Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will hold a pro forma session at 10:00 a.m. with no legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 12:00 p.m. and is expected to resume consideration of the legislative vehicle for the National Security Act, 2024 (H.R. 815).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will hold a pro forma session at 10:00 a.m. with no legislative business.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #30, H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024, upon reconsideration; invoked: 67-32.

Legislative Business
Cal. #46, S.709 – Federal Agency Performance Act
S.Res.548 – School Counseling Week
S.Res.549 – FFA Week
S.Res.550 – CTE Month
S.Res.551 – Black History Month
S.Res.552 – Senate Legal Counsel
S.Res.553 – Honoring the life of Jean A. Carnahan, former Senator for the State of Missouri

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 February 29, 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
Confirmed the following nomination:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #482 – Jeffrey Prescott, of the District of Columbia, to be U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, with the rank of Ambassador.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00pm on Friday, February 9, 2024.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume the motion to proceed to Cal. #30, H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024, post-cloture.

All time during adjournment, Leader remarks, recess, and morning business will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed.

If all post-cloture debate time is used and no agreement is reached, at approximately 7:00pm, the Senate will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to the bill.

Additional roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session.

Friday, February 9th at approx. 7:00pm if all post-cloture debate time is used  – roll call vote:
1.      Adoption of the motion to proceed to Cal. #30, H.R. 815, legislative vehicle for National Security Act, 2024.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Trade
“Hearing on Advancing America’s Interests at the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Meeting.”

House Armed Services
“Quality of Life Panel: Member Day.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3773 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to evaluate the cybersecurity practices and protocols of the Department, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3792 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand the functions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to include workforce frameworks for critical and emerging technologies, to require the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop an artificial intelligence workforce framework, and periodically review and update the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.3778 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to modify eligibility for the State response to contaminants program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3791 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carper, Thomas R. [Sen.-D-DE] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

S.3784 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide requirements for the bulk auction or group sale of certain non-performing loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3785 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to support rural coastal and maritime economic development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

S.3770 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to support schools of nursing in increasing the number of nursing students and faculty and in program enhancement and infrastructure modernization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3775 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Collins, Susan M. [Sen.-R-ME] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3779 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish or expand programs to implement evidence-aligned practices in health care settings for the purpose of reducing the suicide rates of covered individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3783 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to respond to the Governor of a State who requests a determination with respect to whether a transaction would trigger a review by the Committee.
Sponsor: Cramer, Kevin [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Tax

S.3787 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.3786 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the standardization, publication, and accessibility of data relating to public outdoor recreational use of Federal waterways, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3788 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reauthorize the National Landslide Preparedness Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 02/08/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 02/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.