Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S. Res. 400 honoring the late Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #319 James C. O’Brien, of Nebraska, to be Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs); confirmed: 67-31.
  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; invoked: 54-44.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #176 Brendan Abell Hurson, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland; confirmed: 53-44.
  4. 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; invoked: 54-44.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #264 Susan Kim DeClercq, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; confirmed: 52-42.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.398, Clean Energy Week
S.Res.399, 4-H Week
S.Res.400, Senator Dianne Feinstein
S.Res.401, Jimmy Buffett
S.Res.402, Day of the Deployed
S.Res.403, USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership
S.Res.404, Energy Efficiency Day
S.Res.405, Veterans Suicide Prevention Day

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

MedPAC
“Considering current law updates to Medicare’s payment rates for clinician services.”

MedPAC
“Examining staffing ratios and turnover rates in nursing facilities.”

MedPAC
“An alternative method to establish Medicare payments for select conditions treated in inpatient rehabilitation facilities.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3016 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the clean vehicle credit.
Sponsor: Paul, Rand [Sen.-R-KY] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3023 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish and maintain a training program for Department of Agriculture personnel and third-party providers on the rapidly evolving methodologies, science, and practices of biological soil health management systems on agricultural land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3025 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to repeal restrictions on onshore wind and solar.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3026 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to repeal restrictions on offshore wind leasing.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3027 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the energy credit for qualified fuel cell property.
Sponsor: Carper, Thomas R. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3033 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to withdraw certain Federal land in the Pecos Watershed area of the State of New Mexico from mineral entry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.3012 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide for insurance for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.3010 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3017 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to repeal prohibitions relating to freedom of access to clinic entrances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3021 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permanently extend certain in-home cardiopulmonary rehabilitation flexibilities established in response to COVID-19, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3022 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to allow Indian Health Service scholarship and loan recipients to fulfill service obligations through half-time clinical practice, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Indian Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

S.3024 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish a program to make grants available to States to inform Medicaid enrollees, SNAP participants, and low-income residents of potential eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity and Lifeline programs of the Commission, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3029 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to increase death gratuities and funeral allowances for Federal employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.3035 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for gender transition in minors.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3039 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect access to kratom.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3009 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds and resources for congressional travel to the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.3028 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to continue in effect certain Executive orders imposing sanctions with respect to Iran, to prevent the waiver of certain sanctions imposed by the United States with respect to Iran until the Government of Iran ceases to attempt to assassinate United States officials, other United States citizens, and Iranian nationals residing in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 10/04/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.