Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.R. 5 – Equality Act and begin consideration of H.R. 803 – Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act. The Senate will resume consideration of Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy, post-cloture.   


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Motion to Adjourn – REJECTED 202 – 214

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 147 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 803 – Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act and of the bill H.R. 5 – Equality Act – PASSED 219 – 211
Adoption of H. Res. 147 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 803 – Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act and of the bill H.R. 5 – Equality Act – ADOPTED 218 – 208

H.R. 546 – Effective Assistance of Counsel in the Digital Era Act – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 414 – 11


H.R. 1192 – PRRADA – ON THE MOTION TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS – PASSED 429 – 0  

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 5 – Equality Act (Rep. Cicilline – Judiciary) 

The Rule provides for 90 minutes of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.

Begin Consideration of H.R. 803 – Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (Rep. DeGette – Natural Resources) 

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

The Rule makes in order 29 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

**Members are advised that the House will complete general debate of H.R. 803 after last votes on Thursday.  Members are further advised that the House will debate amendments and complete consideration of H.R. 803 on Friday.  

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy; invoked: 67-32.

Legislative Business

Adopted Calendar #6, S.Res.70: authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, and October 1, 2022 through February 28, 2023.

Passed S.422: to allow Senators, Senators-elect, committees of the Senate, leadership offices, and other offices of the Senate to share employees, and for other purposes.

Adopted S.Res.74: designating February 28, 2021, as “Rare Disease Day”.

Adopted S.Res.75: celebrating Black History Month.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 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.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy, post-cloture. There will be 10 minutes for debate, equally divided, followed by a vote on confirmation of the Granholm nomination.

At 1:30 p.m. the cloture motion with respect to Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education, will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cardona nomination.

Thursday, February 25th at approximately 12:10 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy

Thursday, February 25th at 1:30 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:

2.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education


HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance

Nomination of Katherine Tai to be U.S. Trade Representative

House Financial Services

Dollars Against Democracy: Domestic Terrorist Financing in the Aftermath of Insurrection

Senate HELP

Nomination of Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General and Rachel Levine to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services.

House Science, Space, and Technology

Building Back the U.S. Research Enterprise: COVID Impacts and Recovery

House Financial Services

Climate Change and Social Responsibility

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.1316 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize a National Heritage Area Program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1311 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for energy security and diplomacy, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pfluger, August [R-TX-11] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1288 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to extend the authorization of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1287 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996 to extend the authorization of the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1286 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish in the States of North Carolina and South Carolina the Southern Campaign of the Revolution National Heritage Corridor, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (10)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.432 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a pilot program to award grants for the electrification of certain refrigerated vehicles, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.1319 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Sponsor: Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Budget

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 1.

H.R.1291 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for loans to critical rural utility service providers to ensure continued service and safe operation of rural utility systems during certain emergencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [R-AR-1] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.1277 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the submission by issuers of data relating to diversity, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.409 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to modify the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Customer Protection Fund, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.404 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide funding for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (25)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.1306 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish the Commission on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States.

Sponsor: Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1305 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To modernize laws and policies, and eliminate discrimination, with respect to people living with HIV/AIDS, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (21)

Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.1276 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish COVID-19 vaccines to certain individuals, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.423 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program to protect vulnerable mothers and babies from climate change risks, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.412 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish the Commission on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the United States.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.411 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to improve Federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.408 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to publish guidance for States on strategies for maternal care providers participating in the Medicaid program to reduce maternal mortality and severe morbidity with respect to individuals receiving medical assistance under such program.

Sponsor: Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.401 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit governmental discrimination against health care providers that do not participate in abortion.

Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (24)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.1313 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

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: Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.1312 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend chapters 95 and 96 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential election campaigns, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – House Administration; Ways and Means; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.1304 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the deduction for research and experimental expenditures.

Sponsor: Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1295 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to tax bona fide residents of the District of Columbia in the same manner as bona fide residents of possessions of the United States.

Sponsor: Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1285 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain federally-subsidized loan repayments for dental school faculty.

Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 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.

S.428 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend chapters 95 and 96 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reform the system of public financing for Presidential election campaigns, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.1318 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To restrict the imposition by the Secretary of Homeland Security of fines, penalties, duties, or tariffs applicable only to coastwise voyages, or prohibit otherwise qualified non-United States citizens from serving as crew, on specified vessels transporting passengers between the State of Washington and the State of Alaska, to address a Canadian cruise ship ban and the extraordinary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alaskan communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1300 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To preclude absolute liability in any action against a property owner or contracor for projects receiving Federal financial assistance for infrastructure and transportation development, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Jacobs, Chris [R-NY-27] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1299 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To permit the Secretary of Transportation to approve Federal participation in the replacement or rehabilitation of certain bridges, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Higgins, Clay [R-LA-3] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1289 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require States to establish complete streets programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1283 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a full annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers.

Sponsor: Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (16)

Committees: House – Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 02/24/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

S.431 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.430 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program for projects to strengthen and protect vulnerable infrastructure used during mass evacuations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.419 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for a full annuity supplement for certain air traffic controllers.

Sponsor: Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 02/24/2021) Cosponsors: (42)

Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Latest Action: Senate – 02/24/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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