Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Friday

H.R. 1023 – To repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 209 – 204 (Roll no. 104).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 – 211 (Roll no. 103).

H. RES. 1102 – Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2882, with an amendment
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 286 – 134 (Roll no. 102).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Friday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #533 Ernest Gonzalez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas; confirmed: 88-7.
2.  Motion to proceed to the House message accompanying, H.R.2882, legislative vehicle for Appropriations; agreed to: 78-18.
3.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #532 Leon Schydlower, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas; confirmed: 90-8.
4.  Lee motion to concur with amendment #1722; not agreed to: 45-51.
5.  Paul motion to refer; not agreed to: 34-63.
6.  Motion to table the motion to concur with Cruz amendment #1804; agreed to: 51-47.
7.  Motion to table the motion to concur with Tuberville amendment #1781; not agreed to: 51-47.
8.  Schmitt motion to concur with Schmitt amendment #1795; not agreed to: 47-51.
9.  Motion to table the motion to concur with Johnson #1706; agreed to: 51-47.
10.  Budd motion to table Schumer #1794; not agreed to: 47-51.
11.  Hagerty motion to table Schumer #1793; not agreed to: 47-51.
12.  Budd motion to table the motion to refer with Schumer #1792; not agreed to: 47-51.
13.  Motion to concur re: House Message accompanying H.R.2882 Appropriations; agreed to: 74-24.
 
Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Cal. #334, S.1258 – Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act
Cal. #347, S.3613 – Improving Federal Building Security Act w/Peters sub amdt

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.333, Year of Democracy
S.Res.532, Medicolegal Death Investigation Professionals Week
S.Res.625, Poison Prevention Awareness Week
 
Agreed to H.Con.Res.100, title correction to H.R.2882, Appropriations
 
Began the Rule 14 process to place the following joint resolutions on the Calendar of Business:
1. S.J.Res.67, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security (ELL24116 L38) (Lee)
2. S.J.Res.68, providing for the issuance of a summons, providing for the appointment of a committee to receive and to report evidence, and establishing related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas (Lee)
3. S.J.Res.69, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security (ELL24114 130) (Lee)
 
By voice vote the motion to concur with Lankford #1713 was not agreed to.
By voice vote the motion to concur with Lankford #1718 was not agreed to.
By voice vote the Blackburn motion to refer was not agreed to.
 
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader but no later than Friday, April 19, 2024, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.4072 (Tailpipe emissions). There will be up to 2 hours for debate, equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.4054 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require entities to meet minimum cybersecurity standards to be eligible for Medicare accelerated and advance payment programs if the reason for the need for such payments is due to a cybersecurity incident.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4066 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve Federal technology procurement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/ Environment

S.4056 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reduce enteric methane emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4070 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to modify the definition of “small refinery” for purposes of the Renewable Fuel Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7795 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit the taking for a trophy of any endangered or threatened species of fish or wildlife in the United States and the importation of endangered and threatened species trophies into the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Jackson Lee, Sheila [Rep.-D-TX-18] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7797 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot program on ocean fertilization and restoration research and development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.7798 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Plant Protection Act to establish a fund for spotted wing drosophila research and mitigation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Chavez-DeRemer, Lori [Rep.-R-OR-5] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.4072 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the use of funds to implement, administer, or enforce certain rules of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Crapo, Mike [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 03/23/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2024 Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 350.

Financial Services

H.J.Res.120 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Financial Stability Oversight Council related to “Guidance on Nonbank Financial Company Determinations”.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.4060 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve maternal health policies in correctional facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4063 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4065 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit discrimination in health care and require the provision of equitable health care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7792 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to establish a separate, unique North American Industry Classification System code for health care facility janitorial services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sessions, Pete [Rep.-R-TX-17] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business.

H.R.7808 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Public Health Service Act to provide for prevention and early intervention services under the Block Grants for Community Mental Health Services program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7809 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a State public option through Medicaid to provide Americans with the choice of a high-quality, low-cost health insurance plan.
Sponsor: Schrier, Kim [Rep.-D-WA-8] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7812 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program to support the establishment of a national, toll-free telephone helpline to provide information and assistance to parents, caregivers, and youth to prevent child abuse and strengthen families.
Sponsor: Torres, Norma J. [Rep.-D-CA-35] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.7815 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants to expand and improve maternal health care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.4062 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a pilot program to assess the use of technology to speed up and enhance the cargo inspection process at land ports of entry along the border.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.7807 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To create intergovernmental coordination between State, local, Tribal, and territorial jurisdictions, and the Federal Government to combat United States reliance on the People’s Republic of China and other covered countries for critical minerals and rare earth metals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Obernolte, Jay [Rep.-R-CA-23] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.4073 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the use of funds to waive certain sanctions with respect to Iran.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/23/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/23/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Tax

S.4057 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to postpone tax deadlines and reimburse paid late fees for United States nationals who are unlawfully or wrongfully detained or held hostage abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4068 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a business tax credit for the purchase of zero-emission electric lawn, garden, and landscape equipment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/22/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7791 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to postpone tax deadlines and reimburse paid late fees for United States nationals who are unlawfully or wrongfully detained or held hostage abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7813 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require an individual to provide a social security number to claim the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Van Drew, Jefferson [Rep.-R-NJ-2] (Introduced 03/22/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/22/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.