Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider bills from the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology; 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 30, 2022

H. CON. RES. 119 – Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.J. Res. 100
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 207 (Roll no. 491).

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
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 290 – 137 (Roll no. 490).

H. RES. 1499 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3372); providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6878); providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8876); providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 100); and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 202 (Roll no. 489).

Today

The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Legislative Business

Fifteen One Minutes per side

H.R. 3372– One Stop Shop Community Reentry Program Act of 2021 (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Judiciary Committee) – One Amendment
H.R. 6878 – Pregnant Women in Custody Act (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Judiciary Committee) – One Amendment

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)

No Special Orders

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; invoked: 54-43.
  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; invoked: 52-45.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1133 Camille L. Velez-Rive, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico; confirmed: 55-42.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1147 Anne M. Nardacci, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York; confirmed: 52-44.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #843 Robert Phillip Storch, of the District of Columbia, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense; confirmed: 92-3.

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:
S.1466 – Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program
S.4017 – James D. Todd United States Courthouse
S.4337– Military Spouse Employment
S.5060 – Paul D. Wellstone Building
H.R.2220 – To amend title 40, United States Code, to modify the treatment of certain bargain-price options to purchase at less than fair market value

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.853, National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month
S.Res.854, Wildland fires

Agreed to H.Con.Res.118 , Use of Rotunda

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

  1. 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.

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

NAVY
Exec. Cal. #1205 – Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey to be Vice Admiral

AIR FORCE
Exec. Cal. #1206 – Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere to be General

SPACE FORCE
Exec. Cal. #1207 – Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE
Exec. Cal. #1208 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Lisa M. Ahaesy
Col. Jenifer E. Pardy
Col. Tad J. Schauer
Col. Kristof K. Sills
Exec. Cal. #1209 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Steven A. Breitfelder
Col. Jason S. Christman
Exec. Cal. #1210 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Denise M. Donnell
Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Harris, II
Exec. Cal. #1211 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Troy T. Daniels
Brig. Gen. Terrence L. Koudelka, Jr.
Exec. Cal. #1212 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Konata A. Crumbly
Brig. Gen. Kenneth S. Eaves
Brig. Gen. Robert G. Kilgore
Brig. Gen. Gary A. McCue
Brig. Gen. Bryan E. Salmon
Brig. Gen. Bryan J. Teff
Exec. Cal. #1213 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Paul M. Bishop
Col. Tyler D. Buckley
Col. Scott C. Humphrey
Col. Christopher A. Jarratt
Col. Jennifer R. Kondal
Col. Gregory R. Lewis
Col. Kenneth Lozano
Col. Ileana Ramirez Perez
Col. Linda A. Rohatsch
Col. Jeremiah S. Tucker
Col. Keith C. Wilson
Exec. Cal. #1214 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Christopher G. Batterton
Col. Daniel J. Begin
Col. Matthew G. Brancato
Col. Matthew D. Calhoun
Col. Andrew J. Camacho
Col. Barry F. Deibert
Col. Michael J. DiDio
Col. George H. Downs
Col. Megan H. Erickson
Col. Christopher D. Gries
Col. Michael S. Griesbaum
Col. Jason L. Hawk
Col. Shawn E. Holtz
Col. Shawne M. Johnson
Col. Mitchell R. Johnson
Col. Brian D. Kile
Col. Jason W. Knight
Col. Jason L. Knobbe
Col. Daniel J. Kramer, II
Col. Quaid H. Quadri, Jr.
Col. Christopher J. Southard
Col. Trace N. Thomas
Exec. Cal. #1215 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Christopher A. Eason
Col. Amy P. Kremser
Col. Kallie D. Kuehl
Col. Reid J. Novotny
Col. Humberto Pabon, Jr.
Col. Jonathan L. Vinson
Col. Justin T. Wagner
Exec. Cal. #1216 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Kenneth A. Borchers
Col. Gene C. Buckner
Col. Richard L. Coffey, III
Col. Martin L. Hartley, Jr.
Col. Raymond L. Hyland, Jr.
Col. Patrick L. Lanaghan
Col. Joshlin D. Lewis
Col. Brian S. McCullough
Col. Mark L. Miller
Col. Adam T. Rice
Col. Ronald N. Speir, Jr.
Col. Joseph H. Stepp, IV
Col. Todd E. Swass
Exec. Cal. #1217 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. John A. Conley
Col. Scott A. Coradi
Col. Christopher M. Dunlap
Col. Matthew J. French
Col. Nathan W. Kearns
Col. Joseph F. Morrissey, Jr.
Col. Beverly G. Schneider
Col. Lane A. Thurgood
Col. Brian J. Tollefson
Exec. Cal. #1218 – Lt. Gen. James C. Slife to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #1219 – Col. Christopher A. Brown to be Brigadier General

