Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at noon for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 11:00 a.m.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

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
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 44, 1 Present (Roll no. 134).

H RES 288 – Urging the European Union to expeditiously designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization under Common Position 931, and for other purposes
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 14 (Roll no. 133).

H R 3033 – Solidify Iran Sanctions Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 16 (Roll no. 132).

H R 5826 – No Paydays for Hostage-Takers Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 – 34 (Roll no. 131).

H R 6603 – No Technology for Terror Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 19 (Roll no. 130).

H R 4681 – Illicit Captagon Trafficking Suppression Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 410 – 13 (Roll no. 129).

H R 5917 – Strengthening Tools to Counter the Use of Human Shields Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 4 (Roll no. 128).

H R 6015 – Iran Sanctions Accountability Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 – 13 (Roll no. 127).

H R 6245 – Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 419 – 4 (Roll no. 126).

H RES 1149 – Providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 6323, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, H.R. 6046, and H.R. 4639; and providing for consideration of the resolution H. Res. 1143
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 208 (Roll no. 125).

H RES 1149 – Providing for consideration of the bill H.R. 6323, H.R. 4691, H.R. 5947, H.R. 6046, and H.R. 4639; and providing for consideration of the resolution H. Res. 1143
On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 212 – 208 (Roll no. 124).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 5:00 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 4639 – Fourth Amendment Is Not for Sale (Sponsored by Rep. Davidson / Judiciary Committee)
 
H.R. 6046 – Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act (Sponsored by Rep. Clyde / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 4691 – Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act (Sponsored by Rep. Self / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 5947 – To provide for the rescission of certain waivers and licenses relating to Iran, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Pfluger / Foreign Affairs Committee

Complete consideration of H.R. 6323 – Iran Counterterrorism Act (Sponsored by Rep. Kim (CA) / Financial Services Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; confirmed: 96-2.
  2. Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to 50-49.

Legislative Business
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.645 National Parks Week
S.Res.646 Honoring the life and legacy of Lieutenant General Thomas P. Stafford
 
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 consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #365, H.R.7888, to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

Senators should be at their desks on the Senate floor at 1:00pm for a live quorum. Once a quorum is established, the Senate will proceed to consideration of the articles of impeachment against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security. Senator Grassley will administer the oath to the President Pro Tempore, Senator Murray. Senator Murray will administer the oath to all Senators in the Chamber in conformance with Article I, section 3, clause 6 of the Constitution, and the Senate’s impeachment rules. The Clerk will call the names in groups of 4, and Senators will present themselves at the desk to sign the oath book.

The Sergeant at Arms will make the proclamation: Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment, while the House of Representatives is exhibiting to the Senate of the United States the article of impeachment against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary of Homeland Security.

Roll call votes are expected in relation to the impeachment trial on Wednesday afternoon. Another message will be sent when more information is available.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #365, H.R.7888, to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. 

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services
“Markup of H.R. 5535, H.R. 802, H.R. 7437, H.R. 7440, H.R. 7428, H.R. 4206, H.R. 4116, H.J. Res. 127, H.J. Res. 122, H.J. Res. 120, H.J. Res. 125, H.J. Res. 126, and H.J. Res. 124”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce
“Legislative Solutions to Protect Kids Online and Ensure Americans’ Data Privacy Rights.”

Senate Finance
“Hearings to Examine the President’s 2024 Trade Policy Agenda.”

House Ways and Means
“Markup of H.R. 5179, H.R. 7981, H.R. 7979, H.R. 7983, H.R. 7980, and H.R. 7986”

House Energy and Commerce
“Fiscal Year 2025 Department of Health and Human Services Budget.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.4134 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 with respect to the total amount of Federal assistance for projects in States experiencing severe drought and projects in historically disadvantaged communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8022 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Natural Gas Act to establish a deadline for the review of applications for natural gas export and import orders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Higgins, Clay [Rep.-R-LA-3] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8024 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to authorize assistance for emergency measures in response to pine beetle outbreaks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Trent [Rep.-R-MS-1] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8030 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014 with respect to the total amount of Federal assistance for projects in States experiencing severe drought and projects in historically disadvantaged communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Scott H. [Rep.-D-CA-50] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8032 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sorensen, Eric [Rep.-D-IL-17] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.4126 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to allow a period in which members of the clergy may revoke their exemption from Social Security coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Britt, Katie Boyd [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8014 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to issue rules for cancelled covered solicitations, to amend the Small Business Act to provide assistance to small business concerns relating to certain cancelled solicitations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mfume, Kweisi [Rep.-D-MD-7] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Small Business
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

H.R.8019 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of Selena Quintanilla.
Sponsor: De La Cruz, Monica [Rep.-R-TX-15] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8026 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To modernize the formulas for allocation of Community Development Block Grant Program grants for entitlement communities to more effectively target such amounts for community development needs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.4128 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on abortions facilitated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tuberville, Tommy [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8029 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress a report on abortions facilitated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller-Meeks, Mariannette [Rep.-R-IA-1] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.4130 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the establishment of a pilot program to expand early child care options for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 04/16/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8018 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Commissioner of Social Security to review and simplify the processes, procedures, forms, and communications for family caregivers to assist individuals in establishing eligibility for, enrolling in, and maintaining and utilizing coverage and benefits under the Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and Social Security programs respectively, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cammack, Kat [Rep.-R-FL-3] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8025 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to clarify roles and responsibilities within the Department of Defense relating to subconcussive and concussive brain injuries and to improve brain health initiatives of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Khanna, Ro [Rep.-D-CA-17] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Tax

H.R.8016 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To exclude the Arizona Families Tax Rebate from Federal income tax.
Sponsor: Stanton, Greg [Rep.-D-AZ-4] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8021 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend Public Law 86-272 to expand the prohibition of State taxation relating to certain solicitation of orders.
Sponsor: Fitzgerald, Scott [Rep.-R-WI-5] (Introduced 04/16/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/16/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.