Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary), subject to a rule. The Senate is not in session. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 38 – The rule providing for consideration of H. Res. 21 – Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President – PASSED 219 – 206

Adoption of H. Res. 38 – The rule providing for consideration of H. Res. 21 – Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President – ADOPTED 222 – 204

H. Res. 21 – Calling on Vice President Michael R. Pence to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments of the Cabinet to activate section 4 of the 25th Amendment to declare President Donald J. Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office and to immediately exercise powers as acting President – ADOPTED 223 – 205

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

No “One Minutes”

H.Res. 24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

The Senate was not in session.


Today   
The Senate is not in session. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.286 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to exclude the gray wolf from the authority of such Act, to remove the gray wolf from the lists of threatened species and endangered species published pursuant to such Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tiffany, Thomas P. [R-WI-7] (Introduced 01/12/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.283 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Clean Air Act to give States the option of monitoring covered criteria air pollutants in designated areas by greatly increasing the number of air quality sensors in exchange for greater regulatory flexibility in the methods of monitoring, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 01/12/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.279 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide lasting protection for inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System.

Sponsor: Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] (Introduced 01/12/2021) Cosponsors: (64)

Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/12/2021 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Health

H.R.280 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a pilot program to test the feasibility and outcomes of integrating a substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment locator tool into the prescription drug monitoring programs of 5 eligible States.

Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 01/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.