Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at noon to consider legislation from the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Natural Resources Committee, and Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Senate will convene to consider the legislative vehicle for MilCon VA, Agriculture, and THUD appropriations (H.R.4366).

The HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:

H.R. 3981 – Veterans Education Oversight Expansion Act (Sponsored by Rep. McGarvey / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

H.R. 1530 – Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Luttrell / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

S. 112 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to strengthen benefits for children of Vietnam veterans born with spina bifida, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Braun / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

S. 475 – To designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Gallup, New Mexico, as the Hiroshi ‘‘Hershey’’ Miyamura VA Clinic (Sponsored by Sen. Heinrich / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

H.R. 3371 – Wounded Knee Massacre Memorial and Sacred Site Act (Sponsored by Rep. Johnson (SD) / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 2872 – To amend the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013 to allow States to issue electronic stamps under such Act, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Graves (LA) / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 663 – Native American Child Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Gallego / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 5378– Lower Costs, More Transparency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rodgers / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #198, H.R.4366, the legislative vehicle for MilCon VA, Agriculture, and THUD appropriations. 

At 5:00 pm the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #265 Vernon D. Oliver, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.  At approximately 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Oliver nomination.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Environment

H.R.5457 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support carbon dioxide removal research and development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2023 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

H.R.5459 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to include as a high-priority research and extension initiative research and extension on precision agriculture workforce development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Flood, Mike [Rep.-R-NE-1] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.5462 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that the slaughter date, package date, freeze date, and country of origin be labeled on meat and poultry products.
Sponsor: Santos, George [Rep.-R-NY-3] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.5466 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to expand the definition of eligible land for the purposes of the conservation reserve program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Balint, Becca [Rep.-D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.5482 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prevent energy poverty and ensure that at-risk communities have access to affordable energy.
Sponsor: Hageman, Harriet M. [Rep.-R-WY-At Large] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Budget; Rules
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, the Budget, and Rules.

H.R.5483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To promote water supply reliability and improved water management for rural communities, the State of California, and the Nation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-9] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5487 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish and carry out a grant program to conserve, restore, and manage kelp forest ecosystems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huffman, Jared [Rep.-D-CA-2] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5490 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Bolstering Ecosystems Against Coastal Harm Act
Sponsor: Kiggans, Jennifer A [Rep.-R-VA-2] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5496 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Climate Solutions Act of 2023
Sponsor: Lieu, Ted [Rep.-D-CA-36] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5500 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish an initiative to support peer learning relating to a wide range of agriculture conservation activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.5504 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to withdraw proposed rules relating to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.5509 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modernize permitting systems at the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.5472 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
FinCEN Oversight and Accountability Act of 2023
Sponsor: Davidson, Warren [Rep.-R-OH-8] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5485 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide for greater transparency and protections with regard to Bank Secrecy Act reports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5488 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend chapter 111 of title 28, United States Code, to increase transparency and oversight of third-party funding by foreign persons, to prohibit third-party funding by foreign states and sovereign wealth funds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Mike [Rep.-R-LA-4] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5512 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require United States financial institutions to ensure entities and persons owned or controlled by the institution comply with financial sanctions on the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus to the same extent as the institution itself, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherman, Brad [Rep.-D-CA-32] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.5517 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reauthorize programs of the Economic Development Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/15/2023 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.

H.R.5519 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require issuers to disclose information on pay raises made to executives and non-executive employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velazquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5520 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, to award grants to faith- or community-based organizations to address persistent health inequities and chronic disease challenges.
Sponsor: Williams, Nikema [Rep.-D-GA-5] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health Care

H.R.5458 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Patient Center Outcome Research Institute to prepare and release a report on home cardiorespiratory monitors for infants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Yakym, Rudy [Rep.-R-IN-2] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.5461 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act of 2023
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

H.R.5467 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the sale of a firearm unless the firearm or packaging carries a label that provides the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an Office of Rural Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Guest, Michael [Rep.-R-MS-3] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5506 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act and title 10, United States Code, to provide no-cost coverage for the preventive distribution of opioid overdose reversal drugs.
Sponsor: Pettersen, Brittany [Rep.-D-CO-7] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Armed Services.

H.R.5510 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require coverage of 3 primary care visits without cost sharing each year under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Salinas, Andrea [Rep.-D-OR-6] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5514 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize a pilot program to expand and intensify surveillance of self-harm in partnership with State and local public health departments, to establish a grant program to provide self-harm and suicide prevention services in hospital emergency departments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stewart, Chris [Rep.-R-UT-2] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5518 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require individuals the choice to opt in to enrollment in employer group waiver plans under Medicare Advantage.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 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, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.5475 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Prohibiting Adversarial Patents Act of 2023
Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Scott [Rep.-R-WI-5] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Transportation

H.R.5480 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To restore protections for Social Security, Railroad retirement, and Black Lung benefits from administrative offset.
Sponsor: Grijalva, Raúl M. [Rep.-D-AZ-7] (Introduced 09/14/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee.