Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider two resolutions. The Senate will consider circuit court judge nominations.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF FEBRUARY 1, 2023

H J RES 7 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 197 (Roll no. 104).

H R 139 – SHOW UP Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 206 (Roll no. 103).

H RES 83 – Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 9) denouncing the horrors of Socialism; and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 76) removing a certain member from a certain standing committee of the House
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 209 (Roll no. 102).

H RES 83 – Providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution (H. Con. Res. 9) denouncing the horrors of Socialism; and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 76) removing a certain member from a certain standing committee of the House
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 207 (Roll no. 101).

Today

The House will meet at 9:30 a.m. for Legislative Business

Five One Minutes Per Side

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:
H. Con. Res. 9 – Denouncing the horrors of socialism (Financial Services Committee)
H. Res. 76 – Removing a certain Member from a certain standing committee of the House (Ethics Committee)

Unlimited One Minutes Per Side

Special Orders: Democrats have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Adoption of S.Res.21, National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month; adopted: 97-0.

Legislative Business
Passed S.223, technical correction to amend the Controlled Substances Act

Adopted S.Res.11, National School Choice Week
Adopted S.Res.22, SDSU Football

Completed 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)

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
S.214, Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (Cornyn)
S.219, No Budget, No Pay Act (Braun)

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

No Executive Business

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of 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.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Falk nomination.

Thursday, February 2nd at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of the nomination of 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.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.202 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to reauthorize the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.218 — 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 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.708 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Natural Resources Conservation Service to review the national conservation practice standards, taking into consideration climate benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.718 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to include certain services in the definition of critical services for purposes of repair, restoration, and replacement of damaged facilities.
Sponsor: González-Colón, Jenniffer [Resident Commissioner-R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.724 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend Public Law 115-97 (commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program, and to preserve the Arctic coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, as wilderness in recognition of its extraordinary natural ecosystems and for the permanent good of present and future generations of Americans.
Sponsor: Huffman, Jared [Rep.-D-CA-2] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (38)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services
H.R.702 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To protect consumers from price-gouging of residential rental and sale prices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Horsford, Steven [Rep.-D-NV-4] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Judiciary Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care
S.198 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize provisions relating to rural health clinics under Medicare.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.204 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

S.216 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the family caregiver program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to include services related to mental health and neurological disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.223 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to fix a technical error in the definitions.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.694 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Family and Medical Leave Act to expand employees eligible for leave and employers subject to leave requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (57)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; House Administration; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.704 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.
Sponsor: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 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

H.R.706 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to allow households with children with chronic medical conditions to deduct allowable medical expenses incurred by such household member that exceeds $35 per month.
Sponsor: Brown, Shontel M. [Rep.-D-OH-11] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.711 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the short-term limited duration insurance exemption with respect to individual health insurance coverage.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.716 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for cost-of-living increases for certain Federal benefits programs based on increases in the Consumer Price Index for the elderly.
Sponsor: Garamendi, John [Rep.-D-CA-8] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Veterans’ Affairs; Oversight and Accountability; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, Oversight and Accountability, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.723 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to require States to include a photograph on electronic benefit cards issued to provide supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.
Sponsor: Grothman, Glenn [Rep.-R-WI-6] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture

H.R.732 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To rename the program under part C of title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pocan, Mark [Rep.-D-WI-2] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 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

H.R.733 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve mental health care for veterans through the establishment of a minimum requirement for the number of Vet Centers per State.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.722 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To decrease dependency on People’s Republic of China manufacturing and decrease migration due to lost regional economic opportunities.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0) Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax
S.213 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue obligations to make Medicare and Social Security payments, despite the debt limit being reached.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.217 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a special rule for certain casualty losses of uncut timber.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.695 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the use of certain taxes and revenues.
Sponsor: Napolitano, Grace F. [Rep.-D-CA-31] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.700 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To treat certain liquidations of new motor vehicle inventory as qualified liquidations of LIFO inventory for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.735 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase the benefits guaranteed in connection with certain pension plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Turner, Michael R. [Rep.-R-OH-10] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation
S.209 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 02/01/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation