Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. The Senate is not in session. 

The HOUSE

Friday

The House convened for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

Today

The House will meet at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 6:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 5333 – Investing in All of America Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Meuser / Small Business Committee)
 
H.R. 7103 – Agency Accountability Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Stauber / Small Business Committee)
 
H.R. 7985 – Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Reporting Act 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. McGarvey / Small Business Committee)
 
H.R. 7987 – Plain Language in Contracting Act (Sponsored by Rep. LaLota / Small Business Committee)
 
H.R. 4866 – Fire Weather Development Act of 2024, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Garcia (CA) / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
H.R. 1069 – Clean Energy Demonstration Transparency Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Carey / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
H.R. 4755 – Privacy Enhancing Technology Research Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Stevens / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

H.R. 4824 – Carbon Sequestration Collaboration Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Baird / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
H.R. 4877 – Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lee (PA) / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
H.R. 6093 – Weather Act Reauthorization Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lucas / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
H.R. 7032 – Congressional Budget Office Data Sharing Act (Sponsored by Rep. Boyle / Budget Committee)
 
S. 474 – REPORT Act (Sponsored by Sen. Blackburn / Judiciary Committee)
 
H.R. 3738 – Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wenstrup / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 5914 – Veterans Education Transparency and Training Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Van Orden / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 4016 – Veteran Fraud Reimbursement Act (Sponsored by Rep. Connolly / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 1767 – Student Veteran Benefit Restoration Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ramirez / Veterans’ Affairs Committee)
 
H.R. 3722 – Daniel J. Harvey Jr. and Adam Lambert Improving Servicemember Transition to Reduce Veteran Suicide Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Nunn / Armed Services Committee)
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Begin consideration of H.R. 529 – Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act (Sponsored by Rep. Waltz / Ways and Means Committee)

The SENATE

Friday

The Senate convened for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

Today

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.J.Res.131 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Multi-Pollutant Emissions Standards for Model Years 2027 and Later Light-Duty and Medium-Duty Vehicles”.
Sponsor: Clyde, Andrew S. [Rep.-R-GA-9] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (30)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8129 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to carry out an initiative to encourage States to enhance the dissemination of nuclear information at certain schools, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Donalds, Byron [Rep.-R-FL-19] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.8138 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a disaster response training program to train certain Farm Service Agency employees to provide outreach and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers affected by a natural disaster, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Soto, Darren [Rep.-D-FL-9] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health Care

H.R.8128 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require health insurance coverage for scalp cooling items.
Sponsor: DeLauro, Rosa L. [Rep.-D-CT-3] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Education and the Workforce; Armed Services; Veterans’ Affairs; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Armed Services, Veterans’ Affairs, and Oversight and Accountability

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8134 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To promote the leadership of the United States in global innovation by establishing a robust patent system that restores and protects the right of inventors to own and enforce private property rights in inventions and discoveries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Massie, Thomas [Rep.-R-KY-4] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8141 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for a review of sanctions with respect to Azerbaijan.
Sponsor: Titus, Dina [Rep.-D-NV-1] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (24)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.8135 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to classify certain automatic fire sprinkler system retrofits as 15-year property for purposes of depreciation.
Sponsor: Pascrell, Bill [Rep.-D-NJ-9] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.8139 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the FAST Act to permit local governments to enter into cooperative procurement contracts for the purchase of rolling stock and related equipment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stauber, Pete [Rep.-R-MN-8] (Introduced 04/26/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/26/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.