Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are not in session. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

Ordering The Previous Question on H.Res. 41 – Rule providing for consideration of H.Res. 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors – PASSED 221 – 205

Adoption of H. Res. 41 – The Rule providing for consideration of H.Res. 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors – ADOPTED 221 – 203

Agreeing to H. Res. 24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors – AGREED TO 232 – 197

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

The Senate was not in session.


Today   
The Senate is not in session. 

HEARINGS COVERED

MedPAC

Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Hospital inpatient and outpatient services; and Mandated report: Expanding the post-acute transfer policy to hospice

MedPAC

Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Physician and other health professional services

MedPAC

Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Ambulatory surgical center services; Outpatient dialysis services; Hospice services

MedPAC

Assessing payment adequacy and updating payments: Skilled nursing facility services; home health agency services; inpatient rehabilitation facility services; long-term care hospital services

MedPAC

CMMI’s development and implementation of alternative payment models

MedPAC

Telehealth in Medicare after the public health emergency


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.314 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to enter into cooperative agreements with States to carry out grant programs to assist in remediation and relocation efforts relating to hazardous air pollution, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.309 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act as such certificate applies to the Weymouth Compressor Station, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.297 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on the establishment of, and the potential land that could be included in, a unit of the National Forest System in the State of Hawaii, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.296 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish an Independent Financial Technology Task Force to Combat Terrorism and Illicit Financing, to provide rewards for information leading to convictions related to terrorist use of digital currencies, to establish a Fintech Leadership in Innovation and Financial Intelligence Program to encourage the development of tools and programs to combat terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Budget

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.

H.R.294 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to expand the ability to use testing the waters and confidential draft registration submissions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII to provide coverage and payment for certain tests and assistive telehealth consultations during the COVID-19 emergency period, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.317 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a health insurance Federal Invisible Risk Sharing Program.

Sponsor: Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.316 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the President to appoint a Medical Supplies Response Coordinator to coordinate the efforts of the Federal Government regarding the supply and distribution of certain supplies and equipment relating to COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

H.R.315 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to extend the temporary suspension of Medicare sequestration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Budget

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.311 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for quality assurance of COVID-19 reimbursements and reporting.

Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

Tax

H.R.312 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide a Federal income tax credit for State income taxes paid by individuals temporarily providing certain health or emergency services in the State, and to provide a corresponding reduction in Federal highway funds to the State.

Sponsor: Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.306 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily increase the educator expense deduction to facilitate the purchase of personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.295 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To waive high deductible health plan requirements for health savings accounts.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (18)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.300 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 46, United States Code, to allow transportation of merchandise in noncontiguous trade on foreign-flag vessels, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.299 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide a definition of reasonable rate for noncontiguous domestic ocean trade, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.298 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt certain noncontiguous trade from the coastwise laws.

Sponsor: Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-1] (Introduced 01/13/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/13/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.