Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. to consider the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act (H.R. 6918). The Senate will convene today at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to resume consideration of the Continuing Resolution. If the Senate passes the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2872), the House may choose to vote on the legislation.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H. RES. 957 – Denouncing the Biden administration’s open-borders policies, condemning the national security and public safety crisis along the southwest border, and urging President Biden to end his administration’s open-borders policies
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 225 – 187 (Roll no. 13).

H.R. 5862 – To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to consolidate, modify, or reorganize Customs revenue functions
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 – 9 (Roll no. 12).

H. RES. 969 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6914) Pregnant Students’ Rights Act; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6918) Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act; providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 957)
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 198 – 194 (Roll no. 11).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:15 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 6918 – Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act (Sponsored by Rep. Fischbach / Ways and Means Committee)

Possible Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
Senate Amendment to H.R. 2872 – Further Additional Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Sen. Murray / Appropriations Committee)

Postponed Suspension Vote:
S. 3250 – A bill to provide remote access to court proceedings for victims of the 1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Cornyn / Judiciary Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

No Roll Call Votes

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.520, Michigan Football
S.Res.525, National Co-Op Month
S.Res.526, Flowers in the Senate Chamber

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 31, 2024, if S.J.Res.50 is discharged from the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, it is in order for Senator Tillis or his designee to move to proceed to the consideration of S.J.Res.50. If the motion is agreed to, there will be up to 10 hours of debate equally divided between the proponents and opponents of the Joint Resolution. Upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Joint resolution be read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Joint Resolution. All other provisions under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, remain in effect except the 60 session day clock.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #243, H.R.2872, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution. During Wednesday’s session, Senator Schumer made Murray substitute amendment #1381 pending.

The Senate has reached an agreement to complete action on the Continuing Resolution. The only amendments in order H.R.2872 are the following:
Paul amendment #1384 (re: limiting Palestinian foreign assistance)
Marshall motion to commit (re: full year CR)
Braun amendment #1382 (re: REIN IN Act)

At approximately 12:30pm, the Senate will vote on adoption of the amendments in the order listed, with each subject to 60-affirmative votes required for adoption, with the exception of the Marshall motion to commit. There will be 2 minutes for debate equally divided prior to each vote. Following disposition of the amendments listed, the Senate will vote on Murray substitute amendment #1381, as amended if amended. Upon disposition of the substitute amendment, as amended if amended, the bill will be considered read a third time, and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, as amended if amended, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

Thursday, January 18th at approx. 12:30pm – 4 roll call votes expected:

  1. Paul amendment #1384 (re: limiting Palestinian foreign assistance) (60 vote threshold)
  2. Marshall motion to commit (re: full year CR) (majority threshold)
  3. Braun amendment #1382 (re: REIN IN Act) (60 vote threshold)
    Murray substitute amendment #1381, as amended if amended (voice vote expected)
  4. Passage of Calendar #243, H.R.2872, Continuing Resolution, as amended if amended (60 vote threshold)

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
“Fueling America’s Economy: Legislation to Improve Safety and Expand U.S. Pipeline Infrastructure.”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Oversight of SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule: A Future of Legal Hurdles.”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
“National Security Challenges: Outpacing China in Emerging Technology.”

House Judiciary Committee
“Markup of H.R. 5736, H.R. 1508, H.R. 1709, H.R. 5585, H.R. 6976, H.R. 6678, H.R. 6678, and H.R. 6679.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3596 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to amend references of gilsonite to asphaltite.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7004 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to amend references of gilsonite to asphaltite.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.3606 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7003 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Landslide Preparedness Act to reauthorize such Act.
Sponsor: DelBene, Suzan K. [Rep.-D-WA-1] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.7006 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit natural asset companies from entering into any agreement with respect to land in the State of Utah or natural assets on or in such land.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7008 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to judicial review of a permit issued under such section, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Burlison, Eric [Rep.-R-MO-7] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7013 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the scope of national pollutant discharge elimination system permit discharge authorizations and the expression of effluent limitations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duarte, John S. [Rep.-R-CA-13] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7015 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy Grant Program of the Department of Agriculture.
Sponsor: Langworthy, Nicholas A. [Rep.-R-NY-23] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.7018 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the sale and use of glue traps for the trapping of rodents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lieu, Ted [Rep.-D-CA-36] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.7021 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the procedure for the development of water quality criteria, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Owens, Burgess [Rep.-R-UT-4] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7023 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend section 404 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to codify certain regulatory provisions relating to nationwide permits for dredged or fill material, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rouzer, David [Rep.-R-NC-7] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7026 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify when the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to prohibit the specification of a defined area, or deny or restrict the use of a defined area for specification, as a disposal site under section 404 of such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

S.3601 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to consider alternative approaches before determining that a U.S. nonbank financial company shall be supervised by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7019 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to address disclosures by directors, officers, and principal stockholders of foreign private issuers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3597 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize programs relating to oral health promotion and disease prevention.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3607 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that amounts paid for an abortion are not taken into account for purposes of the deduction for medical expenses.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3608 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit treatment of certain distributions and reimbursements for certain abortions as qualified medical expenses.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7002 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for a wage differential program to support new nursing school faculty members.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7014 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit Federal Medicaid funding for the administrative costs of providing health benefits to individuals who are unauthorized immigrants.
Sponsor: Hudson, Richard [Rep.-R-NC-9] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

S.3604 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 1, United States Code, to clarify that certain tax exemptions are not treated as Federal financial assistance.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7017 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to take certain Medicare premiums of household members into account in determining the health care insurance premiums tax credit.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7027 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 1, United States Code, to clarify that certain tax exemptions are not treated as Federal financial assistance.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Transportation

S.3605 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to develop guidelines and best practices for local evacuation route planning, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 01/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7009 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to approve as allowable costs the expenses of certain security measures in a revenue producing parking lot under section 47119 of title 49, United States Code, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7012 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modify the public transportation emergency relief program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: D’Esposito, Anthony [Rep.-R-NY-4] (Introduced 01/17/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.