Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations.              

The HOUSE

Yesterday

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: 

Friday, September 9 at 9:00 am 

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #985 John Z. Lee, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit; invoked: 48-42.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Cal. #441S.958, MOBILE Health Care Act
Cal. # 462S.3662, Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act
S.4791, GPO Director

No additional Executive Business
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

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #985 John Z. Lee, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, 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 Lee nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Mathis nomination (6th Circuit Judge).

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #985 John Z. Lee, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  2. Executive Calendar #736 Andre B. Mathis, of Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  3. Executive Calendar #1043 Arianna J. Freeman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
  4. Executive Calendar #986 Salvador Mendoza, Jr., of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Wednesday, September 7th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #985 John Z. Lee, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #736 Andre B. Mathis, of Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Environment and Public Works
“A Legislative Hearing to Examine S.2736, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021; S. 1475, the Livestock Regulatory Protection Act of 2021; S. 2661, Smoke-Ready Communities Act of 2021; and S. 2421, the Smoke Planning and Research Act of 2021.”

Senate Finance
McKalip Nomination

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.8772 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Block the Tok Act
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 09/06/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.4789 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a competitive grant program at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to support the construction, preservation, or rehabilitation of affordable workforce housing in areas with shortages of affordable housing units for sale, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.4790 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase funding for the Patient Navigator Research Program of the National Cancer Institute.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8774 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Menopause Research Act of 2022
Sponsor: McKinley, David B. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax
H.R.8775 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
BASIC Act
Sponsor: Meuser, Daniel [Rep.-R-PA-9] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Rules; Budget
Latest Action: House – 09/06/2022 Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
H.R.8771 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Options for Ownership Act
Sponsor: Bost, Mike [Rep.-R-IL-12] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8773 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Revoking Engine and Vehicle Requirements Act of 2022
Sponsor: LaMalfa, Doug [Rep.-R-CA-1] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8776 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
No Federal Funds for Abortion Travel Expenses Act of 2022
Sponsor: Norman, Ralph [Rep.-R-SC-5] (Introduced 09/06/2022) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.