Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 914  – Censuring Representative Jamaal Bowman
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 191, 5 Present (Roll no. 706).

H J RES 88  – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Improving Income Driven Repayment for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 189 (Roll no. 705).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to discharge S.J.Res.51, directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in Syria that have not been authorized by Congress, from the Committee on Foreign Relations; not agreed to: 13-84.
  2. Motion to proceed the conference report accompanying H.R.2670, National Defense Authorization Act; agreed to: 82-15.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #352 Richard E.N. Federico, of Kansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit; invoked: 63-32.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.492 Rosalynn Carter

Executive Business
At times to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. 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.
  2. Executive Calendar #415, Martin O’Malley, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.

The Senate confirmed the following nominations:
ARMY
Exec. Cal. #435 – to be Brigadier General
Col. John W. Sannes
Col. Andrew O. Saslav

COAST GUARD
Exec. Cal.#443 – to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Capt. Jason P. Tama
Capt. Arex B. Avanni
Capt. Gregory C. Rothrock
Capt. Jeffrey W. Novak
Capt. Adam A. Chamie
Capt. Zeita Merchant

All nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk in the Coast Guard.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3432 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to permit the use of NATO and major non-NATO ally dredge ships in the United States.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3433 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, to propose a new nationwide permit under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act for dredging projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3434 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to eliminate certain requirements with respect to dredging and dredged material, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3435 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to repeal the requirements of the Foreign Dredge Act of 1906 with respect to dredging and dredged material.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3445 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote domestic energy production, to require onshore and offshore oil and natural gas lease sales, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3455 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the use of the voice and vote of the United States in international financial institutions to advance the cause of transitioning the global economy to a clean energy economy and to prohibit United States Government assistance to countries or entities to support fossil fuel activity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.6653 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to support upgrades at existing hydroelectric dams in order to increase clean energy production, improve the resiliency and reliability of the United States electric grid, enhance the health of the Nation’s rivers and associated wildlife habitats, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6654 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the sale and distribution of expanded polystyrene food service ware, expanded polystyrene loose fill, and expanded polystyrene coolers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd [Rep.-D-TX-37] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (61)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6681 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Clean Air Act to include fuel for ocean-going vessels as additional renewable fuel for which credits may be generated under the renewable fuel program.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.3441 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prevent Foreign Terrorist Organizations and their financial enablers, whether in currency or digital assets, from accessing financial and other institutions of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3446 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require Federal banking agencies to report on interactions with nongovernmental international organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3457 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to promote fairness in the sale of event tickets.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.6665 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to eliminate certain fuel excise taxes and impose a tax on greenhouse gas emissions to provide revenue for maintaining and building American infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [Rep.-R-PA-1] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; Natural Resources; Education and the Workforce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Science, Space, and Technology, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.

Health Care

S.3430 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
An original bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to expand the mental health care workforce and services, reduce prescription drug costs, and extend certain expiring provisions under Medicare and Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 265.

S.3437 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Social Security Act to authorize grants and training to support area agencies on aging and other community-based organizations in addressing social isolation among older individuals and adults with disabilities.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3444 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to improve the accessibility of 9-8-8, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3447 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the program to support residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3449 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide low-income individuals with opportunities to enter and follow a career pathway in the health professions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3450 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to promote collaborative treatment of mental and physical health comorbidities under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3451 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide mental health and substance use services to incarcerated individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3453 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a grant program to facilitate peer-to-peer mental health support programs for secondary school students, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hickenlooper, John W. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3454 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds to purchase at-home tests for SARS-CoV-2 from certain foreign entities.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6663 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Craig, Angie [Rep.-D-MN-2] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6664 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To encourage innovation in the development of pediatric drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6668 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to purchase at-home tests for SARS-CoV-2 from certain foreign entities.
Sponsor: Harshbarger, Diana [Rep.-R-TN-1] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6673 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marijuana, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Joyce, David P. [Rep.-R-OH-14] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6674 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the periodic issuance of up-to-date clinical guidance on addressing the health effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kildee, Daniel T. [Rep.-D-MI-8] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6675 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide mental health and substance use services to incarcerated individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce

H.R.6683 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase support for physicians and other practitioners in adjusting to Medicare payment changes.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6687 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the regulation of zootechnical animal food substances.
Sponsor: Pence, Greg [Rep.-R-IN-6] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3431 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to strengthen the authorities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to enforce the customs and trade laws of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.3436 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for middle-income housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wyden, Ron [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6686 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for middle-income housing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Panetta, Jimmy [Rep.-D-CA-19] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6685 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand eligibility and increase simplification of the research credit for certain small businesses.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.3439 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to strengthen and enhance the competitiveness of cement, concrete, asphalt binder, and asphalt mixture production in the United States through the research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of technologies to reduce emissions from cement, concrete, asphalt binder, and asphalt mixture production, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Coons, Christopher A. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/07/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6659 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 23, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to facilitate electric bicycle sharing services for disadvantaged communities.
Sponsor: Barragan, Nanette Diaz [Rep.-D-CA-44] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6670 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue certain regulations with respect to the minimum age of a driver of a commercial motor vehicle, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hinson, Ashley [Rep.-R-IA-2] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6677 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Levee Safety Act of 2007 to include in the definition of levee hard or manmade structures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lynch, Stephen F. [Rep.-D-MA-8] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine

H.R.6682 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit funding for the Government of Ukraine for the nationalization of strategic assets.
Sponsor: Mills, Cory [Rep.-R-FL-7] (Introduced 12/07/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/07/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.