Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to resume consideration of Loren L. AliKhan to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia (PN 588). The chamber may also consider Elizabeth H. Richard to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large (PN 36) and Nathalie Rayes to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Croatia (PN 648).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House met at noon for legislative business with no votes.

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.

Postponed Suspensions:
H.R. 1547 – One Seat Ride Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kean / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

H.R. 3848 – HOME Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Chavez-DeRemer / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

H.R. 542 – Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Brownley / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)

H. Res. 894 – Strongly condemning and denouncing the drastic rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world (Sponsored by Rep. Kustoff / Judiciary Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #223 Irma Carrillo Ramirez, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; confirmed: 80-12.

Legislative Business
Passed S.2087, Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act of 2023 with Lummis substitute amendment

Adopted S.Res.483, Public Health Service

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #263 Loren L. AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

At approximately 11:30am, cloture will ripen on the Alikhan nomination and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.

The Senate will then recess until 2:15pm to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

Additional roll call votes with respect to the Alikhan and Richard nominations are expected during Tuesday’s session.

This evening Senator Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #317 Nathalie Rayes, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Croatia and on the motion to proceed to Cal. #30 H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #263 Loren L. AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
  2. Executive Calendar #144 Elizabeth H. Richard, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large
  3. Executive Calendar #317 Nathalie Rayes, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Croatia
  4. Motion to proceed to Cal. #30 H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations

Tuesday, December 5th at approx. 11:30am – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #263 Loren L. AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion

“Fostering Financial Innovation: How Agencies Can Leverage Technology to Shape the Future of Financial Services”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security

“America’s Future: Leading a New Era of Energy Dominance, Security, and Environmental Stewardship”

Senate Finance Committee
“Drug Shortages: Examining Supply Challenges, Impacts, and Policy Solutions from a Federal Health Program Perspective”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

“Oversight of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Markup”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

H.R.6584 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To restore the functions of the Office of Innovation of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Timmons, William R. IV [Rep.-R-SC-4] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/04/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3387 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to update and clarify its rule on substances generally recognized as safe and to establish within the Food and Drug Administration the Office of Food Chemical Safety, Dietary Supplements, and Innovation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3388 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to States, Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and political subdivisions thereof to hire, employ, train, and dispatch mental health professionals to respond in lieu of law enforcement officers in emergencies involving one or more persons with a mental illness or an intellectual or developmental disability, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3386 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to temporarily suspend the importation of beef and beef products from Paraguay and to require the establishment of a working group to evaluate the threat to food safety and animal health posed by beef imported from Paraguay, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rounds, Mike [Sen.-R-SD] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/04/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6571 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a critical supply chain resiliency and crisis response program in the Department of Commerce, and to secure American leadership in deploying emerging technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bucshon, Larry [Rep.-R-IN-8] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/04/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6573 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit data brokers from selling, reselling, trading, licensing, or otherwise providing for consideration lists of military servicemembers to a covered nation.
Sponsor: Fallon, Pat [Rep.-R-TX-4] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/04/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6580 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require that a foreign purchaser of agricultural land be subject to the same restrictions as are applicable to United States citizens and nationals in the home country of such foreign purchaser.
Sponsor: Rosendale Sr., Matthew M. [Rep.-R-MT-2] (Introduced 12/04/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 12/04/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.