Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider the Secure the Border Act of 2023 (H.R. 2), the Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act (Closed Rule) (H.R. 1163), and Testing, Rapid Analysis, and Narcotic Quality Research Act, as amended (H.R. 1734). The Senate will convene to consider the Critical Habitat CRA (S.J.Res.23), the Northern Long-Eared Bat CRA (S.J.Res.24), and the nomination of Bradley Garcia to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 383 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) Secure the Border Act and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1163) Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 – 209 (Roll no. 207).

H RES 383
On agreeing to the Roy amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 236 – 190 (Roll no. 206).

H RES 383 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) Secure the Border Act and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1163) Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act
On ordering the previous question on the amendment (A001) and the resolution. Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215-211 (Roll no. 205)

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 11:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:15 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Complete 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)

H.R. 1163 – Protecting Taxpayers and Victims of Unemployment Fraud Act (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Smith (MO) / Ways and Means Committee)

Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 1734 – Testing, Rapid Analysis, and Narcotic Quality Research Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Collins / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 52-45.
  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; invoked: 52-45.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #55 Glenna Laureen Wright-Gallo, of Nevada, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education; confirmed: 52-44.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #79 Colleen Joy Shogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Archivist of the United States; confirmed: 52-45.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #66 Geeta Rao Gupta, of Virginia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues; confirmed: 51-47.

Legislative Business
Adopted Cal.#53, S.Res.23, Mark Swidan
Adopted Cal.#56, S.Res.115, Countering International Parental Child Abduction Month

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the en bloc consideration of Calendar #61 S.J.Res.23, Critical Habitat CRA, and Calendar #62 S.J.Res.24, Northern Long-Eared Bat CRA.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will proceed to votes on passage of the joint resolutions.

Following disposition of the joint resolutions, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session, resume consideration of Executive Calendar #4 Bradley N. Garcia, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and immediately recess subject to the Call of the Chair to allow for a special Democratic Caucus meeting.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Garcia nomination.

Thursday, May 11th at approx. 11:00am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of Calendar #61 S.J.Res.23, Critical Habitat CRA
  2. Passage of Calendar #62 S.J.Res.24, Northern Long-Eared Bat CRA

Thursday, May 11th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #4 Bradley N. Garcia, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“Examining Cannabis Banking Challenges of Small Businesses and Workers.”

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
Markup of S.1067, S.1114, S.1214, S.1339

Senate Finance Committee
“Cross-border Rx: Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and U.S. International Tax Policy”

House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Oversight of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank: GAO’s Preliminary Review

House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Examining the Root Causes of Drug Shortages: Challenges in Pharmaceutical Drug Supply Chains

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.1517 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend and modify a pilot program to improve cyber cooperation with foreign military partners in Southeast Asia.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.1525 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to address governmental interference in content moderation decisions by providers of interactive computer services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1526 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish the Office of Policy Development and Cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.3191 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the availability of Federal funds for the Open Technology Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Energy/ Environment

S.1521 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to modernize and improve the licensing of non-Federal hydropower projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1531 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to designate certain National Forest System land and certain public land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture in the States of Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming as wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, wildland recovery areas, and biological connecting corridors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.1540 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide for circumstances under which reinitiation of consultation is not required under a land and resource management plan or land use plan under those Acts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

S.1548 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to encourage deployment of electric school buses and vehicle-to-grid technologies and applications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.3180 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to encourage deployment of electric school buses and vehicle-to-grid technologies and applications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Crow, Jason [Rep.-D-CO-6] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3173 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for transfer of ownership of certain Federal lands in northern Nevada, to authorize the disposal of certain Federal lands in northern Nevada for economic development, to promote conservation in northern Nevada, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Amodei, Mark E. [Rep.-R-NV-2] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.

H.R.3182 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to create a plan for research, development, and commercialization projects capable of making significant reductions in the greenhouse gas emissions or carbon intensity of qualified fuel production facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fletcher, Lizzie [Rep.-D-TX-7] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3195 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To rescind Public Land Order 7917, to reinstate mineral leases and permits in the Superior National Forest, to ensure timely review of Mine Plans of Operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.1514 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the National Housing Act to establish a mortgage insurance program for first responders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.3170 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Housing Act to establish a mortgage insurance program for first responders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rutherford, John H. [Rep.-R-FL-5] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3178 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to authorize grants to assist in redeveloping abandoned shopping centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cleaver, Emanuel [Rep.-D-MO-5] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1533 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to authorize grants to assist in redeveloping abandoned shopping centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.1520 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds to purchase, procure, or distribute pipes or cylindrical objects intended to be used to smoke or inhale illegal scheduled substances.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1522 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study on the designation of biosimilar biological products as interchangeable.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1527 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces and their families have access to the contraception they need in order to promote the health and readiness of all members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.1532 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to suspend the entry of covered aliens in response to the fentanyl public health crisis.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1534 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1542 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve services provided by pharmacy benefit managers.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1543 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require regulations concerning the disclosure of direct and indirect compensation from entities providing pharmacy benefit management services or third party administration services.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1544 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equitable payment for, and preserve Medicare beneficiary access to, diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals under the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1545 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve the ability of veterans to access medical care in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the community by providing veterans the ability to choose health care providers.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.3176 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve the ability of veterans to access medical care in medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs and in the community by providing the veterans the ability to choose health care providers.
Sponsor: Biggs, Andy [Rep.-R-AZ-5] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.1547 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to implement policies to end preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths globally.
Sponsor: Collins, Susan M. [Sen.-R-ME] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.3189 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase language access to behavioral health services at eligible health centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Meng, Grace [Rep.-D-NY-6] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To limit the availability of certain funds for Mexico until the President makes a certification to Congress regarding cooperation by Mexico with respect to fentanyl, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.3197 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To make demonstration grants to eligible local educational agencies or consortia of eligible local educational agencies for the purpose of increasing the numbers of school nurses in public elementary schools and secondary schools.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3198 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances.
Sponsor: Tokuda, Jill N. [Rep.-D-HI-2] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade

S.1513 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of State to seek to enter into negotiations with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office to rename its office the “Taiwan Representative Office”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.3171 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of State to seek to enter into negotiations with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office to rename its office the “Taiwan Representative Office”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.1537 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the imposition of additional duties with respect to articles imported from the People’s Republic of China until trade between the United States and the People’s Republic of China comes into balance.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.1523 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow rehabilitation expenditures for public school buildings to qualify for rehabilitation credit.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.3181 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow rehabilitation expenditures for public school buildings to qualify for rehabilitation credit.
Sponsor: Evans, Dwight [Rep.-D-PA-3] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.1535 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to promulgate regulations to allow the transport of firefighters on board a covered aircraft operated on a mission to suppress a wildfire, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/10/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.3169 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the inspection of certain foreign cranes before use at a United States port, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gimenez, Carlos A. [Rep.-R-FL-28] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.3185 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To enhance flight options for consumers flying to and from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Sponsor: Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [Rep.-D-GA-4] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3192 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish and maintain a registry for certain individuals who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam on military installations.
Sponsor: Pappas, Chris [Rep.-D-NH-1] (Introduced 05/10/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 05/10/2023 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