Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at noon for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. to resume consideration of Georgia N. Alexakis to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (PN 1458).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 3195 – Superior National Forest Restoration Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 212 – 203 (Roll no. 171).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 205 – 210 (Roll no. 170).

H R 764 – Trust the Science Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 209 – 205 (Roll no. 169).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 205 – 210 (Roll no. 168).

H R 615 – Protecting Access for Hunters and Anglers Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 214 – 201 (Roll no. 167).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 211 (Roll no. 166).

H R 3397 – WEST Act
On passage Passed by recorded vote: 212 – 202 (Roll no. 165).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 210 (Roll no. 164).

H RES 1173 – Providing for consideration of the bills H.R. 615, H.R. 2925, H.R. 3195, H.R. 764, H.R. 3397, H.R. 6285, and H.R. 6090
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 209 – 205 (Roll no. 163).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 209 – 205 (Roll no. 162).

H R 1767 – Student Veteran Benefit Restoration Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 – 6 (Roll no. 161).

H R 4016 – Veteran Fraud Reimbursement Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 – 0 (Roll no. 160).

H R 3738 – Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 – 10 (Roll no. 159).

H R 6093 – Weather Act Reauthorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 394 – 19 (Roll no. 158).

H R 4877 – Abandoned Well Remediation Research and Development Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 333 – 75 (Roll no. 157).

H R 4824 – Carbon Sequestration Collaboration Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 364 – 44 (Roll no. 156).

H R 529 – Extending Limits of U.S. Customs Waters Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 402 – 6 (Roll no. 155).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 4:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H. Res. ­1112 – Denouncing the Biden administration’s immigration policies (Sponsored by Rep. Gonzales (TX) / Judiciary Committee)
 
H.R. 6090 – Antisemitism Awareness Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Lawler / Judiciary Committee)
 
H.R. 2925 – Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Amodei / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 6285 – Alaska’s Right to Produce Act of 2023 (Sponsored by Rep. Stauber / Natural Resources Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  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; invoked: 53-42.

Legislative Business
Passed the following bills:
H.R.1042, Prohibiting Russian Uranium Imports Act
Cal.#290, S.2116, Strengthening Support for American Manufacturing Act

Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.664 Community College Month
S.Res.665 National Space Day

If the Senate receives H.R.7791, Stop Tax Penalties on American Hostages Act, from the House and it is identical to the text of S.4057, it will be deemed passed.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #598, Georgia N. Alexakis, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Alexakis nomination.

Following the confirmation vote, the Senate will recess until 2:00pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 3:00 pm, the Senate will vote on cloture 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.

Wednesday, May 1st at approx. 11:45am – roll call vote:

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

Wednesday, May 1st at approx. 3:00pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture 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.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
“Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for CISA.”

Senate Finance
“Hearings to Examine Hacking America’s Health Care, Focusing on Assessing the Change Health Care Cyber Attack and What’s Next.”

House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
“Merger Policies of the Federal Banking Agencies.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Examining the Change Healthcare Cyber Attack.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.4208 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize annual appropriations for the Affordable Connectivity Program, to expand the Universal Service Fund to support the Affordable Connectivity Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fetterman, John [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/30/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4213 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit users who are under age 13 from accessing social media platforms, to prohibit the use of personalized recommendation systems on individuals under age 17, and limit the use of social media in schools.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 04/30/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.4203 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program to provide emergency relief to producers that experienced losses as a result of disasters occurring in 2023, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Action: Senate – 04/30/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.4210 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act to provide for additional procedures for families with children under the age of 6, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 04/30/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8171 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act to provide for additional procedures for families with children under the age of 6, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: García, Jesús G. “Chuy” [Rep.-D-IL-4] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8169 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on all lands and waters under the jurisdiction and control of the Forest Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Dean, Madeleine [Rep.-D-PA-4] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Agriculture; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8179 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out research and development with respect to winter oilseed crops, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kustoff, David [Rep.-R-TN-8] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8187 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a program to support the development, maintenance, implementation, and adoption of digital identification systems for advanced energy technologies for the purpose of increasing critical material supply chain transparency.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Financial Services

H.R.8176 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide for disclosures of certain foreign contributions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Golden, Jared F. [Rep.-D-ME-2] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – House Administration; Ways and Means; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the Committee on House Administration, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary.

H.R.8177 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to require senior Government officials and their family members to divest foreign financial interests, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Golden, Jared F. [Rep.-D-ME-2] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Oversight and Accountability; House Administration
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration.

H.R.8185 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to include financial criminal activities associated with the facilitation of severe forms of trafficking in persons within the factors considered as indicia of serious and sustained efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Steil, Bryan [Rep.-R-WI-1] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8186 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant and loan program that provides amounts to eligible entities to use to develop, create, or preserve qualifying affordable dwelling units, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stevens, Haley M. [Rep.-D-MI-11] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.4204 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to codify value-based purchasing arrangements under the Medicaid program and reforms related to price reporting under such arrangements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mullin, Markwayne [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 04/30/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4215 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new prohibited acts relating to dietary supplements.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 04/30/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8165 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish qualifications for the appointment of a person as a marriage and family therapist, qualified to provide clinical supervision, in the Veterans Health Administration.
Sponsor: Brownley, Julia [Rep.-D-CA-26] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8167 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics.
Sponsor: Cartwright, Matt [Rep.-D-PA-8] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8168 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master’s degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cartwright, Matt [Rep.-D-PA-8] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8190 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To review and consider terminating the designation of the State of Qatar as a major non-NATO ally, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Wagner, Ann [Rep.-R-MO-2] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Tax

H.R.8184 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the scheduled reduction in the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income.
Sponsor: Steel, Michelle [Rep.-R-CA-45] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8175 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit 501(c)(4) entities from using more than 10 percent of total expenditures on certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Golden, Jared F. [Rep.-D-ME-2] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.8170 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 40, United States Code, to provide for certain exceptions to the mileage limitation for Appalachian development highway system projects.
Sponsor: Edwards, Chuck [Rep.-R-NC-11] (Introduced 04/30/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 04/30/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.