Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Oversight and Accountability Committee and Education and the Workforce Committee. The Senate will convene to consider the Fire Grants and Safety Act.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.J. RES. 27 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Revised Definition of ’Waters of the United States’ ”
On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 227 – 196 (Roll no. 187)

H.RES. 298 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 734) Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J.Res 42) disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 202 (Roll no. 186).

H.RES. 298 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 734) Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act and providing for consideration of the joint resolution (H.J.Res 42) disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 203 (Roll no. 185).

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: 4:30 p.m.

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:
H.J. Res. 42 – Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022 (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Clyde / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

Begin consideration of H.R. 734 – Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Steube / Education and the Workforce Committee)

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

Postponed Suspension Vote:
H.R. 1149 – Countering Untrusted Telecommunications Abroad Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wild / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #19 Radha Iyengar Plumb, of New York, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 68-30.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #57 Amy Lefkowitz Solomon, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General; invoked: 58-40.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #57 Amy Lefkowitz Solomon, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General; confirmed: 59-40.
  4. Lee amendment #80; not agreed to: 49-50.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.160, UConn Men’s Basketball
S.Res.161, National Park Week
S.Res.162, National Osteopathic Medicine Week

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #28, S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on Paul amendment #79 (majority threshold) and Hagerty amendment #72 as modified (60 vote threshold).

Following disposition of the Hagerty amendment, Senator Tuberville or his designee will be recognized to make a motion to proceed to Calendar #35, S.J.Res.10, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to “Reproductive Health Services”. The time until 4:15pm will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, with the final 15 minutes equally divided in the same form.

The Senate will recess from 3:00pm until 4:00pm to allow for an All-Senators briefing, with the time counting equally to both sides.

At approximately 4:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.10.

As a reminder, the only remaining amendments in order to the bill are the following:
Scott (FL) amdt #81 (60 vote threshold)
Van Hollen amdt #85 (60 vote threshold)
Sullivan amdt #83 (majority threshold)

Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session in relation to amendments to the Fire Grants bill.

Wednesday, April 19th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Paul amendment #79 (majority threshold)
  2. Hagerty amendment #72 as modified (60 vote threshold)

Wednesday, April 19th at approx. 4:15pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to proceed to Calendar #35, S.J.Res.10, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Veterans Affairs relating to “Reproductive Health Services”.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
H.R. 592, Department of Veterans Affairs Electronic Health Record Modernization Improvement Act; H.R. 608, To terminate the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; H.R. 1658, Manage VA Act; H.R. 1659, Department of Veterans Affairs IT Modernization Improvement Act; and H.R. 2499, VA Supply Chain Management System Authorization Act

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Aviation
FAA Reauthorization: Examining the Current and Future Challenges Facing the Aerospace Workforce

House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion
Understanding Stablecoins’ Role in Payments and the Need for Legislation

House Committee on Ways and Means
The U.S. Tax Code Subsidizing Green Corporate Handouts and the Chinese Communist Party

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
Examining Existing Federal Programs to Build a Stronger Health Workforce and Improve Primary Care

House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Capital Markets
A Roadmap for Growth: Reforms to Encourage Capital Formation and Investment Opportunities for All Americans

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.1185 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from prohibiting the use of lead ammunition or tackle on certain Federal land or water under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.2685 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to provide technology grants to strengthen domestic mining education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Owens, Burgess [Rep.-R-UT-4] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.1179 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the restoration of legal rights for claimants under holocaust-era insurance policies.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.2680 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the restoration of legal rights for claimants under holocaust-era insurance policies.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 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

S.1181 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to improve financial stability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.2678 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend chapter 131 of title 5, United States Code, to prevent Members of Congress and their spouses and dependent children from trading stocks and owning stocks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Krishnamoorthi, Raja [Rep.-D-IL-8] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – House Administration; Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Accountability, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care

S.1172 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to make certain improvements relating to the eligibility of veterans to receive reimbursement for emergency treatment furnished to veterans in non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.1174 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase funding for Social Security and Medicare.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1175 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish incentive pay for positions requiring specialized skills to combat fentanyl trafficking, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1176 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1182 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the transparency and accountability of the drug discount program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1183 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of mental or physical disability in cases of organ transplants.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.2663 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires covered employers within the health care and social service industries to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Courtney, Joe [Rep.-D-CT-2] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2665 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay certain disproportionate share hospital payment reductions under the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Clarke, Yvette D. [Rep.-D-NY-9] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2666 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to codify value-based purchasing arrangements under the Medicaid program and reforms related to price reporting under such arrangements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guthrie, Brett [Rep.-R-KY-2] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 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.2670 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024
Sponsor: Rogers, Mike D. [Rep.-R-AL-3] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.2679 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1984 to increase oversight of pharmacy benefits manager services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2691 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To promote hospital and insurer price transparency.
Sponsor: McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [Rep.-R-WA-5] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2692 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide grants and training to support area agencies on aging or other community-based organizations to address social isolation among vulnerable older adults and adults with disabilities.
Sponsor: Sánchez, Linda T. [Rep.-D-CA-38] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.2667 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase civil penalties for, and improve enforcement with respect to, customs fraud, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bost, Mike [Rep.-R-IL-12] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

S.1173 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure high-income earners pay a fair share of Federal taxes.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1177 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide a taxpayer bill of rights for small businesses.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1178 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate estate and generation-skipping taxes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.2675 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive installment agreement fees for taxpayers with an income below 250 percent of the Federal poverty level and taxpayers using direct debit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallego, Ruben [Rep.-D-AZ-3] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2676 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate estate and generation-skipping taxes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gomez, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-34] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2681 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide a taxpayer bill of rights for small businesses.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2684 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the limitation on capital losses and index the limitation to inflation.
Sponsor: Norman, Ralph [Rep.-R-SC-5] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2686 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of personal service income earned in pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-9] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2688 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require electronically prepared tax returns to include scannable code when submitted on paper.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.1180 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for the authority to reimburse local governments or electric cooperatives for interest expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.2672 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide for the authority to reimburse local governments or electric cooperatives for interest expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dunn, Neal P. [Rep.-R-FL-2] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.2664 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for coordination between Federal agencies regarding the decarbonization, development, certification, and deployment of aircraft, vessels, and medium and heavy duty transportation vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DelBene, Suzan K. [Rep.-D-WA-1] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2671 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 with respect to budgetary treatment of certain amounts of financial assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Costa, Jim [Rep.-D-CA-21] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2694 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to authorize the use of funds for certain additional Carey Act projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Simpson, Michael K. [Rep.-R-ID-2] (Introduced 04/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.