Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.  

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 #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; confirmed: 53-45.
  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; invoked: 55-43.
  3. 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; confirmed: 55-43.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
S.294 – Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act
S.2747 – Administrative Fine Program extension

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.2740 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to help small businesses prepare for and combat cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Energy/ Environment

S.2749 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide mandatory funding for hazardous fuels reduction projects on certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Health Care

S.2737 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Food and Drug Administration to determine whether to permit the use of enriched enrollment randomized withdrawal methodology with respect to clinical trials.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2738 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit through December 31, 2024, the imposition of a mask mandate on passengers of air carriers or public transit and in educational settings within the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2745 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to eliminate conflicts of interest in conduct of quality management and administrative investigations by the Veterans Health Administration and to limit the detail of directors of medical centers of Department of Veterans Affairs to different positions, and for other positions.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Sanctions and Trade

S.2748 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to the products of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2750 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose restrictions on the investment in Chinese companies by tax-exempt entities.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.2741 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase survivors benefits for disabled widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.2744 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide grants to transit operators and airports for human trafficking awareness, education, and prevention efforts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2746 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue rules requiring the inclusion of new safety equipment in school buses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 09/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.