Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today to consider the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4394). The Senate will convene to consider the nomination of James C. O’Brien to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs), Brendan Abell Hurson to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Maryland, and Susan Kim DeClercq to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 4502 – Modernizing the Acquisition of Cybersecurity Experts Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 1 (Roll no. 515).

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”.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 – 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 514).

Today

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: 5:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 4394 – Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Fleischmann / Appropriations Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #319 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs).

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the O’Brien nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #319 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs)
  2. Executive Calendar #176 Brendan Abell Hurson, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
  3. Executive Calendar #264 Susan Kim DeClercq, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

Tuesday, October 3rd at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #319 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs)

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.5873 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide special rules for retirement accounts and personal casualty losses with respect to certain major disasters occurring in 2023.
Sponsor: Tokuda, Jill N. [Rep.-D-HI-2] (Introduced 10/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Health Care

H.R.5864 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicaid program of non-invasive prenatal genetic screening.
Sponsor: Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [Rep.-R-PA-1] (Introduced 10/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 10/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5866 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure comprehensive wraparound services for families impacted by substance use disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Barbara [Rep.-D-CA-12] (Introduced 10/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 10/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.5863 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide tax relief with respect to certain Federal disasters.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 10/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5872 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to postpone tax deadlines and reimburse paid late fees for United States nationals who are unlawfully or wrongfully detained or held hostage abroad, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 10/02/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 10/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.5871 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To enhance safety requirements for trains, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stansbury, Melanie Ann [Rep.-D-NM-1] (Introduced 10/02/2023) Cosponsors: (35)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 10/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability.