Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. for a pro forma session with no legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 12:00 p.m. for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 7454 – Airport and Airway Extension Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 19 (Roll no. 59).

H R 7463 – Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 320 – 99 (Roll no. 58).

H R 7102 – Native American Entrepreneurial Opportunity Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 – 16 (Roll no. 57).

Today

The House is in Pro Forma at 10:00 a.m.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #514 Marjorie Rollinson, of Virginia, to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury; confirmed: 56-41.
  2. Passage of 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”, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding (2/3 threshold); not passed: 50-47.
  3. Paul Motion to Discharge S.J.Res.60, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of Turkiye of certain defense articles and services; not agreed to: 13-79.
  4. Paul amendment #1614 (Municipal Securities) (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 37-53.
  5. Marshall motion to commit (Israel/CR/IRS); not agreed to: 14-76.
  6. Lee motion to commit (Year Long CR); not agreed to: 12-77.
  7. Cruz motion to commit (H.R. 2/Year Long CR); not agreed to: 32-58.
  8. Passage of H.R.7463 Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act, 2024 (60 vote threshold); passed: 77-13.

Legislative Business
Passed S.3706 – Victims’ Voices Act
Passed S.3859 – Justice for Murder Victims
Adopted S.Res.570 – Speech and Debate Education Day

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Calendar of Business:
• S. 3853 Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, but no later than Friday, March 8, 2024, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.3853, Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act, that there be up to one hour for debate, equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees; that upon the use or yielding back of time, the bill be considered read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the bill, all without intervening action or debate, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.
 
Executive Business
Confirmed the following nomination by voice vote:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Exec. Cal. #517 – Douglas Craig Schmidt, of Tennessee, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense

Today

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session only with no business conducted at 12:00 p.m.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Armed Services
“Hearings to Examine Traumatic Brain Injury and Blast Exposure Care.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3849 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote United States leadership in technical standards by directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of State to take certain actions to encourage and enable United States participation in developing standards and specifications for artificial intelligence and other critical and emerging technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.3836 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve drought-related disaster assistance programs of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3838 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to authorize assistance for emergency measures in response to pine beetle outbreaks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hyde-Smith, Cindy [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3845 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7498 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Clean Air Act to create a national zero-emission vehicle standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3852 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, to promulgate regulations prohibiting the use of lead ammunition on all land and water under the jurisdiction and control of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3853 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend the period for filing claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and to provide for compensation under such Act for claims relating to Manhattan Project waste, and to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Introduced in the Senate.

S.3855 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to interconnect the Electric Reliability Council of Texas to its neighbors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3856 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require certain forest supervisors of units of the National Forest System to submit to the Chief of the Forest Service a harvesting improvement report, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3858 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish within the Office of Land and Emergency Management of the Environmental Protection Agency the Office of Mountains, Deserts, and Plains, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.7480 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend section 102(a)(20) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to require the exclusion of service-connected disability compensation when determining whether a person is a person of low and moderate income, a person of low income, or a person of moderate income, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: De La Cruz, Monica [Rep.-R-TX-15] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3840 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit exchanges from effecting transactions in securities issued by natural asset companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lummis, Cynthia M. [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 to establish a Financial Agent Mentor-Protégé Program within the Department of the Treasury, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beatty, Joyce [Rep.-D-OH-3] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7486 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize additional funds for the Shelter and Services Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7494 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit exchanges from effecting transactions in securities issued by natural asset companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (27)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7500 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to allow an Indian Tribe to request CFIUS review of certain transactions between the Indian Tribe and foreign persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs.

Health Care

S.3832 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure appropriate access to non-opioid pain management drugs under part D of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Tillis, Thomas [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7503 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide health equity for people with disabilities.
Sponsor: Payne, Donald M. [Rep.-D-NJ-10] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3841 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit a report on the impact of a proposed rule submitted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on access of veterans to long-term care facilities.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.3847 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to carry out a Social Determinants of Health Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barragán, Nanette Diaz [Rep.-D-CA-44] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7482 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the WISEWOMAN program.
Sponsor: Beatty, Joyce [Rep.-D-OH-3] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3850 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for research and improvement of cardiovascular health among the South Asian population of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7489 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase the recruitment and retention of school-based mental health services providers by low-income local educational agencies.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-28] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7476 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To counter the malign influence and theft perpetuated by the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party.
Sponsor: Hern, Kevin [Rep.-R-OK-1] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Ways and Means; Rules; Judiciary; Oversight and Accountability; Energy and Commerce; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Agriculture; Science, Space, and Technology; Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce; Armed Services; Transportation and Infrastructure; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, Rules, the Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, Energy and Commerce, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Agriculture, Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, Armed Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Veterans’ Affairs.

Transportation

S.3846 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a task force on waterway freight diversification and economic development in the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela River corridors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/29/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7491 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a task force on waterway freight diversification and economic development in the Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela River corridors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Deluzio, Christopher R. [Rep.-D-PA-17] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7496 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to improve responses to emergencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7504 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Perez, Marie Gluesenkamp [Rep.-D-WA-3] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Ukraine

H.R.7493 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security to provide assistance to Israel, Ukraine, and the Indo-Pacific region, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 02/29/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 02/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget.