Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Senate will convene to consider S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

The HOUSE

Friday

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
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 405 – 0 (Roll no. 162).

H R 5 – Parents Bill of Rights Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 213 – 208 (Roll no. 161).

H R 5 – Parents Bill of Rights Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 203 – 218 (Roll no. 160).

H R 5
On agreeing to the Roy amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 83 – 331 (Roll no. 159).

H R 5
On agreeing to the Roy amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 113 – 311 (Roll no. 158).

H R 5
On agreeing to the McCormick amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 107 – 317 (Roll no. 157).

H R 5
On agreeing to the Massie amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 161 – 265 (Roll no. 156).

H R 5
On agreeing to the Jacobs amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 203 – 217 (Roll no. 155).

H R 5
On agreeing to the Green (TN) amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 420 – 5 (Roll no. 154).

Today

On Monday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H. Con. Res. 15  – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Perry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

H.R. 1107 – PRC Is Not a Developing Country Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kim (CA) / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.R. 1154 
– Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Smith (NJ) / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.R. 1189 – Undersea Cable Control Act (Sponsored by Rep. Mast / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2023.

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

During Thursday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the bill. The first degree amendment filing is at 3:30pm on Monday. The second degree filing deadline is one hour prior to the cloture vote.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.316.

If cloture is invoked on the bill, at a time to be determined on Tuesday March 28th by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments, if offered, at 60 vote thresholds:

  1. Sullivan amdt #33
  2. Scott (FL) amdt #13
  3. Ricketts amdt #30
  4. Cruz amdt #9
  5. Hawley amdt #40
  6. Johnson amdt #11

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

Monday, March 27th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.1789 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 to increase the minimum amount of a civil penalty imposed for violating such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Mary E. [Rep.-R-IL-15] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health Care

H.R.1774 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to reimburse veterans for the cost of emergency medical transportation to a Federal facility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Alford, Mark [Rep.-R-MO-4] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.1776 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prevent, treat, and cure tuberculosis globally.
Sponsor: Bera, Ami [Rep.-D-CA-6] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1780 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To facilitate the development of treatments for cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bilirakis, Gus M. [Rep.-R-FL-12] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 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.1781 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the designation of general surgery shortage areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bucshon, Larry [Rep.-R-IN-8] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1790 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to evaluate the extent to which the substitution of interchangeable biological products is impacted by differences between the system for determining a biological product to be interchangeable and the system for assigning therapeutic equivalence ratings to drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.1795 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from health savings accounts for certain home care expenses.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.1779 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the President to impose sanctions against foreign persons determined to have knowingly engaged in significant corruption in Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moran, Nathaniel [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.1800 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibition Federal spending on funding research in China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Brandon [Rep.-R-NY-22] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Tax

H.R.1783 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase the monthly exempt amount for individuals not attaining full retirement age, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grothman, Glenn [Rep.-R-WI-6] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.1796 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve individual assistance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.1797 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Consumer Product Safety Commission to promulgate a consumer product safety standard with respect to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in micromobility devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 03/24/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.