Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. to consider H.Con.Res. 86 – Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy, H.Res. 987 – Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden Administration, and for other purposes, and the Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act (H.R. 7023). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Jose Javier Rodriguez to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (PN 157).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 6009 – Restoring American Energy Dominance Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 200 (Roll no. 95).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 211 (Roll no. 94).

H R 1121 – Protecting American Energy Production Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 229 – 188 (Roll no. 93).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 – 213 (Roll no. 92).

H R 7520 – Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 0 (Roll no. 91).

H RES 1085 – Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 1023, H.R. 1121, H.R. 6009, and H.R. 7023; providing for consideration of the concurrent resolution H. Con. Res. 86; and providing for consideration of the resolution H. Res. 987
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 200 (Roll no. 90).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 207 – 192 (Roll no. 89).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:45 p.m. Last votes expected 4:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H. Con. Res. 86 – Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy (Sponsored by Rep. Zinke / Ways and Means Committee)
 
H. Res. 987 
– Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Newhouse / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 7023 – Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rouzer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 1836 – Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Johnson (SD) / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #465 Edward Sunyol Kiel, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; invoked: 50-48.
2.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #465 Edward Sunyol Kiel, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey; confirmed: 50-49.
3.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Eumi K. Lee, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; invoked: 50-49.
4.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #463 Eumi K. Lee, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; confirmed: 50-49.
 
Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Cal.#253, S.1332, Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act
Cal.#348, S.3648, HELP Response and Recovery Act
 

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.567, Health Workforce Well-Being Day of Awareness
S.Res.583, NLC 100th Anniversary
S.Res.600, National debt
S.Res.601, Honoring Sergeant Rose Ida Lubin
S.Res.602, Osceola Turkey Day
S.Res.603, Native Plant Month
S.Res.604, Women in Agriculture Day
S.Res.605, NICDR 75th Anniversary

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
H.R.7024, Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act
 
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

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #117 Jose Javier Rodriguez, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
 
At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Rodriguez nomination, upon reconsideration.
 
If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will resume Legislative session and proceed to the consideration of Calendar #340, S.J.Res.62, CRA re: Importation of Beef from Paraguay, and immediately vote on passage of the joint resolution.
 
Upon disposition of the joint resolution, the Senate will resume Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #532 Leon Schydlower, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.
 
Additional roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.
 
Thursday, March 21st at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:
1.  Motion to invoke cloture on on Executive Calendar #117 Jose Javier Rodriguez, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, upon reconsideration
 
Thursday, March 21st at approx. 2:00pm – 2 roll call votes expected:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #117 Jose Javier Rodriguez, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor
2.  Passage of Calendar #340, S.J.Res.62, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relating to “Importation of Fresh Beef From Paraguay”

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services
“Importing Global Governance: Examining the Dangers of Ceding Authority Over American Financial Regulation.”

House Foreign Affairs
“Countering China on the World Stage: Empowering American Business and Denying Chinese Military Our Technology.”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
“Spectrum and National Security.”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
“Hearing to Consider Nominations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.”

Senate Foreign Relations
“Implementation of the U.S. Anti-Corruption Strategy.”

House Oversight and Accountability
Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic
“Assessing America’s Vaccine Safety Systems, Part 2.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3985 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 to add certain land to the Sarvis Creek Wilderness, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/20/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.7754 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Colorado Wilderness Act of 1993 to add certain land to the Sarvis Creek Wilderness, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7738 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the Toxic Exposure Fund of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bost, Mike [Rep.-R-IL-12] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs; Rules; Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and the Budget.

H.R.7743 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish the “Department of Energy Experienced Worker Program”.
Sponsor: DeGette, Diana [Rep.-D-CO-1] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3988 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules for grantor trusts.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/20/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3992 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Small Business Administration from directly making loans under the 7(a) loan program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 03/20/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

H.R.7757 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require disclosures with respect to certain financial risks relating to the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7758 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit index funds from investing in Chinese companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7759 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the purchase of certain securities from covered entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3983 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize a grant program to increase capacity for providing abortion services and other sexual and reproductive health care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hirono, Mazie K. [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/20/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7742 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a 2-year demonstration program for hospitals to provide outpatient observation services to Medicare beneficiaries at home.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3989 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit defense contracting with companies that employ lobbyists who represent Chinese military companies or human rights abusers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 03/20/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.7741 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the President to oppose any waiver of obligations of members of the World Trade Organization under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights unless a statute is enacted expressly authorizing such a waiver.
Sponsor: Burchett, Tim [Rep.-R-TN-2] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

S.4005 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an investment credit for certain domestic infant formula manufacturing projects and to allow a domestic production credit for certain infant formula.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/20/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7744 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow an investment credit for certain domestic infant formula manufacturing projects and to allow a domestic production credit for certain infant formula.
Sponsor: DeLauro, Rosa L. [Rep.-D-CT-3] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7749 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on the net value of assets of a taxpayer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Jayapal, Pramila [Rep.-D-WA-7] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (33)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7760 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain gains and dividends derived from counties of concern as ordinary income.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7762 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a new tax credit and grant program to stimulate investment and healthy nutrition options in food deserts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sykes, Emilia Strong [Rep.-D-OH-13] (Introduced 03/20/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/20/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.