Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021. The Senate resume consideration of Marcia Louise Fudge, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

H. Res. 188 – The combined rule providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 and of the bill H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 and of the bill H.R. 1446 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 – ADOPTED 218 – 197  

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor)

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

The Rule makes in order 19 amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc.  A full list of amendments can be found here.

Possible Consideration of the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Rep. Yarmuth – Budget) (Subject to a Rule)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

The Senate was not in session.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #12, Marcia Louise Fudge, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Fudge nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #27, Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General.

Tuesday, March 9th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #12, Marcia Louise Fudge, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #27, Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #12, Marcia Louise Fudge, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

2.      Executive Calendar #27, Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General

3.      Executive Calendar #15, Michael Regan, to be Administrator of EPA

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking

Who Wins on Wall Street? GameStop, Robinhood, and the State of Retail Investing

Senate HELP

Examining Our COVID-19 Response: An Update from the Frontlines

House Appropriations

FDA’S Foreign Drug Inspections Program

Punchbowl News

The First 100 Days: Interview with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

H.R.1607 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 28, United States Code, to allow claims against foreign states for unlawful computer intrusion, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Allred, Colin Z. [D-TX-32] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Energy/Environment

H.R.1663 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for the water quality restoration of the Tijuana River and the New River, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Foreign Affairs; Budget

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.1660 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To make certain municipalities eligible for grants under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1638 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain National Forest System land to the State of South Dakota, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1637 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To approve certain advanced biofuel registrations, to require the consideration of certain advanced biofuel pathways, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (14)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1636 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize funding for the purchase of electric or zero-emission vehicles for United States Postal Service fleet, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (18)

Committees: House – Oversight and Reform

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.1616 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.1659 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to require the collection of small business loan data related to LGBTQ-owned businesses.

Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (36)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1657 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to improve consumer protections relating to debt collection practices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1648 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition and celebration of the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Sponsor: Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (73)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1646 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the United States Executive Director at the World Bank and other international financial institutions to support assistance for nuclear energy, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1645 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to make improvements to the regulation of consumer reporting agencies and protect consumers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1640 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to ensure community accountability for areas repetitively damaged by floods, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kustoff, David [R-TN-8] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1628 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exclude digital tokens from the definition of a security, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to enact certain regulatory changes regarding digital units secured through public key cryptography, to adjust taxation of virtual currencies held in individual retirement accounts, to create a tax exemption for exchanges of one virtual currency for another, to create a de minimis exemption from taxation for gains realized from the sale or exchange of virtual currency for other than cash, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.1618 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue an annual report to Congress projecting and accounting for the economic costs directly and indirectly caused by the impacts of climate change, to require the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to establish a Federal Advisory Panel on the Economics of Climate Change, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: House – Oversight and Reform; Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.1602 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission to jointly establish a digital asset working group, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

Health

H.R.1667 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To address behavioral health and well-being among health care professionals.

Sponsor: Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (14)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1655 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests, to increase participation in colorectal cancer screening in under-screened communities of color, to offset the COVID-19 pandemic driven declines in colorectal cancer screening and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (46)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 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.1649 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To make a technical correction to the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019.

Sponsor: Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1647 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the use of telehealth for substance use disorder treatment and mental health services, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.1639 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore State authority to waive for certain facilities the 35-mile rule for designating critical access hospitals under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 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.

H.R.1629 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of orphan drugs, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Budget

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.1611 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare.

Sponsor: Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 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.1609 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide Secretarial authority to temporarily waive or modify application of certain Medicare requirements with respect to ambulance services furnished during certain emergency periods.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 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.

Tax

H.R.1665 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for executive compensation unless the employer maintains profit-sharing distributions for employees.

Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1612 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that products derived from tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the Federal excise tax on petroleum, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.1643 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit certain helicopter flights over major cities with high population densities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1641 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to include a payment and performance security requirement for certain infrastructure financing, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1622 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries caused by underride crashes, to improve motor carrier and passenger motor vehicle safety, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (22)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1615 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 49, United States Code, to expand and codify the transit oriented development planning grant program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1608 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with respect to future interstate designations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Arrington, Jodey C. [R-TX-19] (Introduced 03/08/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/08/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.