Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene to consider the nominations of Adriana Debora Kugler, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Anna M. Gomez, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.  

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #256 Philip Nathan Jefferson, of North Carolina, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years; confirmed: 88-10.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #260 Gwynne A. Wilcox, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2028; invoked: 50-49.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #260 Gwynne A. Wilcox, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2028; confirmed: 51-48.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #255 Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years from February 1, 2024; invoked: 52-47.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #255 Lisa DeNell Cook, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years from February 1, 2024; confirmed: 51-47.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #257 Adriana Debora Kugler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2012; invoked: 52-45.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.329, Legal Counsel (US v Horn)
S.Res.330, National Child Abuse Prevention Month
S.Res.331, National Catfish Month

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 7, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #257 Adriana Debora Kugler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2012, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45am, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Kugler nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #253 Anna M. Gomez, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2021.

If cloture is invoked on the Gomez nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired at 1:45pm and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Thursday, September 7th at approx. 11:45am – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #257 Adriana Debora Kugler, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2012
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #253 Anna M. Gomez, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2021

Thursday, September 7th at approx. 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #253 Anna M. Gomez, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2021

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
“Hearings to Examine Perspectives on Challenges in the Property Insurance Market and the Impact on Consumers.”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Hearings to Examine Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence and the Department of Energy’s Role in Ensuring United States Competitiveness and Security in Emerging Technologies.”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues
“Hearings to Examine Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Priorities for the Western Hemisphere.”

DOL EBSA Meeting

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Hearings to Examine Implementing IIJA, Focusing on Perspectives on the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.2730 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit transactions.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 09/06/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.2733 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address the behavioral health workforce shortages through support for peer support specialists, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 09/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.2731 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 09/06/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.