Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at noon to resume consideration of a motion to proceed to Calendar #365, H.R. 7888, to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 6323 – Iran Counterterrorism Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 271 – 147 (Roll no. 140).

H.R. 5947 – To provide for the rescission of certain waivers and licenses relating to Iran, and for other purposes
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 259 – 160 (Roll no. 139).

H.R. 4691 – Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 278 – 141 (Roll no. 138).

H.R. 6046 – Standing Against Houthi Aggression Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 285 – 135 (Roll no. 137).

H.R. 4639 – Fourth Amendment Is Not For Sale Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 219 – 199, 1 Present (Roll no. 136).

On agreeing to the LaLota amendment (H.Amdt. 885) – An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 118-464 to clarify that Section 2 shall not limit a governmental entity’s ability to obtain information that would be obtainable without a warrant; Failed by recorded vote: 176 – 246, 1 Present (Roll no. 135).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:15 a.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H. Res. 1143
 – Condemning Iran’s unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel (Sponsored by Rep. Kean / Foreign Affairs Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Cruz motion to proceed to closed session for the consideration of Schumer point of order (Impeachment Article 1); not agreed to: 49-51.
  2. Kennedy motion to adjourn Court of Impeachment until 12:00pm on April 30, 2024; not agreed to: 49-51
  3. McConnell motion to table the Schumer point of order (Impeachment Article 1); not agreed to: 49-51.
  4. Is the Schumer point of order that Impeachment Article 1 does not allege conduct that rises to the level of a high crime or misdemeanor as required under Article 2 Section 4 of the United States Constitution and is therefore unconstitutional, well taken? Well taken: 51-48, 1 voting present.
  5. Lee motion to proceed to closed session for the consideration of the Schumer point of order (Impeachment Article 2); not agreed to: 49-51.
  6. Scott FL motion to adjourn Court of Impeachment until 12:00pm on April 30, 2024; not agreed to: 49-51
  7. Kennedy motion to adjourn Court of Impeachment until 12:00pm May 1, 2024; not agreed to: 49-51
  8. Marshall motion to adjourn Court of Impeachment until 7:00am on November 6, 2024; not agreed to: 49-51
  9. Kennedy motion to proceed to Executive Session; not agreed to: 49-51.
  10. Thune motion to table the Schumer point of order RE: Impeachment Article 2; not agreed to: 49-51.
  11. Is the Schumer point of order that (Impeachment Article 2) does not allege conduct that rises to the level of a high crime or misdemeanor as required under Article 2 Section 4 of the United States Constitution and is therefore unconstitutional, well taken? Well taken: 51-49.
  12. Schumer motion to adjourn the Court of Impeachment Sine Die: agreed to: 51-49.

Legislative Business
Agreed to S.Con.Res.33 – Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in honor of the remains of Ralph Puckett, Jr., the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient for acts performed during the Korean conflict
 
Passed by voice vote H.R.4389, Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act
 
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.

At approx. 1:00pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed.

Additional votes are expected during Thursday’s session.

Thursday, April 18th at approx. 1:00pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #365, H.R.7888, to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
“Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the Food and Drug Administration.”

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“An Oversight Hearing to Examine Federal Housing Regulators.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Examining Health Sector Cybersecurity in the Wake of the Change Health Care Attack.”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources
“Hearings to Examine the President’s Proposed Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2025 for the Department of Energy.”

