Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. to consider THUD Appropriations (H.R. 4820). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will continue consideration of Monica M. Bertagnolli to be Director of the National Institutes of Health (PN 649). The chamber is also expected to consider Kenly Kiya Kato to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California (PN 84) and Julia Kobick to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts (PN 172).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 359 – Fort San Geronimo Preservation Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 359 – 24 (Roll no. 600).

H R 1607 – To clarify jurisdiction with respect to certain Bureau of Reclamation pumped storage development, and for other purposes
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 384 – 1 (Roll no. 599).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 9:15 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 4820 – Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Cole / Appropriations Committee)

Legislation that may be considered:
H. Res. __ – Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023, Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel (Sponsored by Rep. McCormick / Ethics Committee)

H. Res. __ – Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for antisemitic activity and sympathizing with terrorist organizations (Sponsored by Rep. Greene (GA) / Ethics Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Passed by voice vote S. 41, READ Act Reauthorization Act of 2023
Passed Cal.#95, S.Res.126, A resolution recognizing the vital importance of the Mekong River to Southeast Asia and the role of the Mekong-United States Partnership in supporting the prosperity of the region, with Merkley amendment

Adopted the following resolutions
S.Res.396, Wildlife Refuge Week
S.Res.451, Toys for Tots
S.Res.452, Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Workers

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

H.R.3774 – To impose additional sanctions with respect to the importation or facilitation of the importation of petroleum products from Iran, and for other purposes.

H.R.6126 – making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the attacks in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

H.R.340 – Hamas International Financing Prevention Act

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #28 Monica M. Bertagnolli, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the National Institutes of Health, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., the post-cloture time will be deemed expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the Bertagnolli nomination the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #28 Kenly Kiya Kato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

The Senate will then recess until 2:15 p.m. to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Kato nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired at 2:15 p.m. and the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination, followed by a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #36 Julia E. Kobick, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts.

If cloture is invoked on the Kobick nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired at 5:30 p.m., and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination, followed by the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #38 Ramon Ernesto Reyes, Jr., of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

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
  5. Executive Calendar #373 Charlotte A. Burrows, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2028
  6. Executive Calendar #310 Brandy R. McMillion, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
  7. Executive Calendar #126 Monica Ramirez Almadani, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  8. Executive Calendar #222 Ana de Alba, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth CircuitAna de Alba, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

Tuesday, November 7th at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #372 Monica M. Bertagnolli, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the National Institutes of Health
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #28 Kenly Kiya Kato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California

If cloture is invoked, Tuesday, November 7th at 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #28 Kenly Kiya Kato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #36 Julia E. Kobick, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts

If cloture is invoked, Tuesday, November 7th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #36 Julia E. Kobick, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #38 Ramon Ernesto Reyes, Jr., of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means Committee
“Ensuring that “Woke” Doesn’t Leave Americans Broke: Protecting Seniors and Savers from ESG Activism”

Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law

“Social Media and the Teen Mental Health Crisis”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy

“The Tangled Web of Global Governance: How the Biden Administration is Ceding Authority Over American Financial Regulation”

Senate Commerce Committee
Nomination Hearing – Todd Inman

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3230 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to transfer administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal lands from the Army Corps of Engineers to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to take such lands into trust for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fischer, Deb [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Indian Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

H.R.6232 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an interagency committee on soil carbon sequestration research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McClellan, Jennifer L. [Rep.-D-VA-4] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Natural Resources.

H.R.6233 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to authorize partnerships between States and nongovernmental entities for the purpose of reclaiming and restoring land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining activities before August 3, 1977, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaHood, Darin [Rep.-R-IL-16] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6234 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To reauthorize the Tsunami Warning and Education Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.6235 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Act of 1998 to address harmful algal blooms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6236 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To streamline nuclear technology regulatory permitting and licensing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Allen, Rick W. [Rep.-R-GA-12] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6252 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to submit a report and conduct a rulemaking on facilitating efficient, timely environmental reviews of nuclear reactor applications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Weber, Randy K., Sr. [Rep.-R-TX-14] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3229 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies from restricting the use of convertible virtual currency by a person to purchase goods or services for the person’s own use, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6245 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to report on financial institutions’ involvement with officials of the Iranian Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3227 — 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 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6243 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard that requires employers to keep opioid overdose reversal drugs onsite and develop and implement training plans to respond to drug overdose emergencies and to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand the grants authorized under the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Grant Program.
Sponsor: Gallego, Ruben [Rep.-D-AZ-3] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6251 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a grant program to provide schools with opioid overdose reversal drugs, to direct schools receiving Federal funds to report to certain Federal information systems any distribution of an opioid overdose reversal drug, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3228 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit certain members and former members of the Armed Forces from accepting employment with government entities of the People’s Republic of China or the Russian Federation.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 11/06/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6250 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the heads of certain Federal agencies to report to Congress ties of agency employees to Hamas or the display of support for Hamas, and for other purpose.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services; Judiciary; Homeland Security; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Intelligence

Transportation

H.R.6248 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require Amtrak to report to Congress information on Amtrak compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 with respect to trains and stations.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 11/06/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/06/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.