Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. and is expected to resume consideration of Joshua Paul Kolar to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit (PN 1246). 

The HOUSE

Yesterday

S. 3427 – Overtime Pay for Protective Services Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 – 20 (Roll no. 21).

H.R. 5528 – Safe and Smart Federal Purchasing Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 397 – 0 (Roll no. 20).

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: 4:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 5585  – Agent Raul Gonzalez Officer Safety Act (Sponsored by Rep. Ciscomani / Judiciary Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

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 5:30 p.m. the post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at approx. 5:30 p.m. – 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

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services
Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions”
“Better Investment Barriers: Strengthening CCP Sanctions and Exploring Alternatives to Bureaucratic Regimes.”

House Administration
“Artificial Intelligence: Innovations Within the Legislative Branch.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.7120 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Federal Trade Commission to revise the Telemarketing Sales Rule to require disclosures for telemarketing using artificial intelligence and to provide for enhanced penalties for violations involving artificial intelligence voice or text message impersonation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7123 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require disclosures with respect to robocalls using artificial intelligence and to provide for enhanced penalties for certain violations involving artificial intelligence voice or text message impersonation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sorensen, Eric [Rep.-D-IL-17] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7124 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that require providers of voice service to offer a robocall-blocking service at no additional charge to the customer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Soto, Darren [Rep.-D-FL-9] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7106 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the National Oceans and Coastal Security Act to make improvements to that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services

H.R.7121 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To place post-employment restrictions on certain former employees of insured depository institutions, insured credit unions, and certain agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schiff, Adam B. [Rep.-D-CA-30] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7125 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to instruct the United States Executive Directors at the international financial institutions to advocate opposition to projects that make use of forced labor.
Sponsor: Wexton, Jennifer [Rep.-D-VA-10] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.7108 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support States and high-need local educational agencies in increasing the number of mental health services providers in schools.
Sponsor: DeLauro, Rosa L. [Rep.-D-CT-3] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.7119 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities from using pre-dispute arbitration agreements with respect to residents of those facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sánchez, Linda T. [Rep.-D-CA-38] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7122 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit aid that will benefit Hamas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Ukraine

H.R.7113 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations in line with the President’s request in response to the ongoing attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty by Russia and in response to the attacks in Israel for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moskowitz, Jared [Rep.-D-FL-23] (Introduced 01/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 01/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker.