Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet in a Pro Forma session. In the Senate, Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff of Georgia may be sworn in. 


THE HOUSE      

Friday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House will meet in a Pro Forma session at 1:00 p.m.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

The Senate was not in session.


Today   
When the Senate adjourns on the 15th, it will stand adjourned until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Depending on the certification timeline, Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff of Georgia may be sworn in on January 19th.

At this time, roll call votes are not expected on January 19th. Another message will be sent if this shifts.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance

Nomination of Janet Yellen to be Secretary of the Treasury

Senate Armed Services

Nomination of Lloyd Austin to be Secretary of Defense

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Health

H.R.341 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities established in response to COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] (Introduced 01/15/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/15/2021 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.340 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the same level of Federal matching assistance for every State that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals, regardless of when such expansion takes place.

Sponsor: Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] (Introduced 01/15/2021) Cosponsors: (27)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.331 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide flexibility in training and competency requirements for skilled nursing facility and nursing facility nursing aides under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Keller, Fred [R-PA-12] (Introduced 01/15/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/15/2021 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.330 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist States and local governments with the distribution and tracking of vaccines for COVID-19, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a national program to oversee the collection and maintenance of all Federal and State data on vaccinations of individuals in the United States for COVID-19 to achieve mass vaccination saturation immunity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] (Introduced 01/15/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/15/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

Tax

H.R.328 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.

Sponsor: Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 01/15/2021) Cosponsors: (13)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.327 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To repeal the restriction on the use of funds by the Internal Revenue Service to bring transparency to the political activity of certain nonprofit organizations.

Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 01/15/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/15/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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