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. and will resume consideration of Ramona Villagomez Manglona to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years (PN 1252).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 5921 – No U.S. Financing for Iran Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 294 – 105 (Roll no. 123).

H R 5923 – Iran-China Energy Sanctions Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 – 11 (Roll no. 122).

H R 6408 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the tax-exempt status of terrorist supporting organizations
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 – 11 (Roll no. 121).

H R 7888 – Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act
On motion to table the motion to reconsider Agreed to by recorded vote: 259 – 128 (Roll no. 120).

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. 6323 – Iran Counterterrorism Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kim (CA) / Financial Services Committee)
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 5917
 – Strengthening Tools to Counter the Use of Human Shields Act (Sponsored by Rep. Gallagher / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 4681 – Illicit Captagon Trafficking Suppression Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hill / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 6603 – No Technology for Terror Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Moran / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 5826 – No Paydays to Hostage Takers Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wilson (SC) / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 3033 – Solidify Iran Sanctions Act (Sponsored by Rep. Steel / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H. Res. 288 – Encouraging the EU to DESIGNATE Resolution (Sponsored by Rep. Tenney / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H. Res. 883 – Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the slogan, ‘‘from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’’ is antisemitic and its use must be condemned (Sponsored by Rep. D’Esposito / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
Postponed Suspensions:
H.R. 6245 – Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hill / Financial Services Committee)
 
H.R. 6015 – Iran Sanctions Accountability Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Luetkemeyer / Financial Services Committee) Top of Form Bottom of Form

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to table Executive Calendar #478 Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years; not agreed to: 39-50.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #478 Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years; agreed to: 84-3.

Legislative Business
Passed by voice vote Cal. #344, S.3858 Legacy Mine Cleanup Act
 
Adopted the following resolutions:
Cal. #92, S.Res.174, Eswatini w/ Coons amendment
S.Res.640, World Quantum Day
S.Res.641, National Water Week
 
Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Calendar of Business:

  1. H.R. 7888 To reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

 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.

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 resume Executive Session and the consideration of Executive Calendar #478 Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years, post-cloture.  At 11:30am the post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
 
Following disposition of the Manglona nomination senators should expect a roll call vote on the Schumer motion to proceed to legislative session.
 
At 2:00pm, the Sergeant at Arms is expected to present the managers on the part of the House of Representatives to conduct proceedings on behalf of the House concerning the impeachment of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security.  Senators should be seated at their desks prior to 2:00pm.
 
The Sergeant at Arms will escort the managers to the well of the Senate and then make the proclamation (Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! All persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States an article of impeachment against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security).
 
The managers will read the text of H.Res.995, on appointment of the House Managers, and the text of H.Res.863, the Articles of Impeachment, and then request leave to withdraw.
 
Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.
 
Tuesday, April 16th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #478 Ramona Villagomez Manglona, of the Northern Mariana Islands, to be Judge for the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years
  2. Motion to proceed to Legislative Session

HEARINGS COVERED

House Ways and Means
“The Biden Administration’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda with the United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai.”

Senate Appropriations
Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
“Hearings to Examine Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2025 for the Department of Health and Human Services.”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
“Hearings to Examine Challenges in Preserving the U.S. Housing Stock.”

House Transportation and Infrastructure
“Artificial Intelligence in Transportation.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Examining How Improper Payments Cost Taxpayers Billions and Weaken Medicare and Medicaid.”

House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
“Agency Audit: Reviewing CFPB Financial Reporting & Transparency.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.8005 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish the Commission of Experts on Child Exploitation and Artificial Intelligence.
Sponsor: Langworthy, Nicholas A. [Rep.-R-NY-23] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Energy/ Environment

H.R.7990 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To extend the authorization for a large-scale water recycling and reuse grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Napolitano, Grace F. [Rep.-D-CA-31] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.7999 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to encourage and incentivize rescue, rehabilitation, and appropriate reintroduction of threatened and endangered animals by establishing a Wildlife Confiscations Network, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garbarino, Andrew R. [Rep.-R-NY-2] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8002 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to require States to consider measures that limit the amount of retail utility rate increases a utility company can request to once every 365 days.
Sponsor: Harder, Josh [Rep.-D-CA-9] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.4123 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of personal service income earned in pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Baldwin, Tammy [Sen.-D-WI] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (14)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/15/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health Care

S.4122 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to develop national quality standards for continuous skilled nursing services provided through Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/15/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4120 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to support the direct care professional workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/15/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.7994 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support the direct care professional workforce, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dingell, Debbie [Rep.-D-MI-6] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Judiciary; House Administration; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, House Administration, and Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.7996 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure Medicaid coverage of mental health services and primary care services furnished on the same day.
Sponsor: Dunn, Neal P. [Rep.-R-FL-2] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.7979 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
End China’s De Minimis Abuse Act
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory F. [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7980 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
End Chinese Dominance of Electric Vehicles in America Act of 2024
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7981 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To ensure that goods made using or containing cobalt extracted or processed with the use of child or forced labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo do not enter the United States market.
Sponsor: Smith, Christopher H. [Rep.-R-NJ-4] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7983 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Stop Executive Overreach on Trade Agreements
Sponsor: Fischbach, Michelle [Rep.-R-MN-7] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7986 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modify and reauthorize the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7997 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to provide for the automatic exclusion of China as a beneficiary country.
Sponsor: Dunn, Neal P. [Rep.-R-FL-2] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8001 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions on the Houthis for attacks on international shipping, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8003 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to publish, on an annual basis, an assessment on United States dependency on critical agricultural products or inputs from the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hinson, Ashley [Rep.-R-IA-2] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8006 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish an expedited petition process for the addition and removal of certain products from the lists of products eligible or ineligible for beneficial treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8010 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modify designations of beneficiary countries under the Generalized System of Preferences.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

H.R.7991 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the social security number requirements for claiming the child tax credit and earned income tax credit.
Sponsor: Higgins, Clay [Rep.-R-LA-3] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.7993 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the rate of tax on estates, gifts, and generation-skipping transfers.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Budget
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.7995 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include equitable tolling for negligence or malfeasance by the Internal Revenue Service for the period of limitation on filing for a credit or refund of overpayment.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8004 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a refundable credit for qualified child care startup expenses.
Sponsor: Jackson, Jeff [Rep.-D-NC-14] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8013 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require payroll tax withholding on independent contractors of certain large businesses.
Sponsor: Watson Coleman, Bonnie [Rep.-D-NJ-12] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8007 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make the postponement of certain deadlines by reason of Federally declared disaster applicable to the limitation on credit or refund.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory F. [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 04/15/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/15/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.