Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene to consider the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act (H.R. 1435). The Senate will convene to consider an act making appropriations for military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs (H.R.4366).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 3324 – To extend the authority to collect Shasta-Trinity Marina fees through fiscal year 2029
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 0 (Roll no. 387).

H R 1567 – ACRES Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 4 (Roll no. 386).

Today

On Thursday, 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: 3:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 1435 – Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act (Closed Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Joyce (PA) / Energy and Commerce 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 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, post-cloture.

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

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means Committee
“Member Day”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
“Implementing Basel III: What’s. the Fed’s Endgame?”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Legislative Proposals to Prevent and Respond to Generic Drug Shortages”

House Veterans Affairs’ Committee
“VA Electronic Health Record Modernization: Get Well Soon?”

FTC Open Meeting

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion
“Digital Dollar Dilemma: The Implications of a Central Bank Digital Currency and Private Sector Alternatives”

House Oversight Committee
Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services
“The Inflation Reduction Act: A Year in Review”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.5440 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to prohibit assistance to foreign governments that engage in the use of foreign commercial spyware to target United States persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Himes, James A. [Rep.-D-CT-4] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Energy/ Environment

S.2793 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize Long Island Sound programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.5441 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reauthorize Long Island Sound programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaLota, Nick [Rep.-R-NY-1] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.5444 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to reauthorize the diesel emissions reduction program.
Sponsor: Matsui, Doris O. [Rep.-D-CA-7] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.2790 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reform rural housing programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Tina [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5424 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Economic Policy Act of 1980 to examine how the competitiveness of small businesses is affected by the enforcement of Federal antitrust laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scholten, Hillary J. [Rep.-D-MI-3] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.5427 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit individuals convicted of defrauding the Government from receiving any assistance from the Small Business Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Roger [Rep.-R-TX-25] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.5426 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to provide a link to resources for submitting reports on suspected fraud relating to certain COVID-19 loans.
Sponsor: Van Duyne, Beth [Rep.-R-TX-24] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.5436 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To waive certain requirements for Community Development Block Grant amounts used for public services activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to homelessness and emergency rental assistance needs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services

H.R.5447 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit any transactions using Alipay in the United States.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5450 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to modify the application of price evaluation preference for qualified HUBZone small business concerns to certain contracts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scholten, Hillary J. [Rep.-D-MI-3] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.5454 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 41, United States Code, to add the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, to require the Administrator to submit certain reports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velazquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Health Care

S.2780 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require sponsors of drug applications and holders of approved applications to provide certain submissions and communications to the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2782 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide the Food and Drug Administration with authority to conduct microbial sampling on concentrated animal feeding operations as necessary to facilitate a foodborne illness outbreak investigation, determine the root cause of an outbreak of foodborne illness, or address other public health needs.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2797 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure religious freedom and rights of conscience for health care workers and other government employees, and to protect health care workers and other government employees from various forms of compelled speech.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 09/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5429 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require sponsors of drug applications and holders of approved applications to provide certain submissions and communications to the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 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.5434 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.5452 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title V of the Public Health Service Act.
Sponsor: Trone, David J. [Rep.-D-MD-6] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.5448 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the imposition of sanctions with respect to Chinese officials determined to be involved in the Mexican fentanyl trade, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Tax

H.R.5428 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to end the tax subsidy for employer efforts to influence their workers’ exercise of their rights around labor organizations and engaging in collective action.
Sponsor: Norcross, Donald [Rep.-D-NJ-1] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (108)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5432 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To create a short form tax return to simplify the return process for certain taxpayers living abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

Transportation

S.2787 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Federal Communications Commission to process applications for spectrum licenses from applicants who were successful bidders in an auction before the authority of the Commission to conduct auctions expired on March 9, 2023.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.5437 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure the rural surface transportation grant program is accessible to rural areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Finstad, Brad [Rep.-R-MN-1] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.5455 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To clarify certain regulations to allow for the installation of pulsating light systems for high-mounted stop lamps, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Webster, Daniel [Rep.-R-FL-11] (Introduced 09/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker