Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2022

H R 5768 – Violent Incident Clearance and Technological Investigative Methods Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 250 – 178 (Roll no. 454).

H R 4118 – Break the Cycle of Violence Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 207 (Roll no. 453).

H R 8542 – Mental Health Justice Act of 2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 223 – 206 (Roll no. 452).

H R 6448 – Invest to Protect Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 360 – 64 (Roll no. 451).

H RES 1377 – Providing for consideration of H.R. 4118, the Break the Cycle of Violence Act; H.R. 5768, the Violent Incident Clearance and Technological Investigative Methods Act of 2022; H.R. 6448, the Invest to Protect Act of 2022; and H.R. 8542, the Mental Health Justice Act of 2022
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 215, 1 Present (Roll no. 450).

Today

The House is not in session. 

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #484, S.4822, DISCLOSE Act; not invoked: 49-49.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1055 Amanda Bennett, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media; confirmed: 60-36.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1097 Arati Prabhakar, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy; confirmed: 56-40.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.7846 – Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act.

Passed S.4885 – Kevin and Avonte’s Law Reauthorization.

Adopted:
· S.Res.793 – Tall Ships America
· S.Res.794 – Clean Energy Week
· S.Res.795 – School Bus Safety Month
· S.Res.796 – Honoring late Senator Robert “Bob” Charles Krueger

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
· Executive Calendar #1041 – Robin Meredith Cohn Hutcheson, of Utah, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
· Executive Calendar #1150 – Kevin G. Ritz, of Tennessee, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years

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 in a pro forma session.  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.8956 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend chapter 36 of title 44, United States Code, to improve the cybersecurity of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Connolly, Gerald E. [Rep.-D-VA-11] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.8970 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide funding to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and capabilities by expanding community colleges programs leading to the award of cybersecurity credentials that are in demand in government, critical infrastructure, nonprofit, and private sectors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McClain, Lisa C. [Rep.-R-MI-10] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Science, Space, and Technology; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment
S.4931 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require reforms to programs of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4943 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a moratorium on energy development in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8969 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To develop a comprehensive, strategic plan for Federal electric vehicle fleet battery management, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Maloney, Carolyn B. [Rep.-D-NY-12] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.8980 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a moratorium on energy development in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waltz, Michael [Rep.-R-FL-6] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.8981 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To streamline hardrock mine permitting on Federal lands, support technological and scientific advancements for mineral development, expand the mining workforce, track global supply chains, strengthen domestic refining and processing capacity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Westerman, Bruce [Rep.-R-AR-4] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Appropriations; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce, Appropriations, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.4946 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to require that funds deposited be available for withdrawal in real-time, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Van Hollen, Chris [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8950 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to provide the Commodity Futures Trading Commission jurisdiction to oversee the spot digital commodity market, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Maloney, Sean Patrick [Rep.-D-NY-18] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8953 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To allow the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to extend the participation period for covered small business concerns in the 8(a) small business program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Troy [Rep.-D-LA-2] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.8974 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to require that funds deposited be available for withdrawal in real-time, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pressley, Ayanna [Rep.-D-MA-7] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.4918 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit the use of patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property to inhibit competition.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8954 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to comply with Federal standards established under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-27] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8964 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue to Federal agencies guidelines for developing procedures and requirements relating to certain primary care Federal health professionals completing continuing medical education on nutrition and to require Federal agencies to submit annual reports relating to such guidelines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grijalva, Raúl M. [Rep.-D-AZ-3] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8968 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To allow States and local educational agencies to use unspent COVID-19 elementary and secondary school emergency relief funds to purchase life-saving opioid antagonists and to provide related training and education to students and teachers
Sponsor: Lamborn, Doug [Rep.-R-CO-5] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.8976 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)To preempt State restrictions on dispensing mifepristone or misoprostol, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ryan, Patrick [Rep.-D-NY-19] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8979 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for the purpose of establishing, operating, or expanding one-stop crisis facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adam [Rep.-D-WA-9] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

Sanctions and Trade
S.4924 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4930 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit Federal procurement from companies operating in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4934 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security, or any other person, from requiring repayment, recoupment, or offset of certain antidumping duties and countervailing duties paid under section 754 of the Tariff Act of 1930, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graham, Lindsey [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4941 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to extend and expand the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Tax
S.4921 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the private business use requirements for bonds issued for lead service line replacement projects.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4938 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that online contributions to a political organization require a credit verification value.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4939 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent double dipping between tax credits and grants or loans for clean vehicle manufacturers.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Ukraine
S.4937 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the United States Government from recognizing the Russian Federation’s claim of sovereignty over any portion of the sovereign territory of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 09/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.8955 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To counter Russian influence and aggression in Ukraine.
Sponsor: Connolly, Gerald E. [Rep.-D-VA-11] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8958 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend certain authorities relating to human rights violations and abuses in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat [Rep.-R-TX-4] (Introduced 09/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 09/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker