Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 16, 2022 

S. 4524 – Speak Out Act 

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 315 – 109 (Roll no. 480). 

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 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) House Amendment to S. 3092  – FIRE Act (Sponsored by Sen. Alex Padilla / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 8416 – Disaster Survivors Fairness Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Transportation and Infrastructure 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: Republicans have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #449 H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage Act; invoked: 62-37.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.8454, Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.820, Reserve Organization of America
S.Res.827, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
S.Res.836, Toys for Tots

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 Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #449 H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage Act, post-cloture. By unanimous consent, all time during adjournment, recess, Morning Business, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed. 

We expect to vote on the motion to proceed to the Respect for Marriage Act during Thursday’s session.  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.9318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for advancements in carbon removal research, quantification, and commercialization, including by harnessing natural processes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Scott H. [Rep.-D-CA-52] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
H.R.9307 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues relating to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9311 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the Community Advantage Loan Program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-27] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.9315 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to require the accounting principles standard setting body to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act, to require the head of such body to testify annually before Congress, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.9310 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to give the United States Preventive Services Task Force the authority to take early action based on scientific evidence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blunt Rochester, Lisa [Rep.-D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9321 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the development and publication of independent value assessments for drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Speier, Jackie [Rep.-D-CA-14] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.9322 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
Sponsor: Suozzi, Thomas R. [Rep.-D-NY-3] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
H.R.9313 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low-income housing tax credit.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9320 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable credit against income tax for tuition expenses incurred for each qualifying child of the taxpayer in attending public or private elementary or secondary school.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 11/16/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/16/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.