Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 2:00 p.m. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. and is expected to consider Monica M. Bertagnolli to be Director of the National Institutes of Health (PN649), Kenly Kiya Kato to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California (PN84), Julia E. Kobick to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts (PN172), and Ramon Ernesto Reyes to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York (PN174).

The HOUSE

Friday

H R 3774  – SHIP Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 342 – 69 (Roll no. 598).

H R 4821  – Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 213 – 203 (Roll no. 597).

H R 4821  – Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 – 215 (Roll no. 596).

H R 4821 
On agreeing to the Roy amendment (#607) – An amendment numbered 127 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to prohibit funds from being used to implement any of the Administration’s executive orders on climate change; Agreed to by recorded vote: 208 – 207 (Roll no. 595).

H R 4821 
On agreeing to the Roy amendment (#606) – An amendment numbered 126 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to prohibit funds from being used to carry out environmental justice activities; Agreed to by recorded vote: 212 – 204 (Roll no. 594).

H R 4821 
On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#600) – An amendment numbered 120 printed in Part A of House Report 118-261 to prohibit funds to carry out the provisions of section 50262 of Public Law 117- 169 (Inflation Reduction Act); Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 204 (Roll no. 593).

Today

The House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 1607 – To clarify jurisdiction with respect to certain Bureau of Reclamation pumped storage development, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Schweikert / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 1722 – Grand Ronde Reservation Act Amendment of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Salinas / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 3448 – American Battlefield Protection Program Enhancement Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stefanik / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 359 – Fort San Geronimo Preservation Act (Sponsored by Resident Commissioner Gonzalez-Colon / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 2717 – Hershel Woody Williams National Medal of Honor Monument Location Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Moore (UT) / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 1318 – Women’s Suffrage National Monument Location Act (Sponsored by Rep. Neguse / Natural Resources Committee)

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
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

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #372 Monica M. Bertagnolli, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the National Institutes of Health.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Bertagnolli nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #372 Monica M. Bertagnolli, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the National Institutes of Health
  2. Executive Calendar #28 Kenly Kiya Kato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  3. Executive Calendar #36 Julia E. Kobick, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  4. Executive Calendar #38 Ramon Ernesto Reyes, Jr., of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Monday, November 6th at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #372 Monica M. Bertagnolli, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the National Institutes of Health

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.6212 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for a moratorium on oil and gas leasing and exploration on the outer Continental Shelf off the coast of Florida until 2032, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rutherford, John H. [Rep.-R-FL-5] (Introduced 11/03/2023) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6215 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal funds from being made available for the Justice40 Initiative or for the American Climate Corps.
Sponsor: Good, Bob [Rep.-R-VA-5] (Introduced 11/03/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Accountability.

Health Care

H.R.6215 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal funds from being made available for the Justice40 Initiative or for the American Climate Corps.
Sponsor: Good, Bob [Rep.-R-VA-5] (Introduced 11/03/2023) Cosponsors: (19)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.6227 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expand the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage prevention and treatment of coccidioidomycosis.
Sponsor: Schweikert, David [Rep.-R-AZ-1] (Introduced 11/03/2023) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6230 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit group health plans, health insurance issuers, and Federal health care programs from applying prior authorization requirements, utilization management techniques, and medical necessity reviews.
Sponsor: Van Drew, Jefferson [Rep.-R-NJ-2] (Introduced 11/03/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.6217 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for emergency acquisition authority in the event of armed attack against a United States ally or partner by a foreign adversary of the United States.
Sponsor: Jackson, Ronny [Rep.-R-TX-13] (Introduced 11/03/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 11/03/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.