Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. The chamber is expected to consider the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 6126), the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Act, 2024 (H.R. 4821), and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 2024 (H.R. 4820). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. at will consider Admiral Lisa M. Franchetti to be Chief of Naval Operations (Executive Calendar #334), General David W. Allvin to be Chief of Staff, US Air Force (Executive Calendar #329), and Lieutenant General Christopher J. Mahoney to be Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps (Executive Calendar #333).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 773 – Providing for the expulsion of Representative George Santos from the House of Representatives
On agreeing to the resolution Failed by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 564).

H R 4364 – Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 563).

H R 4364 – Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 562).

H R 340 – Hamas and Other Palestinian Terrorist Groups International Financing Prevention Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 561).

H RES 559 – Declaring it is the policy of the United States that a nuclear Islamic Republic of Iran is not acceptable
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 560).

H RES 829 – Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for antisemitic activity, sympathizing with terrorist organizations, and leading an insurrection at the United States Capitol Complex
On motion to table the measure Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (Roll no. 559).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 11:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 6126  – Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Granger / Appropriations Committee)

Begin consideration of H.R. 4821 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Simpson / Appropriations Committee)

Begin consideration of H.R. 4820 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Cole / Appropriations Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Paul amendment #1217 (Audit the Fed) (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 46-51.
  2. Paul amendment #1347 (Cuts and IRS rescission) (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 23-74.
  3. Cruz amendment #1249 (Treaty) (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 52-45.
  4. Lee amendment #1121 (To require congressional review of certain agency rulemaking) (60 vote threshold); not agreed to: 46-51.
  5. Passage of Cal. #198H.R. 4366 Minibus Appropriations, as amended (60 vote threshold); passed: 82-15.
  6. Passage of H.R.662 as amended by Scott (FL)-Rubio substitute amendment #1357 (In the nature of a substitute) (60 vote threshold); not passed: 43-53.

Legislative Business
Murray-Collins Substitute Amendment #1092 (In the nature of a substitute), as amended, agreed to by voice vote.

Executive Business
Confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #367, Herro Mustafa Garg, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, November 2, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #334 Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, to be Chief of Naval Operations.

Under the rule, one hour after the Senate convenes the cloture motions that were filed during Tuesday’s session will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Franchetti nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #334 Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, to be Chief of Naval Operations
  2. Executive Calendar #329 Gen. David W. Allvin, to be Chief of Staff, US Air Force
  3. Executive Calendar #333 Lt. Gen. Christopher J. Mahoney, to be Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps

Thursday, November 2nd at approx. 11:00am – at least 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #334 Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, to be Chief of Naval Operations

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Capital Markets
“Examining the SEC’s Agenda: Unintended Consequences for U.S. Capital Markets and Investors”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Examine Opportunities and Challenges in Deploying CCUS and DAC Technologies on Federal and Non-Federal Lands”

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Nomination Hearing

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
“The Factors Influencing the High Cost of Insurance for Consumers”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3180 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a working waterfronts grant program.
Sponsor: Collins, Susan M. [Sen.-R-ME] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3186 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect Native cultural sites located on Federal land, to improve consultation with Indian Tribes, to bring parity to Indian Tribes with regard to Federal public land management laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Indian Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

H.R.6127 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the standardization, consolidation, and publication of data relating to public outdoor recreational use of Federal waterways among Federal land and water management agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moore, Blake D. [Rep.-R-UT-1] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6128 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to exempt certain employees engaged in outdoor recreational outfitting or guiding services from maximum hours requirements.
Sponsor: Moore, Blake D. [Rep.-R-UT-1] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6129 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Council on Environmental Quality to publish an annual report on environmental reviews and causes of action based on compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Yakym, Rudy [Rep.-R-IN-2] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6142 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to establish a last acre program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Finstad, Brad [Rep.-R-MN-1] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6148 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To protect Native cultural sites located on Federal land, to improve consultation with Indian Tribes, to bring parity to Indian Tribes with regard to Federal public land management laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grijalva, Raúl M. [Rep.-D-AZ-7] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6152 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to update the modeling used for lifecycle greenhouse gas assessments for approved fuel pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6159 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a pilot grant program to improve recycling accessibility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3179 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend a rule of the Commission relating to shareholder proposals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.3175 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a grant program to support schools of medicine and schools of osteopathic medicine in underserved areas.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3193 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow for the use of telehealth in substance use disorder treatment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3196 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a State option to extend Medicaid coverage for foster care children while receiving treatment from a qualified residential treatment program.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6144 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize grant programs to combat fentanyl poisonings.
Sponsor: Garcia, Mike [Rep.-R-CA-27] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6160 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a lifespan respite care program.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6161 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow amounts paid for over-the-counter naloxone to be taken into account in determining the deduction for medical expenses.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6168 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to ensure that healthcare providers can assist survivors of domestic violence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sykes, Emilia Strong [Rep.-D-OH-13] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3177 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for a review of sanctions with respect to Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.6153 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for a review of sanctions with respect to Hong Kong.
Sponsor: Kim, Young [Rep.-R-CA-40] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3182 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit actions recognizing the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3183 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to consider, for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, that officers, officials, representatives, spokespersons, and members of Hamas, Palestine Islamic Jihad, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS, and individuals who endorse or espouse terrorist activities conducted by such organizations are engaged in terrorist activity.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3192 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to designate Ansarallah as a foreign terrorist organization and impose certain sanctions on Ansarallah, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3197 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish and authorize funding for an Iranian Sanctions Enforcement Fund to enforce United States sanctions with respect to Iran and its proxies and pay off the United States public debt and to codify the Export Enforcement Coordination Center.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6126 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the attacks in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Granger, Kay [Rep.-R-TX-12] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (100)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Ways and Means.

H.R.6146 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit certain contractors who have previously consulted for certain foreign entities or who fail to make disclosures relating to conflicts of interest that relate to national security or foreign policy from receiving contracts from the Department of State, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6165 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act to require disclosure of certain foreign investments within endowments.
Sponsor: Owens, Burgess [Rep.-R-UT-4] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

S.3176 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on excessively disparate wages paid to chief executive officers.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/01/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.6140 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To facilitate access to swiftly transport goods during a publicly announced state of emergency situation.
Sponsor: Ezell, Mike [Rep.-R-MS-4] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6155 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit a report to Congress on case management personnel turnover of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaLota, Nick [Rep.-R-NY-1] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6170 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to cease all immigration functions at ports of entry along the southern border until the United States is secure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Williams, Roger [Rep.-R-TX-25] (Introduced 11/01/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Homeland Security; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/01/2023 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.