Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Susan M. Bazis to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska (PN 1291).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

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. 6011 – ROWATA Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Valadao / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 4389 – Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Salazar / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 1246 – To authorize leases of up to 99 years for land held in trust for federally recognized Indian Tribes (Sponsored by Rep. Hageman / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 6443 – Jamul Indian Village Land Transfer Act (Sponsored by Rep. Issa / Natural Resources Committee)

S. 382 – Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Sen. Cantwell / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 1792 – South Pacific Tuna Treaty Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Del. Radewagen / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 524 – To amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to create an exemption for certain shoreline borrow sites, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Rouzer / Natural Resources Committee
 
H.R. 3250 – National Museum of Play Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Morelle / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 1829 – To require the Secretary of Agriculture to convey the Pleasant Valley Ranger District Administrative Site to Gila County, Arizona, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Crane / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 2560 – Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance and Rehabilitation Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Keating / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 6492 – EXPLORE Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Westerman / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 6233 – Community Reclamation Partnerships Act (Sponsored by Rep. LaHood / Natural Resources Committee)

H.R. 6655 – A Stronger Workforce for America Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Foxx / Education and the Workforce Committee)

House Amendment to S. 2051 – Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Sen. Durbin / Education and the Workforce Committee

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #534 Susan M. Bazis, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska; invoked: 68-18.
 
Legislative Business
Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following joint resolutions on the Calendar of Business:
1.  S.J.Res.67, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security (ELL24116 L38) (Lee)
2.  S.J.Res.68, providing for the issuance of a summons, providing for the appointment of a committee to receive and to report evidence, and establishing related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas (Lee)
3.  S.J.Res.69, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security (ELL24114 130) (Lee)
 
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader but no later than Friday, April 19, 2024, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.4072 (Tailpipe emissions). There will be up to 2 hours for debate, equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #534 Susan M. Bazis, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bazis nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #542 Robert J. White, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

Cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #535 Ann Marie McIff Allen, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah.

Additional roll call votes in relation to the White and Allen nominations are expected during Tuesday’s session.

Tuesday, April 9th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #534 Susan M. Bazis, of Nebraska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #542 Robert J. White, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“An Update from the Treasury Department: Countering Illicit Finance, Terrorism, and Sanctions Evasion.”

Senate Judiciary 
“Small Print, Big Impact: Examining the Effects of Forced Arbitration.” 

Senate Finance 
Subcommittee on Health Care 
“Closing Gaps in the Care Continuum: Opportunities to Improve Substance Use Disorder Care in the Federal Health Programs.” 

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.J.Res.70 — 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 Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection relating to “Credit Card Penalty Fees (Regulation Z)”.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 04/08/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/08/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.