Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider Parents Bill of Rights Act. The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 5 – On agreeing to the Fitzpatrick amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 386 – 39 (Roll no. 153).

H.R. 5 – On agreeing to the Davidson amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 89 – 338 (Roll no. 152).

H.R. 5 – On agreeing to the Crane amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 61 – 365 (Roll no. 151).

H.R. 5 – On agreeing to the Bonamici amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 – 223 (Roll no. 150).

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”
On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 219 – 200 (Roll no. 149).

H.R. 406 – PARTNER with ASEAN Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 388 – 33 (Roll no. 148).

H.RES. 241 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) Parents Bill of Rights Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 205 (Roll no. 147).

H.RES. 241 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5) Parents Bill of Rights Act
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 204 (Roll no. 146).

Today

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

Complete consideration of H.R. 5 – Parents Bill of Rights Act (Sponsored by Rep. Letlow / Education and the Workforce Committee)

Postponed Amendment Votes:
Green #10
Jacobs #13
Massie #15
McCormick #17

Postponed Suspension Vote:
H. Con. Res. 25 – Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust (Sponsored by Rep. Kustoff / House Administration Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Lee amendment #22 (2-year recertification); not agreed to: 19-76.
  2. Rubio amendment #4 (certification re: material support); not agreed to: 32-63.
  3. Risch amendment #43 (delay); not agreed to: 41-52.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.122, NC National Guard

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 is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means
Biden Administration’s 2023 Trade Policy Agenda with United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Tai

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.966 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a specified period of time, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.1743 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal fossil fuel subsidies for oil companies, to establish gas price rebates to individuals for 2022, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casten, Sean [Rep.-D-IL-6] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1766 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Power Act to establish a procedure for the siting of certain interstate electric transmission facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Quigley, Mike [Rep.-D-IL-5] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Financial Services

S.955 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to create an interdivisional taskforce at the Securities and Exchange Commission for senior investors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.957 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to restrict conflicts of interest on the boards of directors of Federal reserve banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.967 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to limit the ability of Federal Reserve banks to issue central bank digital currency.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

H.R.1747 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide a safe harbor from licensing and registration for certain non-controlling blockchain developers and providers of blockchain services.
Sponsor: Emmer, Tom [Rep.-R-MN-6] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1749 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose additional requirements for covered agencies in regulatory flexibility analysis.
Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Scott [Rep.-R-WI-5] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Small Business; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, and Financial Services,

H.R.1773 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide a timetable for the collection of medical debt by debt collectors, to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit consumer reporting agencies from issuing consumer reports containing information about debts related to medically necessary procedures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tlaib, Rashida [Rep.-D-MI-12] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.953 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.954 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for appropriate cost-sharing for insulin products covered under private health plans, and to establish a program to support health care providers and pharmacies in providing discounted insulin products to uninsured individuals.
Sponsor: Warnock, Raphael G. [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.956 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to improve dependent coverage under the TRICARE Young Adult Program.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

S.960 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to replace the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with 3 separate national research institutes.
Sponsor: Paul, Rand [Sen.-R-KY] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.964 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve maternal health and promote safe motherhood.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.971 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the Medicaid coverage exclusion for inmates in custody pending disposition of charges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1734 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require coordinated National Institute of Standards and Technology science and research activities regarding illicit drugs containing xylazine, novel synthetic opioids, and other substances of concern, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Collins, Mike [Rep.-R-GA-10] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.1737 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grant Program through which the Secretary may make grants to qualified applicants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Andy [Rep.-D-NJ-3] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1745 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen health care waste, fraud, and abuse provisions.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd [Rep.-D-TX-37] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 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.1754 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for the disclosure and analysis of certain health-related ownership information.
Sponsor: Jayapal, Pramila [Rep.-D-WA-7] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 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.1768 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To replace the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases with 3 separate national research institutes.
Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1770 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide pharmacy payment of certain services.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 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

Sanctions and Trade

S.958 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Trade Act of 1974 to modify the requirements for the annual report on the trade agreements program and the national trade policy agenda to include an assessment of impacts on the national defense strategy and the national security strategy of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.968 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the procurement of solar panels manufactured or assembled in the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.970 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish within the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce a China Economic Data Coordination Center.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.1746 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish requirements for the provision of certain high-cost durable medical equipment and laboratory testing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd [Rep.-D-TX-37] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 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.1755 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of Uzbekistan.
Sponsor: Kelly, Trent [Rep.-R-MS-1] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1758 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 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

Transportation

H.R.1752 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 to provide for a high-speed broadband deployment initiative.
Sponsor: Graves, Sam [Rep.-R-MO-6] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1759 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from implementing a congestion pricing program until an economic impact analysis is completed and made available to the public, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Malliotakis, Nicole [Rep.-R-NY-11] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1761 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to raise the retirement age for pilots engaged in commercial aviation operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nehls, Troy E. [Rep.-R-TX-22] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1772 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to prevent discrimination against airline passengers with disabilities who use lithium-ion-powered wheelchairs and mobility aids that are safe for air travel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 03/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.