Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will meet for a pro forma session.    

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate stands adjourned until 8:45am on Friday, March 17, 2023 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq, post-cloture.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to the bill.

Tuesday, March 21st at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Adoption of the motion to proceed to Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

Today

The Senate will meet for a pro forma session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.861 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the United States Government to obtain and maintain the capacity to transmit internet access service abroad and domestically in case of emergency-related disruptions, and to strengthen support for circumvention technologies that allow users to evade government-backed censorship.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.872 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to identify social media entities under the influence of certain foreign entities and to take measures to protect the United States from such entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Financial Services

S.837 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to enhance civil penalties under the Federal securities laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.855 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require national securities exchanges to identify issuers that are consolidated variable interest entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.865 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to promote transparency by permitting the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to allow its disciplinary proceedings to be open to the public, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.869 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to reauthorize and improve the community development financial institutions bond guarantee program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.838 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.842 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental and oral health services, vision services, and hearing services under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.845 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to allow for expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs in the case of marginally competitive drug markets and drug shortages.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.853 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish the Zero Suicide Initiative pilot program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.862 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address health workforce shortages through additional funding for the National Health Service Corps, and to establish a National Health Service Corps Emergency Service demonstration project.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.831 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address transnational repression by foreign governments against private individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.852 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit securities investments that finance certain companies of the People’s Republic of China and to expand the Non-Specially Designated Nationals Chinese Military-Industrial Complex Companies List of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.854 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to address the issuance of securities by Chinese entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.860 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require an annual report on United States portfolio investments in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.863 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a temporary commission to develop a consensus and actionable recommendations on a comprehensive grand strategy with respect to the United States relationship with the People’s Republic of China for purposes of ensuring a holistic approach toward the People’s Republic of China across all Federal departments and agencies.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.864 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to require reporting of sourcing and due diligence activities of companies involving supply chains of products that are imported into the United States that are directly linked to products utilizing forced labor from Xinjiang, China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.875 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the receipt of Federal funds by individuals or entities conducting business with social media companies associated with countries of concern, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Tax

S.830 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on the amount individuals filing jointly can deduct for certain State and local taxes.
Sponsor: Collins, Susan M. [Sen.-R-ME] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.866 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance tax benefits for research activities.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.844 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the declaration of a hazardous train event, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.