Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to conduct legislative business. The Senate will convene to resume consideration of the nomination of DeAndrea Gist Benjamin to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. This evening, a joint session of Congress will convene for President Biden’s State of the Union address.         

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 30, 2023

H.R. 302 – Energy Cybersecurity University Leadership Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 357 – 56 (Roll no. 107).

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business to read the Constitution, pursuant to H. Res. 5. After last votes, the House will recess and reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President’s address on the state of the union. First votes and last votes: 1:30 p.m.

H. Res.    – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 185) to terminate the requirement imposed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for proof of COVID–19 vaccination for foreign travelers, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 24) disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022; and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 26) disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022.

Unlimited One Minutes Per Side

Special Orders: Republicans have the first hour

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #3, DeAndrea Gist Benjamin, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Benjamin nomination.

At 9:00pm, President Joe Biden will deliver the State of the Union address from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. The Senate will begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 8:20pm and depart from the Senate Chamber at 8:25pm to proceed as a body to the Hall of the House.

Tuesday, February 7th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #3, DeAndrea Gist Benjamin, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FAA Reauthorization: Enhancing America’s Gold Standard in Aviation Safety

House Committee on Financial Services
Combatting the Economic Threat from China

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Unleashing American Energy, Lowering Energy Costs, and Strengthening Supply Chains

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
H.R.829 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for Federal and State agency coordination in the approval of certain authorizations under the Natural Gas Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Burgess, Michael C. [Rep.-R-TX-26] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services
H.R.835 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to codify certain qualifications of individuals as accredited investors for purposes of the securities laws.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.839 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the United States Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund to advocate for increased transparency with respect to exchange rate policies of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Meuser, Daniel [Rep.-R-PA-9] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care
H.R.828 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the reinstatement of an individual involuntarily separated from an Armed Force solely on the basis of refusing to receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
Sponsor: Dunn, Neal P. [Rep.-R-FL-2] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

H.R.830 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to apply additional payments, discounts, and other financial assistance towards the cost-sharing requirements of health insurance plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.831 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under part B of the Medicare program for medically necessary dental procedures.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 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.833 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for enhanced payments to rural health care providers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Sam [Rep.-R-MO-6] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Budget
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.834 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to support rural residency training funding that is equitable for all States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harshbarger, Diana [Rep.-R-TN-1] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 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.853 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses.
Sponsor: Walberg, Tim [Rep.-R-MI-5] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade
H.R.840 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the purchase of public or private real estate located in the United States by foreign persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Mary E. [Rep.-R-IL-15] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on

Transportation
H.R.832 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to strengthen and advance certain disadvantaged businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [Rep.-D-IL-4] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

H.R.838 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit to encourage the replacement or modernization of inefficient, outdated freight railcars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaHood, Darin [Rep.-R-IL-16] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Ukraine
H.R.855 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the independent and objective conduct and supervision of audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations funded with amounts appropriated or otherwise made available to Ukraine for military, economic, and humanitarian aid.
Sponsor: Wittman, Robert J. [Rep.-R-VA-1] (Introduced 02/06/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.