Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to begin consideration on the Lower Energy Costs Act (H.R.1). The Senate will convene to consider legislation to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq (S.316).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 1107 – PRC Is Not a Developing Country Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 0 (Roll no. 164).

H R 1154 – Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 2 (Roll no. 163).

Today

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

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 1– Lower Energy Costs Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Scalise / Natural Resources Committee / Energy and Commerce Committee / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

The Rule provides for seven hours of general debate and makes in order 37 amendments, which can be found here.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq; invoked: 65-28.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.123 – National Poison Prevention Week

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #28, S.870, to amend the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to authorize appropriations for the United States Fire Administration and firefighter assistance grant programs. This vote is expected to occur on Wednesday.

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 Tuesday, March 28, 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, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on Johnson amendment #11 (World Health Assembly) and Ricketts amendment #30 (certification).

Following the vote on Ricketts amendment #30, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on Cruz amendment #9 (findings/Iran) and on Sullivan amendment #33 (Iran).

At approximately 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on Scott (FL) amendment #13 (Afghanistan) and on Hawley amendment #40 (Ukraine).

There is a 60 vote threshold for adoption of each of the amendments. There are two minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote.

Tuesday March 28th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Johnson amdt #11 (World Health Assembly)
  2. Ricketts amdt #30 (certification)

Tuesday March 28th at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Cruz amdt #9 (findings/Iran)
  2. Sullivan amdt #33 (Iran)

Tuesday, March 28th at approx. 5:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Scott (FL) amdt #13 (Afghanistan)
  2. Hawley amdt #40 (Ukraine)

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“Recent Bank Failures and the Federal Regulatory Response.”

House Committee on Appropriations
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Fiscal Year 2024 Request for the Department of Health and Human Services

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Health Subcommittee
Lowering Unaffordable Costs: Examining Transparency And Competition In Health Care

House Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Fiscal Year 2024 Request for the CFTC

House Committee on Ways and Means
President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Request with Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.988 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for coordination by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the process for reviewing certain natural gas projects under the jurisdiction of the Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hoeven, John [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/27/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.989 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a more uniform, transparent, and modern process to authorize the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of international border-crossing facilities for the import and export of oil and natural gas and the transmission of electricity.
Sponsor: Hoeven, John [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/27/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.1807 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to promulgate rules with respect to the electronic delivery of certain required disclosures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huizenga, Bill [Rep.-R-MI-4] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1810 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to issue a rule before deleting or modifying certain small business loan data, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1806 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to modify the requirements associated with small business loan data collection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1817 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal agencies from requiring lenders to estimate a borrower’s race or ethnicity via visual observation or surname.
Sponsor: Williams, Roger [Rep.-R-TX-25] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.983 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to permit the Attorney General to award grants for accurate date on opioid-related overdoses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/27/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.1805 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on incentives under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic for the development of orphan drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.1809 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the development of strategies and options to prevent the export to Iran of certain technologies related to unmanned aircraft systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Keating, William R. [Rep.-D-MA-9] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation

S.975 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to reform the contribution system of the Universal Service Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/27/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.990 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command to conduct a gap analysis of the capabilities of the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 03/27/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.1804 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To designate certain airports as ports of entry and terminate the application of the user fee requirement under section 236 of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 with respect to the airport.
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Vicente [Rep.-D-TX-34] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1812 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Federal Communications Commission to reform the contribution system of the Universal Service Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/27/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/27/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.