Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is not in session. The Senate will convene today at 9:00 a.m. for a pro forma session only with no legislative business conducted.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House is not in session.

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 87-6.
  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; invoked: 51-42.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #459 Joshua Paul Kolar, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit; invoked: 66-29.

Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.533, National Board Certified Teachers Week
 
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.

  • S.J.Res. 50 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure”

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”

Executive Business
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #471 Kirk Edward Sherriff, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:00am on Friday, January 26, 2024 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #459 Joshua Paul Kolar, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, post-cloture.

At approximately 5:30pm the post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approx. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

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

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3661 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to periodically assess cybersecurity threats to, and vulnerabilities in, the agriculture and food critical infrastructure sector and to provide recommendations to enhance their security and resilience, to require the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct an annual cross-sector simulation exercise relating to a food-related emergency or disruption, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cotton, Tom [Sen.-R-AR] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Energy/ Environment

S.3669 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to require transportation planners to consider projects and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3672 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to support healthy fisheries in dynamic ocean conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7076 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To promote innovative practices for soil health through USDA conservation programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.3676 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to except quotations of fixed-income securities from certain regulatory requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.7092 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To except quotations of fixed-income securities from certain regulatory requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3678 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the time during which a qualified disaster may have occurred for purposes of the special rules for personal casualty losses.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

S.3663 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide funding for programs and activities under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.7087 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a pilot program for evidence-based perinatal mental health prevention for pregnant and postpartum members of the Armed Forces and beneficiaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Houlahan, Chrissy [Rep.-D-PA-6] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7085 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit contracting with certain biotechnology providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Tax

S.3660 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require electronically prepared tax returns to include scannable code when submitted on paper, and to require the use of optical character recognition technology for paper documents received by the Internal Revenue Service.
Sponsor: Carper, Thomas R. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3673 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on the purchase of single-family homes by certain large investors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 01/25/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.Con.Res.86 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.
Sponsor: Zinke, Ryan K. [Rep.-R-MT-1] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7084 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the inclusion in gross income of social security benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Craig, Angie [Rep.-D-MN-2] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7090 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income certain compensation to clinical trial participants.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Ukraine

H.R.7077 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To expand the categories of forfeited property available to remediate harms to Ukraine from Russian aggression, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Boyle, Brendan F. [Rep.-D-PA-2] (Introduced 01/25/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Judiciary; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/25/2024 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.