Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Adrienne Jennings Noti to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years (PN 1349).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 3821 – Firefighter Cancer Registry Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 7 (Roll no. 65).

H. RES. 1061 – Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 4366, with an amendment
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 339 – 85 (Roll no. 64).

H. RES. 1052 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2799) the Expanding Access to Capital Act; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7511) the Laken Riley Act
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 211 (Roll no. 63).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 215 – 205 (Roll no. 62).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 1:30 p.m. After last votes, the House will recess and reconvene at approximately 8:35 p.m. for a Joint Session of Congress to receive the President’s address on the state of the union.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 7511 – Laken Riley Act (Sponsored by Rep. Collins / Judiciary Committee)
 
Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 3843 – Action for Dental Health Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Kelly (IL) / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
Postponed Amendments to H.R. 2799:
Lawler (NY) amendment #1
Huizenga (MI) amendment #2
Lucas (OK) amendment #3
Wagner (MO) amendment #4
Sherman (CA) amendment #5

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #518 Ronald T. Keohane, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 69-30.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #529 #529 Moshe Z. Marvit, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission; invoked: 50-49.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #529 #529 Moshe Z. Marvit, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission; confirmed: 50-49.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #456 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board; invoked: 51-48.
  5. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #456 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board; confirmed: 51-48.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R. 7454 – Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2024
 
Passed H.Con.Res.93 – Providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President
 
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res. 577 – Burnsville Law Enforcement
S.Res. 578 – Kansas City Chiefs
S.Res. 579 – Senate Legal Counsel

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #506 Adrienne Jennings Noti, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.

At approximately 11:45am the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Noti nomination.

If cloture is invoked on the Noti nomination, the Senate will then resume Legislative Session to consider S.3853, Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act. At approximately 2:15pm the bill will be considered read a third time and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

Upon disposition of S. 2853, all post-cloture time on the Noti nomination will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

During Wednesday’s Session, the Chair laid before the Senate the message from the House of Representatives with respect to H.R. 4366, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024. Senator Schumer then filled the tree and filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4366. Under the rule cloture will ripen 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Friday.

As a result of cloture having been filed, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to the House message is 1:00pm Thursday, March 7. The second degree filing deadline will be 1 hour prior to the cloture vote if cloture is invoked.

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 9:00pm, the President of the United States will deliver the State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress. Senators should plan to gather in the Senate Chamber at 8:20pm and will proceed to the House Chamber at 8:25pm.

Thursday, March 7th at approx. 11:45am – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #506 Adrienne Jennings Noti, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years

Thursday, March 7th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Passage of S.3853, Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act (60 vote threshold)
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #506 Adrienne Jennings Noti, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years

HEARINGS COVERED

House Select Committee on the CCP
“Growing Stakes: The Bioeconomy and American National Security.”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress.”

Securities and Exchange Commission
“Investor Advisory Committee Meeting.”

House Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development
“Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses.”

Council of the Americas
“The Biden Administration’s Western Hemisphere Policies with Brian A. Nichols.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3875 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide further transparency for the use of content that is substantially generated by artificial intelligence in political advertisements by requiring such advertisements to include a statement within the contents of the advertisements if generative AI was used to generate any image, audio, or video footage in the advertisements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Rules and Administration
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Energy/ Environment

S.3880 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 to make improvements to that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cramer, Kevin [Sen.-R-ND] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3888 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to mandate the use of artificial intelligence by Federal agencies to adapt to extreme weather, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.J.Res.117 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter”.
Sponsor: Allen, Rick W. [Rep.-R-GA-12] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7568 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to establish a deadline for applying for disaster unemployment assistance.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

S.3878 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a regional trade, investment, and people-to-people partnership of countries in the Western Hemisphere to stimulate growth and integration through viable long-term private sector development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7571 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a regional trade, investment, and people-to-people partnership of countries in the Western Hemisphere to stimulate growth and integration through viable long-term private sector development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Salazar, Maria Elvira [Rep.-R-FL-27] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Rules; Energy and Commerce; Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, the Judiciary, Rules, Energy and Commerce, and Homeland Security.

H.R.7560 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Small Business Act to codify the Community Advantage Loan Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Chu, Judy [Rep.-D-CA-28] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.7562 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Reserve Act to prohibit Federal reserve banks from paying interest on excess reserves.
Sponsor: Davidson, Warren [Rep.-R-OH-8] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7575 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide loan deferment and loan cancellation for certain founders and employees of small business start-ups, to amend the Small Business Act to establish a young entrepreneurs business center, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velázquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Small Business
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Small Business.

Health Care

S.3882 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with resources to support efforts to integrate or coordinate Medicare and Medicaid benefits for individuals that are eligible for both programs.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3885 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand medical, employment, and other benefits for individuals serving as family caregivers for certain veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sinema, Kyrsten [Sen.-I-AZ] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7563 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To strengthen compliance with the FDA Food Traceability Rule, to enhance the FDA foodborne illness outbreak investigation process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Franklin, C. Scott [Rep.-R-FL-18] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7573 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement that States establish a Medicaid Estate Recovery Program and to limit the circumstances in which a State may place a lien on a Medicaid beneficiary’s property.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.3879 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and the Administrator of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to develop a standard methodology for identifying the country of origin of red snapper imported into the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cruz, Ted [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Transportation

S.3889 — 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 03/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/06/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.