Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider H.R. 1868, to prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts and H.Res 134 Condemning the military coup in Burma. The Senate is in a pro forma session.    

THE HOUSE

Yesterday

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

Concurring in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5746 – NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act (Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act) – ADOPTED 220 – 203 

Today

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

One Minute Speeches 

H.R. 1868 – To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. John Yarmuth / Budget Committee) 

Postponed Suspension Vote: 

1) 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 (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Levin / Foreign Affairs Committee) 

Special Order Speeches 

The Senate

Yesterday

Not passed, 55-44: Passage of Cal. #231, S.3436, Cruz Nord Stream 2 Sanctions. (60-vote affirmative threshold) 

Today

The Senate is in a pro forma session.  

HEARINGS COVERED 

MedPAC
The Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D): Status Report

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Cybersecurity
H.R.6373 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To establish the Digital Literacy and Equity Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/Environment
H.R.6390 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To make financial assistance under the Rural Energy for America program available with respect to certain electric vehicle supply equipment expenses.
Sponsor: Rep. Spanberger, Abigail Davis [D-VA-7] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services
H.R.6379 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to bring the non-monetary policy related functions of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System into the appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6381 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To assist entrepreneurs and support development of the creative economy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Small Business, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6388 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To make updates to the National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Del. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large](Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.6374 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To implement the recommendations of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense with respect to mitigation of foreign suppliers in the pharmaceutical supply chain of the Department of Defense.
Sponsor: Rep. Houlahan, Chrissy [D-PA-6] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.6377 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to purchase and make available for free rapid tests for SARS-CoV-2, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6382 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To nullify the order of the Mayor of the District of Columbia imposing a vaccine entry requirement for certain establishments and facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Oversight and Reform
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

H.R.6384 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve certain notifications provided to qualified beneficiaries by group health plans in the case of COBRA qualifying events.
Sponsor: Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and Labor; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6385 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To provide, manufacture, and distribute high quality N-95 respirator masks for every individual in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic using the Defense Production Act and other means.
Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (37)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Budget
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
H.R.6389 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exemption from gross income for mandatory restitution or civil damages as recompense for trafficking in persons.
Sponsor: Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10] (Introduced 01/12/2022) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2022 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.