Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. Senator-designate Padilla and Senators-elect Ossoff and Warnock are expected to be sworn in as United States Senators.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.5, honoring the memory of Officer Brian David Sicknick of the United States Capitol Police for his selfless acts of heroism on the grounds of the United Sates Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.13: To establish an advisory committee to make recommendations on improvements to the security, integrity, and administration of Federal elections. (Scott (SC))


Today   
At 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 20th, Joseph R. Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States, and Kamala D. Harris will be sworn in as Vice President of the United States.

The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.5 until 4:30pm on Wednesday, January 20th, and does so as a further mark of respect to the memory of United States Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick.

Following the prayer and pledge, we expect that Senator-designate Padilla and Senators-elect Ossoff and Warnock will be sworn in as United States Senators. Following the swearing-in, we expect that the Senate will adopt resolutions thanking and designating Senator Grassley as President pro tempore emeritus and electing Senator Leahy as President pro tempore. At that time, Senator Leahy will be sworn in as President pro tempore. Then, the Senate is expected to adopt resolutions notifying the House and the President that Senator Leahy is President pro tempore, followed by adoption of resolutions appointing the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority.

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


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Financial Services

H.R.346 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish a program providing grants to certain small business concerns to modify or reallocate their productive facilities to begin or increase production of certain medical supplies critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health

H.R.366 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive or modify application of Medicare requirements with respect to telehealth services during any emergency period, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 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.352 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish an initiative for national testing, contact tracing, and pandemic response, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.349 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements to expand and enhance capacity for manufacturing covered products to prevent and control the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.348 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require face masks in Federal facilities to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; House Administration

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.343 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require States to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers.

Sponsor: Rep. Banks, Jim [R-IN-3] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.369 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.

Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (14)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.363 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude major professional sports leagues from qualifying as tax-exempt organizations.

Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.362 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit importation of commercially produced fresh citrus fruit originating from the People’s Republic of China.

Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.361 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate the marriage penalty in the income tax rate brackets.

Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.347 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the disclosure of tax returns of Presidents and Vice Presidents and certain candidates for President and Vice President, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; House Administration

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, 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.

Transportation

H.R.358 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify regulations concerning hours of service, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Steube, W. Gregory [R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.