Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider the HALT Fentanyl Act, the VET–TEC Authorization Act of 2023, a resolution relating to “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans” and a resolution to disapprove of the rule submitted by the Department of Commerce relating to “Procedures Covering Suspension of Liquidation, Duties and Estimated Duties in Accord With Presidential Proclamation 10414.” The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

S J RES 11 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards”
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 221 – 203 (Roll no. 232).

H RES 429 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 467) HALT Fentanyl Act; S.J.Res. 11, Congressional Disapproval “Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards”; and H.J.Res. 45, Congressional Disapproval “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans”
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 204 (Roll no. 231).

H RES 429 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 467) HALT Fentanyl Act; S.J.Res. 11, Congressional Disapproval “Control of Air Pollution From New Motor Vehicles: Heavy-Duty Engine and Vehicle Standards”; and H.J.Res. 45, Congressional Disapproval “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans”
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 208 (Roll no. 230).

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: 4:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.J. Res. 45 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans” (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Good / Education and the Workforce Committee)

Begin consideration of H.R. 467 – HALT Fentanyl Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Griffith / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order three amendments, which can be found here.

Legislation that may be Considered:
Veto Message to AccompanyH.J. Res. 39 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Commerce relating to “Procedures Covering Suspension of Liquidation, Duties and Estimated Duties in Accord With Presidential Proclamation 10414” (Sponsored by Rep. Posey / Ways and Means Committee)

Postponed suspension:
H.R. 1669 – VET–TEC Authorization Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ciscomani / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate convened for a pro forma session.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
Markup

House Committee on Oversight and Accountability
Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services
“A Failure of Supervision: Bank Failures and The San Francisco Federal Reserve”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.3614 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report on offshore wind development vessels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [Rep.-D-VA-3] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.3615 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out a demonstration program for projects that improve electric grid resilience with respect to wildfires, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Norma J. [Rep.-D-CA-35] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services

H.R.3603 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to establish an Innovation Voucher Grant Program.
Sponsor: Crow, Jason [Rep.-D-CO-6] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.3604 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to license lending institutions to make loans under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.3612 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit investments under the Thrift Savings Plan in certain mutual funds that make investment decisions based primarily on environmental, social, or governance criteria, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Health Care

H.R.3613 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVIII of the Public Health Service Act to eliminate the sunset of authority to make certain appointments for National Disaster Medical System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schrier, Kim [Rep.-D-WA-8] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3617 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to expand the authority to provide a wig and treat traction alopecia under the TRICARE program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Watson Coleman, Bonnie [Rep.-D-NJ-12] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.3597 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the President to impose sanctions on the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Santos, George [Rep.-R-NY-3] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.3598 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of State to conduct a comprehensive study assessing the Chinese Communist Party’s role in the distribution of fentanyl in the United States.
Sponsor: Santos, George [Rep.-R-NY-3] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.3609 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that broadband maps are accurate before funds are allocated under the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program based on those maps.
Sponsor: Meuser, Daniel [Rep.-R-PA-9] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3616 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to include medications and medical equipment for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose in aircraft emergency medical kits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Trone, David J. [Rep.-D-MD-6] (Introduced 05/23/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/23/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.