Congressional Record Summary

Thursday, June 23, 2022:

  • On Thursday, the Senate passed the following seven measures:
    • S. 3157, to require the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study of the factors affecting employment opportunities for immigrants and refugees with professional credentials obtained in foreign countries.
    • S. 3846, to reauthorize the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.
    • S. 4261, to suspend duties and other restrictions on the importation of infant formula to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
    • S. Res. 668, designating June 12, 2022, as “Women Veterans Appreciation Day”.
    • S. Res. 676, expressing support for the designation of June 23, 2022, as “National Pell Grant Day”.
    • S. Res. 699, congratulating the Terrapins men's lacrosse team of the University of Maryland, College Park for winning the 2022 National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I men's lacrosse national championship.
    • S. Res. 700, congratulating the University of Oklahoma Sooners softball team for winning the 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's College World Series.
  • The Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 2938, to make our communities safer, with S. Amdt. 5099 (to the House amendment), relating to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
    • During consideration of this measure, the following amendment was adopted:
    • During consideration of this measure, the following amendment was withdrawn:
    • During consideration of this measure, the Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, with S. Amdt. 5099 (to the House amendment), relating to the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, by 65 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 240).
  • The Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to S. 2089, to amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that grants provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for State veterans' cemeteries do not restrict States from authorizing the interment of certain deceased members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces in such cemeteries, with S. Amdt. 5133, in the nature of a substitute, and agreed to the title amendment from the House.
  • The Senate began consideration of the following four nominations:
    • Ashish S. Vazirani, of Maryland, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.
    • Michael S. Barr, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
    • Michael S. Barr, of Michigan, to be Vice Chairman for Supervision of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
    • Steven M. Dettelbach, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
  • The Senate confirmed the following nomination:
    • Phillip A. Talbert, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California.
  • The Senate agreed to the motion to discharge the following nomination from the Judiciary Committee:
  • Sen. Leahy made a floor statement on the Coronavirus.
  • Sen. Leahy cosponsored the following two measures:
    • S. 4485, to amend the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination based on source of income, veteran status, or military status.
    • S. Res. 691, affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.
      • Sen. Sanders is a cosponsor.
  • The following six measures were referred to the Judiciary Committee:
    • S. 4462, to establish a pilot program within the Office on Violence Against Women of the Department of Justice relating to advocacy for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking victims, and for other purposes.
    • S.J. Res. 54, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives relating to Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms.
    • S. Res. 693, recognizing the contributions of African Americans to the musical heritage of the United States and the need for greater access to music education for African-American students and designating June 2022 as African-American Music Appreciation Month.
    • S. Res. 695, designating June as “National Annuity Awareness Month”.
    • S. Res. 697, designating July 2022 as “Plastic Pollution Action Month”.
    • S. Res. 698, honoring the dedication of the Ball family to providing college educations and celebrating their 100-year legacy at Ball State University.
  • Sen. Sanders made a floor statement on budgetary revisions.
  • Sen. Sanders cosponsored the following five measures:
    • S. 2607, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the former hostages of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979-1981, highlighting their resilience throughout the unprecedented ordeal that they lived through and the national unity it produced, marking 4 decades since their 444 days in captivity, and recognizing their sacrifice to the United States.
    • S. 4469, to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting disinformation in the advertising of abortion services, and for other purposes.
    • S. 4480, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide increased labor law protections for agricultural workers, and for other purposes.
    • S. 4486, to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.
    • S. Res. 691, affirming, commemorating, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all individuals, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities.
      • Sen. Leahy is a cosponsor.
  • Rep. Welch cosponsored the following two measures:
    • H.R. 7482, to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities for creating or enhancing capacity to treat patients with Long COVID through a multidisciplinary approach.
    • H.R. 8210, to direct the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules prohibiting disinformation in the advertising of abortion services, and for other purposes.