Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet in a Pro Forma session. The Senate will meet at 10:30 a.m. 


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House will meet in a Pro Forma session at 9:00 a.m.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #3, Antony Blinken to be Secretary of State; confirmed: 78-22.

2.     Motion to table Paul Constitutional point of order re:Impeachment; tabled: 55-45.

3.     Adoption of S.Res.16, to provide for related procedures concerning the article of impeachment against Donald John Trump, former President of the United States; 83-17.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 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  

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Energy and Natural Resources

Nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

S.47 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require software marketplace operators and owners of covered foreign software to provide consumers with a warning prior to the download of such software, to establish consumer data protections, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/26/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 01/26/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.474 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Federal Trade Commission to review and potentially revise its standards for safeguarding customer information to ensure that such standards require certain consumer reporting agencies and service providers of such agencies to maintain sufficient safeguards against cyber attacks and related threats, to provide for additional authority to enforce such standards with respect to such agencies and providers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

Energy/Environment

S.46 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to reauthorize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 and to establish the United States Coral Reef Task Force, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/26/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 01/26/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.491 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a California New River restoration program to build on, and help coordinate funding for, restoration and protection efforts relating to the New River, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.488 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit a moratorium on mineral development on Bureau of Land Management and National Forest System land, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.479 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish a moratorium on oil and gas leasing on public land on the Central Coast of California.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.464 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To realign the nuclear forensics and attribution activities of the Federal Government from the Department of Homeland Security to the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Homeland Security; Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.456 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require a new supplemental environmental impact statement for oil and gas development in the Bakersfield Field Office planning area, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.455 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To permanently prohibit oil and gas leasing off the coast of the State of California, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (23)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.448 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out a grant program to improve the energy resilience, energy democracy, and security of communities, prioritizing environmental justice communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (39)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

Financial Services

S.49 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to prohibit the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection from overseeing lending institutions participation in the Paycheck Protection Program.

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 01/26/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 01/26/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

S.54 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to address health workforce shortages and disparities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic through additional funding for the National Health Service Corps and the Nurse Corps, and to establish a National Health Service Corps Emergency Service demonstration project.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 01/26/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 01/26/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.489 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the application of the 15-mile secondary road distance requirement with respect to previously designated critical access hospitals under the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.482 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs under part A of title XI of such Act relating to genetic diseases, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (24)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.480 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to limit the penalty for late enrollment under part B of the Medicare Program to 15 percent and twice the period of no enrollment, and to exclude periods of COBRA, retiree, and VA coverage from such late enrollment penalty.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (27)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 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.477 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.471 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from lessening the stringency of, and to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from ceasing or lessening implementation of, the COVID-19 border health provisions through the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Herrell, Yvette [R-NM-2] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (25)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.469 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for health coverage of nipple-areolar complex tattooing in connection with reconstructive surgery following mastectomy and to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend coverage of certain breast reconstructive services following mastectomy under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.467 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage, without cost sharing, of certain COVID-19 antibody treatments.

Sponsor: Rep. Gonzalez, Anthony [R-OH-16] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.460 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for the establishment of a standing Health Force and a Resilience Force to respond to public health emergencies and meet public health needs.

Sponsor: Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Budget

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.450 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit the use of Federal funds to propose, establish, implement, or enforce any requirement that an individual wear a mask or other face covering, or be vaccinated, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.449 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit the use of Federal funds to maintain or collect information that can be used to identify any individual to whom a COVID-19 vaccine is administered, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.41 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require coverage of hearing devices and systems in certain private health insurance plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.44 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit kindergarten through grade 12 educational expenses to be paid from a 529 account.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 01/26/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 01/26/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.43 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish tax credits to encourage individual and corporate taxpayers to contribute to scholarships for students through eligible scholarship-granting organizations and eligible workforce training organizations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 01/26/2021) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 01/26/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.451 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the national limitation amount for qualified highway or surface freight transfer facility bonds.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.486 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require certain helicopters to be equipped with safety technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.468 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 49, United States Code, to permit the use of incentive payments to expedite certain federally financed airport development projects.

Sponsor: Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.463 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide a set aside for transportation alternatives.

Sponsor: Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 01/25/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.36 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require certain helicopters to be equipped with safety technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 01/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.