Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Judiciary, Veterans’ Affairs, Energy and Commerce, and Oversight and Reform Committees. The Senate will consider the Respect for Marriage Act.    



Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 15, 2022

H. RES. 1464 – Providing for consideration of the bill S. 4524, the Speak Out Act, and for other purposes

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 208 (Roll no. 479).


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

Legislative Business will begin at 12:00 p.m. for legislative business

Fifteen One Minutes per side

S. 4524 – Speak Out Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand / Judiciary Committee)

Postponed Suspension Votes:

1) S. 3369 – Max Cleland VA Medical Center Act (Sponsored by Sen. Raphael Warnock / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

2) S. 4359 – Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Jon Ossoff / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

3) H.R. 5721 – VIPER Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

4) H.R. 7299 – SVAC Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Frank Mrvan / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

5) H.R. 7277 – Improving Oversight of the Veterans Community Care Providers Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Pappas / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

6) H.R. 2250 – Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Matt Rosendale / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

7) H.R. 3630 – Lymphedema Treatment Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky / Energy and Commerce Committee)

8) H.R. 4275 – Ensuring Phone and Internet Access Through Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria / Energy and Commerce Committee)

9) H.R. 6290 – Manufacturing. gov Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko / Energy and Commerce Committee)

10) H.R. 5502 – INFORM Consumers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky / Energy and Commerce Committee)

11) S. 533 – Guidance Clarity Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Sen. James Lankford / Oversight and Reform Committee)

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour



No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S. Resolutions 822-824, Senate Legal Counsel

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Calendar of Business:

H.R.2758 Lumbee Recognition Act

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:

Executive Calendar #716, Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.


The Senate will next convene at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 after standing in adjournment at 7:06 p.m. Tuesday, November 15.

1:45 p.m.

The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 8404, the Respect for Marriage Act.

3:15 p.m.

The Senate will conduct a cloture VOTE on the motion to proceed.

On Tuesday, October 11, the Senate began consideration of H.R. 7900, the National Defense Authorization bill.  Reed/Inhofe substitute amendment #5499, as modified, and Reed amendment #6442 (effective date) were offered.


House Financial Services
Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness, Diversity, and Accountability of Depository Institutions