Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider legislation from the Natural Resources and Appropriations Committees. The Senate will convene to consider H.R.4366, an act making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 492 – Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 2 (Roll no. 385).

H R 589 – MAHSA Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 3 (Roll no. 384).

H R 3152 – Fight CRIME Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 – 8 (Roll no. 383).

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: 5:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 4365 – Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes. (Sponsored by Rep. Calvert / Appropriations Committee)

Possible Postponed Suspensions:
H.R. 1567 – ACRES Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tiffany / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 3324 – To extend the authority to collect Shasta-Trinity Marina fees through fiscal year 2029 (Sponsored by Rep. Huffman / Natural Resources Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #261 Tanya J. Bradsher, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs; confirmed: 50-46.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #124 Jeffrey Irvine Cummings, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; invoked: 51-44.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #124 Jeffrey Irvine Cummings, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 50-45.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #198, H.R.4366, an act making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024; invoked: 85-12.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res. 337 National Direct Support Professionals Week
S.Res. 338 Patriot Week
S.Res. 339 Blood Donation Drive

Executive Business
Confirmed Exec. Cal. #298 – Michael Colin Casey, of Kentucky, to be Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center by voice vote

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #198, H.R.4366, an act making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024.

Discussions are ongoing to begin consideration of the bill. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

HEARINGS COVERED

Bipartisan Policy Center Event
“New Horizons for Ag Carbon Markets and Livestock Sustainability”

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
“Department of Veterans Affairs Implementation of the Electronic Health Record Modernization Initiative”

House Financial Services Committee
“Oversight of CFIUS and Other Efforts to Strengthen National Security in the U.S.”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Keeping the Lights On: Enhancing Reliability and Efficiency to Power American Homes”

House Oversight Committee
“Unsuitable Litigation: Oversight of Third-Party Litigation Funding”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.2765 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a watermark for AI-generated materials, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ricketts, Pete [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.5411 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Energy from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing the proposed rule titled “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Clothes Washers”.
Sponsor: Moolenaar, John R. [Rep.-R-MI-2] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.5403 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to prohibit the Federal reserve banks from offering certain products or services directly to an individual, to prohibit the use of central bank digital currency for monetary policy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Emmer, Tom [Rep.-R-MN-6] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (52)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5409 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to determine whether a national security review is needed for reportable agricultural land transactions referred by the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5410 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of the Treasury to develop and pilot digital dollar technologies that replicate the privacy-respecting features of physical cash.
Sponsor: Lynch, Stephen F. [Rep.-D-MA-8] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5422 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require FinCEN to establish a small business working group, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Roger [Rep.-R-TX-25] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.2764 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a rebate by manufacturers for selected drugs and biological products subject to maximum fair price negotiation.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2766 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title V of the Public Health Service Act.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2768 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect hospital personnel from violence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2771 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to allow additional individuals to enroll in standalone dental plans offered through Federal Exchanges.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5384 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the automatic qualification of certain Medicaid beneficiaries for premium and cost-sharing subsidies under part D of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pappas, Chris [Rep.-D-NH-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5385 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish pharmacy benefit manager reporting requirements with respect to prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans under Medicare part D.
Sponsor: Landsman, Greg [Rep.-D-OH-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5386 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for adjustments to the Medicare part D cost-sharing reductions for low-income individuals.
Sponsor: McGarvey, Morgan [Rep.-D-KY-3] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5387 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve the provision of health care to unsheltered homeless individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Chavez-DeRemer, Lori [Rep.-R-OR-5] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5388 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of certain technologies and medical devices under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Balderson, Troy [Rep.-R-OH-12] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5389 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure transparency in the national coverage determination process under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Guthrie, Brett [Rep.-R-KY-2] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5391 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a rebate by manufacturers for selected drugs and biological products subject to maximum fair price negotiation.
Sponsor: Burgess, Michael C. [Rep.-R-TX-26] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5392 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure timely review of local coverage determination requests under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Dunn, Neal P. [Rep.-R-FL-2] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5393 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure fair assessment of pharmacy performance and quality under Medicare part D, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Griffith, H. Morgan [Rep.-R-VA-9] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5394 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure appropriate access to remote monitoring services furnished under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Balderson, Troy [Rep.-R-OH-12] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5395 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program relating to medical necessity determinations under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Harshbarger, Diana [Rep.-R-TN-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5396 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare local coverage determinations from restricting access to care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bucshon, Larry [Rep.-R-IN-8] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5397 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of external infusion pumps and non-self-administrable home infusion drugs under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [Rep.-R-PA-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5400 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to assure pharmacy access and choice for Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 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.5405 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that a fair percentage of Federal cancer research funds are dedicated to pediatric cancer research.
Sponsor: Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [Rep.-R-PA-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5414 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ruiz, Raul [Rep.-D-CA-25] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5414 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to award grants to implement innovative approaches to securing prompt access to appropriate follow-on care for individuals who experience an acute mental health episode and present for care in an emergency department, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ruiz, Raul [Rep.-D-CA-25] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5418 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act.
Sponsor: Trone, David J. [Rep.-D-MD-6] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5420 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Labor to issue guidance and regulations regarding opioid overdose reversal medication and employee training.
Sponsor: Watson Coleman, Bonnie [Rep.-D-NJ-12] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.2774 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the denial of admission to the United States for individuals subject to sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13876, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5417 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the denial of admission to the United States for individuals subject to sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13876, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5404 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Attorney General to prepare a report on the Department of Justice activities related to countering Chinese national security threats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Scott [Rep.-R-WI-5] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

S.2767 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update the resource limit for supplemental security income eligibility.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/12/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5408 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to update the resource limit for supplemental security income eligibility.
Sponsor: Higgins, Brian [Rep.-D-NY-26] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5421 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the earned income tax credit to all taxpayers with dependents and to qualifying students, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Watson Coleman, Bonnie [Rep.-D-NJ-12] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.5390 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Commerce to conduct a study on the feasibility of manufacturing in the United States products for critical infrastructure sectors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 09/12/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/12/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.