Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 11:00 a.m. to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Executive Calendar #365, H.R. 7888, to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H. RES. 1143 – Condemning Iran’s unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 404 – 14 (Roll no. 141).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:30 a.m.
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
Begin consideration of H.R. 3602 – End the Border Catastrophe Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ciscomani / Judiciary Committee

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
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; invoked: 67-32.
2.  Passage of S.4072 Tailpipe emissions at 60 vote threshold; not passed: 52-46.
 
Legislative Business
Passed Cal.#213, S.2958, Strengthening Coastal Communities Act w/Carper sub amdt
Adopted S.Res.594, Assistive Technology Awareness Day
Adopted S.Res.655, Former Senator Joseph Lieberman

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, post-cloture.

All time during adjournment, recess, Morning Business, and Leader remarks count toward post-cloture time on the motion to proceed. Discussions continue on path to complete action on the FISA bill. Roll call votes are expected during Friday’s session. 

HEARINGS COVERED

House Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
“ERISA’s 50th Anniversary: The Path to Higher Quality, Lower Cost Health Care.”

House Oversight and Accountability
Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic
“Academic Malpractice: Examining the Relationship Between Scientific Journals, the Government, and Peer Review.”

House Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Social Security
“Hearing on the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset.”

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Defense
“Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Department of Defense.”

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
“Hearings to Examine Feeding a Healthier America, Focusing on Current Efforts and Potential Opportunities for Food is Medicine.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.4178 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish artificial intelligence standards, metrics, and evaluation tools, to support artificial intelligence research, development, and capacity building activities, to promote innovation in the artificial intelligence industry by ensuring companies of all sizes can succeed and thrive, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cantwell, Maria [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.4157 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 to improve compensatory mitigation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Padilla, Alex [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4168 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 to extend and enhance the specialty crop block grants program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Butler, Laphonza R. [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (9)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4162 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure that certain permit approvals by the Environmental Protection Agency have the force and effect of law, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4170 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to modify provisions relating to base acres, loan rates, and textile mills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warnock, Raphael G. [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4171 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Natural Gas Act to protect consumers from excessive rates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blumenthal, Richard [Sen.-D-CT] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4172 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for water conservation, drought operations, and drought resilience at water resources development projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mark [Sen.-D-AZ] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4173 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish effluent limitations guidelines and standards and water quality criteria for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [Sen.-D-NY] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4187 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to phase out production of nonessential uses of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, to prohibit releases of all perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8076 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish effluent limitations guidelines and standards and water quality criteria for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Pappas, Chris [Rep.-D-NH-1] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8074 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To phase out production of nonessential uses of perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, to prohibit releases of all perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McCollum, Betty [Rep.-D-MN-4] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Oversight and Accountability; Science, Space, and Technology; Transportation and Infrastructure; Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Accountability, Science, Space, and Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Armed Services.

S.4180 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 to allow for brownfield revitalization funding eligibility for Alaska Native Tribes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sullivan, Dan [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
           
S.4182 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize appropriations for certain agricultural research of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4184 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into cooperative agreements with States to provide for State administration of allotment management plans.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4185 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize appropriations for climate financing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Merkley, Jeff [Sen.-D-OR] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4186 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to eliminate toxic substances in beverage containers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4188 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prohibit trading of water and water rights for future delivery, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4189 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish youth advisory councils for the purpose of providing recommendations to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of the Interior, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Commerce with respect to environmental issues as those issues relate to youth communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Butler, Laphonza R. [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to promulgate regulations that accelerate the interconnection of electric generation and storage resources to the transmission system through more efficient and effective interconnection procedures.
Sponsor: Cortez Masto, Catherine [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4191 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to create regional wildland fire research centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4193 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to improve wildlife habitat connectivity and wildlife migration corridors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Heinrich, Martin [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4194 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out certain activities to protect communities from the harmful effects of plastics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Booker, Cory A. [Sen.-D-NJ] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8062 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to strengthen control of the environmental impacts of surface coal mining, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beyer, Donald S. [Rep.-D-VA-8] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8079 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for water conservation, drought operations, and drought resilience at water resources development projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stanton, Greg [Rep.-D-AZ-4] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

S.4158 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to take certain actions to increase diversity of ownership in the broadcasting industry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4183 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to authority of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to consolidate, modify, or reorganize Customs revenue functions.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4192 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to permit disabled individuals to elect to receive disability insurance benefits during the disability insurance benefit waiting period, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stabenow, Debbie [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8071 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Act of 1978 to improve the examination of depository institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hill, J. French [Rep.-R-AR-2] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.4166 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize reimbursement to applicants for uniformed military service for co-payments of medical appointments required as part of the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) process.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.4174 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a clearinghouse on intellectual disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4176 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize major medical facility projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2024, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tester, Jon [Sen.-D-MT] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8064 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of hearing aids and related hearing services.
Sponsor: Cartwright, Matt [Rep.-D-PA-8] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8065 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, to carry out a program under which the Secretary requires each regulated seller of a highly infectious agent to comply with certain logbook requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Costa, Jim [Rep.-D-CA-21] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8075 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of staff-assisted home dialysis for certain hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients and to ensure all patients are educated on modality options and receive the resources, information, and support to succeed on the modality of their choice, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8078 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize Federal support of States in piloting interoperable State-based repositories of sepsis cases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8080 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish and implement a department-wide after-action program and a risk communication strategy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Ritchie [Rep.-D-NY-15] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8073 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for a limitation on obligation and expenditure of funds for bilateral economic assistance to the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of Guatemala, and the Republic of Honduras.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.8067 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require additional information on math and clerical error notices.
Sponsor: Feenstra, Randy [Rep.-R-IA-4] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/18/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.4181 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the development of a workforce plan for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Ukraine

S.4179 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to extend and modify the lend-lease authority to Ukraine.
Sponsor: Cornyn, John [Sen.-R-TX] (Introduced 04/18/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 04/18/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.