Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to continue consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (H.R. 2670). The Senate will convene to consider the nominations of Kalpana Kotagal to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, David M. Uhlmann to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Rachel Bloomekatz to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 582 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2670) National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2024
On agreeing to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 207 (Roll no. 294).

H RES 582
On agreeing to the Cole amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 207 (Roll no. 293).

H RES 582 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2670) National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2024
On ordering the previous question on the amendment (A001) and the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215- 201 (Roll no. 292).

Today

On Thursday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 10:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Continue consideration of H.R. 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Rogers (AL) / Armed Services Committee)

Postponed Amendment:
Rep. Rogers En Bloc #5

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 50-47.
  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; invoked: 51-46.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #34 Myong J. Joun, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts; confirmed: 52-46.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #114 Kalpana Kotagal, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; invoked: 50-50 with the Vice President in the affirmative.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.291 Denver Nuggets
S.Res.292 Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse
S.Res.293 Women Veterans Appreciation Day

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 13, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #114 Kalpana Kotagal, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

At approximately 11:30am, 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.

If cloture is invoked on the Uhlmann nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the confirmation vote will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21 Rachel Bloomekatz, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Thursday, July 13th at approx. 11:30am – 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

Thursday, July 13th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21 Rachel Bloomekatz, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Capital Markets
“Reforming the Proxy Process to Safeguard Investor Interests”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Oversight of the Proxy Advisory Industry”

House Select Committee on the CCP
“Risky Business: Growing Peril for American Companies in China”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.2256 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to establish an apprenticeship program and to establish a pilot program on cybersecurity training for veterans and members of the Armed Forces transitioning to civilian life, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.2264 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to allow for civil and criminal actions against certain providers of interactive computer services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ossoff, Jon [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.4576 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [Rep.-R-PA-1] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4592 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a Federal program of cumulative impact assessments under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tlaib, Rashida [Rep.-D-MI-12] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

S.2252 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal banking regulators to jointly conduct a study and develop a strategic plan to address challenges faced by proposed depository institutions seeking de novo depository institution charters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2257 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to add additional demographic reporting requirements, to modify the goals of the Federal Reserve System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.2281 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for consumer protection and responsible financial innovation, to bring crypto assets within the regulatory perimeter, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lummis, Cynthia M. [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4573 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a program to provide low- and moderate-income first-time, first-generation homebuyers with access to affordable and sustainable wealth-building home loans.
Sponsor: Cleaver, Emanuel [Rep.-D-MO-5] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4578 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to disclose to the Securities and Exchange Commission information regarding workforce management policies, practices, and performance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia R. [Rep.-D-TX-29] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4589 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide for the registration of proxy advisory firms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4590 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide for liability for certain failures to disclose material information in connection with proxy voting advice, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4591 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the removal of the record of default from credit history upon obtaining a Federal Direct Consolidation Loan that discharges the defaulted loan.
Sponsor: Stevens, Haley M. [Rep.-D-MI-11] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.4594 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to remove all adverse credit history related to a loan from the credit history of a borrower who has rehabilitated the loan.
Sponsor: Williams, Nikema [Rep.-D-GA-5] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Health Care

S.2254 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish pharmacy benefit manager reporting requirements with respect to prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans under Medicare part D.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2259 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to establish community integration network infrastructure for services for veterans, to require the collection from veterans of information related to social determinants of health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.2263 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reimburse the cost of transportation by ambulance for highly rural veterans seeking care under the laws administered by the Secretary, regardless of whether such veteran qualifies for payments or allowances for beneficiary travel.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.4582 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the use of Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grants to purchase life-saving opioid antagonists for schools and to provide related training and education to students and teachers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lamborn, Doug [Rep.-R-CO-5] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.4585 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a higher Federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for maternal health care services.
Sponsor: Manning, Kathy E. [Rep.-D-NC-6] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.2275 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to include certain persons of the People’s Republic of China on entity lists maintained by the Department of the Treasury.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Tax

S.2277 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to increase the benefits guaranteed in connection with certain pension plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2280 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect our Social Security system and improve benefits for current and future generations.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2282 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to specify requirements concerning the consideration of pecuniary and non-pecuniary factors, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.4571 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the employer-provided child care credit and the dependent care assistance exclusion.
Sponsor: Carbajal, Salud O. [Rep.-D-CA-24] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4583 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To protect our Social Security system and improve benefits for current and future generations.
Sponsor: Larson, John B. [Rep.-D-CT-1] (Introduced 07/12/2023) Cosponsors: (176)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/12/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker