Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Foreign Affairs, Education and Labor, and the Natural Resources Committees. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations and a treaty.       

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

H R 1456 – Peace Corps Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 440).

S 3157 – Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 439).

S 3895 – United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 438).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour

Legislative Business will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Fifteen One Minutes per side

H. Res. – The Rule providing for consideration of S. 1098 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act (One Hour of Debate)

Begin Consideration of S. 1098 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Mark Warner / Education and Labor Committee)
Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) H.R. 8453 – Upholding the Dayton Peace Agreement Through Sanctions Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Foreign Affairs Committee)
2) H.R. 6846 – CORRUPT Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski / Foreign Affairs Committee)
3) H.R. 7240 – READ Act Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Foreign Affairs Committee)
4) H.R. 8503 – Securing Global Telecommunications Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kathy Manning / Foreign Affairs Committee)
5) H.R. 8520 – Countering Untrusted Telecommunications Abroad Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Susan Wild / Foreign Affairs Committee)
6) H.R. 7338 – Russia Cryptocurrency Transparency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gregory Meeks / Foreign Affairs Committee)
7) H.R. 6265 – CAPTAGON Act (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Foreign Affairs Committee)
8) H.Res. 558 – Urging the European Union to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch / Foreign Affairs Committee)
9) H.R. 1433 – Helen Keller National Center Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Pocan / Education and Labor Committee)
10) H.R. 4009 – Enslaved Voyages Memorial Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Natural Resources Committee)
11) S. 2490 – Blackwell School National Historic Site Act (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Natural Resources Committee)
12) H.R. 4358 – Little Manatee Wild and Scenic River Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Vern Buchanan / Natural Resources Committee)
Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1067 Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; invoked: 52-38.

Legislative Business
Passed S.1198, Solid Start Act, w/Tester sub amdt.

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 #1067 Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Pan nomination.

Following the vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Resolution of ratification with respect to Calendar #2 Treaty document 117-1 Amendment to Montreal Protocol (“Kigali Amendment”).

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Calendar #484, S.4822, to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities, and for other purposes. (DISCLOSE Act)
  2. Executive Calendar #1055 Amanda Bennett, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media.
  3. Executive Calendar #1097 Arati Prabhakar, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tuesday September 20th at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1067 Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Tuesday, September 20th at approx. 2:15pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the Resolution of ratification with respect to Calendar #2 Treaty document 117-1 Amendment to Montreal Protocol (“Kigali Amendment”).

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Armed Services Committee
Testimony on United States Nuclear Strategy and Policy

House Ways and Means
Markup of Resolutions of Inquiry and Social Security Legislation

House Committee on Education and Labor
Back to School: Meeting Students’ Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs

House Agriculture
Assessing Crypto as a Tool for Financial Inclusion

Senate Judiciary
Oversight of Federal Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.4884 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior, in coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture, to establish a joint natural infrastructure science program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hirono, Mazie K. [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

H.R.8904 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Defense to develop a strategy for further collaborating with allies and partners of the United States regarding access to strategic and critical minerals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Slotkin, Elissa [Rep.-D-MI-8] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 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

Financial Services
S.4881 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Small Business Act to include requirements relating to graduates of career and technical education programs or programs of study for small business development centers and women’s business centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.8874 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve system to prescribe regulations relating to network competition in credit card transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Rep.-D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8875 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility of members of the National Guard for housing loans guaranteed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Ryan, Patrick [Rep.-D-NY-19] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8880 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Financial Literacy and Education Commission to carry out a study on the impact of language barriers to financial health, to require the website and toll-free telephone number of the Commission to be provided in the most commonly spoken languages in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia R. [Rep.-D-TX-29] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 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
H.R.8877 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to evaluate the extent to which the substitution of interchangeable biological products may be impeded by differences between the system for determining a biological product to be interchangeable and the system for assigning therapeutic equivalence ratings to drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-2] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.8878 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure adequate coverage of outpatient mental health services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-27] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 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.8879 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for improvements to the Medicare prospective payment system for psychiatric hospitals and psychiatric units.
Sponsor: Evans, Dwight [Rep.-D-PA-3] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8881 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to disclose the percentage of in-network participation for certain provider types, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Horsford, Steven [Rep.-D-NV-4] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8884 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide outreach and reporting on opioid use disorder treatment services furnished by opioid treatment programs under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 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.8885 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for provider directory improvements to enhance enrollee, participant, and beneficiary access to care.
Sponsor: Kildee, Daniel T. [Rep.-D-MI-5] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8886 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure mental health and substance use disorder benefits are defined pursuant to external benchmarks based on nationally recognized standards.
Sponsor: Moore, Gwen [Rep.-D-WI-4] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8887 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to establish an occupational research program on mental health.
Sponsor: Mrvan, Frank J. [Rep.-D-IN-1] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor

H.R.8889 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for improved access to group health plan and health insurance coverage summary of benefits and coverage explanation, require a joint report by the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor relating to summaries of benefits and coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Plaskett, Stacey E. [Del.-D-VI-At Large] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8890 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish exceptions for certain physician wellness programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ruiz, Raul [Rep.-D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 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.8891 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for forensic medical exams with no cost sharing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sánchez, Linda T. [Rep.-D-CA-38] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8892 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a public outreach campaign to inform individuals covered under a group health plan or group or individual health insurance coverage of Federal requirements relating to mental health and substance use disorder crisis services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sewell, Terri A. [Rep.-D-AL-7] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.8905 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the maintenance of certain seized assets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stanton, Greg [Rep.-D-AZ-9] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax
H.Res.1367 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 82) to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.
Sponsor: Davis, Rodney [Rep.-R-IL-13] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Rules
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Rules

H.R.8883 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the excise tax on investment income of private colleges and universities.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8906 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for retroactive application of Generalized System of Preferences for the period after December 31, 2020, and before September 1, 2022.
Sponsor: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [Rep.-D-FL-23] (Introduced 09/19/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means