Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023. The Senate is not in session.    

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF DECEMBER 22, 2022

H.R. 7939 – Student Veteran Emergency Relief 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): 380 – 35 (Roll no. 546).

S. 1402 – Durbin Feeling Native American Languages Act of 2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 337 – 79 (Roll no. 545).

S. 989 – Native American Language Resource Center Act of 2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 342 – 71 (Roll no. 544).

S. 5087 – To amend the Not Invisible Act of 2019 to extend, and provide additional support for, the activities of the Department of the Interior and the Department of Justice Joint Commission on Reducing Violent Crime Against Indians, and for other purposes.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 374 – 44 (Roll no. 543).

S. 4104 – Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 360 – 55 (Roll no. 542).

S. 3773 – To authorize leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 42 (Roll no. 5411).

S. 1942 – National Heritage Area Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 326 – 95 (Roll no. 540).

H.R. 9640 – Presidential Tax Filings and Audit Transparency Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 201 (Roll no. 539).

Today

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

Unlimited One Minutes per side

H.Res. – The Rule providing for consideration of Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023
Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro / Appropriations Committee)

Members are advised that, pending Senate processing of the bill, the House is expected to complete consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 2617.

Additional Legislative Items Are Possible

No Special Orders

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #781, Franklin R. Parker, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy; CONFIRMED 70-21.
  2. Passage of S.5355 (Disaster relief supplemental appropriations) (60 vote threshold) NOT PASSED, 22-73.
  3. Motion to waive Budget re: Omnibus (60 vote threshold) AGREED TO 65-31
  4. Paul amendment #6561 (changing voting threshold for budget points of order) (60 vote threshold) NOT AGREED TO 34-63
  5. Johnson amendment #6555 (Strike earmarks) NOT AGREED TO 34-62
  6. Johnson amendment #6559 (Removal of funds to transport migrants) (60 vote threshold) NOT AGREED TO 47-50
  7. Sinema-Tester amendment #6621 (Title 42) NOT AGREED TO 10-87
  8. Lee amendment #6563 (Title 42) NOT AGREED TO 47-50
  9. Lankford amendment #6577 (2nd degree to Cassidy #6558) NOT AGREED TO 44-53
  10. Braun amendment #6569 second degree to Cassidy (60 vote threshold) NOT AGREED TO 40-57
  11. Cassidy amendment #6558 (Pregnant Fairness Workers Act) (60 vote threshold) AGREED TO 73-24
  12. Merkley amendment #6595 (PUMP Act) (60 vote threshold) AGREED TO 92-5
  13. Klobuchar- Lee amendment #6597 (Merger Fee Filing Modernization) (60 vote threshold) AGREED TO 88-8
  14. Gillibrand amendment #6607 as modified (WTC Health Program Supplemental Fund) (60 vote threshold) AGREED TO 90-6
  15. Menendez-Cotton amendment #6617 (Fairness for 9/11 Families) (60 vote threshold) AGREED TO 93-4
  16. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment #4 to H.R. 2617 with amendment #6552, as amended, if amended (60 vote threshold) PASSED 68-29

Legislative Business
Agreed to the following amendments to H.R.2617 by voice vote:

  1. Lee amendment #6576 (Lt. Alkonis) voice vote AGREED TO
  2. Padilla-Cornyn amendment #6588 (SLTT Flexibility) voice vote AGREED TO
  3. Graham amendment #6596 as modified (Ukraine) voice vote AGREED TO

Passed the following bills:
Calendar #310, H.R.4373 – further additional continuing appropriations and extensions act.
S.5357, Justice for the Living Victims of Lockerbie Act
H.R.1082, Sami’s Law w/Wicker amdt
Calendar #663, S.4321, Save Our Seas 2.0 Amendments Act
S.4105, Supply Chain Disruptions Relief Act
S.3046, Root and Stem Project Authorization Act
S.2708, Land Grant-Mercedes Traditional Use Recognition and Consultation Act
Calendar #271, S.2524, amends the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act
S.3428, Fission for the Future Act w/Manchin amdt
S.3873, Rock Boucher Amphitheater

Adopted S.Res.785, Nuclear Workers Remembrance.

Agreed to S.Con.Res.51 – Omnibus enrollment correction.
Agreed to S.Con.Res.30 – CR title correction.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Exec. Cal. #763 – Rebecca E. Jones Gaston, of Oregon, to be Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health and Human Services

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Exec. Cal. #1136 – Douglas J. McKalip, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Exec. Cal. #1153 – Milancy Danielle Harris, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Exec. Cal. #1169 – Jose Emilio Esteban, of California, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

PN 2225 Terrence Edwards, of Maryland, to be Inspector General of the National Reconnaissance Office, vice Susan S. Gibson.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, December 23rd at 11:00 a.m.;
Tuesday, December 27th at 5:30 p.m.;
Friday, December 30th at 9:30 a.m.; and
Tuesday, January 3rd at 11:30 a.m.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.5356 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to improve compliance with mine safety and health laws, empower miners to raise safety concerns, and prevent future mine tragedies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.9678 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To ensure 100 percent renewable electricity, zero emission vehicles, and regenerative agriculture by 2030 to address global warming caused by human activity.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services
S.5355 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 12/22/2022 Under the order of 12/22/22, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 22 – 73

H.R.9686 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the making of short-term, Buy Now, Pay Later loans for the purchase of semiautomatic assault weapons.
Sponsor: Malinowski, Tom [Rep.-D-NJ-7] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Health Care
S.5354 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
A bill to assess, prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover, and mitigate biological threats by establishing the One Health Security Council.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/22/2022 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.9676 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To expand and improve the programs and activities of the Department of Health and Human Services for awareness, education, research, surveillance, diagnosis, and treatment concerning rare diseases and conditions.
Sponsor: Carson, Andre [Rep.-D-IN-7] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9679 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase the number of manufacturers registered under the Controlled Substances Act to manufacture cannabis for legitimate research purposes, to authorize health care providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide recommendations to veterans regarding participation in federally approved cannabis clinical trials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gaetz, Matt [Rep.-R-FL-1] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.9687 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To authorize the collection of supplemental payments to increase congressional investments in medical research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Rep.-D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.9689 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health, to create educational materials with respect to covered disorders for elementary and secondary school students, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Nikema [Rep.-D-GA-5] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 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

Tax
H.R.9677 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To increase the aggregate limitation on grants to low-income taxpayer clinics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.9680 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code to establish a flat tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gohmert, Louie [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 12/22/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/22/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.