Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 11:00 a.m. The chamber is expected to continue consideration of a new Speaker. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will consider Michael Whitaker to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (Executive Calendar #364) and Jessica Looman to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (Executive Calendar #116).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will meet today at 11:00 a.m. The chamber is expected to continue consideration of a new Speaker.

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate convened for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

Today

The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #364, Michael G. Whitaker, of Vermont, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for the term of five years.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m.-2:15 pm to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

The cloture motions with respect to Executive Calendar #364 and Executive Calendar #116 Jessica Looman, of Minnesota, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, will ripen at 2:15pm on Tuesday. Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session.

Tuesday, October 24, at 2:15 pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #364 – Michael G. Whitaker, of Vermont, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for the term of five years

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #364 – Michael G. Whitaker, of Vermont, to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration for the term of five years
  2. Executive Calendar #116 – Jessica Looman, of Minnesota, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor

HEARINGS COVERED

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

“Water Resources Development Acts: Status of Past Provisions and Future Needs”

City Parks Alliance Webinar
“Urban Park Grant Opportunity (ORLP) Technical Assistance”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance

“The Factors Influencing the High Cost of Insurance for Consumers”

Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights

“Hearings to Examine Competition and Consumer Rights in Housing Markets”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3082 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to make changes with respect to water quality certification, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barrasso, John [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3094 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing a proposed rule with respect to emissions from vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Crapo, Mike [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (28)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3099 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to further develop and support the adoption of a voluntary streamlined permitting and inspection process for authorities having jurisdiction over the permitting of qualifying distributed energy systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.5992 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to modify eligibility for prevented planting insurance under certain drought conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-9] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.5997 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to further develop and support the adoption of a voluntary streamlined permitting and inspection process for authorities having jurisdiction over the permitting of qualifying distributed energy systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Susie [Rep.-D-NV-3] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

Financial Services

S.3087 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose requirements on digital exchanges, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tillis, Thomas [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.3085 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a program for purposes of carrying out programs to prevent adverse childhood experiences and promoting positive childhood experiences, and to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct studies, evaluations, and research to address adverse childhood experiences, including through the promotion of positive childhood experiences.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3090 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6004 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to improve Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for low-income mothers.
Sponsor: Pressley, Ayanna [Rep.-D-MA-7] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

S.3091 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain clinics to qualify as a rural emergency hospital under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3098 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to make permanent the Medicaid option to remove the IMD exclusion to provide medical assistance for certain individuals who are patients in an institution for mental diseases.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3103 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the inclusion of medical debt on a consumer report, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6003 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the inclusion of medical debt on a consumer report, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (23)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.5989 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize rural health facilities to use certain Federal agricultural credit assistance for the purpose of refinancing debt obligations, updating necessary services, technology, and equipment, and supporting ancillary needs.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.5994 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for full enforcement of oil sanctions against Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Issa, Darrell E. [Rep.-R-CA-48] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.5996 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit any direct or indirect United States funding for the territory of Gaza unless certain conditions are met.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.6000 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To freeze $6,000,000,000 of Iranian funds held in Qatar, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

Tax

S.3084 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
An original bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide special rules for the taxation of certain residents of Taiwan with income from sources within the United States.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/19/2023 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.

H.R.5988 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide special rules for the taxation of certain residents of Taiwan with income from sources within the United States.
Sponsor: Smith, Jason [Rep.-R-MO-8] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.

H.R.6007 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a microemployer pension plan startup credit.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 10/19/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Latest Action: 10/19/2023 Introduced in House.