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 circuit court judge nominations.  

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF NOVEMBER 29, 2022

H.R. 5455 – Terry Technical Correction Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 307 – 101 (Roll no. 488).

S. 3846 – Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 – 22 (Roll no. 487).

S. 4003 – Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 247 – 160, 1 Present (Roll no. 486).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for Legislative Business

Fifteen One Minutes per side

H. Res. 1495 – The Rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 3372 – One Stop Shop Community Reentry Program Act of 2021, of the bill H.R. 6878 – Pregnant Women in Custody Act, of the bill H.R. 8876 – The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022, and of the resolution H.J. Res. 100 – To provide for a resolution with respect to the unresolved disputes between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees, and of the resolution H. Con. Res. 119 – Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.J. Res. 100
H.J.Res. 100 – To provide for a resolution with respect to the unresolved disputes between certain railroads represented by the National Carriers’ Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and certain of their employees (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Donald Payne / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
H.Con.Res. 119 – Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.J.Res. 100 (Closed Rule, Ten Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Peter DeFazio / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Postponed Suspension Votes:
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. 3115 – POWER 2.0 Act (Sponsored by Sen. Dan Sullivan / Judiciary Committee)
8) 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 (Sponsored by Rep. Sara Jacobs / Foreign Affairs Committee)
9) 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)
10) H.R. 4785 – Uyghur Policy Act of 2021, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Young Kim / Foreign Affairs Committee)
11) 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)
12) 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)
13) 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)
14) 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)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Lee amendment #6482; not agreed to: 48-49.
  2. Lankford amendment #6496; not agreed to: 45-52.
  3. Rubio amendment #6493; not agreed to: 45-52.
  4. Passage of Calendar #449, H.R.8404, Respect for Marriage, as amended: passed: 61-36.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.2930 – Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony 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:

  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 proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1133 Camille L. Velez-Rive, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Velez-Rive and Executive Calendar #1147 Anne M. Nardacci, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York.

If cloture is invoked, the confirmation votes will be at 2:15pm.

Wednesday, November 30th at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1133 Camille L. Velez-Rive, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1147 Anne M. Nardacci, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York

Wednesday, November 30th at 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1133 Camille L. Velez-Rive, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1147 Anne M. Nardacci, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York

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

  1. Executive Calendar #1148 Jerry W. Blackwell, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota
  2. Executive Calendar #1129 Doris L. Pryor, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking
Full Committee Nomination Hearing

Senate EPW
Putting the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Work: The Private Sector Perspective

Senate HELP
Supporting Mental Health in the Transition from High School to College

Senate Finance
Opportunities and Challenges for Trade Policy in the Digital Economy