Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate is not in session.               

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 no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, September 9 at 9:00 am

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #736 Andre B. Mathis, of Tennessee, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; confirmed: 48-47.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #986 Salvador Mendoza, Jr., of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 48-43.

Legislative Business
Passed S.1198 – Solid Start Act of 2021.
Passed H.R.5754 – Patient Advocate Tracker Act.
Passed H.R.8656 – Jackie Walorski VA Clinic.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #727, Dimitri Kusnezov, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Department of Homeland Security.
Executive Calendar #858, Jennifer H. Rearden, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Executive Calendar #1110, Puneet Talwar, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco.
Executive Calendar #1134, Natalie K. Wight, of Oregon, to be United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations 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.
  2. Executive Calendar #1096, David P. Pekoske, to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health Care
S.4804 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for civil monetary penalties for violations of mental health parity requirements.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 09/08/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade
S.4811 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a comprehensive, long-term United States strategy and policy for the Pacific Islands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 09/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax
S.4808 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
An original bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform retirement provisions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 09/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2022 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 480

Transportation
S.4809 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to strengthen the requirements relating to advance electronic information for cargo, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.