Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 13, 2022

H R 7535 – Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness 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): 420 – 3 (Roll no. 519).

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. Res. – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 1948 – VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021, and of the bill S. 3905 – Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act, and of the bill S. 4003 – Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022, and of House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1437 – Further Continuing Appropriations and Extensions Act, 2023
House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1437 – Further Continuing Appropriations and Extensions Act, 2023 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro / Appropriations Committee)
S. 4003 – Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn / Judiciary Committee)
S. 3905 – Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Oversight and Reform Committee)
Complete Consideration of H.R. 3648  – EAGLE Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren / Judiciary Committee)
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) S. 2607 – Iran Hostages Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Suozzi / Financial Services Committee)
2) 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)
3) S. 7– VAWA Technical Amendment Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Mazie Hirono / Judiciary Committee)
4) S. 2991 – Countering Human Trafficking Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters / Judiciary Committee)
5) S. 2899– Prison Camera Reform Act of 2021 (Sponsored by Sen. Jon Ossoff / Judiciary Committee)
6) S. 5230 – Help Find the Missing Act (Sponsored by Sen. Chris Murphy / Judiciary Committee)

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) 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)
5) 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)
6) 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)
7) 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)
8) 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)
9) 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)
10) 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)
11) 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)
12) S. 789 – RESPECT Act (Sponsored by Sen. Mike Rounds / Natural Resources Committee)
13) H.R. 1082– Sami’s Law, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1103, Jay Curtis Shambaugh, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 70-27.

Legislative Business
Passed S.4926, Respect for Child Survivors w/Cornyn sub amdt
Passed S.5006, African Diaspora Heritage Month
Adopted S.Res.869, Portland Thorns
Adopted S.Res.870, Ash Carter
Agreed to the motion to concur S.198, Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act

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

  1. S.5244, Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2023, extending various health programs, and for other purposes. (Lee)

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #977 – Michael Battle, of Georgia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Republic of Tanzania

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #1106 – William H. Duncan, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of El Salvador
· Executive Calendar #1113 – Heide B. Fulton, of West Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
· Executive Calendar #1119 – Robert J. Faucher, of Arizona, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Suriname

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
· Executive Calendar #1257– Rachna Sachdeva Korhonen, of New Jersey, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Mali

· Executive Calendar #1261 – Kenneth Merten, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Bulgaria
· Executive Calendar #1262 – Julie D. Fisher, of Tennessee, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister- Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Cyprus
· Executive Calendar #1263 – Christopher T. Robinson, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Latvia

· Executive Calendar #1266 – Manuel P. Micaller, Jr., of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Tajikistan
· Executive Calendar #1267 – Kristina A. Kvien, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Armenia
· Executive Calendar #1268 – Henry V. Jardine, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Seychelles
· Executive Calendar #1269 – Bijan Sabet, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic
· Executive Calendar #1270 – George P. Kent, of Massachusetts, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia

PEACE CORPS
· Executive Calendar #1272 – Carol Spahn, of Maryland, to be Director of the Peace Corps

PN 2402, Stephen A. Owens, of Arizona, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board

PN2249, Catherine J.K. Sandoval, of California, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigations Board.

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 the consideration of Calendar #640, S.J.Res.60, Charter Schools CRA.

At approximately 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote passage of the joint resolution.

Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for consideration of Executive Calendar #1053 Francisco O. Mora, of Florida, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador.

At approximately 5:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Pending amendments to the Message accompanying H.R.7776, vehicle for National Defense Authorization Act:
Amendment #6513 (text of permitting reform)
Amendment #6515 (date change)
Amendment #6516 (date change)
Amendment #6517 (date change)
Amendment #6518 (date change)

Wednesday December 14th at approx. 12:00 noon – roll call vote:

  1. Passage of Calendar #640, S.J.Res.60, Charter Schools CRA

Wednesday December 14th at approx. 5:00pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1053 Francisco O. Mora, of Florida, to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking
Crypto Crash: Why the FTX Bubble Burst and the Harm to Consumers

SEC
Open Meeting

House Veterans’ Affairs
Protecting the Privacy of Veterans’ Data

PHMSA Meeting
CO2 / CCUS and R&D

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.5245 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to protect Americans from the threat posed by certain foreign adversaries using current or potential future social media companies that those foreign adversaries control to surveil Americans, learn sensitive data about Americans, or spread influence campaigns, propaganda, and censorship.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.9508 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To protect Americans from the threat posed by certain foreign adversaries using current or potential future social media companies that those foreign adversaries control to surveil Americans, learn sensitive data about Americans, or spread influence campaigns, propaganda, and censorship.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Energy/ Environment
H.R.9501 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a grant program to assist projects that use nonlethal coexistence measures to reduce property damage caused by beavers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DelBene, Suzan K. [Rep.-D-WA-1] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.9518 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to modify the eligibility requirements for certain small water storage and groundwater storage projects and to authorize the use of funds for certain additional Carey Act projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Simpson, Michael K. [Rep.-R-ID-2] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.5246 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to establish a National Development Strategy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.9512 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish a National Development Strategy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Khanna, Ro [Rep.-D-CA-17] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9522 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize affordable housing construction as an eligible activity under the Community Development Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.5244 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2023, extending various health programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2022 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.9504 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide targeted funding for States and other eligible entities through the Social Services Block Grant program to increase the availability of menstrual products for individuals with limited access to such products.
Sponsor: Casten, Sean [Rep.-D-IL-6] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Budget
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9505 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for health coverage with no cost-sharing for additional breast screenings for certain individuals at greater risk for breast cancer.
Sponsor: DeLauro, Rosa L. [Rep.-D-CT-3] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9507 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to prevent State child protective services systems from removing a child from the custody of the child’s parent or legal guardian due to the parent’s or legal guardian’s reluctance or refusal to consent to the child receiving a gender-transition intervention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foxx, Virginia [Rep.-R-NC-5] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.9510 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to make hospital organizations and cooperative hospital service organizations subject to the law relating to unfair methods of competition.
Sponsor: Jayapal, Pramila [Rep.-D-WA-7] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.9516 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To support national training, technical assistance, and resource centers, to ensure that all individuals with significant expressive communication disabilities have access to the augmentative and alternative communication the individuals need to interact with others, in order to learn, work, socialize, and take advantage of all aspects of life in the United States.
Sponsor: Murphy, Stephanie N. [Rep.-D-FL-7] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R.9521 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To prohibit any head of a Federal agency from providing assistance to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other laboratories in certain other foreign nations.
Sponsor: Stewart, Chris [Rep.-R-UT-2] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.9500 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To support prioritization and expanded use of innovation at the United States Agency for International Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin [Rep.-D-TX-20] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.9511 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide for security in the Black Sea region, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Keating, William R. [Rep.-D-MA-9] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax
H.R.9514 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for the inclusion of additional expenses in dependent care FSAs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-3] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.9515 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Sponsor: Morelle, Joseph D. [Rep.-D-NY-25] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Transportation
H.R.9517 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to authorize certain extraordinary operation and maintenance work for urban canals of concern.
Sponsor: Simpson, Michael K. [Rep.-R-ID-2] (Introduced 12/13/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.