Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to consider the Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023 (H.R. 5283). The Senate will meet today at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to consider Micah W.J. Smith to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii (PN 1022), Jamel Semper to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey (PN 1023), and Shanlyn A.S. Park to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii (PN 1053).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 888 – Reaffirming the State of Israel’s right to exist
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 – 1, 1 Present (Roll no. 677).

H RES 793 – Calling on Hamas to immediately release hostages taken during October 2023 attack on Israel
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 0 (Roll no. 676).

Today

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

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 5283 – Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Malliotakis / Natural Resources Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #354 Jeffrey M. Bryan, of Minnesota, to be United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota; confirmed: 49-46.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #308 Margaret M. Garnett, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; invoked: 49-46.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #308 Margaret M. Garnett, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; confirmed: 49-46.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #117 Jose Javier Rodriguez, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; not invoked: 44-51.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.476 National Move Over Law Day
S.Res.477 University of Mississippi 175 Years
S.Res.478 Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #379 Micah W.J. Smith, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Smith nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Smith nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #378 Jamel Semper, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Semper nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #377 Shanlyn A.S. Park, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #379 Micah W.J. Smith, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii
  2. Executive Calendar #378 Jamel Semper, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  3. Executive Calendar #377 Shanlyn A.S. Park, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii
  4. Executive Calendar #223 Irma Carrillo Ramirez, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit

Wednesday, November 29th at approx. 11:30 a.m. – 1 roll call vote expected:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #379 Micah W.J. Smith, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii

Wednesday, November 29th at approx. 2:30 p.m. – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #379 Micah W.J. Smith, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #378 Jamel Semper, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey

Wednesday, November 29th at approx. 5:45 p.m. – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #378 Jamel Semper, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #377 Shanlyn A.S. Park, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
“The Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health

“Understanding How AI is Changing Health Care”

House Oversight Committee
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation

“Safeguarding the Federal Software Supply Chain”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.6481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to require the Secretary of the Interior to reimburse the fee for an expression of interest if the expression of interest becomes inactive, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hageman, Harriet M. [Rep.-R-WY-At Large] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6482 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fulcher, Russ [Rep.-R-ID-1] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6489 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to provide that Village Corporations shall not be required to convey land in trust to the State of Alaska for the establishment of Municipal Corporations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peltola, Mary Sattler [Rep.-D-AK-At Large] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.3349 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Federal Insurance Office of the Department of the Treasury and other financial regulators from collecting data directly from an insurance company.
Sponsor: Britt, Katie Boyd [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/28/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6486 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the position of Coordinator for Community Financial Institutions within the Small Business Administration to enhance the performance of community financial institutions and support access to capital for small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McGarvey, Morgan [Rep.-D-KY-3] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Health Care

H.R.6483 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to require greater transparency and accountability within the grant-making process of the National Institutes of Health.
Sponsor: Huizenga, Bill [Rep.-R-MI-4] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6484 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.
Sponsor: Kamlager-Dove, Sydney [Rep.-D-CA-37] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6487 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to prohibit health plans from imposing fees on health care providers for electronic funds transfers and health care payment and remittance advice transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6490 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to limit the penalty for late enrollment under part B of the Medicare Program to 15 percent and twice the period of no enrollment, and to exclude periods of COBRA, retiree, and VA coverage from such late enrollment penalty.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

H.R.6488 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain tax benefits related to empowerment zones to the District of Columbia.
Sponsor: Norton, Eleanor Holmes [Del.-D-DC-At Large] (Introduced 11/28/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/28/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.