Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Ways and Means and Education and Workforce Committees, and a resolution from the Ethics Committee.  The Senate will convene to resume consideration of the veto message accompanying S.J.Res.11, vehicle emissions CRA, to consider the nomination of Natasha C. Merle to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, and to consider Treaty Document 112-8 Tax Convention with Chile.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 3672 – To designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Indian River, Michigan, as the “Pfc. Justin T. Paton Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 273).

H R 1606 – Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 0 (Roll no. 272).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules
H.R. 3797 – Paperwork Burden Reduction Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Smith (MO) / Ways and Means Committee)

H.R. 3801 – Employer Reporting Improvement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Smith (NE) / Ways and Means Committee)

H.R. 4004  – United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Smith (MO) / Ways and Means Committee)

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 3799 – CHOICE Arrangement Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Hern / Ways and Means Committee / Education and the Workforce Committee)

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

Legislation that may be considered:
Veto message to accompany 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” (Sponsored by Rep. Good / Education and the Workforce Committee)

H. Res. 521 – Censuring Adam Schiff, Representative of the 30th Congressional District of California (Sponsored by Rep. Luna / Ethics Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #23 Julie Rikelman, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit; confirmed: 51-43.

Legislative Business
Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R.277 REINS Act on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the veto message accompanying S.J.Res.11, vehicle emissions CRA.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding. Following disposition of the veto message, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #30 Natasha C. Merle, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

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

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Merle nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Treaty Document 112-8 Tax Convention with Chile.

Wednesday, June 21st at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Passage of S.J.Res.11, vehicle emissions CRA, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #30 Natasha C. Merle, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Wednesday, June 21st at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #30 Natasha C. Merle, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Treaty Document 112-8 Tax Convention with Chile.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking Committee
“Nomination Hearing.”

Senate Budget Committee
“Dollars and Degrees: Investigating Fossil Fuel Dark Money’s Systemic Threats to Climate and the Federal Budget.”

House Financial Services
“The Federal Reserve’s Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report.”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Responding to America’s Overdose Crisis: An Examination of Legislation to Build Upon the SUPPORT Act”

House Agriculture Committee
“Closing the Digital Divide in Rural America”

House Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence
“Countering Threats Posed by Nation-State Actors in Latin America to U.S. Homeland Security.”

House Appropriations Committee
Markup Of Fiscal Year 2024 Homeland Security And Legislative Branch Bills

CSIS Event with Schumer on Artificial Intelligence

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.4223 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an artificial intelligence commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lieu, Ted [Rep.-D-CA-36] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.4224 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Federal Communications Commission to enforce its own forfeiture penalties with respect to violations of restrictions on the use of telephone equipment.
Sponsor: Matsui, Doris O. [Rep.-D-CA-7] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 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 Speake

Energy/ Environment

S.2045 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve air quality management and the safety of communities using the best available monitoring technology and data.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.4211 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve air quality management and the safety of communities using the best available monitoring technology and data.
Sponsor: Blunt Rochester, Lisa [Rep.-D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4219 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the Southwestern Power Administration Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Sam [Rep.-R-MO-6] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

H.R.4204 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to exempt community banks from any special assessment of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation caused by the use of the systemic risk authority under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Green, Al [Rep.-D-TX-9] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4206 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require covered financial institutions to include elements of accumulated other comprehensive income when calculating capital for purposes of meeting capital requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4207 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit a large banking institution from paying discretionary bonus payments when the institution is subject to a Matter Requiring Immediate Attention and does not provide the appropriate Federal banking agency with a remediation plan to correct the matter, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pettersen, Brittany [Rep.-D-CO-7] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4208 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide Federal financial regulators with clawback authority over executive compensation and additional industry prohibition and civil money penalty authority with respect to executives whose negligence caused financial loss to the applicable financial institution, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4209 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit stock sales by senior bank executives in certain circumstances.
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4210 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to apply the enhanced supervision and prudential standards applicable under such Act with respect to bank holding companies to large banks that do not have a bank holding company, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waters, Maxine [Rep.-D-CA-43] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4222 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require executive branch agencies to prohibit conflicting financial interests through prohibited holdings regulations.
Sponsor: Langworthy, Nicholas A. [Rep.-R-NY-23] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.4222 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require executive branch agencies to prohibit conflicting financial interests through prohibited holdings regulations.
Sponsor: Langworthy, Nicholas A. [Rep.-R-NY-23] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Health Care

S.2044 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish reference prices for prescription drugs for purposes of Federal health programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2046 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate certain charges under the TRICARE dental program for members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.2052 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to enforce any willing pharmacy requirements and establish safeguards to ensure patient access to pharmacies in Medicare part D, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4215 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish reference prices for prescription drugs for purposes of Federal health programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Oversight and Accountability; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, Oversight and Accountability, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4220 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate certain charges under the TRICARE dental program for members of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Andy [Rep.-D-NJ-3] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.4221 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to eliminate certain health care charges for members of the Selected Reserve eligible for TRICARE Reserve Select, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Andy [Rep.-D-NJ-3] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Sanctions and Trade

S.2057 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to deliver on foreign military sales to Taiwan.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.2059 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to pharmaceutical companies of the People’s Republic of China and certain cartels that traffic fentanyl into the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Tax

H.R.4212 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the income cap for and make permanent the mortgage insurance premium deduction.
Sponsor: Buchanan, Vern [Rep.-R-FL-16] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.2061 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, to establish a task force to develop and implement strategies to deter, prevent, and combat the theft and trafficking of catalytic converters and other automobile parts that contain precious metals targeted by thieves.
Sponsor: Menendez, Robert [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 06/20/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.4227 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to establish the ReConnect program under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Energy and Commerce; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4229 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a study and submit a report on the effects of unmanned free balloons on aviation safety.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 06/20/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 06/20/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.