Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are not in session.  

The HOUSE

Friday

The House was in a pro forma 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:

Tuesday, August 9 at 1:00 pm
Friday, August 12 at 9:00 am

The SENATE

Saturday/Sunday 

The Senate was not in session on Friday. The wrap-up below is a summary of the vote-a-rama for the Inflation Reduction Act, passed 51-50.

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to discharge the nomination of David M. Uhlmann, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; agreed to: 51-39.
  2. Confirmation of 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; confirmed: 57-34.
  3. Motion to proceed to Calendar #464, H.R.5376, reconciliation vehicle for the Inflation Reduction Act; agreed to: 50-50 with the Vice President in the affirmative.
  4. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Sanders amendment #5210; not agreed to: 1-99
  5. Graham amendment #5310; not agreed to: 50-50
  6. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Hassan amendment #5469; not agreed to: 55-45
  7. Barrasso amendment #5409; not agreed to: 50-50
  8. Sanders amendment #5211 as modified; not agreed to: 3-97
  9. Capito amendment #5382; not agreed to: 50-50
  10. Lankford amendment #5384; not agreed to: 50-50
  11. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Tester amendment #5480; not agreed to 56-44
  12. Crapo amendment #5404; not agreed to: 50-50
  13. Scott FL Motion to Commit (IRS/Border Patrol); not agreed to 50-50
  14. Marshall amendment #5389; not agreed to: 50-50
  15. Sanders amendment #5209; not agreed to: 1-98
  16. Motion to waive Budget Act with respect to Capito amendment #5383; not agreed to: 49-50
  17. Grassley amendment #5421 not agreed to: 49-51
  18. Collins Motion to Commit (IRS); not agreed to 50-50
  19. Kennedy amendment #5387; not agreed to: 50-50
  20. Rubio Motion to Commit (Violent Crime); not agreed to: 50-50
  21. Lee #5316; not agreed to: 49-51
  22. Shelby amendment #5418; not agreed to 50-50
  23. Scott SC Motion to Commit (Child Tax Credit); not agreed to 50-50
  24. Sanders amendment #5208; not agreed to: 1-97
  25. Cruz amendment #5263; not agreed to: 50-50
  26. Motion to waive Budget Act with respect to Warnock amendment #5262 not agreed to: 5-94
  27. Motion to waive Budget Act with respect to Cruz amendment #5265; not agreed to 54-36
  28. Sanders amendment #5281 Fossil Fuel; not agreed to: 1-99
  29. Kennedy amendment #5385 (Insulin); not agreed to: 50-50
  30. Motion to waive the Budget (Insulin); not agreed to: 57-43
  31. Cruz Motion to Commit (Vaccines); not agreed to: 49-51
  32. Cruz Motion to Commit (Targeting Parents); not agreed to: 50-50
  33. Hoeven Motion to Commit (Grocery Energy Shelter); not agreed to: 50-50
  34. Blackburn Motion to Commit (Ag Conservation); not agreed to: 50-50
  35. Rubio Motion to Commit (Pregnancy); not agreed to: 50-50
  36. Sullivan amendment #5435; not agreed to 50-50
  37. Combined amendment #5487 (text of Daines #5425, Ernst #5361, Fischer #5360, Portman #5224, Barraso/Lankford #5411, and Murkowski #5454); not agreed to: 54-87
  38. Hagerty Motion to Commit (Immigration); not agreed to: 50-50
  39. Thune amendment #5472; agreed to 57-43
  40. Warner amendment #4588; agreed to 50-50 Vice President voting in the affirmative
  41. Passage of Cal. #464 H.R. 5376 – Inflation Reduction Act

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
S.3115, POWER 2.0 Act
S.4785, to extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund.

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.675, AHEPA Anniversary w/Van Hollen amdt (BUR22762 H9V)
S.Res.698 Ball State
S.Res.748, Congresswoman Walorski
S.Res.749, Sikh temple shooting anniversary
S.Res.750, ROK alliance/Korean War Veterans Memorial

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Exec. Cal. #815 – Monde Muyangwa, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #1105 – Carrin F. Patman, of Texas, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iceland

The vote on confirmation of the following nomination will occur at a time 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

The Senate is not in session. The Senate stands adjourned to meet for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted until September 6 on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00 am
Friday, August 12 at 9:00 am
Tuesday, August 16 at 8:00 am
Friday, August 19 at 2:30 pm
Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 am
Friday, August 26 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, August 30 at 10:00 am
Friday, September 2 at 9:00 am