Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House and Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m. to receive an address from Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Following the Joint Meeting, the House is scheduled to vote on the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance and Rehabilitation Act of 2023 (H.R. 2560) and legislation to amend the Coastal Barrier Resources Act to create an exemption for certain shoreline borrow sites (H.R. 524).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 3250 – National Museum of Play Recognition Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 385 – 31 (Roll no. 109).

H RES 1125 – Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 7888 and H.R. 529; and providing for consideration of the resolutions H. Res. 1112 and H. Res. 1117
On agreeing to the resolution Failed by recorded vote: 193 – 228 (Roll no. 108).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 209 (Roll no. 107).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a Joint Meeting, Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. Members are advised to be seated by 10:25 a.m. First and last votes expected: 4:15 p.m.
 
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:
S. 382  – Puyallup Tribe of Indians Land Into Trust Confirmation Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Sen. Cantwell / Natural Resources Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #535 Ann Marie McIff Allen, of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah; confirmed: 100-0.
2.   Passage of Cal. #359, S.J.Res.61, Emissions CRA; passed: 53-47.
3.   Passage of H.J.Res.98, Joint Employer Status CRA; passed: 50-48.
 
Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.634 Youth America Grand Prix
S.Res.635 Asbestos Awareness Week
S.Res.636 Rare Disease Day
 
Agreed to H.Con.Res.85, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the women in the United States who joined the workforce during World War II, providing the aircraft, vehicles, weaponry, ammunition, and other material to win the war and who were referred to as “Rosie the Riveter”, in recognition of their contributions to the United States and the inspiration they have provided to ensuing generations.
 
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

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., His Excellency Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress in the Hall of the House of Representatives. All Senators are invited to attend the Joint Meeting. Senators will gather in the Senate Chamber at 10:20 a.m. and proceed to the House Chamber at 10:30 a.m.

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Finance
“Bolstering Chronic Care Through Medicare Physician Payments.”

MedPAC
“Telehealth in Medicare: Status Report.”

MedPAC
“Considering Approaches for Updating Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“Where Are We Now: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.”

House Ways and Means
“Expanding on the Success of the 2017 Tax Relief to Help Hardworking Americans.”

House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
“A Review of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise’s Posture and Capabilities in Strategic Competition and in Synchronizing Intelligence Efforts to Counter the People’s Republic of China.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.4105 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to accelerate the implementation of quantum information science technologies within the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.7935 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to accelerate the implementation of quantum information science technologies within the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stefanik, Elise M. [Rep.-R-NY-21] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7922 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a Water Risk and Resilience Organization to develop risk and resilience requirements for the water sector.
Sponsor: Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [Rep.-R-AR-1] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.7925 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for the standardization, publication, and accessibility of data relating to public outdoor recreational use of Federal waterways, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: D’Esposito, Anthony [Rep.-R-NY-4] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7923 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To limit USDA funding for ground-mounted solar energy systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bost, Mike [Rep.-R-IL-12] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.4095 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to limit the authority of district courts to provide injunctive relief, to modify venue requirements relating to bankruptcy proceedings, and to ensure that venue in patents cases is fair and proper, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McConnell, Mitch [Sen.-R-KY] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4098 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the treatment of foreign corporations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sanders, Bernard [Sen.-I-VT] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7932 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal funds from being made available to international financial institutions for the purposes of financing foreign shrimp farms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Nehls, Troy E. [Rep.-R-TX-22] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.7933 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the treatment of foreign corporations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schakowsky, Janice D. [Rep.-D-IL-9] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Health Care

S.4094 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4101 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the continued designation of hospitals that met mountainous terrain or secondary roads distance requirement as critical access hospitals and to modify distance requirements for ambulance services furnished by critical access hospitals.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7924 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support graduate programs in mental and behavioral health professions at minority-serving institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bowman, Jamaal [Rep.-D-NY-16] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.7929 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide for nursing home worker training grants.
Sponsor: Horsford, Steven [Rep.-D-NV-4] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7931 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to update the fee schedule for ambulance services provided by critical access hospitals.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

S.4093 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to review and consider terminating the designation of the State of Qatar as a major non-NATO ally, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budd, Ted [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4099 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to increase the capacity, resiliency, diversity, and security of the United States food supply chain by codifying and expanding the Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.7927 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require a study on the manner and extent to which the tariff rates assessed by the United States on imports are regressive or demonstrate a gender bias, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fletcher, Lizzie [Rep.-D-TX-7] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.4103 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to implement the anti-fraud and abuse recommendations of the Comptroller General of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/10/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.7926 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to requirements for air carriers to disclose certain exposures to toxic fumes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Espaillat, Adriano [Rep.-D-NY-13] (Introduced 04/10/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/10/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.