Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. to consider the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 4821). The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 798 – Condemning the support of Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist organizations at institutions of higher education, which may lead to the creation of a hostile environment for Jewish students, faculty, and staff
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 – 23 (Roll no. 578).

H R 6126 – Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 226 – 196 (Roll no. 577).

H R 4821 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024

On agreeing to the Burgess amendment (#560) – An amendment numbered 78 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to prohibit funds made available by this Act from being used by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to hire or pay the salary of any officer or employee of the Environmental Protection Agency under subsection (f) or (g) of section 207 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 209) who is not already receiving pay under either such subsection on the date of enactment of this Act.; Failed by recorded vote: 188 – 237 (Roll no. 576).

On agreeing to the Perry amendment (#552) – An amendment numbered 70 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to prohibit the use of funds for EPA to take backstop actions related to the Chesapeake Bay TMDL; Failed by recorded vote: 180 – 243 (Roll no. 573).

On agreeing to the Harshbarger amendment (#549) – An amendment numbered 66 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to prohibit funds for the United States Board on Geographic Names; Failed by recorded vote: 177 – 246 (Roll no. 572).

On agreeing to the Perry amendment (#544) – An amendment numbered 61 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to strike funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities; Failed by recorded vote: 132 – 292 (Roll no. 571).

On agreeing to the Perry amendment (#543) – An amendment numbered 60 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to strike funding for the National Endowment for the Arts; Failed by recorded vote: 129 – 292 (Roll no. 570).

On agreeing to the Perry amendment (#542) – An amendment numbered 59 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to strike funding for the Council on Environmental Quality; Failed by recorded vote: 166 – 253 (Roll no. 569).

On agreeing to the Collins amendment (#534) – An amendment numbered 15 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to transfer the Council on Environmental Quality’s funding to the National Parks Service for construction activities; Failed by recorded vote: 184 – 239 (Roll no. 568).

On agreeing to the Hageman amendment (#533) – An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to reduce Bureau of Land Management funding by 50%; Failed by recorded vote: 144 – 280 (Roll no. 567).

H RES 838  – Providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4821) Dept. of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024; (H.R. 4820) Dept. of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024; and (H.R. 6126) Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 213 – 203 (Roll no. 566).

H RES 838 – Providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 4821) Dept. of Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024; (H.R. 4820) Dept. of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024; and (H.R. 6126) Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 200 (Roll no. 565).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:10 a.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Complete consideration of H.R. 4821 – Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Simpson / Appropriations Committee)

Postponed suspension:
H.R. 3774 – SHIP Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lawler / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #334 Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, to be Chief of Naval Operations; invoked: 95-1.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #334 Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, to be Chief of Naval Operations; confirmed: 95-1.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #329 Gen. David W. Allvin, to be Chief of Staff, US Air Force; invoked: 95-1.
  4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #329 Gen. David W. Allvin, to be Chief of Staff, US Air Force; confirmed: 95-1.
  5. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #333 Lt. Gen. Christopher J. Mahoney, to be Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; invoked: 91-0.
  6. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #333 Lt. Gen. Christopher J. Mahoney, to be Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps; confirmed: 86-0.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Cal. #197S.1973 All-American Flag Act
H.R.1226 Wounded Warrior Access Act
S.656 Veteran Improvement Commercial Driver License Act
S.3222 Security of office space
S.499 Debbie Smith Act w/ Cornyn amdt
Agreed to Cal. #52S.Con.Res.7: Vladimir Kara-Murza w/Cardin amdts
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.447 Beirut Veterans Remembrance Day
S.Res.448 Domestic Violence Awareness Month
S.Res.449 Red Ribbon Week

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
H.R.340, Hamas International Financing Prevention Act

Executive Business
Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Space Force.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

HEARINGS COVERED

Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3205 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require Federal agencies to use the Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology with respect to the use of artificial intelligence.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.6182 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To extend and modify a pilot program to improve cyber cooperation with foreign military partners in Southeast Asia.
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin [Rep.-D-TX-20] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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.6190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for cybersecurity prioritization in formation technology procurement. Prepare as final.
Sponsor: Kean, Thomas H. [Rep.-R-NJ-7] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Energy/ Environment

