Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will meet to consider nominations and legislation to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.    

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 #62 Brent Neiman, of Illinois, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 54-40.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #65 Eric M. Garcetti, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India; invoked: 52-42.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #65 Eric M. Garcetti, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of India; confirmed: 52-42.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #2 Ravi Chaudhary, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; invoked: 64-29.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #2 Ravi Chaudhary, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; confirmed: 65-29.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #18 Laura Taylor-Kale, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; invoked: 68-26.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.110 Former Senator Abourezk
S.Res.111 Maine Maple Sunday
S.Res.112 Public Schools Week

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 #40 Gordon P. Gallagher, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado
  2. Executive Calendar #18 Laura Taylor-Kale, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #27 Jessica G. L. Clarke, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Clarke nomination and on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Clarke nomination.

Thursday, March 16th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #27 Jessica G. L. Clarke, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

Thursday, March 16th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #27 Jessica G. L. Clarke, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Examining the Cybersecurity Risks to the Healthcare Sector

Senate Finance Committee
The President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Local Views on Public Transportation, Transit Infrastructure and Operations, and Federal Transit Programs

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.828 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to codify and authorize the Federal Communications Commission’s establishment of a council to make recommendations on ways to increase the security, reliability, and interoperability of communications networks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.808 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to expedite hazardous fuel or insect and disease risk reduction projects on certain National Forest System land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Financial Services

S.811 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to further enhance anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.817 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to repeal title IV of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.825 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide limitations of special assessments on community banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.801 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address research on, and improve access to, supportive services for individuals with Long COVID.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.803 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rural health care by ensuring fairness in Medicare hospital payments.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.818 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote affordable access to evidence-based opioid treatments under the Medicare program and require coverage of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, opioid overdose reversal medications, and recovery support services by health plans without cost-sharing requirements.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Sanctions and Trade

S.805 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase civil penalties for, and improve enforcement with respect to, customs fraud, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.816 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to establish an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to make recommendations regarding continuous aircraft tracking and transmission of identity, altitude, and location data for high altitude balloons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Ukraine

S.804 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for security in the Black Sea region, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 03/15/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/15/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.