Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider Senate Amendment to H.R. 1868 – An Act to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes- under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, post-cloture.


THE HOUSE      

Yesterday  

The House was not in session.

Today   

Today, the House will meet at 7:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

  1. Senate Amendment to H.R. 1868 – An Act to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes (Rep. Yarmuth – Budget)

THE SENATE      

Yesterday 

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #55, Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; invoked: 81-14.

Legislative Business

Agreed to H.Con.Res.27, permitting the remains of the late United States Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans to lie in honor in the rotunda of the Capitol.

Agreed to H.Con.Res.28, directing the Architect of the Capitol to transfer the catafalque situated in the Capitol Visitor Center to the rotunda of the Capitol for use in connection with services conducted for United States Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans.


Today   
The Senate stands adjourned 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #55, Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation, post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Trottenberg nomination. Following disposition of the Trottenberg nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #35, Wendy Ruth Sherman, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on the following items:

1. Executive Calendar #55, Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation

2. Executive Calendar #35, Wendy Ruth Sherman, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State

3. Executive Calendar #33, Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission

4. Executive Calendar #53, Brenda Mallory, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality

5. Motion to proceed to Calendar #13, S.937, a bill to facilitate the expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes.

Tuesday, April 13th at 2:15pm –  2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #55, Polly Ellen Trottenberg, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #35, Wendy Ruth Sherman, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State

Tuesday, April 13th at TBD – 2 roll call votes expected:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #35, Wendy Ruth Sherman, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #33, Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance

The 2021 Filing Season and 21st Century IRS


LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/Environment

H.R.2456 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to provide for the establishment of climate change mitigation bundles, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Agriculture

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.2452 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act to treat the District of Columbia the same as a State for purposes of such Acts, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2444 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To establish Fort San Gerónimo del Boquerón in Puerto Rico as an affiliated area of the National Park System, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon, Jenniffer [R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2442 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a grant program for projects and activities to address climate justice concerns of environmental justice communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 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.

S.1076 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to plug, remediate, and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells and surrounding land, to provide funds to State and Tribal government to plug, remediate, and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells and surrounding land, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources

Latest Action: Senate – 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.2449 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the CARES Act to extend the waiver of matching funds requirement under the women’s business center program.

Sponsor: Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Small Business

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

S.1075 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to withhold funding authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act from any State or unit of local government that provides relief funds or monetary payments through a program exclusively targeting illegal immigrants.

Sponsor: Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

H.R.2455 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the IMPACT Act of 2014 to reset data collection and the development of a payment system technical prototype for post-acute care providers under the Medicare program to take into account the effects of COVID-19.

Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 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.2454 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XVIII to strengthen ambulance services furnished under part B of the Medicare program.

Sponsor: Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 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.2448 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from treating any Medicaid-related funds recovered from one or more pharmaceutical companies or drug distributors with respect to opioid litigation as an overpayment under such title, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

Committees: House – Energy and Commerce

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1068 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an occupational safety and health standard to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illnesses.

Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (5)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1067 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage from imposing cost-sharing requirements or treatment limitations with respect to diagnostic examinations for breast cancer that are less favorable than such requirements with respect to screening examinations for breast cancer.

Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (1)

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

Latest Action: Senate – 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.2451 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a carbon fee to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (4)

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

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Agriculture, Education and Labor, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, Science, Space, and Technology, and Natural Resources.

H.R.2450 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to except certain individuals from the 80 percent taxable income limitation on net operating loss carryovers.

Sponsor: Rep. Newman, Marie [D-IL-3] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2447 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.

Sponsor: Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Ways and Means

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1077 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the allowance for depreciation, amortization, or depletion for purposes of determining the income limitation on the deduction for business interest.

Sponsor: Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: Senate – Finance

Latest Action: Senate – 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.2453 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

To provide grants to States that do not suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a driver’s license of a person or refuse to renew a registration of a motor vehicle for failure to pay a civil or criminal fine or fee, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (3)

Committees: House – Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House – 04/12/2021 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

S.1066 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)

A bill to free States to spend gas taxes on their transportation priorities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 04/12/2021) Cosponsors: (0)

Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works

Latest Action: Senate – 04/12/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.