Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Saturday

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”

Sunday

Roll Call Votes
1.      Lee motion to table the pending motion to commit; not agreed to: 40-53.
2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Murray substitute amendment #1388 to H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024; invoked: 67-27.
 
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 Cal. #30, H.R. 815, the legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024.

All time during adjournment, recess, Morning business, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture on Murray substitute amendment #1388.

At approximately 12:00 noon, Senators should expect a live quorum and come to the floor.

Conversations continue on a path forward to complete the bill.  Additional roll call votes are expected during Monday’s session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.3793 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3795 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the 50 percent limitation on the deduction for meal expenses does not apply to meals provided on certain fishing boats or at certain fish processing facilities.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7310 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide a disclosure notice to homebuyers of properties owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that are located in special flood hazard areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Diaz-Balart, Mario [Rep.-R-FL-26] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.7307 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to expand the number of allied health professionals in underserved communities and rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7312 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for requirements for electronic-prescribing for controlled substances under group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary.

H.R.7317 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other long-term care facilities to improve their preparedness for power outages.
Sponsor: Wilson, Frederica S. [Rep.-D-FL-24] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.7306 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include publication of written news articles as a tax-exempt purpose for organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeSaulnier, Mark [Rep.-D-CA-10] (Introduced 02/09/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/09/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.