Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session. Yesterday, both chambers successfully passed the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2872).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 6918 – “To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from restricting funding for pregnancy centers.”
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 208
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 6914 – “To require institutions of higher education to disseminate information on the rights of, and accommodations and resources for, pregnant students, and for other purposes.”
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 207 – 213
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 212 – 207
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 2872 – “Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.”
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 314 – 108
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

S. 3250 – “To provide remote access to court proceedings for victims of the 1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 7
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 1568 – “To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to protect personally identifiable information, and for other purposes.”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 3667 – “To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of social security account numbers to young children in cases where confidentiality has been compromised.”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 4250 – “To maintain the free flow of information to the public by establishing appropriate limits on the federally compelled disclosure of information obtained as part of engaging in journalism, and for other purposes.”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R. 3058 – “To amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to improve foster and adoptive parent recruitment and retention, and for other purposes.”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

S. 3222 – “To ensure the security of office space rented by Senators, and for other purposes.”
On passage Passed without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

S. Con. Res. 25  – “A concurrent resolution providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2872.”
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of H.R. 2872 – Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, under the order of 1/17/2024, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 – 18.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Natural Resources Committee
Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries
“Legislative Hearing on H.R. 6235.”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Committee Business Meeting.”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Markup of H.R. 7024, the ‘Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024’”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment
 
S.3623 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to include as a high-priority research and extension area research on microplastics in land-applied biosolids on farmland, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
 
S.3627 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to require a certain efficiency level for certain distribution transformers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
 
S.3631 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require reports on critical mineral and rare earth element resources around the world and a strategy for the development of advanced mining, refining, separation, and processing technologies.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
 
H.R.7037 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to exclude certain populations of the lake sturgeon from the authority of such Act.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
 
H.R.7053 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to address measuring methane emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Thompson, Glenn [Rep.-R-PA-15] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
 
H.R.7054 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to remove carbon dioxide directly from ambient air or seawater, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
Financial Services
 
H.R.7030 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to periodically review final rules issued by the Commission and to amend the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to consider the cumulative effect of proposed and final rules, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Young [Rep.-R-CA-40] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
 
H.R.7036 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to modify requirements relating to the regulation and examination of credit union organizations and service providers, to provide the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency with the authority to regulate the provision of services provided to the Government-sponsored enterprises and Federal Home Loan Banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
 
H.R.7057 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to report to Congress annually on the threat illegal immigration poses to the financial stability of the United States and recommendations on mitigating such threat, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Roger [Rep.-R-TX-25] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
 
Health Care
 
S.3609 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure that women seeking an abortion are informed of the medical risks associated with the abortion procedure and the major developmental characteristics of the unborn child, before giving their informed consent to receive an abortion.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
 
S.3611 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to clarify the longstanding authority of States to use funds made available under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to fund life-affirming services to empower pregnant women to choose life for their babies instead of abortion, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hyde-Smith, Cindy [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
 
S.3612 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the limitation of access to assisted reproductive technology, and all medical care surrounding such technology.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
 
S.3615 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to remove carbon dioxide directly from ambient air or seawater, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
 
S.3619 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend chapter 25 of title 14, United States Code, to prohibit the use of Coast Guard funds and facilities to perform abortions and to prohibit the provision of travel and transportation allowances to obtain abortions.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
 
S.3624 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to restrict the availability of Federal funds to organizations associated with the abortion industry.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
 
S.3628 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve mobility crisis under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
 
S.3630 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to establish a pilot program for testing the use of a predictive risk-scoring algorithm to provide oversight of payments for durable medical equipment and clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
 
H.R.7031 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.
Sponsor: Biggs, Andy [Rep.-R-AZ-5] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
H.R.7044 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that women seeking an abortion are notified, before giving informed consent to receive an abortion, of the medical risks associated with the abortion procedure and the major developmental characteristics of the unborn child.
Sponsor: McClain, Lisa C. [Rep.-R-MI-9] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
H.R.7049 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal the Department of Veterans Affairs directive relating to the COVID-19 vaccination program for Veterans Health Administration health care personnel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
 
H.R.7050 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions to help combat the substance use disorder crisis.
Sponsor: Schneider, Bradley Scott [Rep.-D-IL-10] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
H.R.7056 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the limitation of access to assisted reproductive technology, and all medical care surrounding such technology.
Sponsor: Wild, Susan [Rep.-D-PA-7] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
Sanctions and Trade
 
H.R.7047 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit funding for the World Economic Forum.
Sponsor: Perry, Scott [Rep.-R-PA-10] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
 
Tax
 
S.3610 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for contributions to qualifying pregnancy centers.
Sponsor: Hyde-Smith, Cindy [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
 
H.R.7045 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for contributions to qualifying pregnancy centers.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
H.R.7029 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove the differentiation between mead and low alcohol by volume wine for purposes of the tax imposed on wines.
Sponsor: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
H.R.7033 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to apply a 6 percent excise tax on large endowments of certain private colleges and universities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Calvert, Ken [Rep.-R-CA-41] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
H.R.7035 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes.
Sponsor: Feenstra, Randy [Rep.-R-IA-4] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (161)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
H.R.7041 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a corporate tax rate increase on companies whose ratio of compensation of the CEO or other highest paid employee to median worker compensation is more than 50 to 1, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Barbara [Rep.-D-CA-12] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
S.3620 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a corporate tax rate increase on companies whose ratio of compensation of the CEO or other highest paid employee to median worker compensation is more than 50 to 1, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
 
H.R.7055 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to provide that the supplemental security income benefits of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities shall not be reduced by reason of marriage.
Sponsor: Valadao, David G. [Rep.-R-CA-22] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
 
Transportation
 
H.R.7039 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish a program to provide grants to eligible recipients for eligible operating support costs of public transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [Rep.-D-GA-4] (Introduced 01/18/2024) Cosponsors: (65)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.