Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.Res. 72 – Removing a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives. The Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.5, the budget resolution.   


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

H.Con.Res. 11 – Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2021 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2022 through 2030 – ADOPTED 218 – 212

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.Res. 72 – Removing a certain Member from certain standing committees of the House of Representatives (Rep. Wasserman Schultz – Ethics) (Subject to a Rule)

The Rule provides for one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Ethics.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.27: relative to Senate procedure in the 117th Congress (50-50).

Adopted S.Res.28: to constitute the majority party’s membership on certain committees for the 117th Congress.

Adopted S.Res.29: that Sonceria Ann Berry, of Maryland, be, and she is hereby, elected Secretary of the Senate, effective March 1, 2021.

Adopted S.Res.30: to amend S.Res.458 of the 98th Congress, as amended (displaced SAA and Secretary pay).

Adopted S.Res.32: to constitute the minority party’s membership on certain committees for the 117th Congress.

Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #4, S.Con.Res.5, the budget resolution. The time from 2:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. will be equally divided between Senators Sanders and Graham, and following their remarks all time on the budget resolution will be considered expired. At that time the Senate will dispose of any pending amendments. There is no limit to the number of amendments that can be offered at the end of the debate time and before a vote on adoption of the concurrent resolution.

Therefore, senators should expect a long series of roll call votes beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m.. 


HEARINGS COVERED

Americas Society Council of the Americas

BRAVO Leadership Conversation: Mauricio Claver-Carone, President, IDB

Senate Foreign Relations

Business Meeting

House Financial Services

More than a Shot in the Arm: The Need for Additional COVID-19 Stimulus

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Nomination of Marty Walsh to be Secretary of Labor

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Organizational Meeting/Protecting Transportation Workers and Passengers from COVID: Gaps in Safety, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.757 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To exempt the State of New Mexico from certain provisions of certain orders related to oil and gas drilling.

Sponsor: Rep. Herrell, Yvette [R-NM-2] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.751 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing.

Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (34)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.744 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to revise the policy of the Agency to address the threats of climate change, to include considerations of climate change in the strategic plan of the Agency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (34)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.216 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a grant program to award grants to eligible entities to purchase and install, as applicable, zero emissions port equipment and technology, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.196 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an energy efficiency materials pilot program.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.193 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to update the modeling used for lifecycle greenhouse gas assessments for corn-based ethanol and biodiesel, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.192 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain river segments in the State of Oregon as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.782 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To clarify that eligibility of certain mortgages with Federal credit enhancement may not be conditioned on the status of a mortgagor as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility criteria are satisfied, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (29)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.773 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer’s credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (45)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.766 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies to take risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when taking regulatory actions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.745 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require the inclusion of credit scores with free annual credit reports provided to consumers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.214 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to institute a 1-year waiting period before medical debt will be reported on a consumer’s credit report and to remove paid-off and settled medical debts from credit reports that have been fully paid or settled, to amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.780 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the continued implementation of the Climate and Health program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.778 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to eligible State, Tribal, and territorial public health agencies to develop and administer a program for digital contact tracing for COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.771 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide funding for State strike teams for resident and employee safety in skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities.

Sponsor: Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.769 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve obstetric care in rural areas.

Sponsor: Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (10)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.747 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for acquiring equipment and supplies capable of performing same-day clinical laboratory testing in a point-of-care setting, and to assist laboratories in meeting the cost of acquiring high-throughput equipment, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.742 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require short-term limited duration insurance issuers to renew or continue in force such insurance coverage at the option of the enrollees, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 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.

S.217 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to permit the use of certain United States Postal Service formatting tools by health care organizations to improve the provision of patient matching services.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.213 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide for a Federal partnership to ensure educational equity and quality.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.207 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider’s policy on parental access to the medical records of minors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.206 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to require hospitals and certain other participating providers under Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose the provider’s policy on parental consent for the provision, withdrawal, or denial of life-sustaining treatment for minors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.201 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish a program ensuring access to accredited continuing medical education for primary care physicians and other health care providers at Federally-qualified health centers and rural health clinics, to provide training and clinical support for primary care providers to practice at their full scope and improve access to care for patients in underserved areas.

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.200 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide State and local workforce and career and technical education systems the support to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (8)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.199 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to award grants to eligible State, Tribal, and territorial public health agencies to develop and administer a program for digital contact tracing for COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.188 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to create a Coronavirus Containment Corps.

Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.187 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Emergency Office of Manufacturing for Public Health, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.774 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require certain tax-exempt organizations to include on annual returns the names and addresses of substantial contributors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.761 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to provide that the supplemental security income benefits of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities shall not be reduced by reason of marriage.

Sponsor: Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.749 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the 50 percent limitation on the deduction for meal expenses does not apply to meals provided on certain fishing boats or at certain fish processing facilities.

Sponsor: Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.215 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require certain tax-exempt organizations to include on annual returns the names and addresses of substantial contributors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (18)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.212 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable tax credit against income tax for the purchase of qualified access technology for the blind.

Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.203 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a new tax credit and grant program to stimulate investment and healthy nutrition options in food deserts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.197 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently allow a tax deduction at the time an investment in qualified property is made, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.762 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Transportation to provide States applying for distracted driving grants an explanation of the eligibility decision with respect to such State, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.741 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To support the sustainable aviation fuel market, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services; Science, Space, and Technology; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Armed Services, Science, Space, and Technology, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.740 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Transportation to solicit a study on climate resilient transportation infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/03/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.195 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Transportation to provide States applying for distracted driving grants an explanation of the eligibility decision with respect to the State, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 02/03/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 02/03/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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