Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Judiciary and Small Business Committees as well as the National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations.           

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 6, 2022

H R 5796 – Patents for Humanity Act
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 – 24 (Roll no. 511).

S 4834 – PROTECT Our Children Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 421 – 1 (Roll no. 510).

S 2796 – Rural Opioid Abuse Prevention Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 11 (Roll no. 509).

S 3499 – To amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to repeal certain obsolete requirements, and for other purposes
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 424 – 1 (Roll no. 508).

S 3875 – Community Disaster Resilience Zones Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 333 – 92 (Roll no. 507).

H R 3462 – SBA Cyber Awareness Act
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 – 0 (Roll no. 506).

S 4052 – Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 17 (Roll no. 505).

MOTION
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 380 – 46 (Roll no. 504).

H R 7946 – Veteran Service Recognition Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 208 (Roll no. 503).

H R 7946
On agreeing to the Gonzalez, Vicente amendment; Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 207 (Roll no. 502).

H RES 1508 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3648) the Eagle Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7946) the Veteran Service Recognition Act; and for other purposes; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 201 (Roll no. 501).

Today

The House will meet at 2:00 p.m. for Legislative Business 

Fifteen One Minutes per side 

H. Res.  – The Rule providing for consideration of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 7776 – James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, and of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act
House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 7776  – James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee)
H.R. 3648 – EAGLE Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / Judiciary Committee) – One Amendment

Postponed Suspension Vote:
S. 1617– Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act (Sponsored by Sen. James Risch / Small Business Committee)

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1149, Frances Kay Behm, of Michigan, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; invoked: 47-46.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1184, Kelley Brisbon Hodge, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; invoked: 52-43.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1149, Frances Kay Behm, of Michigan, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; confirmed: 49-47.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1184, Kelley Brisbon Hodge, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 52-44.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.7077 with Peters substitute – Empowering the US Fire Administration Act.

Passed S.3198 with Smith-Tillis substitute – Registration for Index-Linked Annuities Act.

Passed S.2607 – Iran Hostages Congressional Gold Medal Act.

Passed H.R.263 – Big Cat Public Safety Act.

Passed Calendar #571, S.2773 – Unleashing American Innovators Act.

Passed Calendar #526, S.3903 – CBP Maintenance for Ports of Entry.

Passed the following VA naming bills, en bloc:
· S.3903;
· H.R.6722;
· H.R.6863;
· H.R.7903;
· H.R.7925; and
· S.5016.

Passed the following Post Office naming bills, en bloc:
· Calendar #477, H.R.6614;
· Calendar #518, H.R.228;
· Calendar #471, H.R.700; and
· Calendar #555, H.R.3175.

Adopted the following resolutions:
· S.Res.859 – Wreaths Across America
· S.Res.860 – National Family Service Learning Week
· S.Res.861 – Pensacola Naval Air Station

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #1202, Juan Eduardo Sanchez, to be Federal Cochairperson of the Southwest Border Regional Commission

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Exec. Cal. #1188 – Chrissie C. Latimore, of South Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the District of South Carolina for the term of four years

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Exec. Cal. #1196 – Peter D. Leary, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1197 – McLain J. Schneider, of North Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1198 – Leigha Simonton, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1199 – David C. Davis, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Illinois for the term of four years

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Exec. Cal. #1247 – Jaime E. Esparza, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1248 – Roger B. Handberg, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1249 – Alamdar S. Hamdani, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1250 – Markenzy Lapointe, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1251 – Terry J. Burgin, of North Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years
Exec. Cal. #1252 – Glenn M. McNeill, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of four years

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times 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 #1238, Jeffery Paul Hopkins, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Perez nomination and cloture on the Scott nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Scott nomination, at 1:30pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Scott and Murphy nominations. At approximately 5:00pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Hopkins nomination and confirmation of the Blackwell nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #1187, Kai N. Scott, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  2. Executive Calendar #1238 Jeffery Paul Hopkins, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio
  3. Executive Calendar #1183 Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves, of Delaware, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit
  4. Executive Calendar #1146 Dana M. Douglas, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit

Wednesday, December 7th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1186, Mia Roberts Perez, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1187, Kai N. Scott, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, December 7th at approx. 1:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1187, Kai N. Scott, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1185, John Frank Murphy, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, December 7th at approx. 5:00pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1238 Jeffery Paul Hopkins, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1148 Jerry W. Blackwell, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota

HEARINGS COVERED

Axios
The Post Midterm Health Care Agenda

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.9443 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Small Business Act to provide loan guarantees for the acquisition of cybersecurity technology and services by eligible small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schneider, Bradley Scott [Rep.-D-IL-10] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Energy/ Environment
H.R.9432 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Airborne Wind Energy Research and Development Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bowman, Jamaal [Rep.-D-NY-16] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.9434 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a grant program to incentivize the energy resilience of air carrier airports to acquire or install solar photovoltaic panels, battery storage systems, microgrids, and related electric infrastructure for on-site renewable energy generation and storage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeSaulnier, Mark [Rep.-D-CA-11] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.9446 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to conduct a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application with respect to clean hydrogen and fuel cell energy, low-emission fuels, and coproducts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services
S.5189 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to address applications for deposit insurance submitted by industrial banks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.5191 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Small Business Act to reauthorize the SCORE program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.9437 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require covered issuers to carry out a racial equity audit every 2 years, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Green, Al [Rep.-D-TX-9] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9445 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to revise the shareholder threshold for registration under that Act for issuers that receive support through certain Federal universal service support mechanisms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tiffany, Thomas P. [Rep.-R-WI-7] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.5194 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend certain increases in payments for physicians services under the Medicare program through 2023.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Sanctions and Trade
S.5190 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to end the treatment of the People’s Republic of China as a developing nation.
Sponsor: Romney, Mitt [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax
S.5192 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on the credit for biomass stoves and boilers.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/06/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9438 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on foreign-owned under-utilized residential real property.
Sponsor: Jacobs, Chris [Rep.-R-NY-27] (Introduced 12/06/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/06/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.