Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to continue consideration of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 5894). The chamber is also expected to begin consideration of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (H.R. 5893). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to vote on the passage of a joint resolution providing congressional disapproval for a DOE rule relating to the Federal Direct Loan Program (S.J.Res.43). The chamber may hold discussions on the Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024 (H.R. 6363).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 6363  – Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 336 – 95 (Roll no. 658).

H R 5894  – Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
On agreeing to the Biggs amendment (#753) – An amendment numbered 76 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce funding for the Institute of Education Sciences by $707,372,000, and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 118 – 316 (Roll no. 657).

On agreeing to the Biggs amendment (#752) – An amendment numbered 71 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce funding for the Higher Education Program by $2,767,239,000, and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 81 – 354 (Roll no. 656).

On agreeing to the Biggs amendment (#751) – An amendment numbered 70 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce funding for the Student Aid Administration by $1,769,207,000, and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 81 – 353 (Roll no. 655).

On agreeing to the Biggs amendment (#750) – An amendment numbered 69 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce funding for the Student Financial Assistance Program by $9.25 billion, and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 85 – 350 (Roll no. 654).

On agreeing to the Good (VA) amendment (#746) – An amendment numbered 55 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reducing funding, by $28 million, for the for Minority AIDS prevention, and transfer the savings to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 109 – 324 (Roll no. 653).

On agreeing to the Mills amendment (#741) – An amendment numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce the appropriated amount for the Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health to the FY19 appropriated amount; Failed by recorded vote: 186 – 247 (Roll no. 652).

On agreeing to the Rosendale amendment (#739) – An amendment numbered 33 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce funding for the John E. Fogarty International Center by $95,162,000; Failed by recorded vote: 183 – 251 (Roll no. 651).

On agreeing to the Good (VA) amendment (#738) – An amendment numbered 32 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to transfer $524.4 million from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 140 – 294 (Roll no. 650).

On agreeing to the Good (VA) amendment (#737) – An amendment numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to transfer $10 million allocated for the Office of Diversity in Biomedical Research to the Spending Reduction Account; Failed by recorded vote: 190 – 241 (Roll no. 649).

On agreeing to the Miller (IL) amendment (#726) – An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part B of House Report 118-272 to reduce funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by $536,922,000 to $0; Failed by recorded vote: 131 – 300 (Roll no. 648).

H RES 864  – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5894) making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 209 (Roll no. 647).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 217 – 208 (Roll no. 646).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 5:45 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Continue consideration of H.R. 5894 – Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Aderholt / Appropriations Committee)

Begin consideration of H.R. 5893 – Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Rogers (KY) / Appropriations Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Vote

  1. Murray motion to table the Marshall motion to proceed to Calendar #241, H.R.6126 Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act; agreed to: 51-48.

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

  1. H.R.6363 – Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

It is expected that Senator Cassidy will make a motion to proceed to Cal.#244, S.J.Res.43, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program,”. If made, the motion will be agreed to.

At approximately 2:30pm, the Senate is expected to vote on passage of S.J.Res.43.

Discussions continue on a path forward to consider H.R.6363, Continuing Appropriations. Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

Wednesday, November 15th at approx. 2:30pm – expected roll call vote:

  1. Passage of Cal.#244, S.J.Res.43, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program,”.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
“Oversight of Prudential Regulators”

National Academies of Sciences
“Independent Analysis of the Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration Program: Meeting 1”

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Opportunities in Industrial Decarbonization: Delivering Benefits for the Economy and the Climate”

House Ways and Means Committee
“From Ivory Towers to Dark Corners: Investigating the Nexus Between Antisemitism, Tax-Exempt Universities, and Terror Financing”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3292 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to encourage the research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in the construction and preservation of the domestic transportation and water infrastructure system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.6411 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To encourage the research and use of innovative materials and associated techniques in the construction and preservation of the domestic transportation and water infrastructure system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Magaziner, Seth [Rep.-D-RI-2] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce.

S.3300 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a report on the competitiveness of United States exports of specialty crops.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3301 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for Department of Energy and Department of Agriculture joint research and development activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6395 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Act of 2020 to require the Secretary of the Interior to include the Secretary of Health and Human Services in consultations regarding designations of critical minerals, elements, substances, and materials.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6399 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a report on the competitiveness of United States exports of specialty crops.
Sponsor: Bonamici, Suzanne [Rep.-D-OR-1] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6413 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve biorefinery, renewable chemical, and biobased product manufacturing assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.3298 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the rules of the Commission relating to general solicitation or general advertising, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Christopher [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6398 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase the asset thresholds at which financial institutions become subject to certain requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barr, Andy [Rep.-R-KY-6] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3296 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and modify employer educational assistance programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hassan, Margaret Wood [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6401 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and modify employer educational assistance programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Davis, Danny K. [Rep.-D-IL-7] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Health Care

S.3297 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the availability of medical nutrition therapy services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Collins, Susan M. [Sen.-R-ME] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6407 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the availability of medical nutrition therapy services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Kelly, Robin L. [Rep.-D-IL-2] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6400 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend eligibility for certain payment increases for biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Cárdenas, Tony [Rep.-D-CA-29] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6403 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the General Education Provisions Act to require the disclosure of student medical and counseling records to parents.
Sponsor: Gaetz, Matt [Rep.-R-FL-1] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6412 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide certain informational resources related to Down syndrome.
Sponsor: Molinaro, Marcus J. [Rep.-R-NY-19] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6415 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To increase access to mental health, substance use, and counseling services for first responders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tokuda, Jill N. [Rep.-D-HI-2] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3299 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide that United States citizens evacuating Israel shall not be required to reimburse the United States Government, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 11/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Tax

H.R.6408 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the tax-exempt status of terrorist supporting organizations.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 11/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/14/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.