Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. and is expected to consider the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023 (H.R. 4468), the DETERRENT Act (H.R. 5933), and legislation censuring  Representative Jamaal Bowman (H.Res.__). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. to resume consideration of Nathalie Rayes to be Ambassador of Croatia (PN 648). The chamber may also proceed to consider the RELIEVE Act (H.R. 815), a legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 894  – Strongly condemning and denouncing the drastic rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 311 – 14, 92 Present (Roll no. 697).

H R 542  – Elizabeth Dole Home- and Community-Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 414 – 5 (Roll no. 696).

H R 3848  – Housing our Military Veterans Effectively Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 10 (Roll no. 695).

H R 1547 – One Seat Ride Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 356 – 61 (Roll no. 694).

H RES 906  – Providing for consideration of (H.R. 4468) Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act; (H.R. 5933) DETERRENT Act; and (H.J.Res. 88) congressional disapproval relating to “Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program”
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 213 – 201 (Roll no. 693).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 200 (Roll no. 692).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 4468 – Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Walberg / Energy and Commerce Committee)

H.R. 5933 – DETERRENT Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steel / Education and the Workforce Committee)

Legislation that may be considered
H. Res. __ – Censuring Representative Jamaal Bowman (Sponsored by Rep. McClain / Ethics Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; invoked: 50-50, with VP in affirmative.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #263 Loren L. AliKhan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; confirmed: 50-50, with VP in affirmative.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on 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; invoked: 63-37.

Executive Business
At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of 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.

Over 400 military nominations were approved yesterday that were previously held by Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL). The list of confirmed nominations is linked.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #317 Nathalie Rayes, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia.

At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Rayes nomination.

Additional roll call votes are expected Wednesday afternoon on confirmation of the Rayes nomination and cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #30 H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for supplemental appropriations. Another message will be sent when those votes are set.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #352 Richard E.N. Federico, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. The cloture vote is expected during Thursday’s session.

Wednesday, December 6th at approx. 12:30 p.m. – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #317 Nathalie Rayes, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking Committee
“Annual Oversight of Wall Street Firms”

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance

“Housing Affordability: Governmental Barriers and Market-Based Solutions”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Markup”

House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation

“Back to the Future”

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

“White House Policy on AI”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3401 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to authorize the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to carry out research and development on a single index insurance policy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Financial Services

H.R.6588 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to assess whether international financial institutions, such as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Monetary Fund, are sufficiently focused on preventing terrorist financing.
Sponsor: De La Cruz, Monica [Rep.-R-TX-15] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6589 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a report on terrorist financing in the Americas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: De La Cruz, Monica [Rep.-R-TX-15] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6605 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to study the threat of digital location obfuscation as it relates to national security and financial technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3394 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the eligibility for designation as a rural emergency hospital under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3398 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish an Office of Drug Manufacturing.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3403 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
Sponsor: Paul, Rand [Sen.-R-KY] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3410 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from finalizing a proposed rule regarding minimum staffing for nursing facilities, and to establish an advisory panel on the nursing home workforce.
Sponsor: Fischer, Deb [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6587 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to enhance technical assistance and support for communities impacted by substance use disorders.
Sponsor: Chavez-DeRemer, Lori [Rep.-R-OR-5] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6600 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance on whether hospital emergency departments should implement fentanyl testing as a routine procedure for patients experiencing an overdose, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lieu, Ted [Rep.-D-CA-36] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.6586 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a strategy to oppose financial or material support by foreign countries to the Taliban, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Burchett, Tim [Rep.-R-TN-2] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6602 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 relating to the review of the interagency dispute resolution process.
Sponsor: McCormick, Richard [Rep.-R-GA-6] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6606 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 relating to the statement of policy.
Sponsor: Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [Del.-R-AS-At Large] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6609 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Arms Export Control Act to increase the dollar amount thresholds under sections 3 and 36 of that Act relating to proposed transfers or sales of defense articles or services under that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Waltz, Michael [Rep.-R-FL-6] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.6603 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To apply foreign-direct product rules to Iran.
Sponsor: Moran, Nathaniel [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

S.3397 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish requirements for the clean vehicle credit and the qualifying advanced energy project credit to prevent offshoring by manufacturers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3402 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an excise tax on the failure of certain hedge funds owning excess single-family residences to dispose of such residences, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/05/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6608 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose on excise tax on the failure of certain hedge funds owning excess single-family residences to dispose of such residences, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adam [Rep.-D-WA-9] (Introduced 12/05/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/05/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.