Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. to consider the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act (H.R. 7521). The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H. RES. 1065 – Denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 193 (Roll no. 85).

H.R. 6276 – USE IT Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 217 – 203 (Roll no. 84).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 – 213 (Roll no. 83).

H. RES. 1071 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6276) USE IT Act, and providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 1065) denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 209 – 206 (Roll no. 82).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 205 (Roll no. 81).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m.
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 7521 – Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gallagher / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #543 Jasmine Hyejung Yoon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia; confirmed: 55-41.
2.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #541 Sunil R. Harjani, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; invoked: 52-44.
3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #541 Sunil R. Harjani, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 53-46.
4.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #540 Melissa R. DuBose, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island; invoked: 51-48.
5.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #540 Melissa R. DuBose, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island; confirmed: 51-48.
6.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #481 Sean Patrick Maloney, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; confirmed: 63-31.
 
Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
H.R.2882  – Udall Trust Fund reauthorization w/Kelly sub amdt
Cal.#104, S.1189 – Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act w/Capito amdt
Cal.#105, S.1194 – Recycling and Composting Accountability Act w/Carper amdt
S.50 – Pensacola and Perdido Bays w/Rubio sub amdt
 
Adopted S.Res.587, CACFP Week
 
Executive Business
At times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:
1.  Executive Calendar #532 Leon Schydlower, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
2.  Executive Calendar #533 Ernest Gonzalez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Oversight and Accountability
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation
“Addressing Real Harm Done by Deepfakes”

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety

“Youth Apprenticeships, Focusing on Building Partnerships and Strengthening Career Pathways”

House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation
“Too Critical to Fail: Getting Software Right in the Age of Rapid Innovation.”

House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion
“Bureaucratic Overreach or Consumer Protection? Examining the CFPB’s Latest Action to Restrict Competition in Payments.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.7630 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a plan to improve the cybersecurity and telecommunications of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Mike [Rep.-R-CA-27] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Energy/ Environment

S.3918 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish a shared savings incentive to return a portion of the savings attributable to an investment in grid-enhancing technology to the developer of that grid-enhancing technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7624 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to establish a shared savings incentive to return a portion of the savings attributable to an investment in grid-enhancing technology to the developer of that grid-enhancing technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3929 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from taking certain proposed actions relating to a land management plan direction for old-growth forest conditions across the National Forest System.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.7626 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from prescribing or enforcing energy conservation standards for room air conditioners that are not cost-effective or technologically feasible, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Crenshaw, Dan [Rep.-R-TX-2] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7634 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate certain limitations with respect to pre-production plastic pellet pollution, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (42)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.7636 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support international governance of seafloor resource exploration and responsible polymetallic nodule collection by allied partners, strengthen domestic processing and refining capabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Foreign Affairs.

H.R.7637 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from prescribing or enforcing energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers that are not cost-effective or technologically feasible, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3910 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide technical assistance and grants for faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and local governments to increase the supply of affordable rental housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3914 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to increase the supply of, and lower rents for, affordable housing and to assess calculations of area median income for purposes of Federal low-income housing assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3924 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish limitations on advanced payments for bus rolling stock, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3925 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the low-income housing credit for projects designated to serve households with people with disabilities.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3928 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to increase the supply of affordable homes and expand housing options.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3930 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide downpayment assistance to first-generation homebuyers to address multigenerational inequities in access to homeownership and to narrow and ultimately close the racial homeownership gap in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warnock, Raphael G. [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3931 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to preserve and protect multifamily housing properties assisted by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7625 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue an annual report to Congress projecting and accounting for the economic costs directly and indirectly caused by the impacts of climate change, to require the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to establish a Federal Advisory Panel on the Economics of Climate Change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cleaver, Emanuel [Rep.-D-MO-5] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.

S.3922 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Securities and Exchange Commission to issue an annual report to Congress projecting and accounting for the economic costs directly and indirectly caused by the impacts of climate change, to require the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board to establish a Federal Advisory Panel on the Economics of Climate Change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Health Care

S.3921 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a higher Federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for behavioral health services (including those related to mental health and substance use), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3932 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Labor, and the Secretary of the Treasury from finalizing a rule proposing restrictions on short-term limited duration insurance, and to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to define such insurance.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7623 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.7635 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title III of the Social Security Act to ensure the accessibility of drugs furnished under the 340B drug discount program.
Sponsor: Matsui, Doris O. [Rep.-D-CA-7] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7641 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the inclusion of mandatory predispute arbitration clauses and clauses limiting class action lawsuits in health insurance contracts.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3913 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury to use a portion of the amounts seized through the enforcement of sanctions to recover the costs of such enforcement.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3917 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to reimpose duties on steel imported into the United States from Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7638 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Commerce to reimpose duties on steel imported into the United States from Mexico, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mrvan, Frank J. [Rep.-D-IN-1] (Introduced 03/12/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.