Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will be in a pro forma session at 2:00 p.m. The Senate is not in session.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

The House will be in a pro forma session at 2:00 p.m.

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes:

1.       Kennedy amendment #1401 to H.R.1799; not agreed to: 48-52.

2.       Rubio amendment #1405 to H.R.1799; not agreed to: 48-52.

3.      Motion to waive Budget Act with respect to H.R.1799, PPP Extension Act; waived: 64-36.

4.      Passage of H.R.1799, PPP Extension Act; passed: 92-7.

5.      Scott (FL) amendment #1411 to H.R.1868, to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts; not agreed to: 47-50.

6.      Passage of H.R.1868, as amended; passed: 90-2.

Legislative Business:

By voice vote, agreed to Shaheen-Collins substitute amendment #1410 to H.R.1868, to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts.

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.109, designating April 2021 as “National Native Plant Month”.

S.Res.130, remembering the 5th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at Brussels Airport and the Maalbeek metro station in Belgium and honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks.

S.Res.144, recognizing the week of March 21 through March 27, 2021, as ‘‘National Poison Prevention Week’’.

S.Res.145, designating the first week of April 2021 as ‘‘National Asbestos Awareness Week’’.

Cal.#17, S.Res.34, recognizing the 200th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.

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

1.      S.963: the Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2021

2.      H.R.1868: making several budgetary and technical changes to provisions under Medicare, Medicaid, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which provided additional relief to address the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Executive Business:

By voice vote, confirmed Executive Calendar #30 Adewale O. Adeyemo, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.


Today   
The Senate is not in session. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity

S.965 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish a voluntary program to identify and promote internet-connected products that meet industry-leading cybersecurity and data security standards, guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/Environment

S.1065 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to increase collaboration between offices within the Department of Energy to develop and deploy technology to assist the mission of the Office of Environmental Management.

Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1043 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a forest incentives program to keep forests intact and sequester carbon on private forest land of the United States, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.1038 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish the Office of Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs within the Environmental Protection Agency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (11)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.1015 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to initiate a rulemaking to reform the interregional transmission planning process, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1011 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to provide for expanded natural gas exports.

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1004 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to extend the authorization of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area, to designate the Great Basin National Heritage Route in the State of Nevada as the “Great Basin National Heritage Area”, to designate the Great Basin Heritage Route Partnership as the “Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership”, to extend the authorization of the Great Basin National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.990 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to reauthorize the Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.977 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal.

Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.973 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue a final rule relating to removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem population of grizzly bears from the Federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.972 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to reauthorize the Essex National Heritage Area, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.966 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Climate Change Education Program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services

S.1058 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to provide opportunities to rural business investment companies, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.1047 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to allow certain ranchers and farmers categorized as partnerships to use an alternative calculation for a maximum loan amount under the paycheck protection program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Marshall, Roger W. [R-KS] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.993 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to prohibit certain business concerns from receiving assistance from the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Health

S.1063 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide women with increased access to preventive and life-saving cancer screening.

Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1042 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to prevent maternal mortality and serve maternal morbidity among Black pregnant and postpartum individuals and other underserved populations, to provide training in respectful maternity care, to reduce and prevent bias, racism, and discrimination in maternity care settings, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Warnock, Raphael G. [D-GA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1040 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include veterans of World War II.

Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.1033 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award competitive grants to enhance collaboration between State child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Sponsor: Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1025 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish a presumption of occupational disease for certain employees at the Department of Energy, to refine the definition of compensable illnesses, to establish a research program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1024 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to enhance our Nation’s nurse and physician workforce during the COVID-19 crisis by recapturing unused immigrant visas.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1021 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to ensure affordable abortion coverage and care for every person, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1018 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for acquiring equipment and supplies capable of performing same-day clinical laboratory testing in a point-of-care setting, and to assist laboratories in meeting the cost of acquiring high-throughput equipment, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1010 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide funding for programs and activities under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.

Sponsor: Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1006 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.

Sponsor: Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1002 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to prohibit false or misleading advertising for health insurance coverage, require warnings and reporting with respect to noncomprehensive health plans, encourage enrollment in health plans, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1001 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to establish a commission to review certain regulatory obstacles to preparedness for, response to, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other pandemics, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.999 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rural health care by ensuring fairness in Medicare hospital payments.

Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.987 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide support with respect to the prevention of, treatment for, and recovery from, substance use disorder.

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.983 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.971 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a program on children and the media within the National Institute of Health to study the health and developmental effects of technology on infants, children, and adolescents.

Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.1034 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1027 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the temporary limitation on personal casualty losses, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1023 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to provide tax credits to low- to moderate-income individuals for certain computer and education costs, to direct the Federal Communications Commission to modify the requirements for the Lifeline program to provide increased support, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1017 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit for the production of hydrogen using electricity produced from renewable energy resources.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1016 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a tax credit for installation of regionally significant electric power transmission lines.

Sponsor: Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1008 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to develop a modeling tool, conduct a study, and issue reports relating to the tax equivalent amount of payments under the payment in lieu of taxes program.

Sponsor: Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.994 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

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

Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.991 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the treatment of foreign corporations, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.986 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a 5-year extension of the carbon oxide sequestration credit, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (13)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.985 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide direct payments of the renewable electricity production credit, the energy credit, and the carbon oxide sequestration credit.

Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (2)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.975 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the credit for alternative fuel vehicle refueling property.

Sponsor: Sen. Carper, Thomas R. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1053 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a working group to study regulatory and legislative improvements for the livestock, insect, and agricultural commodities transport industries, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1012 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

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

Sponsor: Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX] (Introduced 03/25/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Latest Action: Senate – 03/25/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.