Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will vote on a joint resolution and circuit court judge nominations. 

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.  

Today

The House is not in session. The House stands adjourned to meet for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: 

Friday, August 5th at 3:00pm 

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Paul amendment #5191 (re: declaration of war); not agreed to: 10-87.
  2. Adoption of the resolution of ratification with respect to Calendar Number 5 treaty document 117-3 (NATO); adopted: 95-1-1.

Legislative Business
Passed S.734 Jenna Quinn Law w/ Cornyn-Hassan amendment

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.740, Greenwood IN Shooting
S.Res.742, Lobster Day
S.Res.743, CO Stanley Cup

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.5376, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S.Con.Res.14

Executive Business
By voice vote, agreed to Sullivan amendment #5192 (re: spending benchmark) with respect to Calendar Number 5 treaty document 117-3 (NATO).

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 the consideration of S.J.Res.55, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Council on Environmental Quality relating to “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions”. 

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.55. Following disposition of the joint resolution, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #1100 Roopali H. Desai, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. There will be up to 10 minutes of debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.  

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

Thursday, August 4th at approx. 1:45pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of S.J.Res.55, CRA re: NEPA.
    Up to 10 minutes of debate (some time may be yielded back)
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1100 Roopali H. Desai, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Banking
Borrowed Time: The Economic Costs of Climate Change

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment
S.4754 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study and submit a report on national resource adequacy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.4751 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to revise the definition of a broker for purposes of certain reporting requirements with respect to digital asset transfers under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4757 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require national securities exchanges to identify issuers that are consolidated variable interest entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4760 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission jurisdiction to oversee the spot digital commodity market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Health Care
S.4750 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify and preserve the breadth of the protections under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act.
Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4761 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title V of the Social Security Act to establish a grant program for community-based maternal mentoring programs.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4762 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend IV of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration grant program to provide emergency relief to foster youth and improve pre-placement services offered by foster care stabilization agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4764 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve reproductive health care of individuals with disabilities.
Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Transportation
S.4763 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to support the construction of middle mile broadband infrastructure and enhance the electric grid.
Sponsor: Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] (Introduced 08/03/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 08/03/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.