Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure; Veterans’ Affairs; and Oversight and Reform Committees. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 3103 – Eliminating Limits to Justice for Child Sex Abuse Victims Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin / Judiciary Committee)
2) S. 4785 – A bill to extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund (Sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar / Judiciary Committee)
3) H.R. 5315 – Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greg Stanton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
4) H.R. 884 – National Aviation Preparedness Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rick Larsen / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
5) H.R. 5774 – Expediting Disaster Recovery Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Garret Graves / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
6) H.R. 1468 – Securities and Exchange Commission Real Estate Leasing Authority Revocation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
7) H.R. 1066 – Wildfire Recovery Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Neguse / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
8) S. 2293 – CREW Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
9) S. 4205 – PAW Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
10) S. 442– BRIGHT Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
11) H.R. 7939 – Student Veteran Emergency Relief Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Levin / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
12) H.R. 7846 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost of Living Adjustment Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
13) H.R. 7735 – Improving Access to the VA Home Loan Benefit Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Bost / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
14) H.R. 5916 – Wounded Warrior Access Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Aguilar / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
15) H.R. 8260 – Faster Payments to Veterans Survivors’ Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Pappas / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
16) H.R. 5952 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 East Main Street, in Vergas, Minnesota, as the “Jon Glawe Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Michelle Fischbach / Oversight and Reform Committee)
17) H.R. 5650 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at
16605 East Avenue of the Fountains in Fountain Hills, Arizona, as
the “Dr. C.T. Wright Post Office Building’ (Sponsored by Rep. David Schweikert / Oversight and Reform Committee)
18) H.R. 5865 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at
4110 Bluebonnet Drive in Stafford, Texas, as the “Leonard Scarcella
Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Al Green / Oversight and Reform Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Confirmed, 46-40: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #986 Salvador Mendoza, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. 

Invoked, 45-44: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1043 Arianna J. Freeman to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. 


Agreed to by Division Vote: Treaties Cal. #4 – Extradition Treaty with the Republic of Croatia (Treaty Doc. No. 116-2) 

Today

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #1043 Arianna J. Freeman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
  2. Executive Calendar #1033 Lara E. Montecalvo, of Rhode Island, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit

Tuesday, September 13th at approx. 11:30Am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1033, Laura E. Montecalvo, of Rhode Island, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1043, Arianna J. Freeman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
S.4820 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to auction spectrum and to authorize the Federal Communications Commission to borrow funds from the Treasury, to be repaid out of auction proceeds, to ensure rural communications providers have the resources to replace communications equipment and services to protect their networks from Chinese Communist Party espionage.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment
S.4815 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to clarify regulatory certainty, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Capito, Shelley Moore [Sen.-R-WV] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (42)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4819 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a minimum temperature for thermostats at the headquarters of the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Health Care
S.4818 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal and local funds to impose or enforce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in District of Columbia schools, and to repeal the Coronavirus Immunization of School Students and Early Childhood Workers Regulation Amendment Act of 2021 enacted by the District of Columbia Council.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Sanctions and Trade
S.4821 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)A bill to increase oversight of foreign direct investment in agricultural land in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Tax
S.4817 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prevent the use of additional Internal Revenue Service funds from being used for audits of taxpayers with taxable incomes below $400,000 in order to protect low- and middle-income earning American taxpayers from an onslaught of audits from an army of new Internal Revenue Service auditors funded by an unprecedented, nearly $80,000,000,000, infusion of new funds.
Sponsor: Crapo, Mike [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation
S.4814 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a demonstration program for the active remediation of orbital debris and to require the development of uniform orbital debris standard practices in order to support a safe and sustainable orbital environment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 09/12/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.