Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. The Senate will convene today for a pro forma session at 9:15 a.m.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House met yesterday but did not consider any legislative business. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) received a majority of the votes for the GOP’s nomination for the Speaker (113-99). He announced last night he would drop out of the race for Speaker of the House.

Today

The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m.

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate will convene today for a pro forma session at 9:15 a.m.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.5940 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a community disaster assistance fund for housing and community development and to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide, from the fund, assistance through a community development block grant disaster recovery program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Green, Al [Rep.-D-TX-9] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.5944 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish an assessment program for offshore aquaculture, to establish Aquaculture Centers of Excellence, to require a study and report, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.5951 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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 managagement systems on agricultural land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salinas, Andrea [Rep.-D-OR-6] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

Financial Services

H.R.5934 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve the effectiveness and performance of certain Federal financial assistance programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Perez, Marie Gluesenkamp [Rep.-D-WA-3] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

Health Care

H.R.5938 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Veterans’ Benefits Improvements Act of 1996 and the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 to improve the temporary licensure requirements for contract health care professionals who perform medical disability examinations for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ciscomani, Juan [Rep.-R-AZ-6] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.5945 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reinstate certain sanctions imposed with respect to Iran.
Sponsor: Meuser, Daniel [Rep.-R-PA-9] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.5947 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the rescission of certain waivers and licenses relating to Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (106)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.

Tax

H.R.5953 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sykes, Emilia Strong [Rep.-D-OH-13] (Introduced 10/12/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: 10/12/2023 Introduced in House.