Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at noon and is expected to consider the Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 1568), the Recruiting Families Using Data Act (H.R. 3058), the Social Security Child Protection Act (H.R. 3667), and the Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act (H.R. 4250), among other bills. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. and is expected to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2872). 

The HOUSE

Friday

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”
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 206 – 177 (Roll no. 10).

H R 839 – China Exchange Rate Transparency Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 – 1 (Roll no. 9).

Today

The House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 1568 – Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Waltz / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 3058 – Recruiting Families Using Data Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kildee / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 3667 – Social Security Child Protection Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wenstrup / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 5862 – To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to consolidate, modify, or reorganize Customs revenue functions, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steel / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 4250 – Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kiley / Judiciary Committee)
S. 3250 – A bill to provide remote access to court proceedings for victims of the 1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Cornyn / Judiciary Committee)

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate held a pro forma session with no legislative business. 

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #243, H.R.2872, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution. During Thursday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill. That cloture motion will ripen at 5:45pm on Tuesday.

If a motion to discharge the Committee on Foreign Relations from further consideration of S.Res.504 is made during Tuesday’s session, the Senate will vote in relation to the motion to discharge at 5:30pm on Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 16th at approx. 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Roll call vote in relation to the motion to discharge the Committee on Foreign Relations from further consideration of S.Res.504, requesting information on Israel’s human rights practices pursuant to section 502B(c) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #243, H.R.2872, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Health Care

H.R.6992 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a list of essential medicines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Matsui, Doris O. [Rep.-D-CA-7] (Introduced 01/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6993 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To allow individuals to choose to opt out of the Medicare part A benefit.
Sponsor: Palmer, Gary J. [Rep.-R-AL-6] (Introduced 01/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.6990 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modify the bases for ineligibility for countries to benefit from the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaHood, Darin [Rep.-R-IL-16] (Introduced 01/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.