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 8, 2022

S 1617 – Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 8 (Roll no. 517).

H RES 1512 – Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 7776, with an amendment
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 350 – 80 (Roll no. 516).

ADJOURN –

On motion to adjourn Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 129 – 227 (Roll no. 515).
H R 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act

On motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 164 (Roll no. 514).
H R 8404 – Respect for Marriage Act

On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 258 – 169, 1 Present (Roll no. 513).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 64-32.
  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; invoked: 57-39.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1146 Dana M. Douglas, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; invoked: 63-31.

Legislative Business
Passed S.5229 – removal of the Taney bust.

Passed S.5230 – Help Find the Missing Act.

Passed Calendar #593, S.2333 – Equal Pay for Team USA Act.

Adopted Calendar #408, S.Res.124 – celebrating the heritage of Romani Americans.

Passed S.2834 with Durbin-Cassidy substitute – Dr Joanne Smith Memorial Rehabilitation Innovation Centers

Passed H.R.310 – Gold Medal to Americans killed in Benghazi attack.

Passed H.R.7535 with Hassan substitute – Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act.

Passed S. 4216 – North Korean Human Rights Act of 2022.

Adopted S.Res.866 – National Co-Op Month.

Adopted S.Res.867 – Alan Parker.

Adopted S.Res.868 – Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

COAST GUARD
Executive Calendar #1285 – To be Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Capt. Richard E. Batson
Capt. Michael E. Campbell
Capt. Russell E. Dash
Capt. Amy B. Grable
Capt. Matthew W. Lake
Capt. Ralph R. Little
Capt. Jeffrey K. Randall
Capt. Wilborne E. Watson
Executive Calendar #1286 – To be Rear Admiral
Mary M. Dean
Charles E. Fosse
Chad L. Jacoby
Carola J. List
Michael W. Raymond
Executive Calendar #1287 – Capt. William G. Dwyer to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half)

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Executive Calendar #1201 Executive Calendar #1201 – Shailen P. Bhatt, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Coast Guard and Foreign Service.

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.
  3. Executive Calendar #1146 Dana M. Douglas, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

MedPAC
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Skilled Nursing Facilities

MedPAC
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Home Health Care Services

MedPAC
Assessing Payment Adequacy and Updating Payments: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Services

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.5214 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a measurement-based national methane research pilot study to quantify methane emissions from certain oil and gas infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.5216 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reduce the Federal budget deficit by closing big oil tax loopholes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.5217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to promote the diligent development of Federal oil and gas leases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.5222 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to support upgrades at existing hydroelectric dams in order to increase clean energy production, improve the resiliency and reliability of the United States electric grid, enhance the health of the Nation’s rivers and associated wildlife habitats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cantwell, Maria [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

H.R.9471 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a Critical Materials Processing Technology Testbed Capability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.9481 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for new off-road plug-in electric vehicles.
Sponsor: Phillips, Dean [Rep.-D-MN-3] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services
S.5220 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.5223 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require Community Development Block Grant and Surface Transportation Block Grant recipients to develop a strategy to support inclusive zoning policies, to allow for a credit to support housing affordability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9462 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the American Worker Retirement Plan, improve the financial security of working Americans by facilitating the accumulation of wealth, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sewell, Terri A. [Rep.-D-AL-7] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9466 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require Community Development Block Grant and Surface Transportation Block Grant recipients to develop a strategy to support inclusive zoning policies, to allow for a credit to support housing affordability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Clyburn, James E. [Rep.-D-SC-6] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9478 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to preempt State securities law requiring registration for secondary transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McHenry, Patrick T. [Rep.-R-NC-10] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
S.5212 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to increase access to services provided by advanced practice registered nurses under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5227 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to authorize grants to eligible entities to pay for travel-related expenses and logistical support for individuals with respect to accessing abortion services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.9469 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize a Mental Health Education Grant program to encourage students to pursue a career as a counselor, social worker, or therapist in an elementary or secondary school, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Emmer, Tom [Rep.-R-MN-6] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9475 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation of the Secretary of Education, to conduct a study on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of education professionals, to direct the Secretary of Education to award grants to implement or improve health and wellness programs for education professionals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kirkpatrick, Ann [Rep.-D-AZ-2] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9476 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect against seasonal and pandemic influenza, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Larsen, Rick [Rep.-D-WA-2] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Budget; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade
S.5221 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the State Trade Expansion Program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.9483 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 with respect to certain agricultural land transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stefanik, Elise M. [Rep.-R-NY-21] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture

Tax
S.5213 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5219 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a partially refundable credit against payroll taxes for certain restaurants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5224 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to exclude from gross income certain assistance provided to farmers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/08/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

Transportation
H.R.9467 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish evacuation standards for transport category airplanes.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 12/08/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/08/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.