House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness
“Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for Department of Defense Energy, Installations, and Environment Programs.”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
“Hearings to Examine the FAA Organization Designation Authorization Expert Panel Report.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.4140 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to identify, analyze, and share available data for the purpose of improving the reliability and resilience of the electric grid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4144 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the reliability and adequacy of the bulk-power system by ensuring that key uncertainties in generation, transmission, energy storage systems, and loads are considered in resource adequacy modeling and integrated resource planning, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4149 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a contracting preference for public buildings that use innovative wood products in the construction of those buildings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4151 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act to clarify existing requirements relating to fusion machines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4153 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions associated with the forest biomass combustion for electricity when developing relevant rules and regulations and to carry out a study on the impacts of the forest biomass industry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4154 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to support communities that host transmission lines and to promote conservation and recreation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8047 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support communities that host transmission lines and to promote conservation and recreation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8052 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To temporarily apply the E10 Reid vapor pressure limitations to E15 in the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Sponsor: Nunn, Zachary [Rep.-R-IA-3] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8055 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to establish a minimum rate of reimbursement for administrative and operating expenses with respect to crop insurance contracts covering specialty crops and to restore the annual inflation adjustment with respect to the general reimbursement rate for administrative and operating expenses.
Sponsor: Scott, Austin [Rep.-R-GA-8] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.4143 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an above-the-line deduction for flood insurance premiums.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.J.Res.72 — 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 Securities and Exchange Commission relating to “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors”.
Sponsor: Scott, Tim [Sen.-R-SC] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (35)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4150 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Bankruptcy Threshold Adjustment and Technical Corrections Act to extend bankruptcy eligibility requirements for an additional 2-year period.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4155 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for effective regulation of payment stablecoins, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lummis, Cynthia M. [Sen.-R-WY] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.4137 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
Sponsor: Brown, Sherrod [Sen.-D-OH] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4147 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to continue to fund the IMPROVE initiative through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Butler, Laphonza R. [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8037 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To continue to fund the IMPROVE initiative through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Underwood, Lauren [Rep.-D-IL-14] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8042 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to qualified entities to support community paramedicine programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cleaver, Emanuel [Rep.-D-MO-5] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8049 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit treatment of certain distributions and reimbursements for certain abortions as qualified medical expenses.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8050 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support and strengthen outcomes for student parents through the provision of child care services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moran, Nathaniel [Rep.-R-TX-1] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.4152 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the Precursor Chemical Destruction Initiative to promote bilateral counterdrug interdiction efforts with the governments of specified countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Grassley, Chuck [Sen.-R-IA] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

H.R.8034 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the situation in Israel and for related expenses for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cole, Tom [Rep.-R-OK-4] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.8036 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the Indo-Pacific region and for related expenses for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cole, Tom [Rep.-R-OK-4] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.8038 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
21st Century Peace through Strength Act
Sponsor: McCaul, Michael T. [Rep.-R-TX-10] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services; Judiciary; Ways and Means; Armed Services; Budget; Rules; Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Armed Services, the Budget, Rules, Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8043 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose certain sanctions relating to the People’s Republic of China and support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallagher, Mike [Rep.-R-WI-8] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8046 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions with respect to Rosatom, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kean, Thomas H. [Rep.-R-NJ-7] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8059 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To eliminate the incentive to distribute e-commerce shipments from foreign countries by providing parity to United States foreign-trade zones, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wenstrup, Brad R. [Rep.-R-OH-2] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

S.4136 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the tax-exempt status of terrorist supporting organizations.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/17/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8044 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to require the Commissioner of Social Security to use the Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers for purposes of determining cost-of-living adjustments under titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gallego, Ruben [Rep.-D-AZ-3] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Transportation

H.R.8040 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To limit the closure or consolidation of any United States Postal Service processing and distribution center in Postal Service regions that have failed to meet certain delivery standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Budzinski, Nikki [Rep.-D-IL-13] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.8041 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to extend the duration of the exemption from pre-trip vehicle skills testing for school bus drivers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carter, John R. [Rep.-R-TX-31] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8045 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To limit the closure or consolidation of any United States Postal Service processing and distribution center in States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hageman, Harriet M. [Rep.-R-WY-At Large] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

Ukraine

H.R.8035 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the situation in Ukraine and for related expenses for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cole, Tom [Rep.-R-OK-4] (Introduced 04/17/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 04/17/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget.