Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation under suspension of the rules from the Committees on Small Business, Oversight and Reform, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans’ Affairs, and Foreign Affairs. The Senate will consider the legislative vehicle for the CR.   

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was in a pro forma session.  

Today

The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning hour  

Legislative Business will begin at 2:00 p.m. 

Unlimited One Minutes per side 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 4900 – SBIR and STTR Extension Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin / Small Business Committee)
2) H.R. 8956 – FedRAMP Authorization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly / Oversight and Reform Committee)
3) H.R. 8466 – Chai Suthammanont Healthy Federal Workplaces Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Connolly / Oversight and Reform Committee)
4) S. 3470 – End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. James Lankford / Oversight and Reform Committee)
5) S. 2551 – AI Training Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Oversight and Reform Committee)
6) H.R. 6967 – Chance to Compete Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jody Hice / Oversight and Reform Committee)
7) H.R. 6267 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15 Chestnut Street in Suffern, New York, as the ‘‘Sergeant Gerald T. ‘Jerry’ Donnellan Post Office’’ (Sponsored by Rep. Mondaire Jones / Oversight and Reform Committee)
8) H.R. 6080 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5420 Kavanaugh Boulevard in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the ‘‘Ronald A. Robinson Post Office’’ (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Oversight and Reform Committee)
9) H.R. 8163 – Improving Trauma Systems and Emergency Care Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom O’Halleran / Energy and Commerce Committee)
10) H.R. 5141– Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for (MOBILE) Health Care Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Susie Lee / Energy and Commerce Committee)
11) H.R. 4081 – Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Curtis / Energy and Commerce Committee)
12) H.R. 6965 – Visit America Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Energy and Commerce Committee)
13) H.R. 6889 – Credit Union Board Modernization Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Juan Vargas / Financial Services Committee)
14) H.R. 2710– Banking Transparency for Sanctioned Persons Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bryan Steil / Financial Services Committee)
15) H.R. 6364 – To amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the exception to the closure of certain roads within the Recreation Area for local businesses, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Cartwright / Natural Resources Committee)
16) H.R. 1638 – Gilt Edge Mine Conveyance Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dusty Johnson / Natural Resources Committee)
17) H.R. 7321 – Global Aircraft Maintenance Safety Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
18) H.R. 3482– National Center for the Advancement of Aviation Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. André Carson / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
19) Senate Amendment to H.R. 5461 – SPEED Act (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Graves / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
20) House Amendment to S. 3662  – Preventing PFAS Runoff at Airports Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
21) H.R. 3304 – AUTO for Veterans Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lizzie Fletcher / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
22) H.R. 8888– Food Security for All Veterans Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mary Peltola / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
23) H.R. 8875 – Expanding Home Loans for Guard and Reservists Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Pat Ryan / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
24) H.R. 5918 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays members of the Armed Forces for certain contributions made by such members towards Post-9/11 Educational Assistance, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Banks / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
25) H.R. 7589 – REMOVE Copays Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
26) S. 1198 – Solid Start Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Maggie Hassan / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
27) H.R. 8510– Strengthening Whistleblower Protections at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Pappas / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
28) S. 2794– Supporting Families of the Fallen Act (Sponsored by Sen. Tommy Tuberville / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
29) H.R. 8681 – John Lewis Civil Rights Fellowship Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Nikema Willaims / Foreign Affairs Committee)
30) H.R. 8446 – Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Betty McCollum / Foreign Affairs Committee)
31) H.R. 8463– Millenium Challenge Corporation Eligibility Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro / Foreign Affairs Committee)
32) H.R. 4821  – Combating the Persecution of Religious Groups in China Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Foreign Affairs Committee)
Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #389, H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the CR; invoked: 72-23.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
S.3655 – Civil Rights Cold Case Investigations Support Act
S.4673 – National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization
H.R.468 – Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act of 2021

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.798, Rail Safety Week
S.Res.799, Energy Efficiency Day

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 resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #389, H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution, post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

HEARINGS COVERED 

BGOV Webinar
Battle for House Control

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Markup

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services
S.4952 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase the annual limitation on purchases by individuals of Series I United States savings bonds during periods of high inflation.
Sponsor: Fischer, Deb [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care
S.4951 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit collection of copayments for the first three outpatient mental health care visits of veterans each calendar year, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ossoff, Jon [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.4953 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to repeal prescription drug price control provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4965 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove in-person requirements under Medicare for mental health services furnished through telehealth and telecommunications technology.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Sanctions and Trade
S.4954 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to make foreign persons ineligible for Farm Credit System institution financing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Tax
S.4961 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide limits on the reduction of Internal Revenue Service user fees.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation
S.4959 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend section 11101 of title 49, United States Code, to ensure that rail carriers provide transportation or service in a manner that fulfills the shipper’s reasonable service requirements.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine
S.4955 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend certain authorities relating to human rights violations and abuses in Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Young, Todd [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 09/27/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 09/27/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.