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 R 3202 – Assad Regime Anti-Normalization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 – 32 (Roll no. 49).

H RES 994 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7160) SALT Marriage Penalty Elimination Act, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 987) denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Failed by recorded vote: 195 – 225 (Roll no. 48).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 209 (Roll no. 47).

H RES 1009 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7176) Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 – 208 (Roll no. 46).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 212 – 206 (Roll no. 45).

H RES 966 – Condemning rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas in its war against Israel
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 418 – 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 44).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 7176 
– Unlocking our Domestic LNG Potential Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Pfluger / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
Postponed Suspensions:
H.R. 2766 – Uyghur Policy Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kim (CA) / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 533 – Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. McGovern / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 5375 – Strengthening the Quad Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Meeks / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Technology Modernization
“Electronic Health Record Modernization Deep Dive: Can the Oracle Pharmacy Software Be Made Safe and Effective.”

House Armed Services
“Outpacing China: Expediting the Fielding of Innovation.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“Securing Communications Networks from Foreign Adversaries.”

House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
“Lender of Last Resort: Issues with the Fed Discount Window and Emergency Lending.”

House Ways and Means
“Hearing with Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Daniel Werfel.”

House Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
“Protecting American Savers and Retirees from DOL’s Regulatory Overreach.”

Center for Strategic and International Studies
“Report Launch: China’s Role in Democratic Backsliding in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7348 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To interconnect the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to its neighbors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casar, Greg [Rep.-D-TX-35] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.7352 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit States from prohibiting or otherwise deterring the usage of any merchant category code established by the International Organization for Standardization, including codes that identify firearm merchants and ammunition merchants.
Sponsor: Frost, Maxwell [Rep.-D-FL-10] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7354 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an Interagency Task Force to examine the conditions and experiences of Black women and girls in education, economic development, healthcare, labor and employment, housing, justice and civil rights, to promote community-based methods for mitigating and addressing harm and ensuring accountability, and to study societal effects on Black women and girls, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Robin L. [Rep.-D-IL-2] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Financial Services.

H.R.7359 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide a framework for the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and the Department of Education to coordinate in providing assistance to and serving borrowers seeking to resolve complaints related to their private education or Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Ways and Means.

Health Care

H.R.7346 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the continued implementation of the Climate and Health program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7357 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To allow certain funds provided in response to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 to be made available for school security measures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Tax

H.R.7360 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make fully refundable the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, to increase the maximum amount excludable from gross income for employer-provided dependent care assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.7349 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To criminalize the intentional obstruction of roadways on the Interstate System.
Sponsor: Collins, Mike [Rep.-R-GA-10] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Ukraine

H.R.7353 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide temporary war risk insurance for certain commercial vessels operating importing goods to, or exporting goods from, Ukraine.
Sponsor: Keating, William R. [Rep.-D-MA-9] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7356 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require Members of Congress who advocate for providing military support for Ukraine to enlist in the armed forces and to serve on active duty in support of a contingency operation.
Sponsor: Luna, Anna Paulina [Rep.-R-FL-13] (Introduced 02/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – House Administration; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 02/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services.