Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 6976 – Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 274 – 150 (Roll no. 31).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.   Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #477 Lisa W. Wang, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade; invoked: 53-43.
2.   Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #476 Joseph Albert Laroski, Jr., of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade; invoked: 97-0.
3.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #477 Lisa W. Wang, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade; confirmed: 53-42.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.529, National Mentoring Month
S.Res.541, Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month

The Senate has received the veto message on S.J.Res.38. Notwithstanding Rule 22, the veto message will be considered at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in concurrence with the Republican Leader prior to February 29, 2024. There will be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Then, the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding.

  • S.J.Res.38 – providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers”

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
“Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Part II: Identity in the Age of AI.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3721 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prescribe requirements with respect to plants detained by the Secretary of the Interior on suspicion of a violation of the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ricketts, Pete [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3724 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from using assessments generated by the Integrated Risk Information System as a tier 1 data source in rulemakings and other regulatory actions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3725 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to codify a Federal cause of action and a type of remedy available for individuals significantly exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to encourage research and accountability for irresponsible discharge of those substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3732 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a study on the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence, to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to convene a consortium on such environmental impacts, and to require the Director to develop a voluntary reporting system for the reporting of the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. 

H.R.7197 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out a study on the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence, to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to convene a consortium on such environmental impacts, and to require the Director to develop a voluntary reporting system for the reporting of the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.J.Res.111 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Energy relating to “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces”.
Sponsor: Fischbach, Michelle [Rep.-R-MN-7] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (36)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7193 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Clean Air Act to provide for exclusion of air quality monitoring data that is directly due to a catastrophic or beneficial use wildfire from use in determinations with respect to exceedances or violations of the national ambient air quality standard for any air pollutant, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7194 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to codify a Federal cause of action and a type of remedy available for individuals significantly exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to encourage research and accountability for irresponsible discharge of those substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dean, Madeleine [Rep.-D-PA-4] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary

H.R.7200 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a hydrogen infrastructure finance and innovation pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [Rep.-R-PA-1] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.7203 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to grants for beach monitoring, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

S.3720 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Consumer Credit Protection Act to provide for additional requirements for land installment contract transactions.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

S.3723 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3730 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the amount that may be invested in small business investment companies.
Sponsor: Young, Todd [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.3722 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a report on access to maternal health care within the military health system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 02/01/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.7183 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal funds from being used to provide certain gender transition procedures to minors.
Sponsor: McCormick, Richard [Rep.-R-GA-6] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (44)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7185 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Office of National Drug Control Prevention Act of 1998 to include new requirements for assessments and reports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duarte, John S. [Rep.-R-CA-13] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7186 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the integration of participant treatment within the Continuum of Care Program with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Calvert, Ken [Rep.-R-CA-41] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7188 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a national, evidence-based education campaign to increase public and health care provider awareness regarding the potential risks and benefits of human cell and tissue products transplants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moolenaar, John R. [Rep.-R-MI-2] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7189 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a national congenital heart disease research, surveillance, and awareness program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bilirakis, Gus M. [Rep.-R-FL-12] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Assistant Secretary for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office of the Department of Homeland Security to treat illicit fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Boebert, Lauren [Rep.-R-CO-3] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.7207 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from selecting certain activities relating to the development of anti-racism plans as clinical practice improvement activities under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Palmer, Gary J. [Rep.-R-AL-6] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7212 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To address the behavioral health workforce shortages through support for peer support specialists, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salinas, Andrea [Rep.-D-OR-6] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.7213 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to research on autism spectrum disorder and enhance programs relating to autism / reauthorize certain programs with respect to autism spectrum disorder?, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7214 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a report on access to maternal health care within the military health system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stefanik, Elise M. [Rep.-R-NY-21] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.7215 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To express the sense of Congress that aliens who are present in the United States without lawful status under the immigration laws should not receive any benefit under the Medicare program or under the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Van Drew, Jefferson [Rep.-R-NJ-2] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7216 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise regulations to remove the requirement under the Medicare program that an ambulatory surgical center shall report the COVID-19 vaccination status of health care personnel.
Sponsor: Van Duyne, Beth [Rep.-R-TX-24] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.7191 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to require States to set aside certain funds to carry out highway safety improvement projects to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities at high-risk pedestrian crossings.
Sponsor: Carey, Mike [Rep.-R-OH-15] (Introduced 02/01/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/01/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.