Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate are not in 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 #24 Colleen R. Lawless, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois; confirmed: 51-41.
  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; invoked: 50-41.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #35 Jonathan James Canada Grey, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; confirmed: 49-42.

Legislative Business
By voice vote, passed S.645, Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act

Adopted S.Res.93, Joint Committee on Printing

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Calendar of Business:
H.R.347, Reduce Exacerbated Inflation Negatively Impacting the Nation Act

Executive Business
The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will be at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

  1. Executive Calendar #6 Maria Araújo Kahn, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
  2. Executive Calendar #39 James Edward Simmons, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California
  3. Executive Calendar #40 Gordon P. Gallagher, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.620 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the distribution of certain outer Continental Shelf revenues to the State of Alaska, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.621 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.646 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish a Hydrogen Technologies for Heavy Industry Demonstration Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.649 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a hydrogen infrastructure finance and innovation pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Health Care

S.622 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs for veteran families, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murray, Patty [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.624 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.626 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to recommend that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation test the effect of a dementia care management model, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.628 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the treatment of direct primary care service arrangements as medical care, to provide that such arrangements do not disqualify deductible health savings account contributions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.641 — 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: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.642 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to facilitate the development of treatments for cancers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.644 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand the take-home prescribing of methadone through pharmacies.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.645 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Act of 2023
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.

S.652 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan to provide an exceptions process for any medication step therapy protocol, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.629 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide the President with authority to enter into a comprehensive trade agreement with the United Kingdom, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.631 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect the privacy of personally-identifiable health and location data, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.653 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to lift the trade embargo to Cuba.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Transportation

S.647 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to support the use of hydrogen- or ammonia-fueled equipment at ports and to require the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating to conduct a study, together with the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of Transportation, regarding the feasibility and safety of using hydrogen and ammonia as fuels in maritime applications.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.648 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, to establish a grant program to demonstrate the performance and reliability of heavy-duty fuel cell vehicles that use hydrogen as a fuel source, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine

S.651 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the Office of the Special Inspector General for Ukraine Assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 03/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.