Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will complete consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act. The Senate will proceed to H.R.1319, American Rescue Plan Act.   


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House began consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021 (Rep. Sarbanes – House Administration)

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. legislative business. First votes expected: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Complete Consideration of H.R. 1 – For the People Act of 2021 (Rep. Sarbanes – House Administration)

The Rule, which was adopted on Monday, provides for no further debate and made in order 56 amendments.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

As of tonight, the House has completed general and amendment debate through Democratic En Bloc #3.  Tomorrow, the House will resume amendment debate, beginning with Lesko Amendment #28.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #8, Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce; confirmed: 84-15.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #13, Cecilia Elena Rouse, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; 94-5.

3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #13, Cecilia Elena Rouse, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; confirmed: 95-4.

Legislative Business

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1. H.R.1319, American Rescue Plan Act.

2. H.R.5, Equality Act.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 3, 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.

We expect to move to proceed to Calendar #10, H.R.1319, American Rescue Plan Act during Wednesday’s session. Senators will be notified when the roll call vote on that motion to proceed is expected.

HEARINGS COVERED
Senate EPW

Nominations of Brenda Mallory to serve as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Janet McCabe to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

House Foreign Affairs

A Way Forward for Venezuela: The Humanitarian, Diplomatic, and National Security Challenges Facing the Biden Administration


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.1524 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Energy to obtain the consent of affected State and local governments before making an expenditure from the Nuclear Waste Fund for a nuclear waste repository, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

H.R.1517 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain adjustments to the fiscal terms for fossil fuel development and to make other reforms to improve returns to taxpayers for the development of Federal energy resources, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-45] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

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

H.R.1514 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Federal Power Act to increase transmission capacity for clean energy, reduce congestion, and increase grid resilience.

Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

H.R.1512 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To build a clean and prosperous future by addressing the climate crisis, protecting the health and welfare of all Americans, and putting the Nation on the path to a net-zero greenhouse gas economy by 2050, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Financial Services

H.R.1506 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for the accurate reporting of fossil fuel extraction and emissions by entities with leases on public land, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 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.1505 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain adjustments to the regulation of surface-disturbing activities and to protect taxpayers from unduly bearing the reclamation costs of oil and gas development, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

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

H.R.1503 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to make certain adjustments in leasing on Federal lands for oil and gas drilling, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 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.1493 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to modify a provision relating to acquisition of beach fill.

Sponsor: Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

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

H.R.1492 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prevent methane waste and pollution from oil and gas operations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 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.1485 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide additional funds for Federal and State facility energy resiliency programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blunt Rochester, Lisa [D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

S.541 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to obtain the consent of affected State and local governments before making an expenditure from the Nuclear Waste Fund for a nuclear waste repository, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

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

S.531 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide additional funds for Federal and State facility energy resiliency programs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

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

S.520 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to modify a provision relating to acquisition of beach fill.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

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

Financial Services

H.R.1528 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

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

H.R.1502 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Small Business Act to optimize the operations of the microloan program, lower costs for small business concerns and intermediary participants in the program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.1497 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to require funds deposited by check from the Federal Government to be made available immediately.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

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

H.R.1491 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide enhanced protection against debt collector harassment of members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Budget

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.1490 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to improve the loan guaranty program, enhance the ability of small manufacturers to access affordable capital, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.1487 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Small Business Act to increase transparency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Burchett, Tim [R-TN-2] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.1486 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To repeal the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Budd, Ted [R-NC-13] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

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

H.R.1482 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Small Business Act to enhance the Office of Credit Risk Management, to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue rules relating to environmental obligations of certified development companies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bishop, Dan [R-NC-9] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

S.530 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (15)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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

S.524 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to abolish the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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

S.523 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to repeal the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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

Health

H.R.1531 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title V of the Social Security Act to require assurances that certain family planning service projects and programs will provide pamphlets containing the contact information of adoption centers.

Sponsor: Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

H.R.1510 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on the use of cameras in medical centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.1495 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services for the treatment of psychiatric or substance use disorders furnished to certain individuals in an institution for mental diseases, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

H.R.1480 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of mental health issues among public safety officers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (30)

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

Latest Action: House – 03/02/2021 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.

H.R.1478 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Medicine under which the National Academy agrees to conduct a one-year study assessing the effectiveness of current vital statistics reporting and data sharing between State, local, Tribal, and Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Taylor, Van [R-TX-3] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

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

Tax

H.R.1519 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phaseout the Mass Transit Account.

Sponsor: Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

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

H.R.1484 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the energy tax credit to apply to qualified distributed wind energy property.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

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

H.R.1483 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rehabilitation credit.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

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

S.551 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the Employee Retention Tax Credit to include certain startup businesses.

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

Committees: Senate – Finance

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

S.547 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide relief for multiemployer and single employer pension plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (41)

Committees: Senate – Finance

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

S.537 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide a tax credit for certain expenses associated with protecting employees from COVID-19.

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

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

S.536 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for wages received by individuals that are less than the median wage.

Sponsor: Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

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

S.532 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the energy tax credit to apply to qualified distributed wind energy property.

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

Committees: Senate – Finance

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

Transportation

S.545 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to permanently exempt payments made from the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Account from sequestration under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 03/02/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

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

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