Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene for a pro forma session

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 #125 LaShonda A. Hunt, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 56-41.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #79 Colleen Joy Shogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Archivist of the United States; invoked: 53-44.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #66 Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues; invoked: 50-44.

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:
Cal.#42, S.Res.119, Greece
S.Res.181 , National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Appreciation Week
S.Res.198 National Water Week
S.Res.199 US Foreign Service Day
S.Res.200 National Small Business Week

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Exec. Cal. #74 – Damien M. Diggs, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas for the term of four years

THE JUDICIARY
Exec. Cal. #153 – Amanda K. Brailsford, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the District of Idaho

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Foreign Service.
The confirmation votes on the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

  1. Executive Calendar #79 Colleen Joy Shogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Archivist of the United States
  2. Executive Calendar #66 Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues

Today

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.1458 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish a program to assist small business concerns with purchasing cybersecurity products and services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Energy/ Environment

S.1449 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the environmental review process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Capito, Shelley Moore [Sen.-R-WV] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.1456 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for certain energy development, permitting reforms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.1442 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Community Development Banking and Financial Institutions Act of 1994 to adjust for inflation the maximum amount of assistance provided by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1453 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reinstate advance refunding bonds.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

S.1441 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a Center for Biomedical Innovation and Development in order to accelerate innovation and development of advanced medical countermeasure products.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1450 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a cap on costs for covered prescription drugs under Medicare parts B and D.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1451 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to band anticompetitive terms in facility and insurance contracts that limit access to higher quality, lower cost care.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1452 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote mental wellness and resilience and prevent and heal mental health, behavioral health, and psychosocial conditions through developmentally and culturally appropriate community programs, and award grants for the purpose of establishing, operating, or expanding community-based mental wellness and resilience programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.1464 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to restrict the flow of illicit drugs into the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.1467 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a refundable tax credit against income tax for the purchase of qualified access technology for the blind.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Sanctions and Trade

S.1457 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize negotiation and conclusion and to provide for congressional consideration of a tax agreement between the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO).
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax

S.1446 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain Nurse Corps payments from gross income.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1454 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow a deduction for charitable contributions for certain purposes relating to college athletics.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1455 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for new markets tax credit investments in the Rural Jobs Zone.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1440 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a program to award grants to entities that provide transportation connectors from critically underserved communities to green spaces, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1443 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require an interagency strategy for creating a unified posture on counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) capabilities and protections at international borders of the United States.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.1459 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations concerning accommodations for powered wheelchairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 05/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.