Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider bills from the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform. The Senate will consider the Respect for Marriage Act.  

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

One Minute Speeches

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2521 – DOULA for VA Act of 2022, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brenda Lawrence / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
2) H.R. 4601 – Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Levin / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
3) H.R. 4772 – Mark O’Brien VA Clothing Allowance Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Levin / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
4) H.R. 5943 – To designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Greenville, South Carolina, as the “Lance Corporal Dana Cornell Darnell VA Clinic”, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. William Timmons / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
5) H.R. 7158 – Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Clay Higgins / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
6) S. 231– PFAS Act (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
7) S. 4003 – Law Enforcement De-escalation Training Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Judiciary Committee)
8) House Amendment to S. 3846 – Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Judiciary Committee)
9) S. 3115– POWER 2.0 Act (Sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan / Judiciary Committee)
10) H.R. 5455 – Terry Technical Correction Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee / Judiciary Committee)
11) H.Res. 922 – Condemning the use of hunger as a weapon of war and recognizing the effect of conflict on global food security and famine, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sara Jacobs / Foreign Affairs Committee)
12) H.Res. 744 – Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Deutch / Foreign Affairs Committee)
13) H.R. 4785 – Uyghur Policy Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Young Kim / Foreign Affairs Committee)
14) H.R. 9308 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6401 El Cajon Boulevard in San Diego, California, as the “Susan A. Davis Post Office”(Sponsored by Rep. Sara Jacobs / Oversight and Reform Committee)
15) H.R. 8025– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 South 1st Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the ‘Martin Olav Sabo Post Office’ (Sponsored by Rep. Ilhan Omar / Oversight and Reform Committee)
16) H.R. 8203 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 651 Business Interstate Highway 35 North Suite 420 in New Braunfels, Texas, as the “Bob Krueger Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Doggett / Oversight and Reform Committee)
17) H.R. 4899 – To designate the facility if the United States Postal Service located at 10 Broadway Street West, in Akeley, Minnesota, as the “Neal Kenneth Todd Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Pete Stauber / Oversight and Reform Committee)
18) S. 3825– To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3903 Melear Drive in Arlington, Texas, as the ‘‘Ron Wright Post Office Building’’ (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Oversight and Reform Committee)

Special Order Speeches

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #6487 to H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage Act; invoked: 61-35.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.5796 – Patents for Humanity Act w/Leahy sub amdt

Adopted the following resolutions
S.Res.810, National Community Policing Week
S.Res.849, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
S.Res.850, National Ataxia Awareness 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 Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of substitute amendment #6487 to Calendar #449, H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage Act, post-cloture.

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

The Senate reached the following agreement for the Respect for Marriage Act. It will be in order to consider the following amendments to the substitute:

Lee #6482
Lankford #6496
Rubio #6493

At 3:45pm on Tuesday, all post-cloture time be considered expired on the substitute amendment. If any of the amendments above are offered, the Senate will vote in relation to the amendments in the order listed, with 60-affirmative votes required for adoption of the Lee amendment. There be 2 minutes for debate equally divided prior to each vote. Any remaining amendments except Senate amendment #6487 will be withdrawn. The substitute amendment, as amended, if amended, will be agreed to. The cloture motion with respect to H.R.8404 will be withdrawn. The bill will be considered read a third time, and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, as amended, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, all without further intervening action or debate.

As a reminder, cloture has been filed on the following items:

  1. Executive Calendar #1133 Camille L. Velez-Rive, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
  2. Executive Calendar #1147 Anne M. Nardacci, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York
  3. Executive Calendar #1148 Jerry W. Blackwell, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota
  4. Executive Calendar #1129 Doris L. Pryor, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit

Approximately 3:45pm – 4 roll call votes expected:

  1. Lee amendment #6482 (60-vote threshold)
  2. Lankford amendment #6496 (majority vote threshold)
  3. Rubio amendment #6493 (majority vote threshold)
  4. Passage of Calendar #449, H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage, as amended (60-vote threshold)

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services
S.5135 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from requiring an issuer to disclose information relating to certain greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Boozman, John [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 11/28/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/28/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.