Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. to consider a motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #598, Georgia N. Alexakis, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (PN 1458).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 4755 – Privacy Enhancing Technology Research Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 354 – 36 (Roll no. 154).

H.R. 4866 – Fire Weather Development Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 341 – 48 (Roll no. 153).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 11:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
Complete consideration of H.R. 529 – Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act (Sponsored by Rep. Waltz / Ways and Means Committee)
 
H.R. 3195 – Superior National Forest Restoration Act (Sponsored by Rep. Stauber / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 764 – Trust the Science Act (Sponsored by Rep. Boebert / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 615 – Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Wittman / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 3397 – Western Economic Security Today Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Curtis / Natural Resources Committee)
 
Postponed suspensions:
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. 3738 – Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Wenstrup / 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

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #598, Georgia N. Alexakis, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
 
At approximately 5:30pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Alexakis nomination.
 
During Tuesday’s Session cloture was also filed on the motion to proceed to Cal. #211, H.R.3935, An act to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize and improve the Federal Aviation Administration and other civil aviation programs, and for other purposes.
 
Tuesday, April 30th at approx. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #598, Georgia N. Alexakis, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on DOT, HUD, and Related Agencies
“Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the DOT.”

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on DOL, HHS, Department of Education, and Related Agencies
“Member Day.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Legislative Proposals to Increase Medicaid Access and Improve Program Integrity.”

House Oversight and Accountability
“A Focus on Management: Oversight of the Office of Management and Budget.”

House Ways and Means
“Hearing with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.”

House Oversight and Accountability
Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services
“Health of the Commercial Real Estate Markets and Removing Regulatory Hurdles to Ensure Continued Strength.”

Senate Armed Services
Subcommittee on Personnel
“Hearings to Examine the Department of Defense’s Efforts to Ensure Servicemembers’ Access to Safe, High-Quality Pharmaceuticals.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.8145 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Army to convey or lease certain land acquired for the Table Rock Lake project to owners of property located adjacent to such project, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Burlison, Eric [Rep.-R-MO-7] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8155 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to develop fish and wildlife program funding alternatives to mitigate the cost to Bonneville Power Administration ratepayers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8156 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress an updated report on the roles, responsibilities, and practices of the Council on Environmental Quality.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8157 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Army from carrying out certain spillage operations on the Lower Snake Rivers dams, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8158 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of the Army to acquire technology that uses acoustic sound to deter pinniped predators at such Dam, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8159 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the breaching of federally operated dams if such breach would result in the replacement energy resource occupying additional acreage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8160 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the breaching of federally operated dams in certain circumstances, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8161 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Army from retiring an energy generation source if that retirement would raise customer electricity rates and decrease regional energy reliability by more than 10 percent, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Newhouse, Dan [Rep.-R-WA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.8142 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to conduct an assessment of the use of certain educational data in determining the creditworthiness of an applicant, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beatty, Joyce [Rep.-D-OH-3] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8143 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish requirements relating to credit scores and educational credit scores, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Beatty, Joyce [Rep.-D-OH-3] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8147 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To repeal the Corporate Transparency Act.
Sponsor: Davidson, Warren [Rep.-R-OH-8] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8153 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act of 2010 to provide covered banking institutions with certain exemptions related to interest rate swaps, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

Health Care

H.R.8144 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to include rural emergency hospitals in the definition of a covered entity for purposes of the 340B drug discount program.
Sponsor: Bergman, Jack [Rep.-R-MI-1] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8148 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for the furnishing of audio-only telehealth services.
Sponsor: Feenstra, Randy [Rep.-R-IA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8151 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand eligible practitioners to furnish telehealth services.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8154 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend telehealth services for federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
Sponsor: Murphy, Gregory F. [Rep.-R-NC-3] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8150 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to establish procedures for conducting maintenance projects at ports of entry at which the Office of Field Operations conducts certain enforcement and facilitation activities.
Sponsor: Gonzales, Tony [Rep.-R-TX-23] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Homeland Security; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8152 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 to provide for control of remote access of items, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lawler, Michael [Rep.-R-NY-17] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8163 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permanently add stainless steel flatware to the list of covered items required to be procured from American sources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tenney, Claudia [Rep.-R-NY-24] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Tax

H.R.8149 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the tax treatment of digital asset rewards.
Sponsor: Ferguson, A. Drew [Rep.-R-GA-3] (Introduced 04/29/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/29/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.