Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider the Schools Not Shelters Act (H.R. 3941) and the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (H.R. 3935). The Senate will convene to resume consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (S.2226).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H CON RES 57 – Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 9, 1 Present (Roll no. 338).

H J RES 79 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 11, 2004
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 24 – 394 (Roll no. 337).

H J RES 71 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 22, 2003
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 26 – 394 (Roll no. 336).

H J RES 74 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on May 16, 2012
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 27 – 393 (Roll no. 335).

H J RES 70 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 25, 2011
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 30 – 388 (Roll no. 334).

H J RES 68 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on October 27, 2006
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 27 – 381 (Roll no. 333).

H RES 597 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3935) the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3941) the Schools Not Shelters Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 213 – 206 (Roll no. 332).

H RES 597 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3935) the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3941) the Schools Not Shelters Act
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 207 (Roll no. 331).

Today

On Wednesday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a Joint Meeting, His Excellency Isaac Herzog, President of the State of Israel. Members are advised to be seated by 10:30 a.m. First and last votes expected: 9:00 p.m.

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

Begin consideration of H.R. 3935 – Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Graves (MO) / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #21 Rachel Bloomekatz, of Ohio, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; confirmed: 50-48.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #119, S. 2226 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024; invoked: 72-25.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Calendar #67, S.794, CTPAT Pilot Program with Cornyn amendment
Calendar #79, S.70, Tribal Trust Land Homeownership Act
Calendar #80, S.460, Urban Indian Health Confer Act
Calendar #90, S.1308, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act
H.R.423, Pala Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Act
H.R.4004, U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade First Agreement Implementation Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.246, DEA’s 50th Anniversary
S.Res.269, Day of the American Cowboy
S.Res.300, Collector Car Appreciation Day
S.Res.301, Journeyman Lineworkers Recognition Day

Executive Business
The confirmation vote on the following nomination will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

  1. Executive Calendar #141 David M. Uhlmann, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #119, S.2226, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024, post-cloture.

At 11:00am, His Excellency Isaac Herzog, President of Israel, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress in the Hall of the House of Representatives. Senators should gather in the Senate Chamber at 10:20am and will proceed as a body to the House Chamber at 10:30am.

All time during adjournment, recess, morning business, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture.

The Senate will recess between 1:00pm and 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings

Negotiations are ongoing with respect to consideration of amendments to the bill. Roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Homeland Security Committee
Markup (S. 2032)

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Tax
“Biden’s Global Tax Surrender Harms American Workers and Our Economy.”

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
“A Review of the Fiscal Year 2024 Budget for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.”

Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
“Trends in Vertical Merger Enforcement.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.2337 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate certain limitations with respect to pre-production plastic pellet pollution, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.4717 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 with respect to third-party contracts for wildfire hazard fuel removal, to amend the National Forest Management Act with respect to the threshold for advertised timber sales, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lamborn, Doug [Rep.-R-CO-5] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

S.2330 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Small Business Administration to provide business loans to finance business software or cloud computing services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Young, Todd [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

S.2335 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish within the Department of the Treasury the Office of the Special Inspector General for Financial Regulatory Abuses and Misconduct, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2348 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to require that funds deposited be available for withdrawal in real-time, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Van Hollen, Chris [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2355 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to clarify the applicability of sanctions and antimoney laundering compliance obligations to United States persons in the decentralized finance technology sector and virtual currency kiosk operators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.4718 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require each public housing agency to establish and maintain an online portal for tenants and applicants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Malliotakis, Nicole [Rep.-R-NY-11] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

Health Care

S.2333 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2345 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to make awards to outstanding scientists, including physician-scientists, to support researchers focusing on pediatric research, including basic, clinical, translational, or pediatric pharmacological research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2346 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a strategy for public health preparedness and response to artificial intelligence threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2356 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to update guidance with respect to gene synthesis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2359 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a report on military health care referral policies.
Sponsor: Ossoff, Jon [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.2364 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to map the United States pharmaceutical supply chain and use data analytics to identify supply chain vulnerabilities and other national security threats.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.4697 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response related to the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response and certain programs with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response related to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schrier, Kim [Rep.-D-WA-8] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (22)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4699 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish within the Department of Health and Human Services a Division on Community Safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bush, Cori [Rep.-D-MO-1] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4701 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To codify the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Sponsor: D’Esposito, Anthony [Rep.-R-NY-4] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 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 Speaker

H.R.4702 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to prescribe a regulation reducing the risks in gene synthesis products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4703 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require research into the health consequences of the environmental impacts of nuclear war, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4704 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response shall conduct risk assessments and implement strategic initiatives or activities to address threats to public health and national security due to technical advancements in artificial intelligence or other emerging technology fields.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4710 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to accelerate the collection and publication of data on suicide and drug overdoses.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.4712 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for increased oversight of entities that provide pharmacy benefit management services on behalf of group health plans and health insurance coverage.
Sponsor: Harshbarger, Diana [Rep.-R-TN-1] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4713 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To codify the Rural Hospital Technical Assistance Program of the Department of Agriculture.
Sponsor: Jackson, Ronny [Rep.-R-TX-13] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.4714 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Director of the National Institutes of Health to make awards to outstanding scientists, including physician-scientists, to support researchers focusing on pediatric research, including basic, clinical, translational, or pediatric pharmacological research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, John [Rep.-R-PA-13] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4720 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Labor to award grants for the recruitment, retention, and advancement of direct care workers.
Sponsor: Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [Rep.-D-VA-3] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Sanctions and Trade

S.2358 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020 to impose additional sanctions relating to human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.4723 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to foreign persons undermining the Dayton Peace Agreement or threatening the security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wagner, Ann [Rep.-R-MO-2] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax

S.2351 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the use of certain taxes and revenues.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2352 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude micro-grants for food security from gross income.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4695 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the application of the base erosion and anti-abuse tax with respect to certain entities connected to jurisdictions which have implemented an extraterritorial tax.
Sponsor: Estes, Ron [Rep.-R-KS-4] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4721 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction for qualified business income.
Sponsor: Smucker, Lloyd [Rep.-R-PA-11] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (91)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.2332 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve scheduled air service safety through enhanced aeronautical experience requirements for applicants seeking an airline transport pilot certificate with an airplane category and class rating, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2349 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to assist trafficking survivors who lack government issued identification in accessing air travel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 07/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.4693 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide that the Federal Reports Elimination and Sunset Act of 1995 does not apply to certain reports required to be submitted by the Tennessee Valley Authority, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4709 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, to make improvements relating to cooperation between the United States and Israel to counter unmanned aerial systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (36)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4719 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make powered-lift aircraft eligible for certain exemptions from taxes on air transportation.
Sponsor: Panetta, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-19] (Introduced 07/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/18/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.