Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convent to consider the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023 (H.R. 734). The Senate will convene to consider the Fire Grants and Safety Act (S.870).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 1149 – Countering Untrusted Telecommunications Abroad Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 410 – 8 (Roll no. 189).

H.J.Res. 42 – Disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act
On Passage Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 189 (Roll no. 188).

Today

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

Legislation Pursuant to a Rule:
Complete 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 SENATE

Yesterday

Not adopted, 45-54: Adoption of Paul amendment #79, in relation to Cal. #28, S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act. (COVID Vaccine Mandates).

Not adopted, 45-54: Adoption of Hagerty amendment #72, as modified, in relation to Cal. #28, S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act. (Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National board) (60-vote affirmative threshold)

Not agreed to, 48-51: Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.10, Tuberville Veterans Affairs Administration Abortion Rule CRA.

Not adopted, 47-49: Adoption of Scott (FL) amendment #81 (Transfer of Unobligated COVID Funds) (60-vote affirmative threshold) 

Today

At 11:15am, on Thursday, April 20th, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following in relation to Cal. #28, S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act:

  1. Adoption of Van Hollen amendment #85
  2. Adoption of Sullivan amendment #83

At 1:15pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Nomination of Julie Su to serve as Secretary of Labor

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.1191 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish a K-12 Cybersecurity Technology Improvement Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.1207 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a National Commission on Online Child Sexual Exploitation Prevention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graham, Lindsey [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.2701 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for individual rights relating to privacy of personal information, to establish privacy and security requirements for covered entities relating to personal information, and to establish an agency to be known as the Digital Privacy Agency to enforce such rights and requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; House Administration; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, House Administration, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2732 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To protect victims of online child sexual abuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wagner, Ann [Rep.-R-MO-2] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment

S.1195 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise taxes on taxable chemicals and taxable substances.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.2703 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to update the Federal purchase requirement to ensure the use of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.2704 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal agencies from purchasing or leasing new vehicles that are not zero-emission vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Financial Services

S.1190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to repeal the debt ceiling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.2714 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal certain provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and revive the separation between commercial banking and the securities business, in the manner provided in the Banking Act of 1933, the so-called “Glass-Steagall Act”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaptur, Marcy [Rep.-D-OH-9] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2726 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to provide interim partial payment to small business contractors that request an equitable adjustment due to a change in the terms of a construction contract, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.2727 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to modify the interest rate for eligible loans made to borrowers experiencing short-term financial challenges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Strickland, Marilyn [Rep.-D-WA-10] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care

S.1192 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide the Secretary of Health and Human Services with the authority to suspend the right to introduce certain persons or property into the United States in the interest of the public health.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1193 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1214 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to set forth limitations on exclusive approval or licensure of drugs designated for rare diseases or conditions.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1217 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the distribution and receipt of rebates for prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1218 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require that the retail list price for certain prescription drugs and biological products may not exceed the average retail list price for the drug or biological product among certain nations.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1219 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide health equity for people with disabilities.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.2706 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit discrimination on the basis of mental or physical disability in cases of organ transplants.
Sponsor: Cammack, Kat [Rep.-R-FL-3] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2707 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To mitigate drug shortages and provide incentives for maintaining, expanding, and relocating the manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, medical diagnostic devices, pharmaceuticals, and personal protective equipment in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2708 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities who need long-term services and supports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (58)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 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.2713 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to increase access to services provided by advanced practice registered nurses under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 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.

Tax

S.1209 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to regulate tax return preparers and refund anticipation payment arrangements.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.2702 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To regulate tax return preparers and refund anticipation payment arrangements.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.1197 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Telecommunications Act of 1996 to preserve and protect the ability of State and local governments, public-private partnerships, and cooperatives to provide broadband services.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.2705 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on Women in Aviation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine

H.R.2721 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 to remove certain exclusions provided for under that Act.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 04/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.