Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet to begin consideration of the REIN IN Act. The Senate will meet to consider nominations.        

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 538 – Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 12 (Roll no. 121).

H RES 132 – Responding to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 2 (Roll no. 120).

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:45 p.m.

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:

H.J. Res. 30 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights” (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Barr / Education and the Workforce Committee)

Begin consideration of H.R. 347 – REIN IN Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Stefanik / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments (descriptions and text can be found here):

  1. Bost (IL)
  2. Comer (KY)
  3. Boebert (CO)
  4. Cloud (TX)
  5. Jackson Lee (TX)
  6. Jackson Lee (TX)
  7. Jackson Lee (TX)
  8. Jackson Lee (TX)
  9. Lee (NV)
  10. Ogles (TN)
  11. Omar (MN)
  12. Perry (PA)
  13. Perry (PA)
  14. Roy (TX)
  15. Yakym (IN)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16 Jamar K. Walker, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; invoked: 52-39.

Legislative Business

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

  1. S.532, National Right-to-Work Act (Paul)

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.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #16 Jamar K. Walker, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Walker nomination and cloture on the Whitehead nomination (WA District Judge).

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Whitehead nomination and cloture on the Martinez-Olguin nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 4:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Martinez-Olguin nomination and cloture on the Guzman nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #17 Jamal N. Whitehead, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  2. Executive Calendar #14 Araceli Martinez-Olguin, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
  3. Executive Calendar #13 Margaret R. Guzman, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  4. Executive Calendar #24 Colleen R. Lawless, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois
  5. Executive Calendar #35 Jonathan James Canada Grey, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
  6. Executive Calendar #39 James Edward Simmons, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California
  7. Executive Calendar #40 Gordon P. Gallagher, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado

Tuesday, February 28th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #16 Jamar K. Walker, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #17 Jamal N. Whitehead, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington

Tuesday, February 28th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #17 Jamal N. Whitehead, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #14 Araceli Martinez-Olguin, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California

Tuesday, February 28th at approx. 4:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. If cloture is invoked, confirmation of Executive Calendar #14 Araceli Martinez-Olguin, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #13 Margaret R. Guzman, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
Markup

House Ways and Means – Markup
H.R. 1163, the “Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act”

House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Combatting the Generational Challenge of CCP Aggression

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Advancing National Security and Foreign Policy Through Sanctions, Export Controls, and Other Economic Tools.

House Committee on Natural Resources
H.R. _, Transparency and Production of American Energy Act of 2023 and H.R. 209, Permitting for Mining Needs Act of 2023

House Energy and Commerce Committee – Markup
H.R. 1070; H.R. 1131; H.R. 1140; H.R. 1158; H.R. 1141; H.R. 1023; and H.R. 1155
House Committee on Natural Resources and H.R. _, Building United States Infrastructure through Limited Delays and Efficient Reviews Act of 2023″

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic – Roundtable
Preparing For the Future By Learning From the Past: Examining COVID Policy Decisions

Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party