Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. to consider the Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act of 2023 (H.R. 485). The Senate will convene today at 12:00 p.m. and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the National Security Supplemental (H.R. 815).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 7217 – Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 250 – 180 (Roll no. 38).

H.RES. 863 – Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors
On agreeing to the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 216 (Roll no. 37).

H.R. 1727 – Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Commission Extension Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 427 – 2 (Roll no. 36).

H.RES. 996 – Providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 863) Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 485) Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 – 209 (Roll no. 35).

H.RES. 996 – Providing for consideration of the resolution (H.Res. 863) Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 485) Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 207 (Roll no. 34).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:40 a.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 485 – Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Rodgers (WA) / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #486 Kurt Campbell, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State; invoked: 90-5.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #486 Kurt Campbell, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State; confirmed: 92-5.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #473 Amy M. Baggio, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon; invoked: 54-43.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #473 Amy M. Baggio, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon; confirmed; 54-44. 

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.544, Tribal Colleges and Universities Week
 
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”

Executive Business
Confirmed by voice vote the following nomination:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #480 – Nicole Shampaine, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Cal. #30H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Supplemental.

At approximately 1:00 pm the cloture petition will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

Wednesday, February 7th at approx. 1:00pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #30H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Supplemental.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Protecting American Health Security: Oversight of Shortcomings in the FDA’s Foreign Drug Inspection Program.”

House Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection
“Securing Operational Technology: A Deep Dive into the Water Sector”

House Ways and Means
“Chronic Drug Shortages in the United States”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3738 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7257 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.Con.Res.90 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Condemning the Biden administration for its ban on the issuance of liquefied natural gas export permits.
Sponsor: Williams, Brandon [Rep.-R-NY-22] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Financial Services

S.3735 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing a proposed rule with respect to conflicts of interest associated with the use of predictive data analytics by broker-dealers and investment advisers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3743 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat transfers of appreciated property to certain tax-exempt organizations the same as transfers of appreciated property to political organizations.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7247 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to require Federal Reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of gender diversity and one individual reflective of racial or ethnic diversity when appointing Federal Reserve bank presidents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beatty, Joyce [Rep.-D-OH-3] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3740 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the residential substance use disorder treatment program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 02/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3741 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from restricting funding for pregnancy centers.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7248 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a process for the qualification of nonclinical testing methods to reduce and replace the use of animals in nonclinical research, improve the predictivity of nonclinical testing methods, and reduce development time for a biological product or other drug, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7251 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain poison control programs.
Sponsor: Chavez-DeRemer, Lori [Rep.-R-OR-5] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7254 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to clarify that fully implanted active middle ear hearing devices are prosthetics and are not subject to the hearing aid coverage exclusion under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Fischbach, Michelle [Rep.-R-MN-7] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7246 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit certain persons from purchasing real estate in the United States.
Sponsor: Alford, Mark [Rep.-R-MO-4] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7256 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a full review of the bilateral relationship between the United States and South Africa.
Sponsor: James, John [Rep.-R-MI-10] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

H.R.7244 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat transfers of appreciated property to certain tax-exempt organizations the same as transfers of appreciated property to political organizations.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-28] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7252 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make the credit fully refundable for certain taxpayers.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 02/06/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.