Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 17, 2022

H R 3630 – Lymphedema Treatment Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 13 (Roll no. 485).

H R 2250 – Department of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 2, 1 Present (Roll no. 484).

S 4359 – Senator Johnny Isakson VA Regional Office Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 2, 2 Present (Roll no. 483).

S 3369 – To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, as the “Joseph Maxwell Cleland Atlanta Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 359 – 62, 2 Present (Roll no. 482).

MOTION
On motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 – 39 (Roll no. 481).

Today

The House is in a pro forma session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
Motion to proceed to Calendar #449 H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage Act; agreed to: 53-23.

Legislative Business
Passed S.1725 – Federal charter to the National American Indian Veterans, Inc
Passed S.7 – VAWA fix
Passed H.R.1437 – PRECIP Act
Passed H.R.7132 – Safe Connections Act
Passed Calendar #515, H.R.521 – First Responder Fair RETIRE Act.

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res. 800 – 100th Anniversary of the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
S.Res. 801 – HI Wildlife Refuges
S.Res. 839 – Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
S.Res. 840 – Lights on Afterschool
S.Res. 841 – National Principals Month
S.Res. 842 – American Diabetes Month
S.Res. 843 – National School Psychology Week
S.Res. 844 – Houston Astros
S.Res. 845 – National Native American Heritage Month
S.Res. 846 – National College Application Month
S.Res. 847– Waukesha Christmas parade attack anniversary
S.Res. 848 – National Character Counts Week.

Executive Business
Confirmed Executive Calendar #993, Rheanne Wirkkala, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

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.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, November 22nd at 5:30pm; and

Friday, November 25th at 8:00am.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.9330 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the visibility, accountability, and oversight of agency software asset management practices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cartwright, Matt [Rep.-D-PA-8] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.9334 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National Quantum Initiative Act to make certain additions relating to quantum modeling and simulation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Feenstra, Randy [Rep.-R-IA-4] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Energy/ Environment
S.5128 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to designate phosphate and potash as critical minerals, to approve the use of phosphogypsum in government road projects, to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to provide for the certification of certified crop advisors for conservation technical assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.9326 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Power Act to authorize the allocation of the costs of certain interstate electric power transmission lines and electric power transmission lines that are located offshore, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9340 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the United States Foundation for International Conservation to promote long-term management of protected and conserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9346 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Ocean Acidification Research And Monitoring Act of 2009 to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to collaborate with State and local governments and Indian Tribes on vulnerability assessments related to ocean acidification, research planning, and similar activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pingree, Chellie [Rep.-D-ME-1] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.9349 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve public-private partnerships and increase Federal research, development, and demonstration related to the evolution of next generation pipeline systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Weber, Randy K., Sr. [Rep.-R-TX-14] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services
S.5131 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to ensure that certain loan programs of the Small Business Administration are made available to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.9338 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require fairness and diversity in opportunity zone investment and to require minimum investment in controlled-environment agriculture.
Sponsor: Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [Rep.-D-GA-4] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9345 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to improve outreach and education on employee ownership, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Phillips, Dean [Rep.-D-MN-3] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business

H.R.9347 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to modify requirements relating to certain employee-owned businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velazquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business

Health Care
S.2 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to support national training, technical assistance, and resource centers, to ensure that all individuals with significant expressive communication disabilities have access to the augmentative and alternative communication the individuals need to interact with others, in order to learn, work, socialize, and take advantage of all aspects of life in the United States.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure appropriate supervision requirements for outpatient physical therapy and outpatient occupational therapy.
Sponsor: Carper, Thomas R. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.6 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the requirements for making a determination of interchangeability of a biological product and its reference product.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.8 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to promote collaborative treatment of mental and physical health comorbidities under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.5117 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of information on prior authorization requirements and other utilization management techniques, and other information, in the Medicare & You annual notice.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5123 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to modify the registration requirements relating to research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.9328 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to promote collaborative treatment of mental and physical health comorbidities under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Boyle, Brendan F. [Rep.-D-PA-2] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9329 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow waivers of annual establishment registration fees for small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bucshon, Larry [Rep.-R-IN-8] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9336 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require coverage under State plans under the Medicaid program for annual lung cancer screening with no cost sharing for individuals for whom screening is recommended by U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, to expand coverage under Medicaid of counseling and pharmacotherapy for cessation of tobacco use, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Higgins, Brian [Rep.-D-NY-26] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade
S.5122 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide greater scrutiny of visas for Chinese Communist Party members.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax
S.5125 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the application of family attribution rules for purposes of retirement plans.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5126 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions.
Sponsor: Van Hollen, Chris [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9331 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strike the provision of the American Opportunity Tax Credit that denies the credit to students with felony drug convictions.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.9341 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide accountability for funding provided to the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury under Public Law 117-169.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
S.3 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the environmental review process for Federal aid highway projects through the use of interactive, digital, cloud-based platforms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lummis, Cynthia M. [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 11/17/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.9337 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the USA PATRIOT Act to designate critical infrastructures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Jackson, Ronny [Rep.-R-TX-13] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.9339 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the environmental review process for Federal-aid highway projects through the use of interactive, digital, cloud-based platforms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.9342 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent discrimination against airline passengers with disabilities who use lithium-ion-powered wheelchairs and mobility aids that are safe for air travel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Langevin, James R. [Rep.-D-RI-2] (Introduced 11/17/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/17/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure