Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. The Senate will convene today at 10:30 a.m. and will consider Jasmine Hyejung Yoon to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia (PN 1406) and Sunil R. Harjani to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (PN 1404). The chamber may also consider Melissa R. DuBose to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island (PN 1403) and Sean Patrick Maloney to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador (PN 738).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 886 – Save Our Seas 2.0 Amendments Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 326 – 73 (Roll no. 80).

H.R. 1752 – E-BRIDGE Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 375 – 20 (Roll no. 79).

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: 5:00 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 6276 – Utilizing Space Efficiently and Improving Technologies Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Perry / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
 
H. Res. 1065 – Denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies. (Sponsored by Rep. De La Cruz / Judiciary Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #543 Jasmine Hyejung Yoon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia; invoked: 52-38.
 
Legislative Business
Adopted S. Res. 586, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Awareness Month
 
Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Calendar of Business:
H.R. 7511, Laken Riley Act
 
Executive Business
At times 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, post-cloture.
 
At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Yoon nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #541 Sunil R. Harjani, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
 
Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
 
At approximately 2:15pm, if cloture is invoked on the Harjani nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #540 Melissa R. DuBose, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island.
 
If cloture is invoked on the DuBose nomination, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination, followed by confirmation of 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.
 
Tuesday, March 12th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #543 Jasmine Hyejung Yoon, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
2.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #541 Sunil R. Harjani, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
 
Tuesday, March 12th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #541 Sunil R. Harjani, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
2.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #540 Melissa R. DuBose, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island
 
Tuesday, March 12th at approx. 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes expected:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #540 Melissa R. DuBose, of Rhode Island, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island
2.  Confirmation of 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

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Markup of H.R. 2706, H.R. 4646, H.R. 6160, H.R. 7224, H.R. 6829, H.R. 5074, H.R. 5526, and H.R. 7406”

House Intelligence
“2024 Annual Threat Assessment.”

House Oversight and Accountability
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory
“The Power Struggle: Examining the Reliability and Security of America’s Electrical Grid.”

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
“Disaster Readiness: Examining the Propriety of the Expanded Use of FEMA Resources.”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“Proposals to Address Housing Affordability, Availability, and Other Community Needs.”

Senate Finance
“Growing U.S. Manufacturing Through the Tax Code.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3897 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Election Assistance Commission to develop voluntary guidelines for the administration of elections that address the use and risks of artificial intelligence technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Rules and Administration
Latest Action: Senate – 03/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Energy/ Environment

S.3899 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to provide for the generation of Renewable Identification Numbers under the renewable fuel program for electricity from renewable biomass, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: King, Angus S., Jr. [Sen.-I-ME] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.7609 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to provide for the generation of Renewable Identification Numbers under the renewable fuel program for electricity from renewable biomass, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garamendi, John [Rep.-D-CA-8] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7611 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Energy to establish a program to provide loans to manufacturers of energy grid products and components.
Sponsor: Higgins, Clay [Rep.-R-LA-3] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Appropriations
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.7620 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act to require the acceptance of cash payments for entrance fees at units of the National Park System.
Sponsor: Norman, Ralph [Rep.-R-SC-5] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.3902 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the National Housing Act to authorize State-licensed appraisers to conduct appraisals in connection with mortgages insured by the FHA and to ensure compliance with the existing appraiser education and competency requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3905 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title I of the National Housing Act to increase the loan limits and clarify that property improvement loans may be used for construction of accessory dwelling units.
Sponsor: Reed, Jack [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

H.R.7618 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include physical therapists and occupational therapists as health professionals for purposes of the annual wellness visit under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7619 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to States on strategies under Medicaid and CHIP to increase mental health and substance use disorder care provider education, training, recruitment, and retention.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7608 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions with respect to persons that operate in a sector of the People’s Republic of China’s economy in which the person has engaged in a pattern of significant theft of the intellectual property of a United States person, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Curtis, John R. [Rep.-R-UT-3] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.7616 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the use of Federal funds to provide assistance for building in, or rebuilding Gaza, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mast, Brian J. [Rep.-R-FL-21] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

S.3898 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to permanently prohibit operations at Reagan Washington National Airport for air carriers that provide, or facilitate the provision of, transportation of any alien using the CBP One Mobile Application for the purposes of identification.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7613 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a limitation on the amount of entitlement to educational assistance payable for flight training under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Kean, Thomas H. [Rep.-R-NJ-7] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 03/11/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Ukraine

S.3903 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to strengthen reporting requirements for United States assistance to Ukraine.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 03/11/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 03/11/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.