Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. to consider legislation to repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund (H.R. 1023). The chamber will also consider the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (H. Res. __) under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will convene today at 11:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Ernest Gonzalez to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas (PN 1427).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 7023 – Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 213 – 205 (Roll no. 101).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 205 – 213 (Roll no. 100).

On agreeing to the Graves (LA) amendment (H.Amdt. 874): An amendment numbered 8 printed in House Report 118-428 to limit the authorization for certain linear infrastructure projects if federal expenses turn out to exceed their predicted cost.
Failed by recorded vote: 99 – 323 (Roll no. 99).

H R 1836  – Ocean Shipping Reform Implementation Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 393 – 24 (Roll no. 98).

H CON RES 86  – Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 222 – 196 (Roll no. 97).

H RES 987  – Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 200 (Roll no. 96).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 11:00 a.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 1023 – To repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund (Sponsored by Rep. Palmer / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H. Res. __ – Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Granger / Appropriations Committee) 

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #117 Jose Javier Rodriguez to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, upon reconsideration, invoked: 50-49.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #117 Jose Javier Rodriguez to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; confirmed; 50-48.
  3. Passage of Cal. #340, S.J.Res.62, Tester-Rounds Importation of Fresh Beef from Paraguay CRA; passed; 70-25.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533 Ernest Gonzalez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

At approx. 12:00 p.m. the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gonzalez nomination.

Conversations continue on a path forward on appropriations.  Additional roll call votes are expected during Friday’s session.

Friday March 22nd at approx. 12:00 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:

Confirmation of Executive Calendar #533 Ernest Gonzalez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
“Oversight Hearing – Quality of Life in the Military.”

House Homeland Security
“Examining the Current Status of Iran’s Axis of Resistance and the Implications for Homeland Security and U.S. Interests.”

Senate Environment and Public Works
“Examining PFAS as Hazardous Substances.”

Senate Judiciary
“The Continued Assault on Reproductive Freedoms in a Post-Dobbs America.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Evaluating Approaches to Diagnostic Test Regulation and the Impact of the FDA’s Proposed Rule.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.7766 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish task forces to facilitate and inform the development of technical standards and guidelines relating to the identification of content created by generative artificial intelligence, to ensure that audio or visual content created or substantially modified by generative artificial intelligence includes a disclosure acknowledging the generative artificial intelligence origin of such content, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Energy/ Environment

S.4013 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Firefighter PFAS Injury Compensation Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7788 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the Firefighter PFAS Injury Compensation Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Soto, Darren [Rep.-D-FL-9] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Budget
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget.

S.4016 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Boulder Canyon Project Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expend amounts in the Colorado River Dam fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4020 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prohibit the export or sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to certain entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fetterman, John [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4022 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act to make improvements to that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4027 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue permits for the construction and modification of national interest high-impact transmission facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4048 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4050 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend the deadline to commence construction of certain hydroelectric projects on the Red River.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R.7775 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the procurement of certain items containing perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and prioritize the procurement of products not containing PFAS.
Sponsor: Lawler, Michael [Rep.-R-NY-17] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.7776 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Boulder Canyon Project Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to expend amounts in the Colorado River Dam fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Susie [Rep.-D-NV-3] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7779 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To promote remediation of abandoned hardrock mines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Maloy, Celeste [Rep.-R-UT-2] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources.

H.R.7786 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Power Act to authorize the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue permits for the construction and modification of national interest high-impact transmission facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Scott H. [Rep.-D-CA-50] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.J.Res.119 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Private Fund Advisers; Documentation of Registered Investment Adviser Compliance Reviews”.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7780 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit certain retirement plans from making investment decisions on the basis of factors other than financial risk and return factors.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory F. [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7781 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a report on the economic and national security risks posed by the use of artificial intelligence in the commission of financial crimes, including fraud and the dissemination of misinformation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.4009 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to offer annual preventative health evaluations to veterans with a spinal cord injury or disorder and increase access to assistive technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.4023 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to further protect patients and improve the accuracy of provider directory information by eliminating ghost networks.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4031 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration to award grants to expand or create health care provider pipeline programs.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4035 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to take certain actions with respect to the health insurance program carried out under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.4041 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to support local educational agencies in addressing the student mental health crisis.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4045 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a study on public health impacts as a consequence of the February 3, 2023, train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.4015 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to temporarily suspend duties on imports of titanium sponge, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4026 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a report on the state of economic integration between the United States and the People’s Republic of China and the risks of that integration to the national security of the United States.
Sponsor: Romney, Mitt [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4034 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to withhold certain United Nations funding until the United Nations Human Rights Council mandates a body to investigate human rights abuses in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax

S.4011 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to end the tax-free treatment of certain corporate reorganizations that involve large corporations.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4014 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that income received by a regulated investment company from precious metals shall be treated as qualifying income.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4017 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 03/21/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.