Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to begin consideration of the Secure Border Act of 2023 (H.R. 2). The Senate will convene to consider nominations.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 1715 – Advanced Weather Model Computing Development Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 356 – 50 (Roll no. 204).

H.R. 676 – Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 351 – 58 (Roll no. 203).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 2 – Secure the Border Act of 2023 (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Diaz-Balart / Judiciary Committee / Homeland Security Committee / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #71 L. Felice Gorordo, of Florida, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; invoked: 53-42.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.346, NOTAM, w/Cantwell sub amdt
Adopted Cal.#43, S.Res.157, Good Friday Agreement anniversary
Adopted S.Res.204, OU gymnastics

Today

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

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #71 L. Felice Gorordo, of Florida, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gorordo nomination and on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #55 Glenna Laureen Wright-Gallo, of Nevada, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:30pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wright-Gallo nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, there will be up to 10 minutes of debate equally divided (this time may be yielded back) prior to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #79 Colleen Joy Shogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Archivist of the United States.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #66 Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #4 Bradley N. Garcia, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. This cloture vote is expected to occur on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 10th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #71 L. Felice Gorordo, of Florida, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #55 Glenna Laureen Wright-Gallo, of Nevada, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.

Wednesday, May 10th at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #55 Glenna Laureen Wright-Gallo, of Nevada, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
    10 minutes of debate (may be yielded back)
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #79 Colleen Joy Shogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Archivist of the United States.

Wednesday, May 10th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #66 Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Committee on Agriculture
Subcommittee: Digital Assets; Financial Technology and Inclusion
The Future of Digital Assets: Measuring the Regulatory Gaps in the Digital Asset Markets

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation
S. 229 Securing Semiconductor Supply Chain Act of 2023; S. 576 Railway Safety Act of 2023

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Closing the Digital Divide: Overseeing Federal Funds for Broadband Deployment

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“The Need to Make Insulin Affordable for All Americans.”

House Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Health
Examining Policies that Inhibit Innovation and Patient Access

House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
Federal Responses to Recent Bank Failures

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation
“Risky Business: Costly Inaction on Federal Legacy IT”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.3166 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security to submit a report on the impact of the SolarWinds cyber incident on information systems owned and operated by Federal departments and agencies and other critical infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Homeland Security; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Energy/ Environment

H.R.3137 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to submit a report on radioactive isotope dependency and how advanced nuclear reactors can reduce such dependency.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3167 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify certain allotments under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waltz, Michael [Rep.-R-FL-6] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

S.1481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to postpone the date of payment or satisfaction upon redemption of certain securities in the case of the financial exploitation of specified adults, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1501 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Bank Service Company Act to provide improvements with respect to State banking agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cramer, Kevin [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.3161 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 to require the Director of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund to testify on an annual basis before the Financial Services Committee of the House of Representatives and the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee of the Senate.
Sponsor: Rose, John W. [Rep.-R-TN-6] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.1475 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to prohibit certain acts related to fentanyl, analogues of fentanyl, and counterfeit substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

S.1476 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the transparency of pharmaceutical research costs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1489 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the National Task Force on the Response of the United States to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1491 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1493 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to secure the suicide prevention lifeline from cybersecurity incidents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1497 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish insulin assistance programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1507 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide grants to State, local, territorial, and Tribal law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices and train personnel to use chemical screening devices in order to enhance law enforcement efficiency and protect law enforcement officers.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.3148 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide grants to State, local, territorial, and Tribal law enforcement agencies to purchase chemical screening devices and train personnel to use chemical screening devices in order to enhance law enforcement efficiency and protect law enforcement officers.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.3129 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure health care fairness and affordability for all Americans through universal access to equitable health insurance tax credits, reformed health savings accounts, and strengthened consumer protections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sessions, Pete [Rep.-R-TX-17] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3131 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the use of funds to seek membership in the World Health Organization or to provide assessed or voluntary contributions to the World Health Organization.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.3133 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage for acupuncturist services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-28] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3134 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish insulin assistance programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Craig, Angie [Rep.-D-MN-2] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3164 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act to direct the Center for Mental Health Services to develop and disseminate a strategy to address the effects of new technologies on children’s mental health.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.1483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the purchase of certain telecommunications or aerospace goods or service from entities affiliated with the People’s Republic of China or the Russian Federation and to require reporting relating to investment by foreign persons in the aerospace industry in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.3136 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require notification and review of United States investment in foreign countries that may threaten the national security of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeLauro, Rosa L. [Rep.-D-CT-3] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3152 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions with respect to countries, individuals, and entities that engage in any effort to acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer, or deploy Iranian missiles and related goods and technology, including materials and equipment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McCaul, Michael T. [Rep.-R-TX-10] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Tax

H.R.3157 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of the Treasury to issue obligations to make Medicare and Social Security payments, veterans disability benefits, and military benefits, despite the debt limit being reached.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.3128 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to establish a pilot program to provide veterans with pilot training services.
Sponsor: Schrier, Kim [Rep.-D-WA-8] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3135 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the Land Port of Entry Modernization Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry [Rep.-D-TX-28] (Introduced 05/09/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Homeland Security; Agriculture; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/09/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Homeland Security, Agriculture, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker