Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will begin consideration of the Parents Bill of Right Act (H.R.5). The Senate will convene to resume consideration of legislation to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 1159 – To amend the Taiwan Assurance Act of 2020 to require periodic reviews and updated reports relating to the Department of State’s Taiwan Guidelines
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 404 – 7 (Roll no. 145).

H R 1093 – To direct the Secretary of State to submit to Congress a report on implementation of the advanced capabilities pillar of the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 – 4 (Roll no. 144).

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 p.m.

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 5 – Parents Bill of Rights Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Letlow / Education and the Workforce Committee)

The Rule provides for two hours of general debate and makes in order 22 amendments, which can be found here.

Legislation that may be Considered:
Veto Message on H.J. Res. 30 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Prudence and Loyalty in Selecting Plan Investments and Exercising Shareholder Rights” (Sponsored by Rep. Barr / Education and the Workforce Committee)
Postponed Suspension Vote:
H.R. 406 – Providing Appropriate Recognition and Treatment Needed to Enhance Relations with ASEAN Act (Sponsored by Rep. Castro / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #40 Gordon P. Gallagher, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado; confirmed: 53-43.
  2. Graham amendment #14 (Partial Repeal); not agreed to: 9-86.
  3. Paul amendment #2 (’01 repeal); not agreed to: 36-60.

No additional Legislative Business

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 #18 Laura Taylor-Kale, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the Lee amendment #22 (2 year recertification).

Senators should expect additional roll call votes during Thursday’s session in relation to amendments or an Executive nomination.

Amendments pending to S.316:
Schumer amendment #15 (date change)

Thursday, March 23rd at approx. 11:30am – at least 1 roll call vote:

  1. Lee amendment #22 (2-year recertification)

HEARINGS COVERED

House Committee on Budget
The President’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
TikTok: How Congress Can Safeguard American Data Privacy and Protect Children from Online Harms

Senate Finance Committee
The President’s 2023 Trade Policy Agenda

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
Review of the President’s FY 2024 Funding Request and Budget Justification for the U.S. Department of Transportation

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Subcommittee on Energy
Unleashing American Power: The Development of Next Generation Energy Infrastructure

House Committee on Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation
Science, Technology, and Innovation at the Department of Defense

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.917 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the duties of the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency regarding open source software security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.921 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 to correct shortcomings in how that section addresses content moderation, content creation and development, and content distribution.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.931 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the visibility, accountability, and oversight of agency software asset management practices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.933 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Carl Levin and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 to modify requirements relating to data centers of certain Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.941 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to remove immunity protections from social media platforms which host accounts of censoring foreign adversaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.1695 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve the visibility, accountability, and oversight of agency software asset management practices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cartwright, Matt [Rep.-D-PA-8] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.1718 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To make certain improvements to the enterprise-wide procurement of cyber data products and services by the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Obernolte, Jay [Rep.-R-CA-23] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services

Energy/ Environment

S.912 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to provide technology grants to strengthen domestic mining education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.914 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish an energy threat analysis center in the Department of Energy.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.934 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act to assign certain functions to the Assistant Secretaries of Energy relating to energy emergencies and energy security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.944 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote low-carbon, high-octane fuels, to protect public health, and to improve vehicle efficiency and performance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.947 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to lower energy costs by increasing American energy production, exports, infrastructure, and critical minerals processing, by promoting transparency, accountability, permitting, and production of American resources, and by improving water quality certification and energy projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.1713 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture joint research and development activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lucas, Frank D. [Rep.-R-OK-3] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

S.915 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation of the Inspector General of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.922 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend PROMESA to include certain ethics provisions to provide for the disqualification of certain advisors to Financial Oversight and Management Board, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Health Care

S.923 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to reform and improve mental health and substance use care under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.928 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prepare an annual report on suicide prevention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.929 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the use of Federal foreign assistance funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.930 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide public safety officer benefits for exposure-related cancers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.935 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require reporting regarding certain drug price increases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.940 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a demonstration program to provide payments on eligible loans for individuals who are eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.948 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve maternal health coverage under Medicaid and CHIP, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1691 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wenstrup, Brad R. [Rep.-R-OH-2] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 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.1692 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve affordability and reduce premium costs of health insurance for consumers.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1694 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of services furnished by freestanding emergency centers.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 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.1711 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a demonstration program to provide payments on eligible loans for individuals who are eligible for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1712 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a rural health center innovation awards program and a rural health department enhancement program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1717 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 35, United States Code, to establish an interagency task force between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Food and Drug Administration for purposes of sharing information and providing technical assistance with respect to patents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1719 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide public safety officer benefits for exposure-related cancers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-9] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1723 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize the use of funds for comprehensive reproductive health care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (148)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Sanctions and Trade

S.908 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to oppose the provision of assistance to the People’s Republic of China by the multilateral development banks.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.926 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the purchase or lease of agricultural land in the United States by persons associated with certain foreign governments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.1704 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To decrease dependency on People’s Republic of China manufacturing and decrease migration due to lost regional economic opportunities.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1710 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Innovation Policy and strategic national manufacturing policy for the United States, to provide manufacturing and industrial perspective and advice to the President, to provide for a comprehensive survey and cross administration management of efforts to ensure global leadership in manufacturing critical to the long-term economic health and national security of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaptur, Marcy [Rep.-D-OH-9] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,

H.R.1714 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide authorities to prohibit the provision of services by social media platforms to individuals and entities on the Specially Designated Nationals List and certain officials and other individuals and entities of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mast, Brian J. [Rep.-R-FL-21] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

H.R.1732 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income the basic needs allowance of members of the Armed Forces.
Sponsor: Womack, Steve [Rep.-R-AR-3] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Transportation

S.911 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the installation of secondary cockpit barriers on existing aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.916 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to limit and eliminate excessive, hidden, and unnecessary fees imposed on consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.918 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to prohibit the use of certain identification documents at airport security checkpoints, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1703 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to prohibit the use of certain identification documents at airport security checkpoints, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gooden, Lance [Rep.-R-TX-5] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.1716 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to require certain air carriers to provide reports with respect to maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 03/22/2023) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.