Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House voted yesterday to remove Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. The chamber is expected to remain in recess until October 10th when they will begin consideration of a new Speaker. The Senate will meet today to continue consideration 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 RES 757 – Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives to be vacant.
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 210 (Roll no. 519).
Republican Votes: YEA 8; NAY 210; 0
Democrat Votes: YEA 208; NAY 0; 0

H RES 757 – Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives to be vacant.
On motion to table the measure Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 208 – 218 (Roll no. 518).
Republican Votes: YEA 208; NAY 11; 0
Democrat Votes: YEA 0; NAY 207; 0

H RES 756 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4394) Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4364) Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2024; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 208 (Roll no. 517).

H RES 756 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4394) Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4364) Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2024; and for other purposes
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 218 – 207 (Roll no. 516).

Today

The House will remain in recess until October 10th. The chamber is expected to consider the nomination of a new Speaker of the House when they return.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Vote

Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #319 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs); invoked: 63-32.

Legislative Business

Adopted Cal.#96, S.Res.156, Paul Whelan
Adopted S.Res.394, Former Senator James L. Buckley

Completed 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.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, October 4, 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), post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the O’Brien nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #176 Brendan Abell Hurson, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Hurson nomination, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hurson nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #264 Susan Kim DeClercq, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

If cloture is invoked on the DeClercq nomination, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Wednesday October 4th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #319 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs)
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #176 Brendan Abell Hurson, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland

Wednesday October 4th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #176 Brendan Abell Hurson, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #176 Susan Kim DeClercq, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

Wednesday October 4th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #264 Susan Kim DeClercq, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Commerce Committee
“CHIPS and Science Implementation and Oversight”

Senate Commerce Committee
“FAA Nomination Hearing”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3004 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to specify control and management of Department of Defense data and to establish the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Governing Council, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 10/03/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 10/03/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Health Care

S.3006 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure comprehensive wraparound services for families impacted by substance use disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 10/03/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/03/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.