Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 11:00 a.m. for a pro forma session with no legislative business. The Senate will convene at 9:25 a.m. for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will meet at 11:00 for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
Confirmation of Executive Calendar #318, Dennis B. Hankins, of Minnesota, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti; confirmed: 89-1.
Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #461 Nicole G. Berner, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit; invoked: 48-40.
 
Legislative Business
Passed H.Con.Res.84 – Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the 23d Headquarters Special Troops and the 3133d Signal Services Company, known collectively as the “Ghost Army”, in recognition of unique and highly distinguished service during World War II
 
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:
Executive Calendar #532 Leon Schydlower, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
Executive Calendar #533 Ernest Gonzalez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas

Today

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session only with no business conducted on Friday March 15, at 9:25am.  

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.3943  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require a plan to improve the cybersecurity and telecommunications of the U.S. Academic Research Fleet, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Energy/ Environment

S.J.Res.65 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A joint resolution 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: McConnell, Mitch [Sen.-R-KY] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (45)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

S.3954 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Geothermal Steam Act of 1970 to promote timely exploration for geothermal resources under geothermal leases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

S.3956  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to include phosphate and potash on the final list of critical minerals of the Department of the Interior.
Sponsor: Tillis, Thomas [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

S.3957 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Director of National Intelligence to develop a strategy to improve the sharing of information and intelligence on foreign adversary tactics and illicit activities affecting the ability of United States persons to compete in foreign jurisdictions on projects relating to energy generation and storage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Intelligence (Select)
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence

Financial Services

S.3937 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the appropriate Federal banking agencies to establish a 3-year phase-in period for de novo financial institutions to comply with Federal capital standards, to provide relief for de novo rural community banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hyde-Smith, Cindy [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Health Care

S.3934  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project to increase access to biosimilar biological products under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3935  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from finalizing, implementing, or enforcing the proposed rule, entitled “Safe and Appropriate Foster Care Placement Requirements for Titles IV-E and IV-B”.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3939 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3950 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide States with support to establish integrated care programs for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cassidy, Bill [Sen.-R-LA] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3951 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for adjustments to the Medicare part D cost-sharing reductions for low-income individuals.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

S.3958  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Interagency Working Group on Toxic Exposure to conduct research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of descendants of individuals exposed to toxic substances while serving as members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Sanctions and Trade

S.3945  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to restrict the Chinese Government from accessing United States capital markets and exchanges if it fails to comply with international laws relating to finance, trade, and commerce.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.3948  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Defense Production Act of 1950 to better address certain transactions by foreign entities of concern, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Tax

S.3940  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a first-time homebuyer credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Whitehouse, Sheldon [Sen.-D-RI] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

Transportation

S.3959  — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Transportation Security Administration to streamline the enrollment processes for individuals applying for a Transportation Security Administration security threat assessment for certain programs, including the Transportation Worker Identification Credential and Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment programs of the Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wicker, Roger F. [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

S.3964— 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to the highway safety improvement program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cardin, Benjamin L. [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced (03/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 03/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.