ARMY
Exec. Cal. #1220 – Lt. Gen. Antonio A. Aguto, Jr to be Lieutenant General
Exec. Cal. #1221 – Col. Warren L. Wells to be Brigadier General
Exec. Cal. #1222 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. William E. Crane
Brig. Gen. Kodjo S. Knox-Limbacker
Brig. Gen. Shawn P. Manke
Exec. Cal. #1223 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Levon E. Cumpton
Brig. Gen. Gregory C. Knight
Exec. Cal. #1224 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Miguel Aguilar
Brig. Gen. Janeen L. Birckhead
Brig. Gen. Rodney C. Boyd
Brig. Gen. Stanley E. Budraitis
Brig. Gen. Robert G. Carruthers, III
Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Chevalier
Brig. Gen. Robert B. Davis
Brig. Gen. Gregory T. Day
Brig. Gen. Nick Ducich
Brig. Gen. Adam R. Flasch
Brig. Gen. Bryan J. Grenon
Brig. Gen. Lynn M. Heng
Brig. Gen. Stefanie K. Horvath
Brig. Gen. Bryan M. Howay
Brig. Gen. Jack A. James
Brig. Gen. Charles G. Kemper, IV
Brig. Gen. Steven J. Kremer
Brig. Gen. Lowell E. Kruse
Brig. Gen. Roy J. Macaraeg
Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Mancino
Brig. Gen. James G. McCormack
Brig. Gen. Jennifer R. Mitchell
Brig. Gen. John A. Pelleriti
Brig. Gen. Stephanie A. Purgerson
Brig. Gen. Carl T. Reese
Brig. Gen. Stephen L. Rhoades
Brig. Gen. Shawn R. Satterfield
Brig. Gen. Scott M. Sherman
Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Smith
Brig. Gen. Thomas M. Vickers, Jr.
Brig. Gen. Michael E. Wegscheider
Brig. Gen. Richard D. Wilson
Exec. Cal. #1225 – Brig. Gen. Farin D. Schwartz to be Major General
Exec. Cal. #1226 – to be Brigadier General:

Col. Jerry E. Baird, Jr.
Col. Deborah L. Bartunek
Col. Jonathan P. Beddall
Col. Matthew P. Beilfuss
Col. Larry W. Benton
Col. Leland D. Blanchard, II
Col. Wiley O. Blevins, Jr.
Col. Timothy M. Brower
Col. Clayton W. Chappell
Col. Benjamin T. Cleghorn
Col. Anthony J. Cloud
Col. David R. Doran
Col. Michael W. Ecker
Col. Steven A. Fairbourn
Col. Sean M. Flynn
Col. James C. Fowler
Col. Joseph H. Gardner, II
Col. Arthur J. Garffer, Jr.
Col. Michael P. Grundman
Col. Michael S. Hatfield
Col. James B. Haynie
Col. Javontka R. Hoeflein
Col. Scott E. House
Col. Christopher A. Hyman
Col. Nicholas P. Jaskolski
Col. Gray A. Johnson, Jr.
Col. Mark E. Kalin
Col. Timothy T. Kemp
Col. Jared D. Lake
Col. Randy I. Lau
Col. Michael J. Liesmann
Col. Murry B. McCullouch
Col. Carl C. Meredith
Col. Scott L. Meyers
Col. Wesley D. Murray
Col. Sean C. Nikkila
Col. Brent A. Orr
Col. Christopher T. Patterson
Col. Robert J. Payne
Col. Tracey L. Poirier
Col. Eric A. Rant
Col. Randy N. Remiker
Col. Jose D. Rivera
Col. Christopher J. Samulski
Col. Thomas K. Sarrouf
Col. Michael T. Scates
Col. Simon L. Schaefer
Col. Todd W. Schaffer
Col. Theodore R. Scott, III
Col. Joseph J. Sharkey
Col. Andrew B. Stone
Col. William E. Temple, V
Col. Carlos G. Torres-Febus
Col. Kendrick D. Traylor
Col. Tanya R. Trout
Col. Daniel R. Waters
Col. Kenneth P. Wisniewski, III
Col. Colby B. Wyatt
Col. James E. Young, III
Col. Richard J. Zeigler, III
Exec. Cal. #1227 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Matthew M. Bacon
Col. Nathaniel L. Carper
Col. Michael J. Eastridge
Col. Jakob Z. Norman
Col. James C. Packwood
Col. James M. Palembas, Jr.
Col. Sally F. Petty

MARINE CORPS
Exec. Cal. #1228 – to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. John F. Kelliher, III
Brig. Gen. William E. Souza, III
Exec. Cal. #1229 – to be Brigadier General:
Col. Raymond L. Adams
Col. John K. Jarrard
Exec. Cal. #1230 – Col. Kevin S. Woodard to be Brigadier General

NAVY
Exec. Cal. #1231 – Rear Adm. John F. Wade to be Vice Admiral

ARMY
Exec. Cal. #1232 – Maj. Gen. Christopher O. Mohan to be Lieutenant General

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force.

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 and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1148 Jerry W. Blackwell, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Blackwell nomination (MN District Judge) and the Pryor nomination (Seventh Circuit Judge).

Additional roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session.

Thursday, December 1st at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

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

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Committee Hearing to Consider Pending Legislation

Senate Agriculture
Why Congress Needs to Act: Lessons Learned from the FTX Collapse

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.9367 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
KEEPS Act
Sponsor: Gohmert, Louie [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

H.R.9371 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project Amendments Act of 2022
Sponsor: Leger Fernandez, Teresa [Rep.-D-NM-3] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.5151 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit individuals and entities from owning more than 100 single-family residences, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9370 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to create a grant program to fund existing consumer voucher matching programs.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-10] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business

Health Care
S.5149 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude independent agents and brokers from requirement to record calls with beneficiaries under the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit programs.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5150 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional transparency and consumer protections relating to medical debt collection practices.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.9366 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend titles III and XXI of the Public Health Service Act to hold vaccine manufacturers liable for injuries caused by vaccines subject to a public mandate, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gohmert, Louie [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9368 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Helping End Lifetime Penalties Act of 2022
Sponsor: Gohmert, Louie [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2022 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.5154 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote the African Continental Free Trade Area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Van Hollen, Chris [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9364 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote the African Continental Free Trade Area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bass, Karen [Rep.-D-CA-37] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Tax
S.5148 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to end unemployment payments to jobless millionaires.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 11/30/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.