Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at noon. The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and will resume consideration of Jasmine Hyejung Yoon to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia (PN 1406).

The HOUSE

Friday

H.R. 2799  – Expanding Access to Capital Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 212 – 205 (Roll no. 78).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 205 – 213 (Roll no. 77).

On agreeing to the Waters amendment (H.Amdt. 859) – An amendment numbered 9 printed in Part B of House Report 118-407 to require any investment adviser, private fund, or an investment company that is subject to the bill to annually and publicly disclose their investments into women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, rural-domiciled, and other businesses.
Failed by recorded vote: 206 – 217 (Roll no. 76).

On agreeing to the Lynch amendment (H.Amdt. 858) – An amendment numbered 8 printed in Part B of House Report 118-407 to provide that the bill may take effect only when the Securities and Exchange Commission, in consultation with State securities regulators, certifies to Congress that nothing in the bill will increase fraud.
Failed by recorded vote: 208 – 211 (Roll no. 75).

On agreeing to the Tlaib amendment (H.Amdt. 857) – An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 118-407 to ensure that exemptions or benefits provided by the bill may only apply to companies that do not impose “junk fees” on customers.
Failed by recorded vote: 204 – 212 (Roll no. 74).

On agreeing to the Houlahan amendment (H.Amdt. 856) – An amendment numbered 6 printed in Part B of House Report 118-407 to require the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation to include in its report the effects of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank on community banks and small business lending.
Failed by recorded vote: 200 – 203 (Roll no. 73).

Today

The House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.

Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 6277 – FASTA Reform Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Perry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H. Con. Res. 83 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Perry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 6316 – To amend title 40, United States Code, to establish an expiration date of certain committee resolutions with respect to leases or projects, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Titus / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 6254 – Public Buildings Accountability Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Van Orden / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 532 – To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 600 East First Street in Rome, Georgia, as the “Harold L. Murphy Federal Building and United States Courthouse” (Sponsored by Rep. Greene (GA) / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 6249 – Think Differently About Emergencies Act (Sponsored by Rep. Molinaro / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
S. 1278 – A bill to designate the Federal building located at 985 Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, as the “Rosa Parks Federal Building”, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Sen. Stabenow / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
S. 1858  – Disaster Assistance Deadlines Alignment Act (Sponsored by Sen. Peters / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 1752 – E-BRIDGE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Graves (MO) / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 886 – Save Our Seas 2.0 Amendments Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bonamici / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H.R. 4693 – TVA Salary Transparency Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Cohen / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)

The SENATE

Friday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators; agreed to: 72-18.
  2. Motion to table the motion to refer the House Message to accompany H.R.4366 with amendment; not agreed to: 45-52.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on motion to concur in the House Message to accompany H.R.4366, Consolidated Appropriations; invoked: 63-35.
  4. Motion to concur with Lee amendment #1623 (Initiate/decline criminal charges); not agreed to: 43-50.
  5. Motion to concur with Schmitt amendment #1626 (NTIA Funding); not agreed to: 37-59.
  6. Scott (FL) motion to refer (Eliminate earmarks); not agreed to: 32-64.
  7. Motion to concur with Hagerty amendment #1634 (Census); not agreed to: 45-51.
  8. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.4366, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024; agreed to: 75-22.

Legislative Business
Passed H.Con.Res. 94 – Enrollment Correction: H.R. 4366
 
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.566, Cholesterol Education Month 2024
S.Res.584, Slam the Scam Day
S.Res.585, 150th Anniversary of Harrison Residence
 
Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the calendar of business:
H.R. 7511, Laken Riley Act
 
Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
Executive Calendar #251 – Alvin Brown, of Florida, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2026
 
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
Exec. Cal. #447 – J. Todd Inman, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2027

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
PN 1218 – Carol Moseley Braun, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2029

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #532 Leon Schydlower, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
  2. Executive Calendar #533 Ernest Gonzalez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
  3. Executive Calendar #481 Sean Patrick Maloney, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #543 – Jasmine Hyejung Yoon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
 
At approximately 5:30pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Yoon nomination.

Monday, March 11 at approx. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Executive Calendar #543 – Jasmine Hyejung Yoon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia

Cloture has been filed on:

  1. Executive Calendar #543 – Jasmine Hyejung Yoon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
  2. Executive Calendar #541 – Sunil R. Harjani, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  3. Executive Calendar #540 – Melissa R. DuBose, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.7589 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, to conduct a study of the national security risks posed by consumer routers, modems, and devices that combine a modem and router, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Latta, Robert E. [Rep.-R-OH-5] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7603 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to ensure that the audit of the financial statements of the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2024 is conducted using technology that uses artificial intelligence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schweikert, David [Rep.-R-AZ-1] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7595 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Tennessee Valley Authority Act to provide for further transparency of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cohen, Steve [Rep.-D-TN-9] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

H.R.7601 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to prohibit the use of the authorities under title I and title III of such Act for electric vehicles or related technologies.
Sponsor: Perry, Scott [Rep.-R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7602 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to prohibit the President from making provision for the purchase of solar panels under the authority of such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Perry, Scott [Rep.-R-PA-10] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.7591 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the National Patient Safety Board.
Sponsor: Barragán, Nanette Diaz [Rep.-D-CA-44] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7596 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretaries of Defense and of Veterans Affairs to take certain steps regarding research related to menopause, perimenopause, or mid-life women’s health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Houlahan, Chrissy [Rep.-D-PA-6] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.7599 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the eligibility for designation as a rural emergency hospital under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: LaTurner, Jake [Rep.-R-KS-2] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7605 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To address the worsening long-term care workforce crisis and increase access to and affordability of long-term care.
Sponsor: Trahan, Lori [Rep.-D-MA-3] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Transportation

H.R.7600 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend chapter 261 of title 49, United States Code, to provide for high-speed rail corridor development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moulton, Seth [Rep.-D-MA-6] (Introduced 03/08/2024) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/08/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.