Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will resume consideration of Martin Joseph Walsh, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor, post-cloture.


THE HOUSE      

Friday  

H.R.1868 —To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes. – PASSED 246-175

 H.Res.134 – Condemning the military coup that took place on February 1, 2021, in Burma and the Burmese military detention of civilian leaders, calling for the release of all those detained and for those elected to serve in Parliament to resume their duties, and for other purposes. – AGREED TO

Today   

The House is not in session.

THE SENATE      

Friday 

The Senate was not in session.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 22, 2021.

Following the prayer and pledge, we expect that Karen Gibson will be sworn in as Senate Sergeant at Arms. Following the swearing-in and Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #17, Martin Joseph Walsh, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor, post-cloture.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Walsh nomination.

During Thursday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following items:

1. Executive Calendar #32, Shalanda D. Young, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

2. Executive Calendar #39, Vivek Hallegere Murthy, of Florida, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service and to be Surgeon General of the Public Health Service for a term of four years.

3. Executive Calendar #40, Rachel Leland Levine, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services.

4. Executive Calendar #38, David Turk, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

5. Executive Calendar #30 Adewale O. Adeyemo, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

6. Motion to proceed to Calendar #11, H.R.1799, PPP Extension Act.

Monday, March 22nd at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #17, Martin Joseph Walsh, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Labor.


HEARINGS COVERED


House Energy and Commerce

LIFT America: Revitalizing our Nation’s Infrastructure and Economy  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.2115 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to apply certain procedures before granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a proposed pipeline project, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2102 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To eliminate certain subsidies for fossil-fuel production.

Sponsor: Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, Science, Space, and Technology, Agriculture, and Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2101 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants for projects that are consistent with zero-waste practices, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2098 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To repeal the funding authorization sunset and the total funding cap for the Essex National Heritage Area.

Sponsor: Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2097 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a program for the interim storage of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2081 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide for improved management of Federal lands and increased efficiencies within public land agencies while strengthening tourism, conservation, outdoor recreation, grazing, responsible energy production, and other multiple uses.

Sponsor: Rep. Boebert, Lauren [R-CO-3] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (10)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.2090 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To improve Federal student loan disclosures, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (10)

Committees: House – Education and Labor

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

Health Care

H.R.2114 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled to permit certain essential caregiver visitors during a public health emergency under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Tenney, Claudia [R-NY-22] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 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.2080 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for temporary coverage of certain transportation services for certain individuals under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (9)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 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.2076 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to create a strategy to ensure no individual in custody is released into the community during a public health emergency related to coronavirus if the individual may have a communicable disease relating to any public health emergency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Clyde, Andrew S. [R-GA-9] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (25)

Committees: House – Judiciary; Homeland Security; Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

Tax

H.R.2110 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide further means of accountability with respect to the United States debt and promote fiscal responsibility.

Sponsor: Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-11] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2087 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To rescind amounts appropriated under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Committees: House – Education and Labor; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Financial Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Reform; Homeland Security; Foreign Affairs

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Reform, Homeland Security, and Foreign Affairs.

H.R.2079 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide that CARES Act Provider Relief Fund payments are not includible in gross income, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Axne, Cynthia [D-IA-3] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2077 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude discharges of indebtedness on taxi medallions from gross income.

Sponsor: Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (13)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.2100 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from prohibiting the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Nehls, Troy E. [R-TX-22] (Introduced 03/19/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 03/19/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.