S.3198 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a fee on certain products imported into the United States based on the pollution intensity associated with the production of such products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3201 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3226 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to establish an offshore wind career training grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6171 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a refundable credit to individuals who donate certain life-saving organs.
Sponsor: Wilson, Joe [Rep.-R-SC-2] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6185 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require coordination among Federal agencies on regulatory actions that affect the reliable operation of the bulk-power system.
Sponsor: Duncan, Jeff [Rep.-R-SC-3] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6186 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to direct the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to conduct research and development on frost or cold weather insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Franklin, C. Scott [Rep.-R-FL-18] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6192 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from prescribing any new or amended energy conservation standard for a product that is not technologically feasible and economically justified, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lesko, Debbie [Rep.-R-AZ-8] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3199 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase penalties for unauthorized disclosure of taxpayer information.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3203 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to impose certain requirements relating to the use of market indexes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3216 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to include affordable housing incentives in certain capital investment grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6179 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To exclude from consideration as income under the housing assistance programs of the Department of Housing and Urban Development amounts received by a family from the Department of Veterans Affairs for service-related disabilities of a member of the family, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carbajal, Salud O. [Rep.-D-CA-24] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6199 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to include affordable housing incentives in certain capital investment grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Scott H. [Rep.-D-CA-50] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Health Care

S.3200 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the loan repayment program for the substance use disorder treatment workforce.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3206 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for a study on the accessibility of substance use disorder treatment and mental health care providers and services for farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3202 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an alternative manner of furnishing certain health insurance coverage statements to individuals.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3204 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to streamline and improve the employer reporting process relating to health insurance coverage and to protect dependent privacy.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3214 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6202 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pressley, Ayanna [Rep.-D-MA-7] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3215 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to conduct or support further comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine or preventative.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3219 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect against seasonal and pandemic influenza, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3220 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage prevention and treatment of coccidioidomycosis.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3224 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to codify Internal Revenue Service guidance relating to treatment of certain services and items for chronic conditions as meeting the preventive care deductible safe harbor for purposes of high deductible health plans in connection with health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Thune, John [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6184 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To conduct or support further comprehensive research for the creation of a universal influenza vaccine or preventative.
Sponsor: DeLauro, Rosa L. [Rep.-D-CT-3] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6204 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for a grant program to support access to free eye care services for students attending public elementary schools and secondary schools.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3217 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend section 431 of the Tariff Act of 1930 to clarify requirements relating to disclosure of vessel, aircraft, or vehicle manifest information.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3225 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose sanctions with respect to any foreign person that the President determines engages in or has engaged in a significant transaction or transactions, or any dealings with, or has provided material support to or for a military or intelligence facility of the People’s Republic of China in Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Risch, James E. [Sen.-R-ID] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 11/02/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.6175 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny certain green energy tax benefits to companies connected to certain countries of concern.
Sponsor: Moolenaar, John R. [Rep.-R-MI-2] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6196 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a comprehensive report on the Federal Government’s efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence of atrocities committed during Hamas’s attack on Israel, public dissemination campaigns to ensure those responsible for the attacks are identified and prosecuted, and efforts to leverage international cooperation and best practices regarding current Israeli-Hamas war.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6200 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To consider, for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, that officers, officials, representatives, spokespersons, and members of Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Qaeda, Palestine Islamic Jihad, and ISIS, and individuals who endorse or espouse terrorist activities conducted by such organizations are engaged in terrorist activity.
Sponsor: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6201 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Pfluger, August [Rep.-R-TX-11] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.6207 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Quantum Initiative Act to accelerate the development of supply chain supporting technology for quantum information science, technology, and engineering to support United States competitiveness, reduce risks in the quantum supply chain, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sykes, Emilia Strong [Rep.-D-OH-13] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Tax

H.R.6191 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on excessively disparate wages paid to chief executive officers.
Sponsor: Lee, Barbara [Rep.-D-CA-12] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.6178 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to develop a National Electric Vehicle Bidirectional Charging Roadmap, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 11/02/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/02/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.