute amendment #5140; passed: 93-1.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1063 David Pressman, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Hungary; confirmed: 61-30.

Legislative Business
Passed Calendar #357, S.3742 – Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2022.
Passed Calendar #358, S.3743– Recycling and Composting Accountability Act.
Passed S.3369 – Max Cleland VA Medical Center Act.
Passed H.R.7334 – COVID-19 EIDL Fraud Statute of Limitations Act.
Passed H.R.7352 – PPP and Bank Fraud Enforcement Harmonization Act.

The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was discharged from S.4490 and the bill was referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

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

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Oversight and Reform
Examining the Practices and Profits of Gun Manufacturers

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4673 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the National Computer Forensics Institute of the United States Secret Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Energy/ Environment
S.4651 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require the Secretary of Energy to stipulate, as a condition on the sale at auction of any petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, that the petroleum products not be exported to certain countries, to prohibit such sales to certain state-owned entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4660 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

S.4679 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act with respect to the enforcement of certain provisions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

S.4680 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a credit for the domestic production of rare earth magnets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4686 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.8554 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to certain entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Bice, Stephanie I. [R-OK-5] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8572 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on fuel based on the carbon content of such fuel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8578 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Power Act and the Natural Gas Act with respect to the enforcement of certain provisions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4657 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to establish a grant program to fund qualified investor advocacy clinics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.4671 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for accurate energy appraisals in connection with residential mortgage loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4674 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system to prescribe regulations relating to network competition in credit card transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4685 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.8577 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for accurate energy appraisals in connection with residential mortgage loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.4661 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

S.4675 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to provide grants to States to establish positions to minimize administrative burden on families seeking child care assistance.
Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4677 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase language access to mental health services at certain health centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

H.R.8551 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve air quality management and the safety of communities using the best available monitoring technology and data.
Sponsor: Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.8552 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish grant programs to improve the health and positive youth development impacts of youth sports participation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8565 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permanently extend the Medicare-dependent hospital and low-volume hospital programs under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8576 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require a study on the effects of travel nurse agencies on the health industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor: Rep. Murphy, Gregory [R-NC-3] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8581 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure stability in payments to home health agencies under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 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.8585 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a national project to prevent and cure Parkinson’s, to be known as the National Parkinson’s Project, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.8586 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny approval of a new drug application for an opioid analgesic drug on the basis of such drug not being clinically superior to other commercially available drugs.
Sponsor: Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8588 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To address the high costs of health care services, prescription drugs, and health insurance coverage in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor; Judiciary; Oversight and Reform; Rules; Budget; Armed Services; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, the Judiciary, Oversight and Reform, Rules, the Budget, Armed Services, and House Administration

Tax
H.R.8555 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to stipulate that a parking benefit is not a qualified parking fringe benefit unless an employer offers employees the option to receive an equivalent cash benefit or alternative tax-exempt benefit in lieu of the parking benefit.
Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8579 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase retirement savings, simplify and clarify retirement plan rules, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8558 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a minimum tax on certain wealthy taxpayers that takes into account unrealized gains.
Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8559 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for certain small business owners, to impose a tax on the repurchase of corporate stock, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8582 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on the acquisition of single-family homes by certain large investors.
Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
S.4670 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Appropriations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

S.4684 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the implementation of dredged material management plans at certain federally authorized harbors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

H.R.8556 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To enact the Section 401 Certification Rule, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8564 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National Defense Authorization Act with respect to funds for expenses necessary to implement the Port and Intermodal Improvement Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine
H.R.8568 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for the designation of the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 07/28/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/28/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs