Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. to consider the Recruiting Families Using Data Act (H.R. 3058). The Senate will convene today at 11:00 a.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2872).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 1568 – Moving Americans Privacy Protection Act, as amended:
The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1568. At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Smith (NE) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

H.R. 3667 – Social Security Child Protection Act, as amended:
The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3667. At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Smith (NE) objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

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:
The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5862. At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

H.R. 4250 – Protect Reporters from Exploitative State Spying Act:
The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4250. At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Kiley objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

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:
The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3250. At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H. Res. 957 – Denouncing the Biden administration’s open-borders policies, condemning the national security and public safety crisis along the southwest border, and urging President Biden to end his administration’s open-borders policies. (Sponsored by Rep. Moran / Judiciary Committee)

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 3058 – Recruiting Families Using Data Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Kildee / Ways and Means Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to table 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; agreed to: 72-11.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #243, H.R.2872, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution; agreed to: 68-13.

Legislative Business
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 stands adjourned until 11:00am on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.

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, post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

Roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.  Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“Leveraging American Communications Leadership with Open Radio Access Networks.”

House Foreign Affairs Committee
“Examining the Flow of U.S. Money into China’s Military Might.”

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“The State of Transportation.”

Senate Budget Committee
“The Great Tax Escape: Closing Corporate Loopholes that Reward Offshoring Jobs and Profits”

House Ways and Means Committee
“Pathways to Independence: Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3594 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require Governmentwide source code sharing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 01/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.6994 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the reopening of covered recreation sites closed due to a natural disaster, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kim, Young [Rep.-R-CA-40] (Introduced 01/16/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/16/2024 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.3592 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to clarify the authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with respect to persons regulated by a State insurance regulator, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 01/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7000 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to clarify the authority of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection with respect to persons regulated by a State insurance regulator, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 01/16/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3590 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the importation of garlic from the People’s Republic of China.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/16/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.