Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 12:00 p.m. The chamber may continue consideration of the new Speaker. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to discuss an appropriations minibus.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

Roll Call #523 – Election of the Speaker, Mr. Jordan 199, Mr. Jeffries 212, Mr. Scalise 7, Mr. McCarthy 5, Mr. Zeldin 3, Mr. Donalds 1, Mr. Emmer 1, Mr. Garcia, Mike 1, Mr. Boehner 1, Ms. Granger 1, Mr. Westerman 1, and Mrs. Miller, Candice 1 (Roll no. 523).

Today

The House will meet today at 12:00 p.m. The chamber may continue consideration of the new Speaker.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of S.J.Res. 32, A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Small Business Lending Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B);” passed: 53-44.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions
S.Res.414, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day
S.Res.415, Legal Counsel
S.Res.416, Legal Counsel

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Majority Leader, no later than October 26th, 2023, it be in order for Senator Marshall or his designee to move to proceed to the consideration of Cal. #229S.J.Res.42. If the motion is agreed to, there be 10 hours of debate equally divided between the proponents and opponents of the Joint Resolution. Further, upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Joint resolution be read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Joint Resolution. All other provisions under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, remain in effect except the 60 session day clock.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of Morning Business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

Conversations continue on a path forward for minibus appropriations.

Roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.  Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“What’s the Prognosis?: Examining Medicare Proposals to Improve Patient Access to Care & Minimize Red Tape for Doctors”

FDA/CTTI Meeting
“Mitigating Clinical Study Disruptions During Disasters and Public Health Emergencies”

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
“Intellectual Property and Strategic Competition with China: Part 3 – IP Theft, Cybersecurity, and AI”

House Veterans’ Health Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Emerging Therapies: Breakthroughs in the Battle Against Suicide?”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3067 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct an evaluation and submit to Congress a report on ways to reduce the complexity of the cost effectiveness requirements for hazard mitigation assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.5983 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to restore a national minimum standard of protection for the water resources of the United States while providing certainty to regulated entities.
Sponsor: Larsen, Rick [Rep.-D-WA-2] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (117)
Latest Action: 10/18/2023 Introduced in House.

Health Care

S.3070 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to reauthorize the youth prevention and recovery initiative.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3076 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include individuals receiving Social Security disability benefits under the work opportunity credit, increase the work opportunity credit for vocational rehabilitation referrals, qualified SSI recipients, and qualified SSDI recipients, expand the disabled access credit, and enhance the deduction for expenditures to remove architectural and transportation barriers to the handicapped and elderly.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5984 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants for expanding, modernizing, or streamlining emergency room operations.
Sponsor: Lawler, Michael [Rep.-R-NY-17] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/18/2023 Introduced in House.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3077 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to annually review and update the facilities and property of the United States Government determined to be national security sensitive for purposes of review of real estate transactions under section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3081 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize additional assistance to Israel using assets confiscated from Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.5986 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit funds for the Palestinian-controlled West Bank or Gaza.
Sponsor: Mast, Brian J. [Rep.-R-FL-21] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: 10/18/2023 Introduced in House.

Transportation

S.3073 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to modify the public transportation emergency relief program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fetterman, John [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3080 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize state of good repair grants to be used for public transportation resilience improvement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/18/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.5980 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize state of good repair grants to be used for public transportation resilience improvement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 10/18/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/18/2023 Introduced in House.