Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will convene at 9:00 a.m. to consider H.J. Res. 98, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status.” The Senate will convene in a pro forma session, with no business conducted.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

S J RES 38 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers”
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 198 (Roll no. 8).

H R 788 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 211 – 197 (Roll no. 7).

H R 788 – Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 189 – 205 (Roll no. 6).

H RES 947 – Providing for consideration of (H.R. 788) Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act; (H.J. Res. 98) congressional disapproval of the rule relating to Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status; (S.J. Res. 38) congressional disapproval of the rule relating to Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 211 – 202, 1 Present (Roll no. 5).

H RES 947 – Providing for consideration of (H.R. 788) Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act; (H.J. Res. 98) congressional disapproval of the rule relating to Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status; (S.J. Res. 38) congressional disapproval of the rule relating to Waiver of Buy America Requirements for Electric Vehicle Chargers
On motion to reconsider Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 201, 1 Present (Roll no. 4).

Today

On Friday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.J. Res. 98 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status” (Sponsored by Rep. James / Education and the Workforce Committee)

Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 839 – China Exchange Rate Transparency Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Meuser / Financial Services Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #375 Erika L. McEntarfer, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, for a term of four years; invoked: 88-8.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #375 Erika L. McEntarfer, of the District of Columbia, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor, for a term of four years; confirmed: 86-8.

Legislative Business
Passed Cal. #281S.2414 – Working Dog Health and Welfare Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.519, SDSU Jackrabbits
S.Res.521, Taiwan Elections
S.Res.522, Legal counsel (US v Todd)
S.Res.523, former Senator Herb Kohl

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 31, 2024, if S.J.Res.50 is discharged from the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, it is in order for Senator Tillis or his designee to move to proceed to the consideration of S.J.Res.50. If the motion is agreed to, there will be up to 10 hours of debate equally divided between the proponents and opponents of the Joint Resolution. Upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Joint resolution be read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Joint Resolution. All other provisions under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, remain in effect except the 60 session day clock.

Today

The Senate will convene in a pro forma session, with no business conducted.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.3581 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to reduce rates for firm electric service customers due to shortfalls in generation from certain Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6974 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Western Area Power Administration to reduce rates for firm electric service customers due to shortfalls in generation from certain Bureau of Reclamation hydroelectric facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Maloy, Celeste [Rep.-R-UT-2] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.6962 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To place the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research under the regular appropriations process, to provide for certain quarterly reporting and public notice and comment requirements for the Office of Financial Research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Emmer, Tom [Rep.-R-MN-6] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.3578 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit Federal Medicaid funding for the administrative costs of providing health benefits to individuals who are unauthorized immigrants.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3579 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use to award formula grants to the States to address gambling addiction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3583 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to address patent thickets.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 01/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6956 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from treating any Medicaid-related funds recovered from one or more pharmaceutical companies or drug distributors with respect to opioid litigation as an overpayment under such title, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kaptur, Marcy [Rep.-D-OH-9] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6959 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that dependent children under the age of 26 are eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.6960 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6961 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy services for individuals with eating disorders under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-28] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 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.6963 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into agreements with drug manufacturers to establish reserve supplies of covered pediatric cancer drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Eshoo, Anna G. [Rep.-D-CA-16] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6965 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish requirements with respect to cost sharing for epinephrine injectors under group health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage.
Sponsor: Frost, Maxwell [Rep.-D-FL-10] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker

H.R.6968 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give marriage and family therapists participating in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program the option of completing a postgraduate degree clinical training program that is accredited by the State in which the program is located in lieu of such a program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-9] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6977 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a demonstration project for the development and publication of independent value assessments for drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nadler, Jerrold [Rep.-D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6979 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit to small businesses for research activities related to the mitigation of certain drug threats.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6982 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use to award formula grants to the States to address gambling addiction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salinas, Andrea [Rep.-D-OR-6] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3582 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require annual reporting on the availability of Federal funds to persons and entities of China and activities conducted in collaboration with China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.6964 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish limitations on advanced payments for bus rolling stock, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fischbach, Michelle [Rep.-R-MN-7] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.6967 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to establish procedures and reporting requirements for incidents relating to unidentified anomalous phenomena, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Robert [Rep.-D-CA-42] (Introduced 01/11/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 01/11/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.