Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Energy and Commerce Committee. The Senate will convene to consider the nomination of Joshua David Jacobs to be Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 675 – Secure Space Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Pallone / Energy and Commerce Committee)

H.R. 1339 – Precision Agriculture Satellite Connectivity Act (Sponsored by Rep. Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)

H.R. 1343 – Institute for Telecommunication Sciences Codification Act (Sponsored by Rep. Carter (GA) / Energy and Commerce Committee)

H.R. 1353 – Advanced, Local Emergency Response Telecommunications Parity Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Johnson (OH) / Energy and Commerce Committee)

H. Res. 90 – Demanding that the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China immediately release Mark Swidan, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Cloud / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H. Res. 311 – Encouraging the expansion and strengthening of the Abraham Accords to urge other nations to normalize relations with Israel and ensure that existing agreements reap tangible security and economic benefits for the citizens of those countries and all peoples in the region (Sponsored by Rep. Wagner / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #64, Joshua David Jacobs, of Washington, to be Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Jacobs nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #64, Joshua David Jacobs, of Washington, to be Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Motion to proceed to Calendar #32, S.326, legislative vehicle for Veterans package.

Tuesday, April 25th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #64, Joshua David Jacobs, of Washington, to be Under Secretary for Benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.2801 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 to update and expand the coverage of such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castor, Kathy [Rep.-D-FL-14] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.2795 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Enhancing Multi-Class Share Disclosures Act
Sponsor: Meeks, Gregory W. [Rep.-D-NY-5] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2796 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Promoting Opportunities for Non-Traditional Capital Formation Act
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2797 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Equal Opportunity for All Investors Act of 2023
Sponsor: Flood, Mike [Rep.-R-NE-1] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.2798 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
CFPB Transparency and Accountability Reform Act
Sponsor: Barr, Andy [Rep.-R-KY-6] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Accountability, the Judiciary, and Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2799 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Expanding Access to Capital Act of 2023
Sponsor: McHenry, Patrick T. [Rep.-R-NC-10] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care

H.R.2802 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To add suicide prevention resources to school identification cards.
Sponsor: Correa, J. Luis [Rep.-D-CA-46] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.2804 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect to the registration of opioid treatment programs to increase stakeholder input from relevant communities and to ensure such programs are treating patients in need, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.2809 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize an electronic health record modernization program of the Department of Veterans Affairs and increase oversight and accountability of the program to better serve veterans, medical professionals of the Department, and taxpayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Takano, Mark [Rep.-D-CA-39] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation

H.R.2807 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Transportation to develop and submit a report to Congress on recommendations to reduce train noise and vibrations near homes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Norton, Eleanor Holmes [Del.-D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 04/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/24/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.