Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will consider legislation on the District of Columbia Council Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 and Condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s use of a high-altitude surveillance balloon over United States territory as a brazen violation of United States sovereignty. The Senate will consider the nomination of U.S. Circuit Court Judges.      

The HOUSE

Yesterday

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.
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 201 (Roll no. 116).

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.
On motion to recommit Failed by recorded vote: 208 – 220 (Roll no. 115).

H.R. 185 – On agreeing to the Torres (CA) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 209 – 224 (Roll no. 114).

H.R. 185 – On agreeing to the Rose amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 426 – 8 (Roll no. 113).

H.R. 185 – On agreeing to the Golden (ME) amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 207 – 220 (Roll no. 112).

H.R. 185 – On agreeing to the Boebert amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 253 – 168 (Roll no. 111).

H.R. 185 – On agreeing to the McGovern amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 210 – 222 (Roll no. 110).

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. Last votes expected no later than 3:00 p.m.

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:

H.J. Res. 26 – Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022 (Sponsored by Rep. Clyde / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

H. Res. 104 – Condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s use of a high-altitude surveillance balloon over United States territory as a brazen violation of United States sovereignty (Sponsored by Rep. McCaul / Foreign Affairs Committee)

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 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Benjamin nomination.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #5, Cindy K. Chung, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #5, Cindy K. Chung, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
  2. Executive Calendar #9, Gina R. Mendez-Miro, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.

Thursday, February 9th at approx. 11:00am – roll call vote:

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

Thursday, February 9th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #5, Cindy K. Chung, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Judiciary Markup
Interagency Patent Coordination and Improvement Act of 2023 (S. 79); Prescription Pricing for the People Act of 2023 (S. 113); Preserve Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act (S. 142); Stop STALLING Act (S. 148); and Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act of 2023 (S. 150)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
Farm Bill 2023: Commodity Programs, Crop Insurance, and Credit

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
The State of Housing 2023

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health Care

H.R.875 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue obligations to make Medicare and Social Security payments, despite the debt limit being reached.
Sponsor: James, John [Rep.-R-MI-10] (Introduced 02/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.880 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a program to provide for women’s heart health continuing medical education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 02/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.881 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish certain protections for a member of the Armed Forces, or a cadet or midshipman at a Federal service academy, who refuses to receive a vaccination against COVID-19.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 02/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax

H.R.866 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to achieve parity between the cost-of-living adjustment with respect to an annuity under the Federal Employees Retirement System and an annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Connolly, Gerald E. [Rep.-D-VA-11] (Introduced 02/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 02/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Transportation

H.R.878 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to appoint an Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nehls, Troy E. [Rep.-R-TX-22] (Introduced 02/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.