Today’s Daily Update

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

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 2365 – Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 9 (Roll no. 724).

H R 2670 – National Defense Authorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 310 – 118 (Roll no. 723).

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #304 Jerry Edwards, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; invoked: 66-32.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #304 Jerry Edwards, Jr. to be US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; confirmed: 66-24.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #305 Brandon S. Long, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana; confirmed: 65-22.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
S.3553, Military Personnel Confirmation Restoration Act
Cal. #272, S.195, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Land Claim Settlement Act
Cal. #85, S.474, REPORT Act w/ Blackburn substitute amendment
Cal.#273, S.382, Puyallup, Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act
S.2228, Building Chips in America Act w/Kelly-Cruz substitute amendment
H.R.3315, National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief

Passed the following joint resolutions:
H.J.Res.62, Michael Govan/Smithsonian Board of Regents
H.J.Res.63, Antoinette Bush/Smithsonian Board of Regents
H.J.Res.64, Roger W. Ferguson/Smithsonian Board of Regents

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.453, 150th Anniversary of TCU Founding
S.Res.507 National Ataxia Awareness Day
S.Res.508 Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Day
S.Res.509 Club Q commemoration

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
H.R.1147 Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #214 – Lisa A Johnson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Lebanese Republic

HARRY S TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
Exec. Cal. #431 – Todd Gloria, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2023
Exec. Cal. #432 – Todd Gloria, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation for a term expiring December 10, 2029.

At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nomination:

  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.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.3516 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to impose a fee on certain remittance transfers to fund border security.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3523 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to end unemployment payments to jobless millionaires.
Sponsor: Ernst, Joni [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3527 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from engaging in transactions involving the exchange of Special Drawing Rights issued by the International Monetary Fund that are held by the Islamic Republic of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.3538 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address applications for deposit insurance submitted by industrial banks to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3541 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to improve the examination of depository institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3549 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to extend the consumer credit protections provided to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents under title 10, United States Code, to all consumers.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.3519 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3525 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to maintain a peer-to-peer support line to provide emotional support, information, brief intervention, and mental health resources to youth who are experiencing stress or who are at risk of, or affected by, mental health disorders, and to establish a grant program for local educational agencies to employ school-based mental health coordinators.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3532 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a Task Force on Youth Mental Health Data Integration.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3545 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to public health data accessibility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaine, Tim [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3546 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a study on the quality of care difference between mental health and addiction therapy care provided by health care providers of the Department of Veterans Affairs compared to non-Department providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.3548 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for hospital and insurer price transparency.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3550 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to clarify training requirements for prescribers of controlled substances.
Sponsor: Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3531 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit actions to carry out the Department of Commerce’s pause in the issuance of new export licenses for certain exports under the Commerce Control List.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3533 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to appropriate, with an offset, $36,000,000 for the Seafood Import Monitoring Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to increase audits of imported shrimp and red snapper.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.3514 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax on net investment income of certain private colleges and universities.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3521 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a credit for the domestic production of rare earth magnets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3552 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 to allow qualified tax-exempt organizations to claim the employee retention credit for employers affected by qualified disasters against Medicare hospital insurance taxes.
Sponsor: Kennedy, John [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 12/14/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 12/14/2023 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.