Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #62 Brent Neiman, of Illinois, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury; invoked: 52-40.

No additional Legislative Business

Executive Business
By voice vote, confirmed Executive Calendar #67 Michael Alan Ratney, of Massachusetts, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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 10:00am on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #62 Brent Neiman, of Illinois, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Neiman nomination and on cloture on the Garcetti nomination (Ambassador to India).

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 Garcetti nomination and on cloture on the Chaudhary nomination (Air Force).

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Chaudhary nomination and on cloture on the Taylor-Kale nomination (Defense).

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #65 Eric M. Garcetti, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India
  2. Executive Calendar #2 Ravi Chaudhary, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
  3. Executive Calendar #18 Laura Taylor-Kale, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  4. Executive Calendar #27 Jessica G. L. Clarke, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
  5. Motion to proceed to Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq

Wednesday, March 15th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #62 Brent Neiman, of Illinois, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #65 Eric M. Garcetti, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India

Wednesday, March 15th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #65 Eric M. Garcetti, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #2 Ravi Chaudhary, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

Wednesday, March 15th at approx. 5:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #2 Ravi Chaudhary, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #18 Laura Taylor-Kale, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Implementing IIJA: Perspectives on The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Examining the Future Path of VA’s Electronic Health Record Modernization Program

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.783 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Energy Information Administration to submit to Congress and make publicly available an annual report on Federal agency policies and regulations and Executive orders that have increased or may increase energy prices in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.785 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the ethanol waiver for Reid Vapor Pressure under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fischer, Deb [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.1 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Lower Energy Costs Act
Sponsor: Scalise, Steve [Rep.-R-LA-1] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure; Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Budget

H.R.1577 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to clarify ambiguous provisions, reflect modern technologies, optimize interagency coordination, and facilitate a more efficient, effective, and timely environmental review process.
Sponsor: Graves, Garret [Rep.-R-LA-6] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1580 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to the scheduling of fentanyl-related substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Mike [Rep.-R-LA-4] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 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.1603 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal provisions of Public Law 117-169 relating to taxpayer subsidies for home electrification, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [Rep.-R-WA-5] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.1574 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 to permit an individual to invest in private issuers upon acknowledging the investment risks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Davidson, Warren [Rep.-R-OH-8] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1579 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with respect to the definition of accredited investor, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huizenga, Bill [Rep.-R-MI-4] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1596 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act to repeal the exemption from enhanced supervision and prudential standards applicable to bank holding companies with total consolidated assets between $50,000,000,000 and $250,000,000,000.
Sponsor: Moulton, Seth [Rep.-D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1602 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal title IV of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (31)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.775 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for increased transparency in generic drug applications.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.786 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.793 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.799 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage for all physicians’ services furnished by doctors of chiropractic within the scope of their license, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1575 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to pregnancy-help organizations.
Sponsor: Fulcher, Russ [Rep.-R-ID-1] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1582 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1587 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for appropriate cost-sharing for individuals 26 years of age or younger for insulin products covered under private health plans and Medicaid.
Sponsor: Landsman, Greg [Rep.-D-OH-1] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 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.1597 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to a penalty for illicit fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1610 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage for all physicians’ services furnished by doctors of chiropractic within the scope of their license, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 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

Tax

S.800 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a higher rate of tax on bonuses and profits from sales of stock received by executives employed by failing banks that were closed and for which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has been appointed as conservator or receiver.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.1592 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the inspector general of the Department of Transportation to conduct an audit on the use of Federal funds by certain entities providing public transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Malliotakis, Nicole [Rep.-R-NY-11] (Introduced 03/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.