Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet to conduct legislative business. The Senate will convene for a pro forma session.    

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.J. RES. 27 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Revised Definition of ’Waters of the United States’ ”
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 227 – 198 (Roll no. 142).

H.R. 140 – Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 206 (Roll no. 141).

H.R. 140 – Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 218 (Roll no. 140).

Today

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m.

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule: 

S. 619 – A bill to require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID-19, and for other purposes (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Sen. Hawley / Intelligence Committee)  

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #61 Daniel I. Werfel, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue; confirmed: 54-42.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #39 James Edward Simmons, Jr., of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California; confirmed: 51-43.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #6 Maria Araújo Kahn, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; confirmed: 51-42.

Legislative Business
Passed S.758, Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act
Adopted S.Res.101 Slam the Scam
Adopted S.Res.102 Wes Montgomery

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
S.701, Women’s Health Protection Act of 2023 (Baldwin)

Executive Business
The vote on confirmation of the following nomination will be at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

  1. Executive Calendar #40 Gordon P. Gallagher, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Friday, March 10, 2023 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means
President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request with Treasury Secretary Yellen

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
“How Do We Encourage Greater Flood Insurance Coverage in America?”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.1481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To revise the authority provided to the President to impose export licensing requirements or other restrictions on the export of crude oil from the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal fossil fuel subsidies for oil companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.1484 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a penalty for causing a defect in pipeline infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bost, Mike [Rep.-R-IL-12] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1497 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide that, for a 3-year period, applications for the exportation of natural gas to member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization be granted without modification or delay, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fletcher, Lizzie [Rep.-D-TX-7] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1520 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to reauthorize the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stanton, Greg [Rep.-D-AZ-4] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.1506 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend section 1003 of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the Federal Advisory Committee Act), to prohibit the establishment of advisory committees related to environmental, social, and governance aspects.
Sponsor: Jackson, Ronny [Rep.-R-TX-13] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Health Care

S.727 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to limit the price charged by manufacturers for insulin.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.729 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the waiver of certain telehealth requirements to permit reimbursement for audio-only telehealth services under the Medicare program during emergency declarations.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.730 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to provide for Medicare and Medicaid mental and behavioral health treatment through telehealth.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.731 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the permissible first-dollar coverage of telehealth services for purposes of health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.762 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require coverage of, and expand access to, home and community-based services under the Medicaid program, to award grants for the creation, recruitment, training and education, retention, and advancement of the direct care workforce and to award grants to support family caregivers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1493 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require coverage of, and expand access to, home and community-based services under the Medicaid program; to award grants for the creation, recruitment, training and education, retention, and advancement of the direct care workforce and to award grants to support family caregivers; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

S.765 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide hereditary cancer genetic testing for individuals with a history of a hereditary cancer gene mutation in a blood relative or a personal or ancestral history suspicious for hereditary cancer, and to provide coverage of certain cancer screenings or preventive surgeries that would reduce the risk for individuals with a germline (inherited) mutation associated with a high risk of developing a preventable cancer.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1526 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide hereditary cancer genetic testing for individuals with a history of a hereditary cancer gene mutation in a blood relative or a personal or ancestral history suspicious for hereditary cancer, and to provide coverage of certain cancer screenings or preventive surgeries that would reduce the risk for individuals with a germline (inherited) mutation associated with a high risk of developing a preventable cancer.
Sponsor: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [Rep.-D-FL-25] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 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

S.767 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to enhance mental health and psychosocial support within United States development and humanitarian assistance programs.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.1485 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To limit the price charged by manufacturers for insulin.
Sponsor: Bush, Cori [Rep.-D-MO-1] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1488 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to establish requirements with respect to cost-sharing for certain insulin products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Craig, Angie [Rep.-D-MN-2] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1519 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide justice for victims of foreign state misrepresentation to the World Health Organization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Sanctions and Trade

S.763 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the importation into the United States of unirradiated low-enriched uranium that is produced in the Russian Federation or by a Russian entity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.768 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose certain ties to organizations affiliated with the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese Communist Party, and the People’s Liberation Army, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.770 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the loan and lease of defense articles to the Government of Taiwan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.1502 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize comprehensive opioid recovery centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guthrie, Brett [Rep.-R-KY-2] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1503 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for digital communication of prescribing information for drugs (including biological products), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harshbarger, Diana [Rep.-R-TN-1] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1516 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish Department of Homeland Security funding restrictions on institutions of higher education that have a relationship with Confucius Institutes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Tax

S.737 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to end the tax subsidy for employer efforts to influence their workers’ exercise of their rights around labor organizations and engaging in collective action.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.753 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require small, medium, and large hub airports to certify that airport service workers are paid the prevailing wage and provided fringe benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.1499 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require small, medium, and large hub airports to certify that airport service workers are paid the prevailing wage and provided fringe benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Jesus G. “Chuy” [Rep.-D-IL-4] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1500 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a program to use anonymized data from third party entities to inform infrastructure planning decisions and to improve transportation management capabilities and efficiency on Federal-aid highways, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Garret [Rep.-R-LA-6] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1501 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from operating or procuring certain foreign-made unmanned aircraft systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guest, Michael [Rep.-R-MS-3] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.1513 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force to be known as the “6G Task Force”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Matsui, Doris O. [Rep.-D-CA-7] (Introduced 03/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.