Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will meet today at 10:00 a.m. to consider Matthew James Maddox to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland (Executive Calendar #306). The chamber will also vote on a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jacob J. Lew of New York to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Israel (Executive Calendar #370). In addition, the chamber may resume consideration of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 4366).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #306, Matthew James Maddox, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland; agreed to: 54-40.

Legislative Business
Passed S.1146 – Find and Protect Foster Youth Act

Began the Rule 14 process to place S. 3168 making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #198H.R.4366, Minibus Appropriations. During the consideration of Cal. #198H.R.4366, Murray-Collins substitute amendment #1092 will be considered an Appropriations Committee amendment for purposes of Rule XVI, with no other Rule XVI points of order waived by this agreement. H.R.4366H.R.4368, as reported in the House of Representatives on June 27, 2023, and H.R.4820, as reported in the House of Representatives on July 24, 2023, will serve as the basis for defense of germaneness under Rule XVI for any floor amendments. It will be in order for floor amendments to amend the substitute in more than one place.

The only remaining amendments in order to the Murray-Collins substitute amendment #1092 are the following amendments, if offered:

  1. Ernst #1177
  2. Hawley #1200
  3. Cruz #1296
  4. Blackburn #1349
  5. Budd #1243
  6. Cramer #1241 (60 vote threshold)
  7. Paul #1217 (60 vote threshold)
  8. Paul #1347 (60 vote threshold)
  9. Cruz #1249 (60 vote threshold)
  10. Lee #1121 (60 vote threshold)

At times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on the amendments. Floor updates will be sent as each vote series is locked in with respect to amendments in the list.

Upon disposition of the amendments, the Senate will vote on adoption of substitute amendment #1092, as amended, with a 60 affirmative vote threshold required for adoption. The bill, as amended, will be read a third time, and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, as amended, with a 60 vote affirmative threshold required for passage.

Upon disposition of the bill, the Committee on Appropriations will be discharged from further consideration, and the Senate will proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R.662, the Scott (FL)-Rubio substitute amendment #1357 be considered and agreed to, the bill, as amended, be read a third time, and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, as amended, with a 60 affirmative vote threshold required for passage, without intervening action or debate.

Today

The Senate will meet today at 10:00 a.m. to consider Matthew James Maddox to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland (Executive Calendar #306). The chamber will also vote on a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jacob J. Lew of New York to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Israel (Executive Calendar #370). In addition, the chamber may resume consideration of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 4366).

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Threats to the Homeland”

Senate HELP Committee
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety

“AI and the Future of Work: Moving Forward Together”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3162 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the requirement for the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to establish testbeds to support the development and testing of trustworthy artificial intelligence systems and to improve interagency coordination in development of such testbeds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.6124 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot program to award competitive grants for the integration of cybersecurity education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Thompson, Glenn [Rep.-R-PA-15] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Financial Services

H.R.6117 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to remove the mandate on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee to focus on maximum employment.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3165 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to help persons in the United States experiencing homelessness and significant behavioral health issues, including substance use disorder, by authorizing a grant program within the Department of Health and Human Services to assist State and local governments, continuums of care, community-based organizations that administer both health and homelessness services, and providers of services to people experiencing homelessness, better coordinate health care and homelessness services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3167 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to clarify the treatment of certain association health plans as employers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6122 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Labor to conduct a study and issue a report on grant programs to support the nursing workforce.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3164 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to state the policy of the United States with respect to religious freedom in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3166 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit official United States Government business from being conducted in the Gaza Strip or the West Bank, to suspend foreign assistance to the Gaza Strip until Hamas no longer exercises authority over the Gaza Strip, and to require reports and impose sanctions with respect to the provision of services to Hamas, financial transactions that benefit the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the use of human shields, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3168 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.6113 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Banks, Jim [Rep.-R-IN-3] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.6114 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran and modify other existing sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Banks, Jim [Rep.-R-IN-3] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (85)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Oversight and Accountability; Financial Services; Rules; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Oversight and Accountability, Financial Services, Rules, and Intelligence (Permanent Select).

H.R.6115 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the waiver of costs of activities relating to evacuation of United States citizens when their lives are endangered by war or acts of terrorism.
Sponsor: Dunn, Neal P. [Rep.-R-FL-2] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6118 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit funding for the United Nations Human Rights Council until it condemns Hamas.
Sponsor: Luna, Anna Paulina [Rep.-R-FL-13] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6120 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To restore and require the imposition of certain sanctions previously waived with respect to Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Meuser, Daniel [Rep.-R-PA-9] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6123 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of State from requiring United States citizens who is evacuated by the Department of State or for which the Department of State provides government assisted departure from a crisis situation abroad to pay for the costs associated with such evacuation or departure.
Sponsor: Palmer, Gary J. [Rep.-R-AL-6] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 10/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

S.3161 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require third-party delivery platforms to follow certain pricing practices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 10/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 10/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.