Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene to consider District Judge nominations.        

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Summary of Business for LEGISLATIVE DAY OF MARCH 1, 2023

H R 347 – Reduce Exacerbated Inflation Negatively Impacting the Nation Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 272 – 148 (Roll no. 131).

H R 347
On agreeing to the Roy amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 199 – 226 (Roll no. 130).

H R 347
On agreeing to the Lee (NV) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 364 – 56 (Roll no. 129).

H R 347
On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 232 (Roll no. 128).

H R 347
On agreeing to the Jackson Lee amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 181 – 236 (Roll no. 127).

H R 347
On agreeing to the Boebert amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 386 – 31 (Roll no. 126).

H R 347
On agreeing to the Bost amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 324 – 83 (Roll no. 125).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmed, 49-48 with VP voting in the affirmative: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #13 Margaret R. Guzman to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.
  2. Invoked, 53-43: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #24 Colleen R. Lawless to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois.
  3. Invoked, 52-44: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #35 Jonathan James Canada Grey to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.
  4. Invoked, 51-45: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #39 James Edward Simmons, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Adopted the following resolution:

  1. Passed, 50-46: Passage of H.J.Res.30, Braun ESG CRA.

Today

At 11:30am, on Thursday, March 2nd, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #24, Colleen R. Lawless, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #40, Gordon P. Gallagher, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.

At 1:45pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #35, Jonathan James Canada Grey, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate HELP
“Community Health Centers: Saving Lives, Saving Money.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.617 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.618 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the United States Foundation for International Conservation to promote long-term management of protected and conserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.1290 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to clarify propane storage as an eligible use for funds provided under the storage facility loan program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Finstad, Brad [Rep.-R-MN-1] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture

H.R.1298 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the United States Foundation for International Conservation to promote long-term management of protected and conserved areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1320 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, North Atlantic, and Straits of Florida planning areas.
Sponsor: Pallone, Frank, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-6] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1327 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to withdraw the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic planning area from disposition, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ross, Deborah K. [Rep.-D-NC-2] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources

Financial Services

S.601 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to modify the amount by which the chargeable risk premium rate for flood insurance under that Act may be increased in any year.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.602 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take certain actions relating to the National Flood Insurance Program. and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.1306 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for greater transfer of risk under the National Flood Insurance Program to private capital and reinsurance markets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.1307 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal the mandatory flood insurance coverage requirement for commercial properties located in flood hazard areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1313 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To enhance rulemaking requirements for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.574 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the use of patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property to inhibit competition.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.604 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to amend the mission statement of the Food and Drug Administration.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.600 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substance Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.
Sponsor: Johnson, Ron [Sen.-R-WI] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1291 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.
Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Scott [Rep.-R-WI-5] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

S.603 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish procedures regarding the approval of opioid drugs by the Food and Drug Administration.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.606 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to revoke the approval of one opioid pain medication for each new opioid medication approved.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.607 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deny approval of a new drug application for an opioid analgesic drug on the basis of such drug not being clinically superior to other commercially available drugs.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.614 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to codify the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.619 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.1280 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a program of research related to cerebral palsy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1294 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXXIII of the Public Health Service Act with respect to flexibility and funding for the World Trade Center Health Program.
Sponsor: Garbarino, Andrew R. [Rep.-R-NY-2] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1297 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Defense from paying or reimbursing expenses relating to abortion services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Jackson, Ronny [Rep.-R-TX-13] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (39)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.1315 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a Prostate Cancer Coordinating Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1316 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to allow States to provide for extended periods of continuous coverage under the Medicaid and CHIP programs for children, to provide a period of continuous eligibility under the Medicaid program for certain adults, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1326 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modify the limitation on the deduction by individuals of certain State and local taxes and to provide coverage for hearing and vision care under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 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.1328 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish nonvisual accessibility standards for certain devices with digital interfaces, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.580 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide greater scrutiny of visas for Chinese Communist Party members.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.585 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a determination of whether certain Chinese entities meet the criteria for the imposition of sanctions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.586 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to modify the limitation on military-to-military exchanges and contacts with the People’s Liberation Army to cover all logistical operations and remove the exception for search-and-rescue and humanitarian operations and exercises.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.587 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for the negligent creation of space debris, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.588 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions and other measures in response to the failure of the Government of the People’s Republic of China to allow an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 at suspect laboratories in Wuhan.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.591 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the People’s Republic of China in relation to activities in the South China Sea and the East China Sea, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

H.R.1324 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a determination of whether certain Chinese entities meet the criteria for the imposition of sanctions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1330 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the loan and lease of defense articles to the Government of Taiwan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steel, Michelle [Rep.-R-CA-45] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

S.596 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make employers of spouses of military personnel eligible for the work opportunity credit.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.597 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1277 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make employers of spouses of military personnel eligible for the work opportunity credit.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.1284 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to adjust the rate of income tax of a publicly traded corporation based on the ratio of compensation of the corporation’s highest paid employee to the median compensation of all the corporation’s employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeSaulnier, Mark [Rep.-D-CA-10] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1288 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 to impose sanctions against governments of foreign states that engage in an act or acts of gross negligence with respect to state owned, operated, or directed chemical or biological programs.
Sponsor: Feenstra, Randy [Rep.-R-IA-4] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1322 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to include certain Federal positions within the definition of law enforcement officer for retirement purposes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-9] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability

H.R.1323 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that for purposes of computing the annuity of certain law enforcement officers, any hours worked in excess of the limitation applicable to law enforcement premium pay shall be included in such computation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-9] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

Transportation

S.615 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the safety of the air supply on aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.1270 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To exclude certain amounts relating to compensating victims of the East Palestine train derailment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Bill [Rep.-R-OH-6] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1293 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve the safety of the air supply on aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garamendi, John [Rep.-D-CA-8] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.576 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to enhance safety requirements for trains transporting hazardous materials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.