Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. to consider the conference report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (H.R. 2670). The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Jerry Edwards, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana (PN 769).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.RES. 927 – Condemning antisemitism on University campuses and the testimony of University Presidents in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 303 – 126, 3 Present (Roll no. 721).

H.RES. 918  – Directing certain committees to continue their ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House of Representatives to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach Joseph Biden, President of the United States of America

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 221 – 212 (Roll no. 720).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 220 – 212 (Roll no. 719).

H.R.  1147  – Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 330 – 99 (Roll no. 718).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:05 a.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
Conference report to accompany H.R. 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Rogers (AL) / Armed Services Committee)

Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 2365 – Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bilirakis / Energy and Commerce Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to waive all applicable points of order RE: conference report to accompany H.R.2670, the National Defense Authorization Act; agreed to: 65-35.
  2. Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R.2670, the National Defense Authorization Act; adopted 87-13.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
Cal.#173, S.265, SIREN Reauthorization Act
Cal.#261, S.229 Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act
Cal.#262, S.318 Save our Seas 2.0 Amendments Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.500, National First-Generation College Celebration Day
S.Res.499, Sandra Day O’Connor
S.Res.501, Legal Counsel
S.Res.502, Legal Counsel

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

NAVY
Executive Calendar #108 – Nickolas Guertin, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Executive Calendar #90 – Rear Adm. Shoshana S. Chatfield – to be Vice Admiral

ARMY
Executive Calendar #341 – Maj. Gen. Michele H. Bredenkamp to be Lieutenant General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #343 – Maj. Gen. Stephen G. Smith to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #434 – to be Brigadier General
Col. David J. Berkland
(removed Col. Benjamin R. Jonsson)

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #437 – to be Major General
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Cain
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga

ARMY
Executive Calendar #438 – Brig. Gen. Lawrence G. Ferguson to be Major General

HARRY S TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Exec. Cal. #366 – Betty Y. Jang, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2029. (Reappointment)

JAMES MADISON MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
Exec. Cal. #411 – Laura Dove, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a term expiring November 17, 2029
Exec. Cal. #412– Laura Dove, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a term expiring November 17, 2023

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.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #304 Jerry Edwards, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. At 12:00pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Edwards, Jr. nomination.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

Thursday, December 14, approx. 12:00pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #304 Jerry Edwards, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #304 Jerry Edwards, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana
  2. Executive Calendar #305 Brandon S. Long, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  3. Executive Calendar #430 Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  4. Executive Calendar #444 Sara E. Hill, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate HELP Committee
“What is Fueling the Diabetes Epidemic?”

Senate HSGAC
“The Cyber Safety Review Board: Expectations, Outcomes, and Enduring Questions”

Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law

“Protecting the Human Rights of Foster Children”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3505 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the ordering of units of the Selected Reserve to active duty to respond to significant cyber incidents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/ Environment

S.3489 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to establish an energy circuit rider program to disseminate technical and other assistance to rural communities to support energy efficiency and clean energy projects that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3491 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit United States contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Green Climate Fund.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.6760 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit United States contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Green Climate Fund.
Sponsor: Luetkemeyer, Blaine [Rep.-R-MO-3] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

S.3496 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to address measuring methane emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3500 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to provide for high-priority research and extension grants for natural climate solutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.3510 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the priority and consideration of using native plants in Federal projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.6747 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To speed up the deployment of electricity transmission and clean energy, with proper input from affected communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casten, Sean [Rep.-D-IL-6] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (74)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Natural Resources; Agriculture; Judiciary; Transportation and Infrastructure; Financial Services; Oversight and Accountability; Budget
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Agriculture, the Judiciary, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, Oversight and Accountability, and the Budget.

Financial Services

H.R.6757 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the rollover contributions from Roth IRAs to designated Roth accounts.
Sponsor: LaHood, Darin [Rep.-R-IL-16] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6772 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the age for making catch-up contributions to retirement accounts to take into account time out of the workforce to provide dependent care services.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6775 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the Federal charter of certain public banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tlaib, Rashida [Rep.-D-MI-12] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Oversight and Accountability; Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6776 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a publicly traded company to disclose to the Securities and Exchange Commission if the company has a diversity, equity, and inclusion program to combat antisemitism.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6777 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit covered entities from requiring consumers to solely use digital monthly statements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Turner, Michael R. [Rep.-R-OH-10] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3481 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand and expedite access to cardiac rehabilitation programs and pulmonary rehabilitation programs under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Capito, Shelley Moore [Sen.-R-WV] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6748 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of peer support services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-28] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6761 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Black Lung Benefits Act to ease the benefits process for survivors of miners whose deaths were due to pneumoconiosis.
Sponsor: McGarvey, Morgan [Rep.-D-KY-3] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.6764 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to modify the HIPAA privacy regulation with respect to the disclosure of certain protected health information.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6765 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To create a coordinated domestic wildlife disease surveillance framework for State, Tribal, and local governments to monitor and respond to wildlife disease outbreaks to prevent pandemics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Porter, Katie [Rep.-D-CA-47] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6768 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out activities to establish, expand, and sustain a public health nursing workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stansbury, Melanie Ann [Rep.-D-NM-1] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (21)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6749 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Director of the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the results and status of completed and ongoing research related to menopause, perimenopause, or mid-life women’s health, to conduct and support additional such research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Clarke, Yvette D. [Rep.-D-NY-9] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (40)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3485 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to establish requirements for biological fathers to pay child support for medical expenses incurred during pregnancy and delivery.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6755 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to establish requirements for biological fathers to pay child support for medical expenses incurred during pregnancy and delivery.
Sponsor: Hinson, Ashley [Rep.-R-IA-2] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3490 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from providing health care to, or engaging in claims processing for health care for, any individual unlawfully present in the United States who is not eligible for health care under the laws administered by the Secretary.
Sponsor: Tuberville, Tommy [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.3498 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of peer support services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3503 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to revise certain regulations in relation to the Medicare shared savings program and other alternative payment arrangements to encourage participation in such program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3509 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3512 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to strengthen requirements related to nutrient information on food labels.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.6743 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to include public awareness about menopause and related chronic conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blunt Rochester, Lisa [Rep.-D-DE-At Large] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6744 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from providing health care to, or engaging in claims processing for health care for, any individual unlawfully present in the United States who is not eligible for health care under the laws administered by the Secretary.
Sponsor: Bost, Mike [Rep.-R-IL-12] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.6746 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a public awareness campaign with respect to iron deficiency.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

S.3486 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow companies associated with foreign adversaries from receiving the advanced manufacturing production credit.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/13/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6762 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow companies associated with foreign adversaries from receiving the advanced manufacturing production credit.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6774 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish special rules relating to which professional sports leagues qualify to be exempt from taxation.
Sponsor: Thompson, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-4] (Introduced 12/13/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/13/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.