Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H. RES. 863 – Impeaching Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security, for high crimes and misdemeanors
On agreeing to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 43).

On motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 42).

H.R. 5856 – Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 41).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:15 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 5375 – Strengthening the Quad Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Meeks / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H. Res. 966 – Condemning rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas in its war against Israel (Sponsored by Rep. Frankel / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 3202 – Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wilson (SC) / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.560 – American Heart Month
S.Res.561 – Elizabeth Peratrovich Day
S.Res.562 – George F. McGinnis
S.Res.563 – 50th Anniversary Hulman Center
S.Res.564 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Anniversary
 
Agreed to S.Con.Res.29 – Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 815
 
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 Budget
“The Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Legislative Proposals to Support Patients and Caregivers.”

House Foreign Affairs
“AUKUS Implementation and Challenges to International Security and Arms Control in the 21st Century.”

House Financial Services
“Oversight of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
“Powered Up: State Utility Regulators on Challenges to Reliable, Affordable Electricity.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.7325 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To address the housing crisis through bold investments to increase and preserve the national affordable housing supply, paths to homeownership, and perpetual affordability through shared equity housing and community land trust models, investigating landlord price fixing, and providing relief for rural renters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Balint, Becca [Rep.-D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 02/13/2024) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7328 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an Office of Housing Innovation in the Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist in exploring and developing new approaches for increasing and diversifying the supply of housing and for meeting the challenges of housing shortages, housing affordability, and traffic congestion, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeSaulnier, Mark [Rep.-D-CA-10] (Introduced 02/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7338 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an Office of the Community Development Advocate for the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, to establish a process for decertification of community development financial institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 02/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.7327 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure adequate consideration of payment rates for multimission hospitals under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeGette, Diana [Rep.-D-CO-1] (Introduced 02/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.