Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. to consider legislation providing congressional disapproval for a rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to Small Business Lending under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B) (S.J.Res. 32). The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 5283 – Protecting our Communities from Failure to Secure the Border Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 224 – 203, 1 Present (Roll no. 689).

On agreeing to the Velazquez amendment (#812) – An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part A of House Report 118-280 to allow the Interior Secretary to provide housing for specified aliens when the originating state has failed to meet certain criteria; Failed by recorded vote: 206 – 223, 1 Present (Roll no. 688).

H R 5961  – No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 307 – 119, 1 Present (Roll no. 687).

On agreeing to the Jackson (IL) amendment (#824) – An amendment numbered 12 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to sunset the measure after five years; Failed by recorded vote: 194 – 236, 1 Present (Roll no. 686).

On agreeing to the Porter amendment (#822) – An amendment numbered 10 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to require the president to report to Congress on its policy related to human rights, nuclear proliferation, the ballistic missile program, and regional terrorism in Iran; Agreed to by recorded vote: 399 – 28, 1 Present (Roll no. 685).

On agreeing to the Pfluger amendment (#821) – An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to prohibit the president from exercising the waiver authority described in section 1245(d)(5) of the 2012 NDAA and sections 1244(i) and 1247(f) of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012; Agreed to by recorded vote: 231 – 198, 1 Present (Roll no. 684).

On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#820) – An amendment numbered 8 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to express the sense of Congress that the Houthis continue to benefit from the administration’s “failure to unequivocally condemn it.”; Agreed to by recorded vote: 226 – 199, 1 Present (Roll no. 683).

On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#818) – An amendment numbered 6 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to prohibit the use of federal funds to make any funds (as such term is defined in section 2339C(e)(1) of title 18, United States Code) available to Iran; Agreed to by recorded vote: 241 – 181, 1 Present (Roll no. 682).

On agreeing to the Ogles amendment (#817) – An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to express a Sense of Congress that all US allies in the Middle East should publicly and unequivocally condemn the antisemitism displayed by Iranian-backed terror groups, including Hamas; Agreed to by recorded vote: 422 – 1, 1 Present (Roll no. 681).

On agreeing to the Fitzpatrick amendment (#813) -An amendment numbered 1 printed in Part C of House Report 118-280 to add findings that condemn Hamas and Iran-backed terror groups for using “human shields” and that only the unconditional surrender of Hamas and other Iran-backed terror groups will save innocent civilian lives; Agreed to by recorded vote: 412 – 11, 1 Present (Roll no. 680).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
S.J. Res. 32 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to Small Business Lending Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B). (Sponsored by Sen. Kennedy / Financial Services Committee)

Legislation that may be considered:
H. Res. 878 – Providing for the expulsion of Representative George Santos from the United States House of Representatives (Sponsored by Rep. Guest / Ethics Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #377 Shanlyn A.S. Park, of Hawaii, to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii; confirmed: 53-45.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #223 Irma Carrillo Ramirez, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; invoked: 80-17.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.481, Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Executive Business
Confirmed all nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3366 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers to use a certain definition for the term “prior converted cropland”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3371 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to combat illegal deforestation by prohibiting the importation of products made wholly or in part of certain commodities produced on land undergoing illegal deforestation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6515 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To combat illegal deforestation by prohibiting the importation of products made wholly or in part of certain commodities produced on land undergoing illegal deforestation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenauer, Earl [Rep.-D-OR-3] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, Oversight and Accountability, and the Judiciary.

S.3373 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to extend the time period during which licensees are required to commence construction of certain hydropower projects.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3378 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve the Rural Energy for America Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3382 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to protect ranchers from out-of-state regulation that interferes with interstate livestock production, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hawley, Josh [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.6519 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ban the use of intentionally added perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances in cosmetics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6525 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide mandatory funding for hazardous fuels reduction projects on certain Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hoyle, Val T. [Rep.-D-OR-4] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6526 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To facilitate the efficient licensing and deployment of advanced civilian nuclear technologies.
Sponsor: Hudson, Richard [Rep.-R-NC-9] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.6530 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Act of 2020 to provide for energy parity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lamborn, Doug [Rep.-R-CO-5] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6534 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a home-based telemental health care demonstration program for purposes of increasing mental health and substance use services in rural medically underserved populations and for individuals in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations.
Sponsor: Salinas, Andrea [Rep.-D-OR-6] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6536 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide that local governments may receive grants to carry out HOMES rebate programs and high-efficiency electric home rebate programs in States in which the applicable State energy office is not carrying out such a program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Soto, Darren [Rep.-D-FL-9] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3367 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate tax loopholes that allow billionaires to defer tax indefinitely through planning strategies such as “buy, borrow, die”, to modify over 30 tax provisions so that billionaires are required to pay taxes annually, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3381 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow intangible drilling and development costs to be taken into account when computing adjusted financial statement income.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

S.3364 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to authorize the use of certain grants to prevent suicide or overdose by children, adolescents, and young adults, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3370 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the program on prenatal and postnatal health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sponsor: Murray, Patty [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3374 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to waive General Schedule qualification standards related to work experience for nurses at military medical treatment facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murray, Patty [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.3383 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reform the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, limit the scope of public health authorities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3368 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote United States-Mongolia trade by authorizing duty-free treatment for certain imports from Mongolia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6539 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To promote United States-Mongolia trade by authorizing duty-free treatment for certain imports from Mongolia, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6528 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To encourage State and local governments to prohibit certain investment activities in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Johnson, Dusty [Rep.-R-SD-At Large] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6541 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries of steel and aluminum products retroactively approved for exclusion from certain duties.
Sponsor: Wenstrup, Brad R. [Rep.-R-OH-2] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3376 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain entries of steel and aluminum products retroactively approved for exclusion from certain duties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.6532 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide credits for the production of renewable chemicals and investments in renewable chemical production facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [Rep.-D-NJ-9] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 11/30/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.3375 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a program so that business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals may achieve proficiency to compete, on an equal basis, for contracts and subcontracts in Department of Transportation projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3377 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for disadvantaged business enterprise supportive services programs at modal administrations of the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 11/30/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 11/30/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.