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

H. Res. 1510 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217-204 (Roll no. 512

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last votes expected: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

One Minute Speeches 

Senate Amendment to H.R. 8404– Respect for Marriage Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate)(Sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler / Judiciary Committee)
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 
1) H.Res. –James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023(Sponsored by Rep. Adam Smith / Armed Services Committee)

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

Special Order Speeches

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 52-43.
  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; invoked: 52-42.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1187, Kai N. Scott, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 50-42.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1185, John Frank Murphy, of Pennsylvania, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; confirmed: 63-28.
  5. 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; invoked: 64-38.
  6. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1148 Jerry W. Blackwell, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota; confirmed: 51-43.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
S.3092 – FIRE Act as amended by the House
S.3316 – Whistleblower incentives and protections w/Grassley sub amdt
S.4577 – Clear and Concise Content Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.754, National Warrior Call Day w/Shaheen amdt
S.Res.851, Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus
S.Res.863, Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Executive Business
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.
  2. Executive Calendar #1103, Jay Curtis Shambaugh, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.

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, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hopkins nomination and cloture on the Montgomery-Reeves nomination.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Douglas nomination.

Thursday, December 8that approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1238 Jeffery Paul Hopkins, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1183 Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves, of Delaware, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit

Thursday, December 8that approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1146 Dana M. Douglas, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED

FACI
Open Meeting

SEC
Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

MedPAC
Assessing payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Physician and Other Health Professional Services; and Supporting Medicare Safety-Net Clinicians

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.9448 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit the Federal Government from taking certain action relating to social media companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Clyde, Andrew S. [Rep.-R-GA-9] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Reform; Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment
S.5195 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to strengthen the national security of the United States by decreasing the reliance of the Department of Defense on critical minerals from the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Romney, Mitt [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.5205 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an abandoned wells research, development, and demonstration program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.9455 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid Vapor Pressure under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Craig, Angie [Rep.-D-MN-2] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.5210 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require an interagency study on the environmental and energy impacts of crypto-asset mining, to assess crypto-asset mining compliance with the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.9457 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require an interagency study on the environmental and energy impacts of crypto-asset mining, to assess crypto-asset mining compliance with the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huffman, Jared [Rep.-D-CA-2] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9450 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to develop and disseminate resources on Regulation CF and Rule 504 of Regulation D, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Flood, Mike [Rep.-R-NE-1] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.9451 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise rules relating to general solicitation or general advertising to allow for presentations or other communication made by or on behalf of an issuer at certain events, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Rep.-R-NC-13] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9452 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to small company capital formation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Rep.-R-NC-13] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9459 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exclude qualified institutional buyers and institutional accredited investors when calculating holders of a security for purposes of the mandatory registration threshold under such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McHenry, Patrick T. [Rep.-R-NC-10] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.9461 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend duty-free treatment provided with respect to imports from Haiti under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act.
Sponsor: Wenstrup, Brad R. [Rep.-R-OH-2] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax
H.R.9449 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain broadband grants from gross income.
Sponsor: Panetta, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-20] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.5208 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to enhance existing aviation workforce development pilot programs.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 12/07/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.