Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at noon for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 3:00 p.m. to consider Donna Welton to be an Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (PN 35). Following the nomination, the chamber will resume consideration of legislation to reauthorize and improve the Federal Aviation Administration and other civil aviation programs (H.R. 3935).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 7525 – Special District Grant Accessibility Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 352 – 27 (Roll no. 178).

H R 7219 – Information Quality Assurance Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 4 (Roll no. 177).

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:00 p.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 6192 – Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act (Sponsored by Rep. Lesko / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
H.R. 4143 – National Construction Safety Team Enhancement Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lofgren / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
S. 870 – Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Peters / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
 
Legislation that may be considered:
Veto message to accompany H.J. Res. 98 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to “Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status” (Sponsored by Rep. James / Education and the Workforce Committee)
 
Postponed suspensions:
H.R. 3354 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 220 North Hatcher Avenue in Purcellville, Virginia, as the “Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Wexton / Oversight and Accountability Committee)
 
H.R. 7423 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 103 Benedette Street in Rayville, Louisiana, as the “Luke Letlow Post Office Building” (Sponsored by Rep. Scalise / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

The Senate was not in session.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #576, Donna Welton, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the Welton nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of 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.

Tuesday, May 7th at approx. 5:30 pm – 1 roll call vote:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #576, Donna Welton, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste

HEARINGS COVERED

House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Capital Markets
“SEC Enforcement: Balancing Deterrence with Due Process.”

House Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
“Ensuring Safety and Reliability: Examining the Reauthorization Needs of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.”

House Education and the Workforce
“Examining the Education Department’s Policies, Priorities, and FY 2023 Audit Failure.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.8250 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to implement the recommendations described in a GAO report relating to replacing legacy air quality data systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Connolly, Gerald E. [Rep.-D-VA-11] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.8252 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 to establish language access requirements for creditors and servicers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia R. [Rep.-D-TX-29] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8255 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a minimum public comment period with respect to proposed rules issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Sponsor: Lucas, Frank D. [Rep.-R-OK-3] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.8244 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act ensure appropriate approval for certain skilled nursing facility and nursing facility nursing aide training and competency evaluation programs under the Medicare and Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Estes, Ron [Rep.-R-KS-4] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8245 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish the Rural Hospital Stabilization Pilot Program to provide grants to rural hospitals for purposes of ensuring local access to services.
Sponsor: Feenstra, Randy [Rep.-R-IA-4] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8246 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify the criteria for designation of rural emergency hospitals.
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8247 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to increase early detection of and intervention for uterine fibroids, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Shontel M. [Rep.-D-OH-11] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (32)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8251 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to streamline regulatory oversight of human cell and tissue products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Crenshaw, Dan [Rep.-R-TX-2] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8260 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend acute hospital care at home waiver flexibilities.
Sponsor: Wenstrup, Brad R. [Rep.-R-OH-2] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8249 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To strengthen the African Continental Free Trade Area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cherfilus-McCormick, Sheila [Rep.-D-FL-20] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.8253 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish a green transportation infrastructure grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Garcia, Robert [Rep.-D-CA-42] (Introduced 05/06/2024) Cosponsors: (26)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/06/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.