Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. and will resume consideration of Jacqueline Becerra to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida (PN 1240).

The HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following the prayer and the pledge, Senator Cardin will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address. 
 
The Senate will then resume consideration of Executive Calendar #468 – Jacqueline Becerra, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  At approx. 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Becerra nomination.
 
Monday, February 26, 2024, at approx. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #468 – Jacqueline Becerra, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #468 – Jacqueline Becerra, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
  2. Executive Calendar #470 – David Seymour Leibowitz, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida
  3. Executive Calendar #455 – Hampton Y. Dellinger, of North Carolina, to be Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel, for the term of five years

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7408 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act to make supplemental funds available for management of fish and wildlife species of greatest conservation need as determined by State fish and wildlife agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Westerman, Bruce [Rep.-R-AR-4] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.7409 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to waive the requirement for a Federal drilling permit for certain activities, to exempt certain activities from the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Young [Rep.-R-CA-40] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7422 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to provide cost-recovery authority for the Department of the Interior.
Sponsor: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [Rep.-D-NY-14] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7424 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Energy to jointly conduct a study on the development of facilities for solar energy generation, solar energy storage, and solar energy transmission or distribution on available Federal land adjacent to the National Highway System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.7430 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from transferring certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Zinke, Ryan K. [Rep.-R-MT-1] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.7444 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to provide rural partnership program grants and rural partnership technical assistance grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salinas, Andrea [Rep.-D-OR-6] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

H.R.7403 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To specify when the record is complete on certain acquisition applications related to depository institution holding companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barr, Andy [Rep.-R-KY-6] (Introduced 02/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7412 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To facilitate the use of rural housing vouchers.
Sponsor: Crockett, Jasmine [Rep.-D-TX-30] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7420 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish or modify requirements relating to minority depository institutions, community development financial institutions, and impact banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Meeks, Gregory W. [Rep.-D-NY-5] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business.

H.R.7428 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Earned Wage Access Consumer Protection Act
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7437 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Fostering the Use of Technology to Uphold Regulatory Effectiveness in Supervision Act
Sponsor: Houchin, Erin [Rep.-R-IN-9] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7440 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Financial Services Innovation Act of 2024
Sponsor: McHenry, Patrick T. [Rep.-R-NC-10] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7450 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit payment card networks and covered entities from requiring the use of or assigning merchant category codes that distinguish a firearms retailer from general-merchandise retailer or sporting-goods retailer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stefanik, Elise M. [Rep.-R-NY-21] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7451 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a pilot program to provide financial and non-financial housing assistance to certain homeless individuals, to provide for a study of the effects of the pilot program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tlaib, Rashida [Rep.-D-MI-12] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Health Care

H.R.7406 — 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 02/16/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7432 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to enable State Medicaid programs to provide comprehensive, coordinated care through a health home to individuals with sickle cell disease.
Sponsor: Burgess, Michael C. [Rep.-R-TX-26] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7434 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that only licensed health care professionals furnish disability examinations under a certain Department of Veterans Affairs pilot program for use of contract physicians for disability examinations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Finstad, Brad [Rep.-R-MN-1] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7436 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to prepare a report on Federal efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.
Sponsor: Griffith, H. Morgan [Rep.-R-VA-9] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7442 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study to assess the feasibility and financial effects of expanding coverage under the Medicare program to items and services furnished in the Philippines.
Sponsor: Moylan, James C. [Del.-R-GU-At Large] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.J.Res.115 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Agriculture relating to “Importation of Fresh Beef From Paraguay”.
Sponsor: Jackson, Ronny [Rep.-R-TX-13] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Tax

H.R.7407 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit to certain small employers for the startup costs of dependent care flexible spending plans.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 02/16/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7418 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain compensation to clinical trial participants.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7425 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction for certain newborn expenses.
Sponsor: Schweikert, David [Rep.-R-AZ-1] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7426 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to target funds to families in need.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7435 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a program to populate downloadable tax forms with taxpayer return information.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.7429 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 to permit the construction of certain noise barriers with funds from the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Nikema [Rep.-D-GA-5] (Introduced 02/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7445 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration from authorizing airport space to house undocumented migrants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Self, Keith [Rep.-R-TX-3] (Introduced 02/23/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/23/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.