Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene today at 12:00 p.m. and is expected to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the National Security Act, 2024 (H.R. 815).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 485 – Protecting Health Care for All Patients Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 211 – 208 (Roll no. 40).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 207 – 210 (Roll no. 39).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to to Cal. #30, H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Supplemental (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 49-50.
2.      Motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to Cal. #30H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Supplemental (Majority vote); agreed to: 58-41.
 
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

When the Senate reconvenes, the pending question will be the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to Cal. #30H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024, upon reconsideration.

Additional votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

Thursday, February 8th, at approx. 12:00 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:
1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #30H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024, upon reconsideration

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“The Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report to Congress.”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
“Hearing to Examine the Administration’s Pause on LNG Export Approvals and the Department of Energy’s Process for Assessing LNG Export Applications.”

Senate Finance
“Artificial Intelligence and Health Care: Promise and Pitfalls.”

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
“Why Does the United States Pay, by Far, the Highest Prices in the World for Prescription Drugs?”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3758 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address security vulnerabilities with respect to unmanned aircraft systems used by civilian Federal agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.3753 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to provide financial assistance to States to implement expanded energy savings performance contracting programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3754 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative to carry out projects for the protection and restoration of the Mississippi River Corridor, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7289 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the Mississippi River Restoration and Resilience Initiative to carry out projects for the protection and restoration of the Mississippi River Corridor, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McCollum, Betty [Rep.-D-MN-4] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources

S.3760 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out emergency watershed protection measures on National Forest System land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.7294 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out emergency watershed protection measures on National Forest System land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.3761 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to reauthorize the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network and establish a national agricultural crisis hotline, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.7270 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit fetal remains in publicly owned water systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Banks, Jim [Rep.-R-IN-3] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7284 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Grothman, Glenn [Rep.-R-WI-6] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

H.R.7297 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prevent consumer reporting agencies from furnishing consumer reports under certain circumstances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rose, John W. [Rep.-R-TN-6] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7280 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to testify before the Congress annually, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: De La Cruz, Monica [Rep.-R-TX-15] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.7299 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize to be appropriated to the to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Affairs, $1,500,000,000 to carry out the HOME Investment Partnership Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3745 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend reemployment services and eligibility assessments to all claimants for unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3747 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to allow individuals with disabilities to campaign for elected office without losing access to federally supported benefits.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7302 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to require public housing agencies to disclose contracts entered into, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3744 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to lower barriers to increase patient access to health care.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3756 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a new pilot program that would test coverage of outpatient observation services furnished outside a hospital under the Acute Hospital Care at Home initiative.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3757 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the congenital heart disease research, surveillance, and awareness program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3765 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3766 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for outreach and education to Medicare benefeciaries to simplify access to information for family caregivers through 1-800-MEDICARE, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tillis, Thomas [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7274 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for outreach and education to Medicare beneficiaries to simplify access to information for family caregivers through 1-800-MEDICARE, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carey, Mike [Rep.-R-OH-15] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.7265 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish or expand programs to implement evidence-aligned practices in health care settings for the purpose of reducing the suicide rates of covered individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.7266 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to support schools of nursing in increasing the number of nursing students and faculty and in program enhancement and infrastructure modernization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7267 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a temporary higher Federal medical assistance percentage for Federal expenditures under the Medicaid program that are associated with the cost of compliance with certain Federal regulations with respect to services furnished in certain intermediate care facilities or home and community-based services furnished to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7268 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a program of research, training, and investigation related to Down syndrome, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [Rep.-R-WA-5] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7282 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with an option to provide medical assistance to individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 for inpatient services to treat substance use disorders at certain facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7292 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to lower barriers to increase patient access to health care.
Sponsor: Moore, Blake D. [Rep.-R-UT-1] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7300 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for the family-to-family health information centers.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7301 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 to clarify the meaning of psychiatric rehabilitation services under demonstration programs to improve community mental health services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.7276 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communications services.
Sponsor: Connolly, Gerald E. [Rep.-D-VA-11] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7278 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low-income housing tax credit.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7293 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide rules for automatic contribution retirement plans and arrangements.
Sponsor: Neal, Richard E. [Rep.-D-MA-1] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7304 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to establish that benefits paid to a parent caring for the child of an individual who died while performing active duty as a member of the Armed Services are not subject to deductions under the retirement earnings test.
Sponsor: Waltz, Michael [Rep.-R-FL-6] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.J.Res.61 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure”.
Sponsor: Cramer, Kevin [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (47)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.J.Res.114 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitting by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure”.
Sponsor: Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [Rep.-R-AR-1] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (63)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.3751 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand and modify the grant program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide innovative transportation options to veterans in highly rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ossoff, Jon [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7273 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To rescind certain unobligated balances relating to charging and fueling grants and national electric vehicle grants.
Sponsor: Burlison, Eric [Rep.-R-MO-7] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.7286 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huffman, Jared [Rep.-D-CA-2] (Introduced 02/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.