Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation from the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology; Oversight and Reform; Natural Resources; House Administration; Oversight and Reform; Agriculture; Judiciary; and Transportation and Infrastructure. The Senate will consider circuit court judge and ambassador nominations.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

S. 1466 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 356 – 56 (Roll no. 518).

H.R. 7952 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 6427 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 5715 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

S. 789 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

S. 314 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 6611 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 6220 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 6218 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 6630 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 7514 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 6042 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 7638 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 7082 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 8622 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 9074 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 8226 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 8026 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 7519 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 7988 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 7873 – On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote

H.R. 7832 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 6725 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 5349 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 7535 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 8665 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

S. 558 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 7077 – At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for Morning Hour

Legislative Business will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Fifteen One Minutes per side

H.R. 3648 – EAGLE Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / Judiciary Committee)One Amendment

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.Res. 1156 – Expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to building on the twenty years of success of the George McGovern-Robert Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (Sponsored by Rep. Jim McGovern / Agriculture Committee)
2) S. 5060 – Paul D. Wellstone Building Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) S. 4017 – A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 111 South Highland Avenue in Jackson, Tennessee, as the “James D. Todd United States Courthouse”, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Marsha Blackburn / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
4) H.R. 1082– Sami’s Law, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
5) S. 5229 – To direct the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library to remove the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the Capitol and to obtain a bust of Thurgood Marshall for installation in the Capitol or on the Capitol Grounds, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Committee on House Administration)

Postponed Suspension Votes:
1) Senate Amendment to H.R. 7077  – Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ritchie Torres / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
2) S. 558 – FLOODS Act (Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
3) H.R. 8665 – National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Modernization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna / Oversight and Reform Committee)
4) Senate Amendment to H.R. 7535  – Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ro Khanna / Oversight and Reform Committee)
5) H.R. 5349 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1550 State Road S–38–211 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, as the “J.I. Washington Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. James Clyburn / Oversight and Reform Committee)
6) H.R. 6725 – To change the address of the Marilyn Monroe Post Office, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Tony Cárdenas / Oversight and Reform Committee)
7) H.R. 7832 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 396 South California Avenue in West Covina, California, as the “Esteban E. Torres Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Grace Napolitano / Oversight and Reform Committee)
8) H.R. 6630 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1400 N Kraemer Blvd. in Placentia, California, as the “PFC Jang Ho Kim Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Young Kim / Oversight and Reform Committee)
9) H.R. 6218 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 317 Blattner Drive in Avon, Minnesota, as the “W.O.C. Kort Miller Plantenberg Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Oversight and Reform Committee)
10) H.R. 6220 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 3rd Avenue Northwest in Perham, Minnesota, as the “Charles P. Nord Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Michelle Fischbach / Oversight and Reform Committee)
11) H.R. 6221 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 155 Main Avenue West in Winsted, Minnesota, as the “James A. Rogers Jr. Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Michelle Fischbach / Oversight and Reform Committee)
12) H.R. 6611 – To authorize the Embassy of France in Washington, DC, to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs to honor the extraordinary contributions of Jean Monnet to restoring peace between European nations and establishing the European Union, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Keating / Natural Resources Committee)
13) S. 789 – RESPECT Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Rounds / Natural Resources Committee)

No Special Orders

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1183 Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves, of Delaware, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; confirmed: 53-35.

Legislative Business
Passed S.5066, Don Young Recognition 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:

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

At approximately 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Douglas nomination.

Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1103, Jay Curtis Shambaugh, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.

At 3:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Legislative Session with the time until 7:00pm for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the motion to discharge S.J.Res.56, Yemen, from the Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Sanders has 30 minutes under his control. Senator Menendez has 10 minutes under his control. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on the motion to discharge the joint resolution.

Tuesday December 13th at approx. 12:00 noon – roll call vote:

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

Tuesday December 13th at approx. 2:15pm – roll call vote:

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

Tuesday December 13th at approx. 7:00pm if all time used– roll call vote:

  1. Motion to discharge S.J.Res.56, Yemen, from the Foreign Relations Committee

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services
Investigating the Collapse of FTX, Part I

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Ensuring Solutions to Meet America’s Broadband Needs

Senate banking
Examining How Capital Markets Service Diverse Entrepreneurs and Investors

PHMSA Meeting
NTSB Update & Enforcement of Incidents and Accidents

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.9489 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a National Laboratory Biotechnology Program to address biotechnology threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Armed Services; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
H.R.9488 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require proxy voting advice businesses to disclose certain information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
S.5238 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide guidance regarding coverage of prescription digital therapeutics under Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Capito, Shelley Moore [Sen.-R-WV] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

H.R.9487 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To implement certain recommendations to promote the inclusion of pregnant and lactating women in clinical research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9499 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 to clarify the meaning of psychiatric rehabilitation services under demonstration programs to improve community mental health services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade
S.5239 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to foreign telecommunications companies engaged in economic or industrial espionage against United States persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.9490 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To impose sanctions with respect to foreign telecommunications companies engaged in economic or industrial espionage against United States persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation
S.5235 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish evacuation standards for transport category airplanes.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.5236 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to increase funding for aviation workforce development grant programs of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.5237 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to promulgate regulations relating to the approval of foreign manufacturers of cylinders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Portman, Rob [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.9495 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prioritize United States contractors with respect to federally funded infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nehls, Troy E. [Rep.-R-TX-22] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Ukraine
S.5232 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the imposition of sanctions with respect to the sale, supply, or transfer of gold to or from the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.5233 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the President to submit to Congress a report on United States Government efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence and information related to war crimes and other atrocities committed during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine since February 24, 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 12/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/12/2022 Read twice and referred to the Commit