Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation concerning Veterans’ Affairs, Puerto Rico, and Natural Resources. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations.           

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 14, 2022

S 5230 – Billy’s Law
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 – 4 (Roll no. 526).

S 4003 – Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 264 – 162 (Roll no. 525).

S 3905 – Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 205 (Roll no. 524).

H R 1437 – PRECIP Act
On motion that the House Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 224 – 201 (Roll no. 523).

MOTION –
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Certain Bills and Agree to a Senate Amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 349 – 80 (Roll no. 522).

H RES 1518 – Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 1948, S. 3905, and S. 4003; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 1437; relating to consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill H.R. 2617; and for other purposes; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 206 (Roll no. 521).

H RES 1518 – Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 1948, S. 3905, and S. 4003; providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill H.R. 1437; relating to consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill H.R. 2617; and for other purposes; and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 212 – 210 (Roll no. 520).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for Legislative Business

Five One Minutes per side

H. Res.   – The Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 8393 – Puerto Rico Status Act
H.R. 1948 – VA Employee Fairness Act of 2021 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Mark Takano / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
H.R. 8393 – Puerto Rico Status Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Raul Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee)

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Confirmed, 51-45: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1053 Francisco O. Mora to be Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador. 

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #1255 Elizabeth Frawley Bagley to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federative Republic of Brazil. 

Not passed, 49-49: Passage of Cal. #640, S.J.Res.60, Scott (SC) Charter School CRA. 

Today

The Senate will next convene at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 15 after standing in adjournment at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday, December 14.

10:00 a.m.

The Senate will begin consideration of Executive Calendar #861, Musetta Tia Johnson, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for a term of fifteen years to expire on the date prescribed by law.

Noon
The Senate will conduct a confirmation VOTE on the Johnson nomination.

Further VOTES are expected on Thursday.

Pending is the House Message to accompany H.R. 7776, NDAA. On Wednesday, cloture was filed on the following:

  1. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 7776, with an amendment; and
  2. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 7776.

The amendment tree is filled.

HEARINGS COVERED

PHMSA Meeting
Opportunities and Challenges; Rulemaking

National League of Cities Webinar
Public Workforce Trends to Watch for in 2023

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
H.R.9533 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require a report on cybersecurity roles and responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bacon, Don [Rep.-R-NE-2] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Energy/ Environment
S.5263 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.9535 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to control the development and production of all forms of energy on all available Federal land.
Sponsor: Biggs, Andy [Rep.-R-AZ-5] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.9537 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to require reporting regarding clean energy demonstration projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carey, Mike [Rep.-R-OH-15] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.9543 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 41, United States Code, to prohibit the head of agencies from requiring the disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions and the implementation of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by Federal contractors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.9545 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to reinstate the ban on the export of crude oil and natural gas produced in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9555 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9560 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 to provide for the control of and prohibition on the export of crude oil and finished oil products (other than natural gas) from the United States under that Act.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.9563 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to provide its firm electric service customers with credits from shortfalls in generation from certain Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stewart, Chris [Rep.-R-UT-2] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.5257 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the time during which a qualified disaster may have occurred for purposes of the special rules for personal casualty losses.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5262 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for equity investments by angel investors.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9526 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to periodically review final rules issued by the Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Young [Rep.-R-CA-39] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9527 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the registration of proxy advisory firms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9551 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To permit an issuer, when determining the market capitalization of the issuer for purposes of testing the significance of an acquisition or disposition, to include the value of all shares of the issuer.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9556 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote innovation in financial services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McHenry, Patrick T. [Rep.-R-NC-10] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9562 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To lower the aggregate market value of voting and non-voting common equity necessary for an issuer to qualify as a well-known seasoned issuer.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.5249 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage participation in advanced payment models.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5251 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to promote mental wellness and resilience and heal mental health, behavioral health, and psychological problems through age and culturally appropriate community programs, and award grants for the purpose of establishing, operating, or expanding community-based mental wellness and resilience programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5254 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.9525 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Continuing Appropriations and Health Extenders Act of 2022
Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9532 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a comprehensive initiative for brain health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bacon, Don [Rep.-R-NE-2] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.9546 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To identify and address barriers to coverage of remote physiologic devices under State Medicaid programs to improve maternal and child health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women.
Sponsor: Frankel, Lois [Rep.-D-FL-21] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9559 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the pass-through period for certain devices.
Sponsor: Schneider, Bradley Scott [Rep.-D-IL-10] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9565 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To address the health of cancer survivors and unmet needs that survivors face through the entire continuum of care from diagnosis through active treatment and posttreatment, in order to improve survivorship, treatment, transition to recovery and beyond, quality of life and palliative care, and long-term health outcomes, including by developing a minimum standard of care for cancer survivorship, irrespective of the type of cancer, a survivor’s background, or forthcoming survivorship needs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [Rep.-D-FL-23] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade
S.5253 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the President to remove the extension of certain privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices if Hong Kong no longer enjoys a high degree of autonomy from the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.9561 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the President to remove the extension of certain privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices if Hong Kong no longer enjoys a high degree of autonomy from the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Rules
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.9524 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on capital losses and index the limitation to inflation.
Sponsor: Norman, Ralph [Rep.-R-SC-5] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
H.R.9548 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to make certain determinations in enforcing the Jones Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garamendi, John [Rep.-D-CA-3] (Introduced 12/14/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Rules
Latest Action: House – 12/14/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker