Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at noon today and is expected to consider H.R. 7127, a bill “Making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the attacks in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.” The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to resume consideration of Kurt Campbell to be Deputy Secretary of State (PN 1113) and Amy M. Baggio to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon (PN 1239).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 443 – Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 0 (Roll no. 33).

H.R. 2882 – Udall Foundation Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 350 – 58 (Roll no. 32).

Today

The House will meet at noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H. Res. 863 – Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Greene (GA) / Homeland Security Committee)
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 7217  – Making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the attacks in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Calvert / Appropriations Committee)
 
Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 1727 – Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission Extension Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Trone / Natural Resources Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #476 Joseph Albert Laroski, Jr., of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade; confirmed: 76-0.
 
Legislative Business
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

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #486 Kurt Campbell, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State.
 
At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Campbell nomination.
 
Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
 
If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Campbell nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #473 Amy M. Baggio, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon.
 
If cloture is invoked, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
 
During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #30, H.R.815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations.
 
Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.
 
Tuesday, February 6th at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:
1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #486 Kurt Campbell, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State
 
Tuesday, February 6th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #486 Kurt Campbell, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State
2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #473 Amy M. Baggio, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon
 
Tuesday, February 6th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #473 Amy M. Baggio, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon

HEARINGS COVERED

Securities and Exchange Commission
“Open Meeting: Further Definition of ‘As Part of a Regular Business’ in the Definition of Dealer and Government Securities Dealer.”

House Budget
“Markup of H.R. 766”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
“Politics Over People: How Biden’s LNG Export Ban Threatens America’s Energy and Economic Security.”

House Financial Services
“The Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council.”

House Oversight and Accountability
“Full Committee Markup of the DRUG Act”

House Science, Space, and Technology
Joint Subcommittees on Research & Technology and Energy
“Federal Science Agencies and the Promise of AI in Driving Scientific Discoveries.”

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Aviation
“The State of American Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.7236 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 to extend the availability of identity protection coverage to individuals whose personally identifiable information was compromised during recent data breaches at Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Norton, Eleanor Holmes [Del.-D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7221 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the conservation and designation of habitat connectivity areas, with support from the voluntary conservation programs administered by the Secretary of Agriculture, as American wildlife corridors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7241 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to establish an emergency preparedness and response technical assistance program to assist entities that operate rural water or wastewater systems in preparing for and responding to natural or man-made disasters.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

H.R.7230 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the definition of extremely low-income families under the United States Housing Act of 1937.
Sponsor: González-Colón, Jenniffer [Resident Commissioner-R-PR-At Large] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7238 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Housing Act of 1949 to extend the term of rural housing site loans and clarify the permissible uses of such loans.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7242 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to increase the maximum gross loan amount for a loan made under section 7(a) of such Act.
Sponsor: Thanedar, Shri [Rep.-D-MI-13] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care

S.3733 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/05/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7218 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to extend the program for promotion of public health knowledge and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guthrie, Brett [Rep.-R-KY-2] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7222 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow expenses for parents to be taken into account as medical expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Buchanan, Vern [Rep.-R-FL-16] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7224 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training Program.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7226 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require research with respect to fentanyl and xylazine test strips, to authorize the use of grant funds for such test strips, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Crockett, Jasmine [Rep.-D-TX-30] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7239 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to enhance the penalties applicable with respect to certain violations involving the use of interactive computer service to distribute a controlled substance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 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.

Transportation

H.R.7223 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration of the United States to develop guidelines to improve returning citizens’ access to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, to assist individuals in custody of Federal, State, and local prisons in pre-applying or preparing applications for Transportation Worker Identification Credential cards, and to assist individuals requesting an appeal or waiver of preliminary determination of ineligibility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Troy [Rep.-D-LA-2] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.7237 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to construct barriers near rail lines that are adjacent to a residential structure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Norton, Eleanor Holmes [Del.-D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 02/05/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/05/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.