Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Appropriations, Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. The Senate will convene to resume consideration of the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 4470 – Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 409 – 1 (Roll no. 366).

H R 1338 – Satellite And Telecommunications Streamlining Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 250 – 163, 1 Present (Roll no. 365).

Today

On Wednesday, 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: 5:45 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 4366 – Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes. (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Carter (TX) / Appropriations Committee)

Possible Postponed Suspensions:
H.R. 3395 – U.S. Supply Chain Security Review Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Auchincloss / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

H.R. 3399 – Soo Locks Security and Economic Reporting Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. James / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

H.R. 1501 – UAS Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Guest / Homeland Security Committee)

H.R. 3254 – First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act (Sponsored by Rep. Payne / Homeland Security Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Cornyn-Casey amendment #931 (outbound investment); agreed to: 91-6.
  2. Rounds amendment #813 (farmland); agreed to: 91-7.

Legislative Business
Agreed to H.Con.Res.57, Israel
Adopted S.Res.308, National State Partnership Program
Adopted S.Res.309, National Blueberry Month

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #119, S.2226, FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

At approximately 12:15pm, the Senate will vote on Warnock amendment #199 (debt collector harassment) at a 60 vote threshold.

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

The Senate will recess from 3:00pm until 4:00pm to allow for an All Senators briefing.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

Pending amendments:
Reed substitute amendment #935
Schumer amendment #936 (date change)

Wednesday, July 26th at approx. 12:15pm – roll call vote:

  1. Warnock amendment #199 (debt collector harassment) at a 60 vote threshold

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate HSGAC Committee
Markup (S. 2251 and S. 2032)

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Hearing to Examine Opportunities for Congress to Reform the Process for Permitting Electric Transmission Lines, Pipelines, and Energy Production on Federal Lands”

House Ways and Means Committee
Markup of H.R. 4822 and H.R. 3284

House Financial Services Committee
Markup of H.R. 4763, H.R. 4766, H.R. 1747, H.R. 3244, H.R. 4768, H.R. 4765, H.R. 2969

SEC Open Meeting
(Items 1 and 2)

Senate Finance Committee
Markup of Open Executive Session to Consider the Modernizing and Ensuring PBM Accountability (MEPA) Act

Treasury Department ACRSM Meeting

House Select Committee on the CCP
“Commanding Heights: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in the Critical and Emerging Technologies of the 21st Century”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.4891 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To advance Federal Government innovation through the implementation and use of multi-cloud computing software technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Timmons, William R. IV [Rep.-R-SC-4] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Energy/ Environment

S.2480 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to promulgate regulations with respect to regional and interregional transmission planning, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.4859 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to direct the Secretary of Energy to submit to Congress a report containing an assessment of any physical or cybersecurity incidents to a storage facility or a related facility of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat [Rep.-R-TX-4] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4862 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To identify the standards required to meet the definition of sustainable aviation fuel at the Federal Aviation Administration.
Sponsor: Flood, Mike [Rep.-R-NE-1] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4877 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research, development, and demonstration program with respect to abandoned wells, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Summer L. [Rep.-D-PA-12] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.4888 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require certain insurance companies to disclose investments and underwriting that relate to coal mining and oil and gas extraction and fossil fuel extraction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4890 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Secretary of Agriculture to maintain the Urban Waters Federal Partnership Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stanton, Greg [Rep.-D-AZ-4] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and Appropriations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Financial Services

S.2458 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to promote crop insurance support for beginning farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.2482 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
An original bill to amend the Small Business Act to authorize the Community Advantage Loan Program of the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 158.

S.2483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional transparency and consumer protections relating to medical debt collection practices.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2484 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure that States do not prohibit an individual from obtaining, possessing, distributing, or using life-saving drug testing technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2491 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4870 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
Sponsor: Hoyle, Val T. [Rep.-D-OR-4] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (18)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4841 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Keep Your Coins Act of 2023
Sponsor: Davidson, Warren [Rep.-R-OH-8] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4863 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require reporting of certain expenditures for political activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4867 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude extensions of credit made to veterans from the definition of a member business loan.
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Vicente [Rep.-D-TX-34] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4868 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to provide more loan flexibility to credit unions, to amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to expand homeownership access, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gonzalez, Vicente [Rep.-D-TX-34] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4887 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To clarify that a violation of certain terms of service and related materials is an unfair or deceptive act or practice and subject to enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health Care

S.2459 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure appropriate supervision requirements for outpatient physical therapy and outpatient occupational therapy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carper, Thomas R. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2464 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage from imposing cost-sharing requirements with respect to diagnostic and supplemental breast examinations.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2474 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure appropriate cost-sharing for chronic care drugs under Medicare part D.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2476 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategy to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Hispanic and Latino population, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2477 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide pharmacy payment of certain services.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage appropriate prescribing under Medicaid for victims of opioid overdose.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2493 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) submit to Congress two reports on arrangements with pharmacy benefit managers with respect to prescription drug plans MA-PD plans.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

H.R.4846 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for oversight of pharmacy benefit manager services.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 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.4851 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for improvements in the implementation of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cárdenas, Tony [Rep.-D-CA-29] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4874 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for technical assistance under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act.
Sponsor: Kildee, Daniel T. [Rep.-D-MI-8] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4878 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure appropriate supervision requirements for outpatient physical therapy and outpatient occupational therapy.
Sponsor: Lesko, Debbie [Rep.-R-AZ-8] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4881 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to limit cost sharing for drugs under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Malliotakis, Nicole [Rep.-R-NY-11] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4882 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote laboratory price transparency under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 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.4883 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the disclosure of certain ownership information relating to health care provider and pharmacy ownership, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 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.4884 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategy to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Hispanic and Latino population, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Napolitano, Grace F. [Rep.-D-CA-31] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4885 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve training requirements for health profession opportunity grant programs and exclude assistance provided by those programs from income tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Panetta, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-19] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4892 — 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 behavioral health services (including those related to mental health and substance use), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.2470 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to increase transparency regarding the activities, and reduce the malign influence of, the People’s Republic of China in the Inter-American Development Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 07/25/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.4842 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize efforts to counter the influence of the People’s Republic of China at the United Nations.
Sponsor: LaHood, Darin [Rep.-R-IL-16] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.4847 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for limitations on general license authorities under the Syria Sanctions Regulations.
Sponsor: Baird, James R. [Rep.-R-IN-4] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services; Oversight and Accountability; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Accountability, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.4865 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase transparency regarding the activities, and reduce the malign influence of, the People’s Republic of China in the Inter-American Development Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4871 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modify and expand the annual report required under the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018 and require additional review of United States assistance provided to certain countries identified as being at risk of atrocities by such report, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Jacobs, Sara [Rep.-D-CA-51] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.4857 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to modify the transportation finance infrastructure and innovation program with respect to community development financial institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: DeSaulnier, Mark [Rep.-D-CA-10] (Introduced 07/25/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 07/25/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.