Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation on requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for foreign travelers. The Senate is not in session.       

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 97 – Providing for consideration of H.R. 185, To terminate the requirement imposed by the Dir. of the CDC for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for foreign travelers; H.J. Res. 24, Disapproving the action of the DC Council in approving the Local Voting Rights Amendment; H.J. Res. 26, Disapproving the action of the DC Council
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 208 (Roll no. 109).

Today

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

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 (Sponsored by Rep. Massie / Energy and Commerce Committee)
The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:

Rep. McGovern (MA) #1
Rep. Boebert (CO) #2
Rep. Perez (WA) #3
Rep. Rose (TN) #4
Rep. Torres (CA) #5

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; invoked: 54-43.

Legislative Business

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

  1. S.259, Transportation Fuel Market Transparency Act (Cantwell)

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

  1. S.299, Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2023 (Paul)

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Committee on Financial Services
Revamping and Revitalizing Banking in the 21st Century

House Committee on Financial Services
Sophistication or Discrimination: How the Accredited Investor Definition Unfairly Limits Investment Access for the Non-wealthy and the Need for Reform

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
The Federal Response to COVID-19

House Committee on Financial Services
Removing Barriers to Capital Access for Small Businesses

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
S.279 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a moratorium on energy development in certain areas of the Gulf of Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.283 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to stipulate, as a condition on the sale at auction of any crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, that the crude oil not be exported to certain countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.297 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to authorize certain construction activities on public lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services
S.293 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to prohibit certain financial service providers who deny fair access to financial services from using taxpayer funded discount window lending programs, and for other programs.
Sponsor: Cramer, Kevin [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (36)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care
S.274 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide paid family and medical leave to Federal employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.280 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure that only licensed health care professionals furnish disability examinations under a certain Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program for use of contract physicians for disability examinations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

S.288 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prevent, treat, and cure tuberculosis globally.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.856 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide paid family and medical leave to Federal employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Veterans’ Affairs; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2023 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committees on Veterans’ Affairs, and House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade
S.295 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to grant certain authorities to the President to combat economic coercion by foreign adversaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Young, Todd [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax
S.301 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for qualified elementary and secondary education tuition.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation
S.275 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a vetting process for prospective applicants for high-cost universal service program funding.
Sponsor: Capito, Shelley Moore [Sen.-R-WV] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.307 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish certain rules relating to unmanned aircraft systems and operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 02/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.