Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Energy & Commerce and Judiciary Committees. The Senate will consider the DISCLOSE Act, nominees for the United States Agency for Global Media and the Office of Science and Technology policy, and a treaty.           

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

H R 8873 – Presidential Election Reform Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 229 – 203 (Roll no. 449).

S 1098 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 232 – 193 (Roll no. 448).

S 1098 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act
On motion to commit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 – 228 (Roll no. 447).

H RES 1372 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8873) to amend title 3, United States Code, to reform the process for the counting of electoral votes, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 209 (Roll no. 446).

H RES 1372 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8873) to amend title 3, United States Code, to reform the process for the counting of electoral votes, and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 209 (Roll no. 445).

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business.

First votes expected: 9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

H.R. 8542– Mental Health Justice Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, Thirty Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Katie Porter / Energy and Commerce Committee)
H.R. 6448 – Invest and Protect Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, Thirty Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Josh Gottheimer / Judiciary Committee)
H.R. 4118 – Break the Cycle of Violence Act (Closed Rule, Thirty Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Steven Horsford / Judiciary Committee)
H.R. 5768– VICTIM Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, Thirty Minutes of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Val Demings / Judiciary Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The SENATE

Yesterday

Adopted, 96-0: Adoption of Sullivan-Lee amendment #5518, as modified, to the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification for (Treaty Doc. 117-1) Amendment to Montreal Protocol (“Kigali Amendment”).

Adopted, 69-27: Adoption of the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification for (Treaty Doc. 117-1) Amendment to Montreal Protocol (“Kigali Amendment”), as amended.

Invoked, 60-37: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1055 Amanda Bennett to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media.

Invoked, 58-38: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1097 Arati Prabhakar to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #1056 Roselyn Tso to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #1060 Robert A. Wood to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Today

At 11:30am, on Thursday, September 22nd, the Senate is expected to proceed to two roll call votes on the following:  

Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #484, S.4822, DISCLOSE Act of 2022. 

Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1055 Amanda Bennett to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media. 

At 1:45pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1097 Arati Prabhakar to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Judiciary
Markup of S. 673 – JCPA

House Financial Services
State of Emergency: Examining the Impact of Growing Wildfire Risk on the Insurance Market

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.4908 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the visibility, accountability, and oversight of agency software asset management practices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4913 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish the duties of the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency regarding open source software security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.8938 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act 2018 to prioritize support to projects under that Act that increase digital infrastructure and connectivity.
Sponsor: Larsen, Rick [Rep.-D-WA-2] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8946 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require online dating service providers to provide safety awareness and fraud ban notifications to online dating service members and to verify the identity of online dating service members, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Valadao, David G. [Rep.-R-CA-21] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
H.R.8941 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to increase, prime contracting opportunities for small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mfume, Kweisi [Rep.-D-MD-7] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.8942 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend the transfer date for the verification of small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans or service-disabled veterans to the Small Business Administration.
Sponsor: Mfume, Kweisi [Rep.-D-MD-7] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.4902 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to address the preference for United States industry with respect to patent rights in inventions made with Department of Homeland Security research assistance, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Portman, Rob [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4905 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, 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 for 3 primary care visits and 3 behavioral health care visits without application of any cost-sharing requirement.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4906 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4915 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Indian Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

H.R.8937 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.Res.1377 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4118) to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to build safer, thriving communities, and save lives, by investing in effective community-based violence reduction initiatives, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5768) to direct the Attorney General to establish a grant program to establish, create, and administer the violent incident clearance and technology investigative method, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6448) to direct the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services of the Department of Justice to carry out a grant program to provide assistance to police departments with fewer than 200 law enforcement officers, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8542) to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations, and political subdivisions thereof to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McGovern, James P. [Rep.-D-MA-2] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Rules
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 117-483, H. Rept. 117-441
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Placed on the House Calendar, Calendar No. 104.

H.Res.1379 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transmit, respectively, certain documents to the House of Representatives relating to the wait times for veterans to receive primary care, mental health care, and specialty care appointments at medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Gosar, Paul A. [Rep.-R-AZ-4] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8931 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to require the Attorney General to remove a drug from scheduling within 180 days of a certain date pursuant to the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 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

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.8939 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To nullify the termination of the Fulbright exchange program with regard to China and Hong Kong with respect to future exchanges for participants traveling both from and to China or Hong Kong, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Larsen, Rick [Rep.-D-WA-2] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8947 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To continue in effect certain Executive orders imposing sanctions with respect to Iran, to prevent the waiver of certain sanctions imposed by the United States with respect to Iran until the Government of Iran ceases to attempt to assassinate United States officials, other United States citizens, and Iranian nationals residing in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waltz, Michael [Rep.-R-FL-6] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Oversight and Reform; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Reform, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
S.4909 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase authorizations for the passenger ferry competitive grant program and the ferry boats and terminal facilities formula grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murray, Patty [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/21/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8934 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase authorizations for the passenger ferry competitive grant program and the ferry boats and terminal facilities formula grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garamendi, John [Rep.-D-CA-3] (Introduced 09/21/2022) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/21/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.