Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

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The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Friday

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Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #31 Robert Stewart Ballou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Ballou nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #31 Robert Stewart Ballou, of Virginia, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
  2. Executive Calendar #42 Andrew G. Schopler, of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California
  3. Executive Calendar #43 Arun Subramanian, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York
  4. Executive Calendar #45 Patrice H. Kunesh, of Minnesota, to be Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, March 6th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #31 Robert Stewart Ballou, of Virginia, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.1340 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide outreach and technical assistance to small providers regarding Open RAN networks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Allred, Colin Z. [Rep.-D-TX-32] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1343 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To codify the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences and to direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to establish an initiative to support the development of emergency communication and tracking technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1345 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish the Office of Policy Development and Cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1353 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules for the provision of emergency connectivity service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Bill [Rep.-R-OH-6] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1354 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, to report on and develop a whole-of-Government strategy with respect to the economic competitiveness of the information and communication technology supply chain, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, John [Rep.-R-PA-13] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1360 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a cybersecurity literacy campaign, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Obernolte, Jay [Rep.-R-CA-23] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1370 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a council to make recommendations on ways to increase the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Slotkin, Elissa [Rep.-D-MI-7] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.1335 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
TAPP American Resources Act
Sponsor: Westerman, Bruce [Rep.-R-AR-4] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture; Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1362 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from issuing a moratorium on issuing new oil and gas leases and drill permits on certain Federal lands.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care

H.R.1342 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve coverage of dental and oral health services for adults under Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barragan, Nanette Diaz [Rep.-D-CA-44] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1346 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Intelligence (Permanent Select); Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1350 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restore the amount of the orphan drug tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 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.1352 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Hudson, Richard [Rep.-R-NC-9] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1355 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal funds for any State, local, Tribal, or private entity that operates or controls an injection center in violation of section 416 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 856; commonly referred to as the “Crack House Statute”).
Sponsor: Malliotakis, Nicole [Rep.-R-NY-11] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.1359 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To expand the take-home prescribing of methadone through pharmacies.
Sponsor: Norcross, Donald [Rep.-D-NJ-1] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 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

H.R.1373 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit any head of a Federal agency from providing assistance to the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other laboratories in certain other foreign nations.
Sponsor: Stewart, Chris [Rep.-R-UT-2] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1374 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the imposition of COVID-19 vaccine mandates by institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.1375 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Trone, David J. [Rep.-D-MD-6] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1376 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Turner, Michael R. [Rep.-R-OH-10] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Intelligence (Permanent Select); Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Intelligence (Permanent Select), and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1377 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to take certain actions to enhance the representation of the United States and promote United States leadership in communications standards-setting bodies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Walberg, Tim [Rep.-R-MI-5] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.1357 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for congressional oversight of certain sanctions imposed with respect to the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Meuser, Daniel [Rep.-R-PA-9] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.1368 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions with respect to the transfer of arms and related materiel by the People’s Republic of China to the Russian Federation or the evasion or circumvention of United States sanctions or multilateral sanctions by the People’s Republic of China with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1369 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To review current restrictions on travel to North Korea, call for a formal end to the Korean War, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.1341 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve Federal coordination with respect to spectrum management, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Balderson, Troy [Rep.-R-OH-12] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1347 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to limit railroad carriers from blocking railway-highway crossings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia R. [Rep.-D-TX-29] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1367 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a program to increase drinking water and wastewater system threat preparedness and resilience, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/03/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker