Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:

The House will meet at noon to consider a motion to instruct conferees on the 2024 NDAA.

The Senate will convene to consider the Murray-Collins amendment for the MilCon VA, Agriculture, and THUD appropriations (H.R. 4366).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

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
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 – 0 (Roll no. 399).

H RES 680 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1435) Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4365) Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2024, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Failed by recorded vote: 212 – 214 (Roll no. 398).

H RES 680 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1435) Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4365) Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2024, and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 209 (Roll no. 397).

H R 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act
On motion to close portions of the conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 401 – 19 (Roll no

H R 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and request a conference Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 393 – 27 (Roll no. 395).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:50 p.m.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #265 Vernon D. Oliver, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; confirmed: 53-44.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #37 Rita F. Lin, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; invoked: 52-45.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #37 Rita F. Lin, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; confirmed: 52-45.

Today

The Senate will meet at 12:15 pm for a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Murray motion to suspend Rule XVI for the consideration of the Murray-Collins Amendment.

HEARINGS COVERED

Southwest Power Pool Annual Government Affairs Conference

House Financial Services Committee
Markup of H.R. 3378, H.R. 5409, H.R. 760, H.R. 5472, H.R. 5485, H.R. 5119, the Combatting Foreign Surveillance Spyware Sanctions Act, the Financial Access Improvements Act, the Russia and Belarus Financial Sanctions Act of 2023, the Foreign Affiliates Sharing Pilot Program Extension Act, H.R. 3402, H.R. 5403, H.R. 3712

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Oversight of the Department of Transportation’s Policies and Programs”

Senate Banking Committee
“Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
“American Hydropower: Unleashing Reliable, Renewable, Clean Power Across The U.S.”

SEC Open Meeting

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce
“Mapping America’s Supply Chains: Solutions to Unleash Innovation, Boost Economic Resilience, and Beat China”

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Trade
“Reforming the Generalized System of Preferences to Safeguard U.S. Supply Chains and Combat China”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“At What Cost: Oversight Of How The IRA’s Price Setting Scheme Means Fewer Cures For Patients”

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“VA Procurement: Made in America”

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
“IP and Strategic Competition with China: Part III – IP Theft, Cybersecurity, and AI”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.5557 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Combatting Foreign Surveillance Spyware Sanctions Act
Sponsor: Himes, James A. [Rep.-D-CT-4] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Financial Services.

Energy/ Environment

S.2838 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to establish a Civilian Climate Corps to help communities respond to climate change and transition to a clean economy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2844 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on plastics.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5564 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on plastics.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd [Rep.-D-TX-37] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such.

H.R.5570 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish and implement a multi-year Legal Gold and Mining Partnership Strategy to reduce the negative environmental and social impacts of illicit gold mining in the Western Hemisphere, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mills, Cory [Rep.-R-FL-7] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.5572 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National and Community Service Act of 1990 to establish a Civilian Climate Corps to help communities respond to climate change and transition to a clean economy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [Rep.-D-NY-14] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (45)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2845 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit recipients of disaster recovery relief assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development from penalizing applicants that declined assistance from the Small Business Administration.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2852 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a grace period for nonpayment of premiums for flood insurance coverage under the national flood insurance program until the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency implements the option for monthly payment of such premiums, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5561 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services from declaring certain emergencies or disasters for the purpose of imposing gun control.
Sponsor: Cloud, Michael [Rep.-R-TX-27] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5574 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar threshold applicable to information reporting with respect to payments for qualified natural disaster expenses.
Sponsor: Pettersen, Brittany [Rep.-D-CO-7] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Health Care

S.2836 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend subpart 1 of part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to support the mental health and well-being of children and youth in, and formerly in, foster care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2837 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2840 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve access to and the quality of primary health care, expand the health workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2846 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve Federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2850 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2853 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study and issue a report on grant programs to support the nursing workforce.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.5555 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for certain adjustments to Medicare payment for items of durable medical equipment that were formerly included in round 2021 of the DMEPOS competitive bidding program.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 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.5568 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve Federal efforts with respect to the prevention of maternal mortality, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Robin L. [Rep.-D-IL-2] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means.

H.R.5575 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Defense, and Veterans Affairs to end American over-dependence on Chinese pharmaceuticals by encouraging the growth of a robust domestic medicine supply chain for generic drugs, to empower the Food and Drug Administration to issue boxed warnings in the case of critical contamination, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Posey, Bill [Rep.-R-FL-8] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and Ways and Means.

H.R.5577 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 18, United States Code, to repeal prohibitions relating to freedom of access to clinic entrances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (25)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5578 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To extend protections to part-time workers in the areas of family and medical leave and to ensure equitable treatment in the workplace.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; House Administration; Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Accountability, and the Judiciary.

Sanctions and Trade

S.2847 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the importation of agricultural products, raw materials, and food from the Russian Federation if the Russian Federation prohibits the importation of such products, materials, and food from the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2848 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to block the property of Russian state-owned entities.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5556 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To make exclusive the authority of the Federal Government to regulate the labeling of products made in the United States and introduced in interstate or foreign commerce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5565 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a report regarding the scope of efforts by the People’s Republic of China and Chinese Communist Party to utilize the Belt and Road Initiative to undermine the United States-led international world order and a detailed strategy regarding how the United States Government intends to counter such Initiative, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Scott [Rep.-R-WI-5] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.5567 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit elementary and secondary schools from accepting funds from or entering into contracts with the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.5580 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain discharges of indebtedness secured by real property from income.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/19/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.2839 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to clarify the maximum hiring target for new air traffic controllers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 09/19/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 09/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation