Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate is not in session.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 15, 2022

H R 1948 – VA Employee Fairness Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 201 (Roll no. 530).

H R 8393 – Puerto Rico Status Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 233 – 191 (Roll no. 529).

H R 8393 – Puerto Rico Status Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 217 (Roll no. 528).

H RES 1519 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8393) the Puerto Rico Status Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 201 (Roll no. 527).

Today

The House is in a pro forma session.  

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #861, Musetta Tia Johnson, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; confirmed: 76-20.
  2. Motion to proceed to the Message accompanying H.R.1437, vehicle for the 1 week Continuing Resolution; agreed to: 75-20.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur with Manchin amendment #6513; not invoked: 47-47.
  4. Motion to concur with Johnson-Cruz amendment #6526; not agreed to: 40-54.
  5. Motion to concur in Message accompanying H.R.7776, NDAA (passage); agreed to: 83-11.
  6. Motion to concur with Scott amendment #6540 (rescinding IRS funds) (60-vote threshold); not agreed to: 45-47.
  7. Motion to concur with Lee substitute amendment #6541 with changes at the desk (March 10th CR); not agreed to: 35-56.
  8. Motion to concur re: Message accompanying H.R.1437, vehicle for the 1 week Continuing Resolution (60-vote threshold); agreed to: 71-19.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Calendar #96, S.688 – BOLIVAR Act
S.2793 – SMART Leasing Act
S.3957 – STREAM w/Barrasso sub amdt
S.5168 – Energy Security and Lightering Independence Act
H.R.681 – Rebecca Trimble
H.R.2724 – VA Peer Support Enhancement for MST Survivors Act
Calendar #416, H.R. 4250 – War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act
H.R.7181 – Human Trafficking Prevention Act

Agreed to Cal. #612S.Con.Res.16 – Operation Provide Comfort
Agreed to H.Con.Res.121 Correcting resolution to H.R.7776
Agreed to H.Con.Res.123 Correcting resolution to H.R.1437

Adopted S.Res.865, AZ Lumberjacks

Executive Business
The Senate confirmed the following nominations:

THE JUDICIARY
Executive Calendar #1175 – Kendra Davis Briggs, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
Executive Calendar #1176 – Errol Rajesh Arthur, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
Executive Calendar #1177 – Leslie A. Meek, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
Executive Calendar #1178 – Carl Ezekiel Ross, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years,
Executive Calendar #1179 – Laura E. Crane, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
Executive Calendar #1180 – Veronica M. Sanchez, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
Executive Calendar #1181 – Vijay Shanker, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of fifteen years

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1303 – Col. David C. Epperson to be Brigadier General
Executive Calendar #1304 – Col. Thomas P. Sherman to be Brigadier General

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #1305 – Maj. Gen. Francis L. Donovan to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1306 – to be Major General:
• Brig. Gen. Donald K. Carpenter
• Brig. Gen. Samuel C. Keener
• Brig. Gen. Mark W. Mitchum
• Brig. Gen. Mark D. Piper
Executive Calendar #1307 – Maj. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus to be Lieutenant General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1308 – Col. Paige M. Jennings to be Brigadier General

NAVY
Executive Calendar #1309 – Capt. Jonathan T. Stephens to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #1310 – to be Major General
• Brig. Gen. Marcus B. Annibale
• Brig. Gen. Lorna M. Mahlock
• Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Matos, III
• Brig. Gen. David L. Odom
• Brig. Gen. Thomas B. Savage
• Brig. Gen. William H. Swan
• Brig. Gen. Brian N. Wolford
• Brig. Gen. Calvert L. Worth, Jr.

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1311 – Lt. Gen. Charles R. Hamilton to be General

And all nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force

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.
  2. Executive Calendar #1301 – Martin J. Gruenberg, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of six years
  3. The en bloc consideration of the following nominations:
    a. Executive Calendar #1298 – Travis Hill, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of six years
    b. Executive Calendar #1299 – Travis Hill, of Maryland, to be Vice Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    c. Executive Calendar #1300 – Jonathan McKernan, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for the remainder of the term expiring May 31, 2024
    d. Executive Calendar #1302 – Martin J. Gruenberg, of Maryland, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of five years
    e. Executive Calendar #1297 – Kimberly Ann McClain, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Today

The Senate is not in session. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity
S.5289 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to create a moratorium on the government use of facial recognition technology until a Commission recommends the appropriate guidelines and limitation for use of facial recognition technology.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/ Environment
S.5269 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the Department of Defense from requiring contractors to provide information relating to greenhouse gas emissions.
Sponsor: Hoeven, John [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.9576 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to develop and carry out a benchmarking and transparency initiative for commercial and multifamily properties to advance knowledge about building energy and water use and greenhouse gas emissions and inform efforts to reduce energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions nationwide, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
S.5264 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 to prohibit bank holding companies from facilitating fossil fuel production from new sources, or from facilitating transactions that would provide funds for the construction of new or expanded fossil infrastructure that would drive such production, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.5267 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to issue guidance on digital assets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.5280 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to subject the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Toomey, Patrick [Sen.-R-PA] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.5286 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to provide for the strengthening of the supervision of digital asset markets by self-regulatory organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lummis, Cynthia M. [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.5287 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to jump-start economic recovery through the formation and growth of new businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.9570 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to promulgate rules with respect to the electronic delivery of certain required disclosures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huizenga, Bill [Rep.-R-MI-2] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9573 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend section 207 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit former political appointees from investing in or serving in a managerial role in an investment fund in which a foreign principal owns shares within a certain time period if such investment or managerial role is based on conversations between such appointee and such foreign principal while such appointee was employed by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.9582 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004 to reauthorize the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9587 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To promote the establishment of resident organizations and provide additional amounts for tenant organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Levin, Andy [Rep.-D-MI-9] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9588 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to provide a national standard for financial institution data security and breach notification on behalf of all consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9603 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.
Sponsor: Wagner, Ann [Rep.-R-MO-2] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.9605 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the research report exception to include reports about any issuer that undertakes a proposed offering of public securities.
Sponsor: Williams, Roger [Rep.-R-TX-25] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
S.5266 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to reauthorize the program for infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5268 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to take certain steps to increase clinical trial diversity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5272 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to psychological and behavioral services.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5276 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to prohibit the limitation of access to assisted reproductive technology, and all medically necessary care surrounding such technology.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5281 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote the matriculation, and increase in the graduation rates, of individuals with disabilities within higher education.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5284 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve the public health response to addressing maternal mortality and morbidity during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.5285 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to extend the residential treatment program for pregnant and postpartum women pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.9567 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To allow additional individuals to enroll in standalone dental plans offered through Federal Exchanges.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9571 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title II of the Public Health Services to provide clarity with respect to coverage of claims against health care practitioners providing health professional volunteer services at community health centers during declared emergencies.
Sponsor: Barr, Andy [Rep.-R-KY-6] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9572 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an arrangement with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a comprehensive study on the health care impacts of the use of kinetic impact projectiles in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beatty, Joyce [Rep.-D-OH-3] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9577 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to psychological and behavioral services.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-27] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 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.9584 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
Sponsor: Hudson, Richard [Rep.-R-NC-8] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9594 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide benefits under the Medicare program for first responders at the age of 57.
Sponsor: Panetta, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-20] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9595 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To extend the temporary order for fentanyl-related substances.
Sponsor: Pappas, Chris [Rep.-D-NH-1] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9599 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs to include testing for methadone use and to require the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to include testing for methadone use in Department of Transportation drug tests.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9602 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To improve the public health response to addressing maternal mortality and morbidity during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9604 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote the matriculation, and increase in the graduation rates, of individuals with disabilities within higher education.
Sponsor: Wild, Susan [Rep.-D-PA-7] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Sanctions and Trade
S.5265 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require a strategy for countering the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.5273 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require a determination of whether certain Chinese entities are responsible for human rights abuses that meet the criteria for the imposition of sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act or the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.9596 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require a determination of whether certain Chinese entities are responsible for human rights abuses that meet the criteria for the imposition of sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act or the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9598 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To require a strategy for countering the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.5271 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill 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: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.5291 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to delay the implementation of the modifications of exceptions for reporting of third party network transactions.
Sponsor: Capito, Shelley Moore [Sen.-R-WV] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.9574 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
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: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9585 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on foreign-owned under-utilized residential real property.
Sponsor: Jacobs, Chris [Rep.-R-NY-27] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9589 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure the successful development of the electronic Income Verification Express Service of the Internal Revenue Service by amending the Taxpayer First Act to clarify that taxpayer identity verification is the responsibility of users of the system rather than the taxpayer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McHenry, Patrick T.[Rep.-R-NC-10] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation
S.5275 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to require that certain aspects of bridge projects be carried out by certified contractors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/15/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.9581 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide emergency relief for American short line railroads, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 12/15/2022) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.