Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legidslation from the Foreign Affairs Committee. The Senate will convene to consider the nomination of Rachel Bloomekatz to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, and to consider the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 813 – Global Investment in American Jobs Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 386 – 22 (Roll no. 330).

S 111 – Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 – 0 (Roll no. 329).

Today

On Tuesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:10 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 p.m.

Legislation that may be Considered:
H.J. Res. 68 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on October 27, 2006 (Sponsored by Rep. Boebert / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.J. Res. 70 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 25, 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Gosar / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.J. Res. 74 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 16, 2012 (Sponsored by Rep. Gosar / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.J. Res. 71  – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 22, 2003 (Sponsored by Rep. Crane / Foreign Affairs Committee)

H.J. Res. 79 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 11, 2004 (Sponsored by Rep. Gaetz / Foreign Affairs Committee)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H. Con. Res. 57 – Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel (Sponsored by Rep. Pfluger/ Foreign Affairs Committee)

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 3941 – Schools Not Shelters Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Molinaro / Education and the Workforce Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #21 Rachel Bloomekatz, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, post-cloture.

At approximately 5:30pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #119, S. 2226, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024.

Tuesday, July 18th at approx. 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21 Rachel Bloomekatz, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #119, S. 2226 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024

HEARINGS COVERED

House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation
“Man and Machine: Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield.”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
“Climate-Risk: Are Financial Regulators Politically Independent?”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Capital Markets
“Oversight of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance.”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Innovation Saves Lives: Evaluating Medicare Coverage Pathways For Innovative Drugs, Medical Devices, And Technology.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.4669 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for Department of Energy, National Laboratories, and Small Business Administration joint research and development activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaLota, Nick [Rep.-R-NY-1] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4674 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a competitive grant program to fund feasibility studies for advanced nuclear reactors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4675 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to clarify the organization and duties of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4676 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act to direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to further utilize a risk-informed and performance-based approach to licensing, to amend the hearing requirements for certain licenses under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4677 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide additional Federal flexibility to enhance the development and deployment of advanced nuclear reactor technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4678 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish procedures for the deployment of microreactors at airports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4689 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Power Act to facilitate more expeditious review and permitting of certain electric transmission facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Scott H. [Rep.-D-CA-50] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

H.R.4664 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making appopriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Womack, Steve [Rep.-R-AR-3] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 114.

H.R.4666 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration to submit a quarterly report on fraud relating to certain COVID-19 loans.
Sponsor: Bean, Aaron [Rep.-R-FL-4] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.4667 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue guidance and rules for lenders and the Small Business Administration on handling amounts of Paycheck Protection Loans returned by borrowers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salazar, Maria Elvira [Rep.-R-FL-27] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.4670 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to require reporting on additional information with respect to small business concerns owned and controlled by women, qualified HUBZone small business concerns, and small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Houlahan, Chrissy [Rep.-D-PA-6] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.4671 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to standardize reporting on procurement goals for small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Perez, Marie Gluesenkamp [Rep.-D-WA-3] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.4686 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a grace period for nonpayment of premiums for flood insurance coverage under the national flood insurance program until the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency implements the option for monthly payment of such premiums, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luna, Anna Paulina [Rep.-R-FL-13] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.4680 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the period for certain teaching hospitals to establish full-time equivalent residency caps for new residency training programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-9] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 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.4692 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the use of patents, trade secrets, or other intellectual property to inhibit competition.
Sponsor: Slotkin, Elissa [Rep.-D-MI-7] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.4673 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To withdraw normal trade relations treatment from products of the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Banks, Jim [Rep.-R-IN-3] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4681 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to illicit captagon trafficking.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4683 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit support for the remote use or cloud use of integrated circuits listed under Export Control Classification Number 3A090 and 4A090 of the Export Administration Regulations by entities located in the People’s Republic of China or Macau.
Sponsor: Jackson, Jeff [Rep.-D-NC-14] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.4691 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for congressional review of actions to terminate or waive sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.
Sponsor: Self, Keith [Rep.-R-TX-3] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Oversight and Accountability; Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Oversight and Accountability, Ways and Means, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax

H.R.4685 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax as an incentive to partner with educational institutions to improve workforce development and job training for students and a credit against income tax for certain expenses of job training programs.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 07/17/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/17/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.