Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. to consider Jeffrey M. Bryan to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota (PN 903).

The HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate was in a pro forma session with no legislative business.

Today

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 27th, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #354 – Jeffrey M. Bryan, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota.

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

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #354 – Jeffrey M. Bryan, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota
  2. Executive Calendar #308 – Margaret M. Garnett, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York
  3. Executive Calendar #117 – Jose Javier Rodriguez, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

Monday, November 27th at approx. 5:30 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #354 – Jeffrey M. Bryan, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.6464 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide for more efficient hearings on nuclear facility construction applications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Griffith, H. Morgan [Rep.-R-VA-9] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6473 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to reauthorize the Community Connect Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stansbury, Melanie Ann [Rep.-D-NM-1] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6474 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to expedite geothermal exploration and development in previously studied or developed areas.
Sponsor: Steel, Michelle [Rep.-R-CA-45] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6478 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide certain assistance for Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moylan, James C. [Del.-R-GU-At Large] (Introduced 11/24/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/24/2023 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, and the Judiciary.

Health Care

H.R.6459 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to limit demonstration projects related to abortion under Medicaid and CHIP.
Sponsor: Brecheen, Josh [Rep.-R-OK-2] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6460 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from issuing, finalizing, implementing, or enforcing any rule or guidance to facilitate abortions or access to abortions for an unaccompanied alien child.
Sponsor: Brecheen, Josh [Rep.-R-OK-2] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6461 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act are processed in a fair and timely manner, to better protect miners from pneumoconiosis (commonly known as “black lung disease”), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cartwright, Matt [Rep.-D-PA-8] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6465 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide a phase-in for plasma-derived products under the manufacturer discount program.
Sponsor: Hudson, Richard [Rep.-R-NC-9] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6475 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the designation of areas as Health Disparity Zones to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes in such areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Thanedar, Shri [Rep.-D-MI-13] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.6471 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit contributions and donations by foreign nationals in connection with State or local ballot initiatives or referenda and recall elections.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 11/21/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – House Administration
Latest Action: House – 11/21/2023 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.