Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider two bills concerning oversight. The Senate will meet for conference meetings.             

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.   

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m. 

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules: 

H.R. 159 – To implement merit-based reforms to the civil service hiring system that replace degree-based hiring with skills- and competency-based hiring, and for other purposes, as amended. (Sponsored by Rep. Foxx / Oversight and Accountability Committee) 

H.R. 300 – To amend chapter 3 of title 5, United States Code, to require the publication of settlement agreements, and for other purposes, as amended. (Sponsored by Rep. Palmer / Oversight and Accountability Committee) 

The SENATE

Yesterday

Confirmed, 60-35: Confirmation of PN1 Brendan Owens to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Today

The Senate will reconvene at 10:00am. 

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

Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session of the Senate. 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.9 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from sending petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.11 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require the Secretary of Energy to stipulate, as a condition on the sale at auction of any petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, that the petroleum products not be exported to certain countries, to prohibit such sales to certain state-owned entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.19 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to clarify that a State has the sole authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing on Federal land within the boundaries of the State.
Sponsor: Mullin, Markwayne [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.20 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to achieve domestic energy independence by empowering States to control the development and production of all forms of energy on all available Federal land.
Sponsor: Mullin, Markwayne [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.22 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington.
Sponsor: Feinstein, Dianne [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.23 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity.
Sponsor: Mullin, Markwayne [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Health Care
S.8 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility for the refundable credit for coverage under a qualified health plan, to improve cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.13 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.15 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act and the Public Health Service Act to improve the reporting of abortion data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.16 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the award of Federal funds to an institution of higher education that hosts or is affiliated with a student-based service site that provides abortion drugs or abortions to students of the institution or to employees of the institution or site, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.18 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit discrimination by abortion against an unborn child on the basis of Down syndrome.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.24 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to fight homelessness in the United States by authorizing a grant program within the Health Resources and Services Administration for housing programs that offer comprehensive services and intensive case management for homeless individuals and families.
Sponsor: Feinstein, Dianne [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax
S.17 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that return information from tax-exempt organizations be made available in a searchable format and to provide the disclosure of the identity of contributors to certain tax-exempt organizations.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.26 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made to reporting of third party network transactions by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 01/23/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.