Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will consider Dennis B. Hankins to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti (PN 675). The chamber is also expected to resume consideration of Nicole Berner to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit (PN 1241).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 7521 – Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 352 – 65, 1 Present (Roll no. 86).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #318, Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti.
 
At approximately 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hankins nomination.
 
Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #461 Nicole G. Berner, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
 
At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Berner nomination.

Thursday, March 14th at approximately 12:00 noon – roll call vote:
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #318, Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti

Thursday, March 14th at approximately 1:45pm – roll call vote:
1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #461 Nicole G. Berner, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance
“The President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Health and Human Services Budget”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7645 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from prescribing or enforcing energy conservation standards for clothes dryers that are not cost-effective or technologically feasible, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ezell, Mike [Rep.-R-MS-4] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7650 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To facilitate efficient State implementation of national ambient air quality standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7651 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for methane emission detection and mitigation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casten, Sean [Rep.-D-IL-6] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.7655 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to improve the safety of pipeline transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duncan, Jeff [Rep.-R-SC-3] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7662 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require reports on critical mineral and rare earth element resources around the world and a strategy for the development of advanced mining, refining, separation, and processing technologies.
Sponsor: Houlahan, Chrissy [Rep.-D-PA-6] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7666 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to develop a strategy to increase opportunities to utilize livestock grazing as a means of wildfire risk reduction.
Sponsor: LaMalfa, Doug [Rep.-R-CA-1] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7670 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit the captivity of mink, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.7673 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from prescribing or enforcing energy conservation standards for clothes washers that are not cost-effective or technologically feasible, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7675 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To extend the authorization of appropriations for PFAS research and development by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Pappas, Chris [Rep.-D-NH-1] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

Health Care

H.R.7647 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide guidance to State Medicaid agencies, public housing agencies, Continuums of Care, and housing finance agencies on connecting Medicaid beneficiaries with housing-related services and supports under Medicaid and other housing resources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barragán, Nanette Diaz [Rep.-D-CA-44] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7652 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase oversight and transparency with respect to Medicare billing codes.
Sponsor: Ciscomani, Juan [Rep.-R-AZ-6] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7657 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to revise a certain directive of the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Finstad, Brad [Rep.-R-MN-1] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7665 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.
Sponsor: Kilmer, Derek [Rep.-D-WA-6] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7669 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To make States ineligible for funding through the State Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant program if the States prohibit a licensed physician from performing in vitro fertilization for an individual experiencing medical hardship in conceiving a child, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luna, Anna Paulina [Rep.-R-FL-13] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7677 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Self, Keith [Rep.-R-TX-3] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce.

H.R.7681 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exemption for telehealth services from certain high deductible health plan rules, to establish a safe harbor for high deductible health plans with no deductible for certain primary care services, and to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on the effects of such safe harbor.
Sponsor: Wenstrup, Brad R. [Rep.-R-OH-2] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7682 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase under the Medicaid program the minimum monthly personal needs allowance for institutionalized individuals and couples, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wexton, Jennifer [Rep.-D-VA-10] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7646 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons that knowingly engage in political warfare on behalf of a foreign government or political party and to require a determination regarding the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party.
Sponsor: Banks, Jim [Rep.-R-IN-3] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7678 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to better address certain transactions by foreign entities of concern, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Slotkin, Elissa [Rep.-D-MI-7] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Energy and Commerce, and Intelligence (Permanent Select).

Transportation

H.R.7654 — 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: Davis, Donald G. [Rep.-D-NC-1] (Introduced 03/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.