Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate will vote on a circuit court judge nomination. 

The House

Yesterday

The House was not in session.  

Today

The House is in a pro forma session. The House stands adjourned to meet for pro forma sessions only with not business conducted on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, August 2nd at 3:00pm
Friday, August 5th at 3:00pm

The Senate

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1068, Elizabeth Wilson Hanes, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; invoked: 56-33.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
H.R.6943, Public Safety Officer Support Act
Cal.#422, S.4003, Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act, with Cornyn sub amdt
Cal.#421, S.3860, Invest to Protect Act, with Cortez Masto sub amdt
Cal.#419, S.2151, Strong Communities with committee-reported sub amdt
Cal.#423, S.4007, Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act with committee-reported sub amdt
H.R.2992, TBI and PTSD Law Enforcement Training Act
S.3905, Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act, w/Peters sub amdt

Adopted S.Res.733, Child Awareness Month

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1078 – Maj. Gen. Robert A. Rasch, Jr. to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #1079 – to be Brigadier General:
· Col. Sarah K. Albrycht
· Col. Kevin J. Lambert

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1080 – Lt. Gen. Tony D. Bauernfeind to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #1081 – Maj. Gen. Donna D. Shipton to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #1082 – Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling – to be Lieutenant General

NAVY
Executive Calendar #1083 – Rear Adm. (lh) Thomas J. Anderson to be Rear Admiral

SPACE FORCE
Executive Calendar #1084 – Maj. Gen. Philip A. Garrant to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1085 – to be Major General:
· Brig. Gen. Anne B. Gunter
· Brig. Gen. Lynette J. Hebert
· Brig. Gen. Constance L. Jenkins
· Brig. Gen. Tanya R. Kubinec
· Brig. Gen. John M. Olson
· Brig. Gen. David W. Smith
· Brig. Gen. Aaron G. Vangelisti
Executive Calendar #1086 – to be Brigadier General:
· Col. Michael P. Cruff
· Col. Heath D. Fowler
· Col. Leslie S. Hadley
· Col. Lori C. Jones
· Col. William A. Matney
· Col. Kelvin D. McElroy
· Col. Andre A. McMillian
· Col. Stephen J. Nester
· Col. Shannon OHarren
· Col. Kenneth J. Ostrat
· Col. Sarah H. Russ
· Col. Stephen E. Slade
· Col. Dean D. Sniegowski

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1087 – to be Major General:
· Brig. Gen. Kevin D. Admiral
· Brig. Gen. Robert L. Barrie, Jr.
· Brig. Gen. Christopher G. Beck
· Brig. Gen. Peter N. Benchoff
· Brig. Gen. Trevor J. Bredenkamp
· Brig. Gen. Winston P. Brooks
· Brig. Gen. Glenn A. Dean, III
· Brig. Gen. David S. Doyle
· Brig. Gen. Patrick L. Gaydon
· Brig. Gen. Jered P. Helwig
· Brig. Gen. James P. Isenhower, III
· Brig. Gen. Ryan M. Janovic
· Brig. Gen. John D. Kline
· Brig. Gen. Gavin A. Lawrence
· Brig. Gen. Kevin C. Leahy
· Brig. Gen. Michael C. McCurry, II.
· Brig. Gen. Scott M. Naumann
· Brig. Gen. Christopher R. Norrie
· Brig. Gen. Thomas W. OConnor, Jr.
· Brig. Gen. Keith C. Phillips
· Brig. Gen. Jeth B. Rey
· Brig. Gen. Paul T. Stanton
· Brig. Gen. David B. Womack

Executive Calendar #1088 – Brig. Gen. Isaac Johnson, Jr. to be Major General and Col. Noel F. Palmer to be Brigadier General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1089 – Lt. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton to be General

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #1090 – Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley to be General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1091 – Maj. Gen. Dagvin R. M. Anderson to be Lieutenant General
Executive Calendar #1092 – Maj. Gen. John P. Healy to be Lieutenant General

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #1093 – Lt. Gen. David A. Ottignon to be Lieutenant General

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force.

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 proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1068, Elizabeth Wilson Hanes, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hanes nomination.

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

Tuesday, August 2nd at approx. 2:15pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1068, Elizabeth Wilson Hanes, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia

HEARINGS COVERED 

SEC
Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee

Senate Banking
“The Rent Eats First”: How Renters and Communities are Impacted by Today’s Housing Market

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services
S.4689 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to revise the shareholder threshold for registration under that Act for issuers that receive support through certain Federal universal service support mechanisms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 08/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 08/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4698 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act to modify requirements relating to the regulation and examination of credit union organizations and service providers.
Sponsor: Sen. Ossoff, Jon [D-GA] (Introduced 08/01/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 08/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.4688 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to guarantee that Americans have the freedom to make certain reproductive decisions without undue government interference.
Sponsor: Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA] (Introduced 08/01/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 08/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4697 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require limitations on research on potential pandemic pathogens of concern.
Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger [R-KS] (Introduced 08/01/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 08/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax
S.4691 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to equalize the charitable mileage rate with the business travel rate.
Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 08/01/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/01/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.