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. to resume consideration of Ann Marie Mclff Allen to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah (PN 1290).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

S 2051 – Missing Children’s Assistance Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 0 (Roll no. 106).

H R 6655 – A Stronger Workforce for America Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 – 26 (Roll no. 105).

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: 4:00 p.m.
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 529 – Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act (Sponsored by Rep. Waltz / Ways and Means Committee)
 
Begin consideration of H. Res. ­1112 – Denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies (Sponsored by Rep. Gonzales (TX) / Judiciary Committee)
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
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. 2560  – Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance and Rehabilitation Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Keating / Natural Resources Committee)
Postponed Suspension:
H.R. 3250 – National Museum of Play Recognition Act (Sponsored by Rep. Morelle / Natural Resources Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

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; confirmed: 78-21.
  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; invoked: 58-42.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #542 Robert J. White, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan; confirmed: 58-42.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #535 Ann Marie McIff Allen, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah; invoked: 97-2.

Legislative Business
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 #535 Ann Marie McIff Allen, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah, post-cloture.  At 12:00pm all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Allen nomination.
 
Following disposition of the Allen nomination the Senate will resume Legislative Session and proceed to the consideration of Cal. #359, S.J.Res.61 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure.”  At 2:45pm the joint resolution will be considered read a third time and the Senate will vote on passage.
 
Upon disposition of S.J.Res.61 the Senate will proceed to the immediate consideration of H.J.Res.98 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status.”  At 5:00pm the joint resolution will be considered read a third time and the Senate will vote on passage.
 
Wednesday, April 10th at approx. 12:00pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #535 Ann Marie McIff Allen, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah

Wednesday, April 10th at approx. 2:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Passage of Cal. #359, S.J.Res. 61 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Highway Administration relating to “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Greenhouse Gas Emissions Measure.” 

Wednesday, April 10th at approx. 5:00pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Passage of H.J.Res.98 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status.”

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Legislative Proposals to Support Access to Telehealth Services.”

House Financial Services
“Beyond Scope: How the SEC’s Climate Rule Threatens American Markets.”

House Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
“Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property: Part III – IP Protection for AI-Assisted Inventions and Creative Works.”

House Small Business
“Tax Day: Exploring the Adverse Effects of High Taxes and a Complex Tax Code.”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
“Hearings to Examine Certain Pending Nominations – Jennifer Homendy, National Transportation Safety Board”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
“Examining the Federal and Non-Federal Role Assessing Cyber Threats to and Vulnerabilities of Critical Water Infrastructure on Our Energy Sector”

House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation
“Cyber in an Era of Persistent Engagement: The FY 25 Budget Request for U.S. Cyber Command and Cyber Operations.”