Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will vote on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1319 and will begin consideration of H.R. 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. The Senate will begin consideration of Michael Stanley Regan, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

Ordering the Previous Question on H. Res. 198 – The rule providing for consideration of the Senate Amendment H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – PASSED 216 – 206,
Adoption of H. Res. 198 – The rule providing for consideration of the Senate Amendment H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – ADOPTED 219 – 210


Scott (D-VA) En Bloc #1 – ADOPTED 227 – 196


Republican En Bloc #2 – REJECTED 185 – 243


Republican Motion to Recommit on H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 – REJECTED 206 – 218


Passage of H.R. 842 – Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 – PASSED 225 – 206  

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“One Minutes” (15 per side)

Concurring in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Rep. Yarmuth – Budget)

The Rule, which was adopted on Tuesday, provides for two hours of debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Ways and Means.

Begin Consideration of H.R. 8– Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 (Rep. Thompson (CA) – Judiciary)

The Rule, which was adopted on Monday, provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.

The Rule makes in order the following amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:  
 

Clyde Amendment
Crist Amendment
Crow Amendment
Garcia (TX) Amendment
Jackson-Lee Amendment
Lamb Amendment
Newman Amendment
Torres (NY) Amendment


Begin Consideration of H.R. 1446– Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021 (Rep. Clyburn – Judiciary)

The Rule, which was adopted on Monday, provides for one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chair and Ranking Member of the Committee on Judiciary.

The Rule makes in order the following amendments and allows for amendments to be offered en bloc:  
 

Burgess Amendment
Levin (CA) Amendment
McBath Amendment
Neguse Amendment

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Merrick Brian Garland to be Attorney General – AGREED TO 70-29

Motion to Invoke Cloture: Marcia Louise Fudge to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development – AGREED TO 69 – 30


Today   
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Marcia Louise Fudge, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development at noon.

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Merrick Brian Garland, of Maryland, to be Attorney General at 2:15 p.m.

The Senate will begin consideration of Executive Calendar #15 Michael Stanley Regan, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services

Justice for All: Achieving Racial Equity Through Fair Access to Housing and Financial Services

Senate EPW

Building Back Better: Addressing Climate Change in the Electricity Sector and Fostering Economic Growth

House Appropriations

Modernizing the Federal Civilian Approach to Cybersecurity

House Foreign Affairs

Secretary Blinken: The Biden Administration’s Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.1726 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide that an order or action by the President or the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on oil and gas leasing shall not take effect without the express approval of Congress.

Sponsor: Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1705 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To repeal section 115 of the Clean Air Act.

Sponsor: Rep. Perry, Scott [R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1689 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to apply to territories of the United States, to establish offshore wind lease sale requirements, to provide dedicated funding for coral reef conservation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1700 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish a broadband infrastructure finance and innovation program to make available loans, loan guarantees, and lines of credit for the construction and deployment of broadband infrastructure, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1698 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Secretary of Energy to establish the Nuclear Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program.

Sponsor: Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1679 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from conditioning any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Boebert, Lauren [R-CO-3] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (14)

Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 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.

S.645 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to levy a fee on methane emissions from oil and natural gas facilities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.641 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider certain factors in issuing certificates of public convenience and necessity under that Act, to modify the requirements for the right to exercise eminent domain in construction of pipelines under that Act, to provide that the right of eminent domain may not be exercised under that Act for projects for the exportation of natural gas, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.624 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to increase certain royalty rates, minimum bid amounts, and rental rates, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.1725 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide emergency assistance for renters to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1724 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide emergency rental assistance vouchers to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1720 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide additional funding under the Defense Production Act of 1950 related to medical supplies and equipment directly related to combating the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1718 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to report on small business recovery and the impact of an hourly Federal minimum wage increase, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Van Duyne, Beth [R-TX-24] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.1711 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to direct the Office of Community Affairs to identify causes leading to, and solutions for, under-banked, un-banked, and underserved consumers, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Budget

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 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.1706 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide emergency homelessness assistance to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1674 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize assistance for fair housing enforcement activities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services; Judiciary

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.1671 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to safeguard access to information for consumers and to stop abusive debt litigation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1669 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the State Small Business Credit Initiative Act of 2010 to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Financial Services

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.1722 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to stabilize the Medicaid program in Puerto Rico.

Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1717 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to make permanent the protections under Medicaid for recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment.

Sponsor: Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1716 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, to conduct or support research on the mental health consequences of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (16)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1708 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide additional appropriations to the Indian Health Service, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Appropriations

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.1686 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to evaluate and report on the inpatient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.1685 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To authorize the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, acting through the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, to award grants to States to expand access to clinically appropriate services for opioid abuse, dependence, or addiction.

Sponsor: Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1677 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to conduct studies and report to Congress on actions taken to expand access to telehealth services under the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance programs during the COVID-19 emergency.

Sponsor: Rep. Balderson, Troy [R-OH-12] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (8)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 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.1676 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII to provide for certain Medigap coverage for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 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.646 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.644 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill 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: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.632 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend chapter 11 of title 35, United States Code, to require the voluntary collection of demographic information for patent inventors, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Judiciary

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.631 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, to conduct or support research on the mental health consequences of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.625 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate the enrollment fee requirement for TRICARE Select for members of the Armed Forces who retired before January 1, 2018.

Sponsor: Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Armed Services

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.620 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to conduct studies and report to Congress on actions taken to expand access to telehealth services under the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs during the COVID-19 emergency.

Sponsor: Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1712 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes.

Sponsor: Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (121)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1704 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and extend the deduction for charitable contributions for individuals not itemizing deductions.

Sponsor: Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1684 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for energy storage technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1683 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain student loan forgiveness from gross income.

Sponsor: Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.630 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits under the work opportunity credit, increase the work opportunity credit for vocational rehabilitation referrals, qualified SSI recipients, and qualified SSDI recipients, expand the disabled access credit, and enhance the deduction for expenditures to remove architectural and transportation barriers to the handicapped and elderly.

Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.627 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for energy storage technologies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.622 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the qualifying advanced energy project credit.

Sponsor: Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.618 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify and extend the deduction for charitable contributions for individuals not itemizing deductions.

Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (7)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.617 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (25)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.1697 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 23, United States Code, to increase accessible transportation for individuals with disabilities.

Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1696 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To protect the rights of passengers with disabilities in air transportation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1675 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to fixed guideway capital investment grants, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/09/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.652 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Challenge Grant Program to promote technological innovation in our Nation’s communities.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.651 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend SAFETEA-LU to improve the Intelligent Transportation System Program Advisory Committee, to require information and resources for the development of local smart communities, to help establish a 21st century transportation workforce, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.649 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to improve the process for awarding grants under certain programs of the Department of Transportation to certain counties in which the majority of land is owned or managed by the Federal Government and to other units of local government and Tribal governments in those counties, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.642 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to protect the rights of passengers with disabilities in air transportation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] (Introduced 03/09/2021) Cosponsors: (6)

Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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.