Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to continue consideration of the Lower Energy Costs Act. The Senate will convene to consider legislation to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq, and on amendments to the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 260 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) the Lower Energy Costs Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 203 (Roll no. 166).

H RES 260 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) the Lower Energy Costs Act
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 203 (Roll no. 165).

Today

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

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:
Continue 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. Johnson amdt #11 (World Health Assembly); not agreed to: 47-49.
  2. Ricketts amdt #30 (certification); not agreed to: 31-65.
  3. Cruz amdt #9 (findings/Iran); not agreed to: 41-55.
  4. Sullivan amdt #33 (Iran); not agreed to: 38-57.
  5. Scott (FL) amdt #13 (Afghanistan); not agreed to: 33-62.
  6. Hawley amdt #40 (Ukraine); not agreed to: 26-68.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.129 Women’s History Month
S.Res.130 National Work Zone Awareness Week
S.Res.131 Senate blood drive
S.Res.132 Senate Legal Counsel

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 Wednesday, March 29, 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 passage of S.316, AUMF. Following disposition of the bill, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke 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.

Additional votes are expected during Wednesday’s session in relation to H.J.Res.27, Waters of the United States CRA, and H.J.Res.7, COVID-19 emergency declaration termination. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

Wednesday, March 29th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq
    2 minutes of debate
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #28, S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Health Subcommittee
FY2024 Department of Health and Human Services Budget

House Committee on Appropriations
Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Oversight Hearing – Addressing the Challenges of Rural America

House Financial Services Committee
The Federal Regulators’ Response to Recent Bank Failures

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

Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI)
Open Meeting

House Committee on Appropriations
Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee
Fiscal Year 2024 Request for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.1005 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to improve the weatherization assistance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.1837 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate advance refunding bonds.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Health Care

S.993 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit certain uses of xylazine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.996 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration project to improve outpatient clinical care for individuals with sickle cell disease.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1000 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy of market-based Medicare payment for clinical diagnostic laboratory services, to reduce administrative burdens in the collection of data, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1001 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the exemption for telehealth services from certain high deductible health plan rules.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1002 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve risk adjustment under Medicare Advantage.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1822 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the review of claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Bergman, Jack [Rep.-R-MI-1] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.1825 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To clarify that the Federal Right to Try law applies to schedule I substances for which a phase I clinical trial has been completed and to provide access for eligible patients to such substances pursuant to the Federal Right to Try law.
Sponsor: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 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

H.R.1826 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage to provide coverage for prostate cancer screenings without the imposition of cost-sharing requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bucshon, Larry [Rep.-R-IN-8] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1827 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the National Institutes of Health from conducting or supporting certain gain-of-function research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1835 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy of market-based Medicare payment for clinical diagnostic laboratory services, to reduce administrative burdens in the collection of data, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hudson, Richard [Rep.-R-NC-9] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 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.1839 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit certain uses of xylazine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Panetta, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-19] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 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

H.R.1843 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the exemption for telehealth services from certain high deductible health plan rules.
Sponsor: Steel, Michelle [Rep.-R-CA-45] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

Sanctions and Trade

S.1019 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to certain officials of Argentina.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax

S.1011 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require an annual report of Federal employees and retirees with delinquent tax debt.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.1018 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend the statute of limitations for fraud by individuals under the COVID-19 unemployment programs.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.998 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to audit Federal spectrum.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.999 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to estimate the value of electromagnetic spectrum assigned or otherwise allocated to Federal entities.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1008 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.1818 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified distributions from qualified tuition programs for certain aviation maintenance and commercial pilot courses.
Sponsor: Collins, Mike [Rep.-R-GA-10] (Introduced 03/28/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.