Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

H R 2988 – Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 203 (Roll no. 437).

H R 2988
On agreeing to the Maloney, Carolyn B. amendments; Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 – 206 (Roll no. 436).

H R 8326 – Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 208 (Roll no. 435).

H R 8326
On agreeing to the Hice (GA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 210 – 222 (Roll no. 434).

H R 8326
On agreeing to the Davis, Danny K. amendments; Agreed to by recorded vote: 223 – 211 (Roll no. 433).

H R 302 – Preventing a Patronage System Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 204 (Roll no. 432).

H R 302
On agreeing to the Hice (GA) amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 226 (Roll no. 431).

Today

The House is not in session.  

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1032 Sarah A. L. Merriam, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; confirmed: 53-44.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1096, David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration; confirmed: 77-18.

Legislative Business
S.Res.755, 9/11 day of service and remembrance
S.Res.767, National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week
S.Res.768, National Forensic Science Week

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #1066 – Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources)

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #1141 – Nathaniel Fick, of Maine, to be Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Exec. Cal. #1142 – Rolfe Michael Schiffer, of New York, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

UNITED NATIONS
Exec. Cal. #1143 – Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations
Exec. Cal. #1144 – James E. Risch, of Idaho, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Seventy-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

And all nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Foreign Service.

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.  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment
S.4864 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to bolster fairness and transparency in the consideration of interstate natural gas pipeline permits, to provide for greater public input opportunities in the natural gas pipeline permitting process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8847 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Natural Gas Act to bolster fairness and transparency in consideration of interstate natural gas pipelines, to provide for greater public input opportunities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Griffith, H. Morgan [Rep.-R-VA-9] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.4857 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require companies to file public reports after meeting certain quantitative thresholds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4863 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Small Business Act to improve the Women’s Business Center Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.4869 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to index certain thresholds for inflation.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4871 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish an office to coordinate work relating to behavioral health crisis care and to improve the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4872 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a permanent rural housing preservation and revitalization program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8833 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 to improve the assessment process for financial institutions under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8836 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to exempt certain small companies that utilize foreign exchange from certain capital and margin requirements in order to enhance opportunities for small businesses to improve trade and export markets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Owens, Burgess [Rep.-R-UT-4] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8844 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To reauthorize the State Trade Expansion Program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Evans, Dwight [Rep.-D-PA-3] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.8866 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to expand certain service coordinator programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adam [Rep.-D-WA-9] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.4858 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to require electronic communication service providers and remote computing services to report to the Attorney General the unlawful sale and distribution of controlled substances.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4862 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a commission on long-term care.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4866 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a program to address sickle cell disease and other heritable hemoglobinopathies.
Sponsor: Van Hollen, Chris [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4868 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide support and assistance to unborn children, pregnant women, parents, and families.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4873 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive cost-sharing for advance care planning services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8832 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to ensure nursing facilities report information on medical directors of such facilities.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8834 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a demonstration program to facilitate the clinical adoption of pregnancy intention screening initiatives by health care and social service providers.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8835 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to implement Executive Order relating to reproductive health services.
Sponsor: Clyde, Andrew S. [Rep.-R-GA-9] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (90)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

H.R.8838 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect health care providers and people seeking reproductive health care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Jackson Lee, Sheila [Rep.-D-TX-18] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8840 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive cost-sharing for advance care planning services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8841 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in coordination with single State agencies, to assist certain dual eligible individuals participating in the RSNAT model with accessing non-emergency medical assistance benefits under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8850 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require as a condition of satisfying the definition of an approved medical residency training program for purposes of payments under Medicare for costs related to graduate medical education for hospitals operating such a program to submit information to encourage more equitable treatment of osteopathic and allopathic candidates in the residency application and review process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harshbarger, Diana [Rep.-R-TN-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8851 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide support and assistance to unborn children, pregnant women, parents, and families.
Sponsor: Hinson, Ashley [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Agriculture; Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and Labor, Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8855 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a program to address sickle cell disease and other heritable hemoglobinopathies.
Sponsor: Lee, Barbara [Rep.-D-CA-13] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8857 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to make certain changes with respect to the approval of abbreviated applications for the approval of new animal drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8865 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a national sepsis data trust, and to fund State-based pilots and programs to establish interoperable State-based sepsis data trusts.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8867 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a cause of action with respect to reproductive health services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Speier, Jackie [Rep.-D-CA-14] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.8842 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the transfer of certain defense articles and services to Taiwan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Chabot, Steve [Rep.-R-OH-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8868 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To repeal the sunset provision of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steel, Michelle [Rep.-R-CA-48] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.8837 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow students to take the saver’s credit.
Sponsor: Allred, Colin Z. [Rep.-D-TX-32] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8848 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow unreimbursed employee expenses to be taken into account as miscellaneous itemized deductions.
Sponsor: Grothman, Glenn [Rep.-R-WI-6] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8853 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to prevent the excise tax on repurchase of corporate stock from taking effect.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8871 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a refundable tax credit for certain gun safes.
Sponsor: Williams, Nikema [Rep.-D-GA-5] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.8843 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Corps of Engineers to take certain actions with respect to rental amounts and administrative fees charged to certain marinas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Comer, James [Rep.-R-KY-1] (Introduced 09/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.