Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Judiciary Committee. The Senate will convene to consider nominations.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 398 – Providing for consideration of (H.R. 2494) the POLICE Act; (H.R. 3091) the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act; and (H. Con. Res. 40) Expressing support for local law enforcement officers and condemning efforts to defund or dismantle local law enforcement agencies
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 – 203 (Roll no. 216).

H RES 398 – Providing for consideration of (H.R. 2494) the POLICE Act; (H.R. 3091) the Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act; and (H. Con. Res. 40) Expressing support for local law enforcement officers and condemning efforts to defund or dismantle local law enforcement agencies
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 209 (Roll no. 215).

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: 5:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 3091 – Federal Law Enforcement Officer Service Weapon Purchase Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Fry / Judiciary Committee)

H.R. 2494 – POLICE Act of 2023 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Garbarino / Judiciary Committee)

Legislation that may be Considered:
H. Res. 114 – In the matter of George Santos (Sponsored by Rep. Robert Garcia (CA) / Ethics Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of H.J.Res.42, disapproving the action of the District of Columbia Council in approving the Comprehensive Policing and Justice Reform Amendment Act of 2022; passed: 56-43.

Legislative Business
Passed Cal.#60, S.467 CADETS Act

Adopted S.Res.214 Legal Counsel

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
H.R.2, Secure the Border Act of 2023

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #175 Jeremy C. Daniel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Daniel nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Daniel nomination and on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #177 Darrel James Papillion, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

If cloture is invoked on the Papillion nomination, the confirmation vote will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader following consultation with the Republican Leader.

Following the Papillion cloture vote, the Senate will resume Legislative session and proceed to the consideration of Calendar #77, S.J.Res.18, disapproving of the rule submitted by the Department of Homeland Security relating to “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility”.

At approximately 5:00pm, the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.18 and on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #20 Nancy G. Abudu, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #175 Jeremy C. Daniel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  2. Executive Calendar #177 Darrel James Papillion, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  3. Executive Calendar #20 Nancy G. Abudu, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit

Wednesday, May 17th at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #175 Jeremy C. Daniel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

Wednesday, May 17th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #175 Jeremy C. Daniel, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #177 Darrel James Papillion, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Wednesday, May 17th at approx. 5:00pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of Calendar #77, S.J.Res.18, disapproving of the rule submitted by the Department of Homeland Security relating to “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility”
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #20 Nancy G. Abudu, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Budget Committee
“The Rich Get Richer, Deficits Get Bigger: How Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Corporations Drive the National Debt.”

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
“A Crisis in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care: Closing Gaps in Access by Bringing Care and Prevention to Communities.”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Federal Actions to Improve Project Reviews for a Cleaner and Stronger Economy

House Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Health
Why Health Care is Unaffordable: Anticompetitive and Consolidated Markets

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Subcommittee on Investigations
“Examining Health Care Denials and Delays in Medicare Advantage.”

Senate Finance Committee
Subcommittee on Health Care
“Improving Health Care Access in Rural Communities: Obstacles and Opportunities.”

House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party
“Leveling the Playing Field: How to Counter the CCP’s Economic Aggression”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.3369 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to conduct a study and hold public meetings with respect to artificial intelligence systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-9] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment

S.1622 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to discourage speculative oil and gas leasing and to promote enhanced multiple use management of public land and National Forest System land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.3358 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit any requirement for recipients of Federal contracts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risk, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.3377 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To discourage speculative oil and gas leasing and to promote enhanced multiple use management of public land and National Forest System land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Susie [Rep.-D-NV-3] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.3378 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to include the Secretary of Agriculture as a member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lucas, Frank D. [Rep.-R-OK-3] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3383 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to establish an employee equity investment facility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Phillips, Dean [Rep.-D-MN-3] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care

S.1607 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit a private cause of action for damages in the case of a group health plan which fails to provide for primary payment or appropriate reimbursement.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1610 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize administrative absences and travel and transportation allowances for members of the Armed Forces to travel and obtain reproductive health care.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services

S.1619 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to develop a strategy to counter fentanyl trafficking in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.1621 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for an exemption from authorized strength limitations for licensed behavioral health providers.
Sponsor: Ossoff, Jon [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.1624 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require certain civil penalties to be transferred to a fund through which amounts are made available for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1627 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create a tax credit for nurse preceptors.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.3355 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a loan repayment program for the substance use disorder treatment workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rogers, Harold [Rep.-R-KY-5] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 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.3356 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to employment screening for the motor carrier industry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Garret [Rep.-R-LA-6] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3359 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Defense to develop a strategy to counter fentanyl trafficking in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bice, Stephanie I. [Rep.-R-OK-5] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Judiciary; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3373 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of the Navy to take certain actions relating to improved mental health care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kiggans, Jennifer A [Rep.-R-VA-2] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.3375 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish programs to address addiction and overdoses caused by illicit fentanyl and other opioids, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 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.3379 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to skilled nursing facilities for primary immunodeficiency patients.
Sponsor: Matsui, Doris O. [Rep.-D-CA-7] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 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

H.R.3380 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to expand and improve health care services by health centers and the National Health Service Corps for individuals with a developmental disability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moulton, Seth [Rep.-D-MA-6] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3382 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the coinsurance requirement for certain colorectal cancer screening tests furnished under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Payne, Donald M., Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-10] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 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.3387 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for certain health coverage of newborns.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3388 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit a private cause of action for damages in the case of a group health plan which fails to provide for primary payment or appropriate reimbursement.
Sponsor: Schneider, Bradley Scott [Rep.-D-IL-10] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 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

H.R.3391 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To extend the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wexton, Jennifer [Rep.-D-VA-10] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

S.1611 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to reauthorize the Community Connect Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.1631 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to enhance the authority granted to the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice with respect to unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned aircraft, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/16/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.3360 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a Government corporation to provide loans and loan guarantees for infrastructure projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carbajal, Salud O. [Rep.-D-CA-24] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3361 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to submit a report on the digital divide and to update the Indicators of Broadband Need mapping application, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cárdenas, Tony [Rep.-D-CA-29] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3362 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to publish data from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Clarke, Yvette D. [Rep.-D-NY-9] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3365 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to give priority consideration for certain Department of Transportation grant programs to eligible projects that improve or build resiliency in the supply chain, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duarte, John S. [Rep.-R-CA-13] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3372 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to establish a safety data collection program for certain 6-axle vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3386 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act to require hygienic handling of breast milk and baby formula by security screening personnel of the Transportation Security Administration and personnel of private security companies providing security screening, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 05/16/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 05/16/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.