Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene to consider judicial nominations.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #22, Anthony Devos Johnstone, of Montana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; confirmed: 49-45.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.187, 118th Congress photo

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. S.1395, to temporarily suspend the debt limit through December 31, 2024.
  2. H.R.2811 Limit, Save, Grow Act

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #121, Michael Farbiarz, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Farbiarz nomination and on Executive Calendar #122, Robert Kirsch, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Following the Kirsch cloture vote, the Senate will recess subject to the Call of the Chair to allow for the weekly caucus meetings and the 118th Congress photo. Senators should take their seats on the Floor following caucus lunch.

When the Senate reconvenes following the photo, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Farbiarz nomination.

At approximately 5:00pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Kirsch nomination and on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #123, Orelia Eleta Merchant, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #121 Michael Farbiarz, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  2. Executive Calendar #122 Robert Kirsch, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  3. Executive Calendar #123 Orelia Eleta Merchant, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  4. Executive Calendar #127 Wesley L. Hsu, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  5. Executive Calendar #125 LaShonda A. Hunt, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  6. Executive Calendar #79 Colleen Joy Shogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Archivist of the United States
  7. Executive Calendar #66 Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues

Tuesday, May 2nd at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #121, Michael Farbiarz, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #122, Robert Kirsch, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey

Tuesday, May 2nd upon conclusion of the photo, circa 2:30/45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #121, Michael Farbiarz, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey

Tuesday, May 2nd at approx. 5:00pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #122, Robert Kirsch, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #123, Orelia Eleta Merchant, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Markup
S. 1067, S. 1114, S. 1214, and S. _ “Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reform Act”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Community Resilience

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.1393 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require disclosure of payments for settlements of disputes regarding sexual abuse and certain types of harassment and discrimination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 05/01/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1395 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to temporarily suspend the debt limit through December 31, 2024.
Sponsor: Schumer, Charles E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 05/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: Senate – 05/01/2023 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Sanctions and Trade

S.1390 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to repeal the sunset provision of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 05/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Transportation

S.1388 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into contracts to demonstrate or validate technology related to the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hoeven, John [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 05/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.