Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. to resume consideration of Martin O’Malley to be Commissioner of Social Security (PN 900).

The HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session.

Today

The Senate was not in session.

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #415, Martin O’Malley, of Maryland, to be Commissioner of Social Security.

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the O’Malley nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #430 Christopher Charles Fonzone, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  2. Executive Calendar #444 Sara E. Hill, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Monday, December 18th at approx. 5:30pm – roll call vote:

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

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.6841 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 to allow the Secretary of Commerce to establish a Coastal and Estuarine Resilience and Restoration Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Levin, Mike [Rep.-D-CA-49] (Introduced 12/15/2023) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.6840 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
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: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 12/15/2023) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2023 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.6844 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from entering into contracts with PDP sponsors of prescription drug plans that have a contract with certain pharmacy benefits managers.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 12/15/2023) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 12/15/2023 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.