Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: On September 30th, Congress passed a continuing resolution (H.R. 5860) to provide federal funding for an additional 45 days. The House will meet at noon today to consider the Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act of 2023 (H.R. 4502). The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Friday

H R 5525 – Spending Reduction and Border Security Act
On passage Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 – 232 (Roll no. 511).

H R 5525 – Spending Reduction and Border Security Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 216 (Roll no. 510).

H RES 741 – Providing for consideration of H.R. 5525, the Spending Reduction and Border Security Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 210 (Roll no. 509).

H RES 741 – Providing for consideration of H.R. 5525, the Spending Reduction and Border Security Act
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 207 (Roll no. 508).

Saturday

H R 5860 – Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 335 – 91 (Roll no. 513).

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. 292 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 24355 Creekside Road in Santa Clarita, California, as the “William L. Reynolds Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Garcia / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

H.R. 996 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3901 MacArthur Blvd., in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the “Dr. Rudy Lombard Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Carter (LA) / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

H.R. 2379 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 616 East Main Street in St. Charles, Illinois, as the “Veterans of the Vietnam War Memorial Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Krishnamoorthi / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

H.R. 3944 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 West Church Street in Mount Vernon, Georgia, as the “Second Lieutenant Patrick Palmer Calhoun Post Office” (Sponsored by Rep. Allen / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

H.R. 4502 – Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mace / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

The SENATE

Saturday

Roll Call Votes:

  1. Motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent Senators; agreed to 48-47.
  2. Passage of H.R.5860, Continuing Resolution; passed: 88-9.

Legislative Business

Passed S.2231 – Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act

Adopted the Following Resolutions:

S.Res.310, Motorcycle Safety Foundation
S.Res.390, Community Policing Week
S.Res.391, Character Counts Week
S.Res.392, Maui Wildfire First Responders
S.Res.393, Former Senator Lauch Faircloth

Began the Rule 14 proceed to place H.R.5692, making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Confirmed the Following Nominations:

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #252 Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2023.

Executive Calendar #254 Geoffrey Adam Starks, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2022.

All nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.2996 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to extend and enhance the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ricketts, Pete [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/29/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.2998 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 and the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to modify provisions relating to matching funds requirements for research and extension activities at eligible institutions and related reporting requirements.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 09/29/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3002 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the clean fuel production credit to provide a special rate for sustainable vessel fuel.
Sponsor: Hirono, Mazie K. [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/29/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5849 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow refunds of Federal motor fuel excise taxes on fuels used in mobile mammography vehicles.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5854 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require complete and accurate data set submissions from Medicare Advantage organizations offering Medicare Advantage plans under part C of the Medicare program to improve transparency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.5828 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Garbarino, Andrew R. [Rep.-R-NY-2] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5843 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To temporarily extend the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Higgins, Clay [Rep.-R-LA-3] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5845 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to address transaction account guarantees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Health Care

H.R.5829 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title II of the Public Health Service Act to provide clarity with respect to coverage of claims against health care practitioners providing health professional volunteer services at community health centers during declared emergencies.
Sponsor: Barr, Andy [Rep.-R-KY-6] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5846 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To protect against seasonal and pandemic influenza, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Larsen, Rick [Rep.-D-WA-2] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Budget
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and the Budget.

H.R.5847 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the International Children with Disabilities Protection Program within the Department of State, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaTurner, Jake [Rep.-R-KS-2] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.5850 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To nullify modifications made by the Food and Drug Administration on January 3, 2023, to the risk evaluation and mitigation strategy under section 505-1 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355-1) for mifepristone, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mann, Tracey [Rep.-R-KS-1] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5858 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for activities to increase the awareness and knowledge of health care providers and women with respect to ovarian, endometrial, and cervical cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velazquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

S.2997 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 40, United States Code, to increase the mileage of the Appalachian Development Highway System to provide for improvements to and expansion of Corridor K in North Carolina, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tillis, Thomas [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 09/29/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.5835 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 40, United States Code, to increase the mileage of the Appalachian Development Highway System to provide for improvements to and expansion of Corridor K in North Carolina, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Edwards, Chuck [Rep.-R-NC-11] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.3001 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exemption from the excise tax on alternative motorboat fuels sold as supplies for vessels or aircraft to include certain vessels serving only one coast.
Sponsor: Hirono, Mazie K. [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 09/29/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5840 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Transportation Security Administration to streamline the enrollment processes for individuals applying for a Transportation Security Administration security threat assessment for certain programs, including the Transportation Worker Identification Credential and Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment programs of the Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Garret [Rep.-R-LA-6] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.5859 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a program to provide grants to protection and advocacy systems to advocate for individuals with disabilities to access transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wilson, Frederica S. [Rep.-D-FL-24] (Introduced 09/29/2023) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 09/29/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.