Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. to resume consideration of Gretchen S. Lund to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana (PN 1250), Kirk Edward Sherriff to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California (PN 1255), and Joshua Paul Kolar to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit (PN 1246).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #467 Jacquelyn D. Austin, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; invoked: 79-17.
2.   Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #474 Cristal C. Brisco, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana; invoked: 68-29.
3.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #467 Jacquelyn D. Austin, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; confirmed: 80-17.
4.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #474 Cristal C. Brisco, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana; confirmed: 67-32.
 
Legislative Business
Passed S.2853 – Train More Nurses Act
 
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.
 
The Senate has received the veto message on S.J.Res.38. Notwithstanding Rule 22, the veto message will be considered at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in concurrence with the Republican Leader prior to January 31, 2024. There will be up to 2 hours for debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Then, the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding.
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”.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #475 Gretchen S. Lund, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Lund nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #471 Kirk Edward Sherriff, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California.

If cloture is invoked on the Sherriff nomination, the confirmation vote will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459 a Paul Kolar, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

Thursday, January 25th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #475 Gretchen S. Lund, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana
  2. Motion to invoke cloture Executive Calendar #471 Kirk Edward Sherriff, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California

Thursday, January 25th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459 Joshua Paul Kolar, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit

HEARINGS COVERED 

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program: Local Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED 

Energy/ Environment

S.3648 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Post-Katrina Management Reform Act of 2006 to repeal certain obsolete requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 01/24/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.3655 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit a drawdown and sale of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve if the President has withdrawn certain land from oil and gas leasing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 01/24/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.3650 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 to improve mapping under the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/24/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3649 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to provide a disclosure notice to homebuyers of properties owned by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that are located in special flood hazard areas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 01/24/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.3651 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure coverage of mental health services furnished through telehealth.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 01/24/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.3657 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to enhance the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and make the credit fully refundable for certain taxpayers.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 01/24/2024) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/24/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.