Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will meet for a pro forma session.      

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #11 Daniel J. Calabretta, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California; confirmed: 51-45.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1 Lester Martinez-Lopez, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 61-34.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #6 Maria Araújo Kahn, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; invoked: 50-44.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:

  • S.Res.71 – congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs
  • S.Res.77 – National Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
  • S.Res.78 – authorizing Senate blood drives

Executive Business

  • The vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #6, Maria Araújo Kahn, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, will be at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.
  • The Senate confirmed all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
  • The Senate confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #44, Jill E. Steinberg, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years

Today

The Senate will meet for a pro forma session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require transparency, accountability, and protections for consumers online.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.513 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to establish a working group on cyber insurance, to require dissemination of informative resources for issuers and customers of cyber insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.429 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to require the Secretary of Energy to establish an abandoned wells research, development, and demonstration program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)

S.438 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to provide for expanded natural gas exports.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.440 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to designate certain land administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in the State of Oregon as wilderness and national recreation areas, to withdraw certain land located in Curry County and Josephine County, Oregon, from all forms of entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws, location, entry, and patent under the mining laws, and operation under the mineral leasing and geothermal leasing laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.452 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a Nuclear Fuel Security Program, expand the American Assured Fuel Supply Program, and submit a report on a civil nuclear credit program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.458 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a program to reduce the reliance of allied and partner nations on natural gas, petroleum, nuclear fuel, and minerals produced in Russia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.461 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to make certain irrigation districts eligible for Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program pumping power, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cramer, Kevin [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.515 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to conduct a study to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of establishing a national strategic propane reserve.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.427 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Labor from constraining the range or type of investments that may be offered to participants and beneficiaries of individual retirement accounts who exercise control over the assets in such accounts.
Sponsor: Tuberville, Tommy [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.439 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend chapter 131 of title 5, United States Code, to prohibit transactions involving certain financial instruments by Members of Congress.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.441 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish American opportunity accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.453 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the implementation of new requirements to report bank account deposits and withdrawals.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (33)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.469 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require disclosure of the total amount of interest that would be paid over the life of a loan for certain Federal student loans.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.496 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to reaffirm the importance of workers.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee n Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S459)

Health Care

S.444 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require any convention, agreement, or other international instrument on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response reached by the World Health Assembly to be subject to Senate ratification.
Sponsor: Johnson, Ron [Sen.-R-WI] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

S.449 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the assignment of patient advocates at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.455 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension

S.456 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize non-medical counseling services, provided by certain mental health professionals, to military families.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

S.460 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to establish an urban Indian organization confer policy for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Indian Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs

S.466 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study and report on a Federal research agenda to advance the understanding of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.468 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance compliance with hospital price transparency requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.470 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to repeal changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.492 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the imposition of certain substantial burdens, relating to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on religious exercise, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.526 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to strengthen the use of patient-experience data within the benefit-risk framework for approval of new drugs.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.431 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)

S.442 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit former Presidential appointees from acting on behalf of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, and Chinese military companies.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

S.446 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide the President with authority to enter into certain plurilateral trade agreements with benefits only applying to signatories of those agreements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.450 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to strengthen export controls for emerging and foundational technologies that bolster the destabilizing activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.451 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions and establish strict conditions on the termination of sanctions in response to acts of aggression by the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation against the people of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.462 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to modify the loan repayment program for the substance use disorder treatment workforce to relieve workforce shortages.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.472 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to declare that any agreement reached by the President relating to the nuclear program of Iran is deemed a treaty that is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Ron [Sen.-R-WI] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

S.481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions to deter aggression by the People’s Republic of China against Taiwan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.484 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to provide training and guidance relating to human rights abuses, including such abuses perpetrated against the Uyghur population by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.489 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit any direct or indirect United States funding for the territory of Gaza unless certain conditions are met.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.490 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the President to remove the extension of certain privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices if Hong Kong no longer enjoys a high degree of autonomy from the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.504 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons that engage in certain transactions relating to Cuba and to impose sanctions with respect to human rights abuse and corruption in Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.511 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the CCP Initiative program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.520 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for greater transparency about China’s bilateral security agreements and joint police initiatives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax

S.426 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and provide an inflation adjustment for the limitation on distributions from qualified tuition programs that may be used for elementary and secondary tuition.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.464 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for tobacco products and electronic nicotine delivery systems.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.491 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that online contributions to a political organization require a credit verification value.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.523 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to permit retirement plans to consider certain factors in investment decisions.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 02/16/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Ukraine

S.436 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to respond to the looming global food crisis precipitated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 02/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 02/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.