Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY:The House will convene today at 9:00 a.m. to consider the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 4664). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will consider the nomination of Monica Ramirez Almadani to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, Brandy McMillion to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, and Ana de Alba to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 4664 – Making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.

On agreeing to the Salazar amendment (#716) – An amendment numbered 95 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funds from being used to prohibit funds from being used to produce official documents containing the term “latinx” or “latin-x.”; Agreed to by recorded vote: (Roll no. 640).

On agreeing to the Rosendale amendment (#713) – An amendment numbered 92 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funds from being used for the Office of Gun Violence Prevention; Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 639).

On agreeing to the Rosendale amendment (#712) – An amendment numbered 91 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to reduce funding to the Consumer Product Safety Commission by 50%; Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 638).

On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#709) – An amendment numbered 87 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funds to finalize the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s proposed rule entitled “Miscellaneous and General Requirements” (87 Fed. Reg. 78014) which would restrict federal employees’ ability to opt out of membership in a labor union; Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 637).

On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#707) – An amendment numbered 84 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funds from being used to finalize, implement, or enforce the proposed rule titled “Upholding Civil Service Protections and Merit System Principles.”; Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 636).

On agreeing to the Harshbarger amendment #691) – An amendment numbered 63 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funding for the White House Gender Policy Council; Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 635).

On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment (#687) – An amendment numbered 54 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funds from being used for the acquisition of property for a new Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters; Failed by recorded vote: (Roll no. 634).

On agreeing to the Collins amendment (#677) – An amendment numbered 44 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funding for the Office of the Vice President; Failed by recorded vote: 106 – 322 (Roll no. 633).

On agreeing to the Burchett amendment (#675) – An amendment numbered 42 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to reduce the salary of Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Gary Gensler to $1; Failed by recorded vote: 175 – 252 (Roll no. 632).

On agreeing to the Bean (FL) amendment (#672) – An amendment numbered 39 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit the Small Business Administration from implementing the CA SBLC program; Failed by recorded vote: 205 – 220 (Roll no. 631).

On agreeing to the Barr amendment (#671) – An amendment numbered 38 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to ensure that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce Executive Order 14008 titled “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” (January 27, 2021) or any rule or regulation to implement such Order; Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 – 210 (Roll no. 630).

On agreeing to the Barr amendment (#670) – An amendment numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to ensure that none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be made available to implement or enforce General License No. 8H, issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control on October 25, 2023; Agreed to by recorded vote: 250 – 174 (Roll no. 629).

On agreeing to the Perry amendment (#666) – An amendment numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to reduce the Salaries and Expenses of the Federal Trade Commission to FY19 levels; Failed by recorded vote: 172 – 257 (Roll no. 628).

On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#665) – An amendment numbered 21 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to reduce funding for Consumer Product Safety Commission to FY 2019 level; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 246 (Roll no. 627).

On agreeing to the Perry amendment (#662) – An amendment numbered 16 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to prohibit funding for the Treasury Department to design or develop a Central Bank Digital Currency, or establish a United States Central Bank Digital Currency as legal tender; Failed by recorded vote: 140 – 286 (Roll no. 626).

On agreeing to the Harshbarger amendment (#661) – An amendment numbered 15 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to strike funding for firearms and ammunition for the Internal Revenue Service; Failed by recorded vote: 187 – 238 (Roll no. 625).

On agreeing to the Grothman amendment (#658) – An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to eliminate funding for the Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund; Failed by recorded vote: 115 – 306 (Roll no. 624).

On agreeing to the Molinaro amendment (#657) – An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 118-269 to increase and decrease funding by $21 million for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to encourage the Committee to evaluate the rising threat of farmland owned by adversarial nations; Agreed to by recorded vote: 336 – 86 (Roll no. 623).

Today

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

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 4664 – Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Womack / Appropriations Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #38 Ramon Ernesto Reyes, Jr., of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; confirmed: 51-48.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #373 Charlotte A. Burrows, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; invoked: 51-47.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #373 Charlotte A. Burrows, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; confirmed: 51-47.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #310 Brandy R. McMillion, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; agreed to: 54-44.
  5. Passage of Calendar #238, S.J.Res.38, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers”; passed: 50-48.
  6. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #126 Monica Ramirez Almadani, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; invoked: 52-46.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills
Cal. #45, S.670 – IMPACTT Human Trafficking Act w/ Peters substitute
Cal. #217, S.311 – US Customs and Border Protection Officer Retirement Technical Corrections Act
S.749, NACIE Improvement Act

Adopted the following resolutions
S.Res.456 – College Application Month
S.Res.457 – Captain Samuel Farmer USMC

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:
Exec. Cal. #267 – Mark W. Libby, of Massachusetts, 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 Republic of Azerbaijan.
Exec. Cal. #276 – Edgard D. Kagan, of Virginia, 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 Malaysia.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #126 Monica Ramirez Almadani, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Almadani nomination, followed by confirmation of the McMillion nomination.

At 1:45pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the de Alba nomination.

Thursday, November 9th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #126 Monica Ramirez Almadani, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #310 Brandy R. McMillion, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

Thursday, November 9th at approx. 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #222 Ana de Alba, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
“Member Day”

Senate Finance Committee
“Examining How the Tax Code Affects High-Income Individuals and Tax Planning Strategies”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“Addressing Close Calls to Improve Aviation Safety”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.6307 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit certain actions and require reporting to defend against the economic and national security risks posed by foreign adversarial blockchain networks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Intelligence (Permanent Select); Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), and Oversight and Accountability.

Energy/ Environment

S.3253 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to require research and development on frost or cold weather insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 11/08/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.6285 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ratify and approve all authorizations, permits, verifications, extensions, biological opinions, incidental take statements, and any other approvals or orders issued pursuant to Federal law necessary for the establishment and administration of the Coastal Plain oil and gas leasing program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6292 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 to extend grants and fellowships for food and agricultural sciences education.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6303 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To assess and improve the competitiveness of United States nuclear commerce, to expedite Department of Energy review of certain nuclear technology exports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Bill [Rep.-R-OH-6] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6311 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Federal Government to produce a national adaptation and resilience strategy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salazar, Maria Elvira [Rep.-R-FL-27] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6314 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To expand the authorization of voluntary Federal grazing permit retirement, provide increased flexibility for Federal grazing permittees, promote the equitable resolution or avoidance of conflicts on Federal lands managed by the Department of Agriculture or the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adam [Rep.-D-WA-9] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.6304 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program for costs of compliance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaLota, Nick [Rep.-R-NY-1] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6320 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to ensure the application of the “Rule of Two” to certain acquisitions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velazquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care

S.3254 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow expenses for parents to be taken into account as medical expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/08/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3258 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of ALS-related services under the Medicare program for individuals diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/08/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3260 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a working group to formulate recommendations for standardizing the measurements of loneliness and isolation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ricketts, Pete [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/08/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6283 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve services provided by pharmacy benefit managers.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.6284 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a working group to formulate recommendations for standardizing the measurements of loneliness and isolation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Flood, Mike [Rep.-R-NE-1] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6288 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for a Pediatric Brain Tumor Real-World Data Registry Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bera, Ami [Rep.-D-CA-6] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6296 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for an emergency increase in Federal funding to State Medicaid programs for expenditures on home and community-based services.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6301 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to require a group health plan (or health insurance coverage offered in connection with such a plan) to provide for cost-sharing for oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the cost-sharing provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
Sponsor: Grothman, Glenn [Rep.-R-WI-6] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6302 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to establish requirements for the disclosure of certain information relating to health care sharing ministries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huffman, Jared [Rep.-D-CA-2] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6305 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to impose a limitation on regulations relating to the control of communicable diseases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Luna, Anna Paulina [Rep.-R-FL-13] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Rules
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Rules.

H.R.6310 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend incentive payments for participation in eligible alternative payment models under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Ruiz, Raul [Rep.-D-CA-25] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6313 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the accuracy of geographic adjustment factors under the Medicare program and to permanently extend certain adjustments to such factors for certain localities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3248 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit money services businesses from engaging in any transaction that involves a central bank digital currency issued by the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/08/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6299 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require origin and location disclosure for new products of foreign origin offered for sale on the internet.
Sponsor: Gimenez, Carlos A. [Rep.-R-FL-28] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Ways and Means.

H.R.6306 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to prohibit the acquisition or lease of a consular or diplomatic post built or owned by an entity beneficially owned by the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mills, Cory [Rep.-R-FL-7] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

H.R.6297 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To assess the State by State impact of Federal taxation and spending.
Sponsor: Foster, Bill [Rep.-D-IL-11] (Introduced 11/08/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 11/08/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.