Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to begin consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (H.R. 2670). The Senate will convene to consider the nominations of Tiffany M. Cartwright to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, Myong J. Joun to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts, Kalpana Kotagal to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and David M. Uhlmann to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 1096 – 250th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps Commemorative Coin Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 1 (Roll no. 291).

H R 1548 – Improving Access to Small Business Information Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 398 – 11 (Roll no. 290).

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. 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rogers (AL) / Armed Services Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #178 Xochitl Torres Small, of New Mexico, to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; confirmed: 84-8.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #56 Rosemarie Hidalgo, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice; invoked: 50-42.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #33 Kymberly Kathryn Evanson, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; invoked: 51-42.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #56 Rosemarie Hidalgo, of the District of Columbia, to be Director of the Violence Against Women Office, Department of Justice; confirmed: 51-42.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #33 Kymberly Kathryn Evanson, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; confirmed: 50-42.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8 Tiffany M. Cartwright, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; invoked: 49-42.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following Resolutions:
S.Res.284, National Dairy Month
S.Res.289, American Grown Flower Month
S.Res.290, Oliver Hazard Perry Morton

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 11:30am the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #8 Tiffany M. Cartwright, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #34 Myong J. Joun, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.

At approximately 2:30pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Joun nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #114 Kalpana Kotagal, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

At approximately 5:30pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Kotagal nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #141 David M. Uhlmann, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #8 Tiffany M. Cartwright, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  2. Executive Calendar #34 Myong J. Joun, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  3. Executive Calendar #34 Kalpana Kotagal, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  4. Executive Calendar #141 David M. Uhlmann, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
  5. Executive Calendar #21 Rachel Bloomekatz, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit

Wednesday, July 12 at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #8 Tiffany M. Cartwright, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #34 Myong J. Joun, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts

Wednesday, July 12, if cloture is invoked, at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #34 Myong J. Joun, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #114 Kalpana Kotagal, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Wednesday, July 12, if cloture is invoked, at approx. 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #114 Kalpana Kotagal, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #141 David M. Uhlmann, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Judiciary
“Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property – Part II: Copyright”

House Oversight Committee
Markup (SAMOSA Act)

House Financial Services Committee
“Protecting Investor Interests: Examining Environmental and Social Policy in Financial Regulation”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.2238 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to develop a National Strategy to Close the Digital Divide, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2251 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the cybersecurity of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

H.R.4552 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve the cybersecurity of the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Science, Space, and Technology; Homeland Security; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, Homeland Security, and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speakerand Governmental Affairs.

Energy/ Environment

S.2228 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 to clarify the scope of a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 with respect to certain projects relating to the production of semiconductors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.2241 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research relating to measurement, monitoring, reporting, and verification of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.2242 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to make available for sale renewable fuel credits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.2250 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to establish a groundwater conservation easement program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.4528 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to address the insufficient compensation and recruitment of employees and other personnel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeGette, Diana [Rep.-D-CO-1] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4530 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an Office of Public Engagement and Participation within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4536 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To oppose the permitting of deep seabed mining and exploration for deep seabed mining, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Case, Ed [Rep.-D-HI-1] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.4537 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit certain mining activities on the deep seabed and Outer Continental Shelf, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Case, Ed [Rep.-D-HI-1] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.4538 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a comprehensive, long-term United States strategy and policy for the Pacific Islands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Case, Ed [Rep.-D-HI-1] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Natural Resources; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4540 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to establish a program to provide grants to suppliers of water for the purpose of making infrastructure improvements to public water systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry [Rep.-D-TX-28] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4549 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 to clarify the scope of a major Federal action under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 with respect to certain projects relating to the production of semiconductors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kiggans, Jennifer A [Rep.-R-VA-2] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Armed Services, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

S.2230 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from requiring that personally identifiable information be collected under consolidated audit trail reporting requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2236 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the temporary limitation on personal casualty losses.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4539 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the temporary limitation on personal casualty losses.
Sponsor: Courtney, Joe [Rep.-D-CT-2] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4551 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Securities and Exchange Commission from requiring that personally identifiable information be collected under consolidated audit trail reporting requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Loudermilk, Barry [Rep.-R-GA-11] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4557 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that federally backed financing for the construction, rehabilitation, or purchase of manufactured home communities is available only for communities whose owner has implemented minimum consumer protections in the lease agreements with residents of all manufactured home communities owned by such owner, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pettersen, Brittany [Rep.-D-CO-7] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4560 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit consumer reporting agencies that furnish consumer reports for tenant screening purposes from providing certain information, to establish duties of users of consumer reports for housing purposes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pressley, Ayanna [Rep.-D-MA-7] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.2227 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Comptroller General of the United States to carry out a study on the trafficking into the United States of synthetic drugs, and related illicit finance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2237 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary to award grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to eligible entities to establish, maintain, or improve activities related to the detection and monitoring of infectious diseases through wastewater for public health emergency preparedness and response purposes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2243 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools and other programs, including social work, physician assistant, and chaplaincy education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative and hospice care.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2245 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2246 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the appropriation of funds to the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on barriers to gender affirming care.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.4527 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Health DATA Act
Sponsor: Chavez-DeRemer, Lori [Rep.-R-OR-5] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.4529 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act regarding guidance documents of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [Rep.-R-WA-5] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4531 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reauthorize certain programs that provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guthrie, Brett [Rep.-R-KY-2] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4534 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a review of women and lung cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Boyle, Brendan F. [Rep.-D-PA-2] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4535 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase funding for Social Security and Medicare.
Sponsor: Boyle, Brendan F. [Rep.-D-PA-2] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4541 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve the identification and support of children and families who experience trauma.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade

S.2248 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a pilot program on the use of big data analytics to identify vessels evading sanctions and export controls and to require a report on the availability in the United States of emerging and foundational technologies subject to export controls.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.4548 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a national strategy to secure United States supply chains involving critical minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: James, John [Rep.-R-MI-10] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax

S.2224 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny interest and depreciation deductions for taxpayers owning 50 or more single family properties.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/11/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4542 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support research, development, and other activities to develop innovative vehicle technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 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.4556 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to increase access to general aviation airports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Obernolte, Jay [Rep.-R-CA-23] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine

H.R.4554 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a report on international assistance for Ukraine.
Sponsor: McCormick, Richard [Rep.-R-GA-6] (Introduced 07/11/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 07/11/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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.