Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider a resolution related the Public Health Emergency and the SHOW UP Act. The Senate will meet for weekly Democratic caucus meetings.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 31, 2023

H.R. 382 – Pandemic is Over Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 210 (Roll no. 100).

H.R. 382 – Pandemic is Over Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 220 (Roll no. 99).

H.R. 497 – Freedom for Health Care Workers Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 227 – 203 (Roll no. 98).

H.R. 497 – Freedom for Health Care Workers Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 219 (Roll no. 97).

H.RES. 75 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.J. Res. 7) relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020; consideration of (H.R. 139) the SHOW UP Act; consideration of (H.R. 382) the Pandemic is Over Act; and consideration of (H.R. 497) the Freedom for Health Care Workers Act

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 – 208 (Roll no. 96).

H.RES. 75 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.J. Res. 7) relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020; consideration of (H.R. 139) the SHOW UP Act; consideration of (H.R. 382) the Pandemic is Over Act; and consideration of (H.R. 497) the Freedom for Health Care Workers Act

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 209 (Roll no. 95).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m.

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:

H.R. 139 – SHOW UP Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Comer / Oversight and Accountability Committee)
 
H.J. Res. 7 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020 (Sponsored by Rep. Gosar / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

Additional legislative items are possible.

The SENATE

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business

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

  1. S.184, Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act (Paul)

On Monday, February 27th, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Lankford will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.

Executive Business

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nomination:

  1. Joseph Lee Falk, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace for a term of four years.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

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

Roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session. 

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Agriculture
Farm Bill 2023: Trade and Horticulture

House Transportation and Infrastructure
The State of Transportation and Supply Chain Challenges

House Energy and Commerce
Lives Worth Living: Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis, Protecting Critical Lifelines, and Combatting Discrimination Against Those with Disabilities

House Judiciary
The Biden Border Crisis: Part I

House Oversight
Federal Pandemic Spending: A Prescription for Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations: Challenges and Opportunities to Investigating the Origins of Pandemics and Other Biological Events

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.175 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to codify certain public land orders relating to the revocation of certain withdrawals of public land in the State of Alaska.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prohibit exports of crude and refined oil and certain petroleum products to the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.647 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal restrictions on the export and import of natural gas.
Sponsor: Johnson, Bill [Rep.-R-OH-6] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Financial Services
S.188 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to select and implement landscape-scale forest restoration projects, to assist communities in increasing their resilience to wildfire, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Feinstein, Dianne [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

S.189 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to require the contractual provision by large issuers of procedural privileges with respect to certain shareholder claims relating to board and management accountability for “woke” social policy actions as a condition of listing on a national securities exchange, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.692 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the International Financial Institutions Act to provide instructions with respect to the U.S. policy on co-financing arrangements at the multilateral development banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care
S.164 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the consideration of COVID-19 vaccination status in determining eligibility for organ donation or transplantation, and in providing services to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.169 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit certain COVID-19 vaccination mandates for minors, and to require parental consent for COVID-19 vaccination of minors.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.171 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the consideration of patients’ race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, vaccination status, veteran status, or political ideology or speech in determining eligibility for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines distributed by the Federal Government.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.181 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect individual liberty, ensure privacy, and prohibit discrimination with respect to the vaccination status of individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.186 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from promoting, supporting, or contracting with abortion entities, or otherwise expanding access to abortions on Federal lands or in Federal facilities.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.196 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the declaration of a Federal emergency relating to abortion.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.197 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to permanently enact certain appropriations Act restrictions on the use of funds for abortions and involuntary sterilizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

H.R.670 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a clearinghouse on intellectual disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.671 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to make various reforms to Social Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moore, Gwen [Rep.-D-WI-4] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.677 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements to Health Savings Accounts.
Sponsor: Rosendale Sr., Matthew M. [Rep.-R-MT-2] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.685 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the President, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to develop and carry out a strategy to seek reimbursement from the People’s Republic of China of funds made available by the United States Government to address the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Sanctions and Trade
S.168 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to include the Secretary of Agriculture on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and require review of certain agricultural transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.176 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to extend and expand the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.648 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to extend and expand the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.675 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from granting a license or United States market access for a non-geostationary orbit satellite system if the license or grant of market access would be held or controlled by an entity that produces or provides any covered communications equipment or service or an affiliate of such an entity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pallone, Frank, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-6] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.683 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to include the Secretary of Agriculture on the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and require review of certain agricultural transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stefanik, Elise M. [Rep.-R-NY-21] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.686 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the continuation in effect of export controls with respect to Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs

H.R.689 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prevent allocations of Special Drawing Rights at the International Monetary Fund for countries that are perpetrators of genocide or state sponsors of terrorism, and to prevent United States tax dollars from directly going to the Taliban or other terrorists or terrorist-harboring nations.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.690 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions on persons engaging in transactions in Afghanistan rare earth minerals.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.155 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure that employees of the Internal Revenue Service are brought back to their offices until the backlog of income tax returns has been eliminated.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.159 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.187 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the trade or business expense deduction for the reimbursement of employee costs of child gender transition procedure or travel to obtain an abortion.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

H.R.655 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for certain casualty losses of uncut timber.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.680 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on the deduction for State and local taxes.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Transportation
S.178 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish protections for passengers in air transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.192 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to criminalize the intentional destruction of roadways on the Interstate System.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/31/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.659 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 01/31/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/31/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.