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. and 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 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”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 401 – 0, 2 Present (Roll no. 186).

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”
On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 214 – 191 (Roll no. 185).

H R 6192 – Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 212 – 195 (Roll no. 184).

On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 – 206 (Roll no. 183).

On agreeing to the Kelly (PA) amendment; An amendment numbered 3 printed in House Report 118-487 to prevent the final rule titled “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Distribution Transformers” from taking effect (H. Amdt. 904) – Agreed to by recorded vote: 208 – 199 (Roll no. 182).

H RES 1194 – Providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 6192) Hands Off Our Home Appliances Act; (H.R. 7109) Equal Representation Act; (H.R. 2925) Mining Regulatory Clarity Act; and the joint resolution (H.J Res. 109) providing for congressional disapproval of the rule relating to “Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121”
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 205 – 199 (Roll no. 181).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 204 – 200 (Roll no. 180).

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”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 371 – 28, 3 Present (Roll no. 179).

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.J. Res. 109 – Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 121. (Sponsored by Rep. Flood / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 2925 – Mining Regulatory Clarity Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Amodei / Natural Resources Committee)
 
H.R. 7109 – Equal Representation Act (Sponsored by Rep. Edwards / Oversight and Accountability Committee)

Postponed suspensions:
S. 870
 – Fire Grants and Safety Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Sen. Peters / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

H.R. 4143 – National Construction Safety Team Enhancement Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lofgren / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Vote
1.    Confirmation of Executive Calendar #576, Donna Welton, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste; confirmed: 52-40.
 
No Additional Legislative Business
 
Executive Business
At a time to be determined by the Majority leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, there will be 2 minutes of debate equally divided, and upon the use or yielding back of time the Senate vote without intervening action or debate on the nominations:
–      Executive Calendar #572 – Eric C. Schulte, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota
–      Executive Calendar #573 – Camela C. Theeler, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota

Today

Following Leader remarks, 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. The Senate will recess from 1:00pm until 2:15pm to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
“Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2025 Request for the Department of Commerce.”

Senate Appropriations
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
“Hearings to Examine Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2025 for the Food and Drug Administration.”

Senate Budget
“Reducing Paperwork, Cutting Costs: Alleviating Administrative Burdens in Health Care.”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security
“Hearings to Examine Strengthening Data Security to Protect Consumers.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

H.R.8275 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a public blockchain-based system to securely store and share data related to border security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Energy/ Environment

S.4267 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to prohibit Big Cypress National Preserve from being designated as wilderness or as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, Rick [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.8263 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 to encourage non-Federal hydropower development with respect to Bureau of Reclamation projects.
Sponsor: Boebert, Lauren [Rep.-R-CO-3] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8270 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to modernize the conservation reserve program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Finstad, Brad [Rep.-R-MN-1] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8277 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on the effects of solar panel installations on covered farmland, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Miller, Mary E. [Rep.-R-IL-15] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.4265 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill 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: Butler, Laphonza R. [Sen.-D-CA] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4275 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to inverted corporations.
Sponsor: Durbin, Richard J. [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8264 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act and the Federal Credit Union Act to improve the timeliness of examination reports and other guidance and to establish panels to oversee appeals from insured depository institutions and insured credit unions of material supervisory determinations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Barr, Andy [Rep.-R-KY-6] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8266 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To place a 2-year moratorium on financial institutions handling, using, or transacting with funds routed through digital asset mixers and to require the Secretary of the Treasury to carry out a study of digital asset mixers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casten, Sean [Rep.-D-IL-6] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8268 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to inverted corporations.
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd [Rep.-D-TX-37] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8274 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage the transfer of intangible property from controlled foreign corporations to United States shareholders.
Sponsor: LaHood, Darin [Rep.-R-IL-16] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8279 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that gain or loss on the sale or exchange of certain coins or bullion is exempt from recognition.
Sponsor: Mooney, Alexander X. [Rep.-R-WV-2] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8285 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to award grants to provide financial assistance to certain educators to make down payments on certain homes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Swalwell, Eric [Rep.-D-CA-14] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

H.R.8278 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend certain telehealth flexibilities with respect to hospice care under the Medicare program, and to establish a modifier for recertifications of hospice care eligibility conducted through telehealth.
Sponsor: Miller, Carol D. [Rep.-R-WV-1] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4270 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.
Sponsor: Murray, Patty [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4276 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Project ECHO Grant Program, to establish grants under such program to disseminate knowledge and build capacity to address Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.J.Res.137 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to “Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance and Independent, Noncoordinated Excepted Benefits Coverage”.
Sponsor: Self, Keith [Rep.-R-TX-3] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means.

H.R.8261 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Preserving Telehealth, Hospital, and Ambulance Access Act
Sponsor: Schweikert, David [Rep.-R-AZ-1] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8267 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide that priority research drugs shall not be treated as line extensions of existing drugs for purposes of calculating manufacturer rebates under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Davis, Donald G. [Rep.-D-NC-1] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8283 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for a demonstration project to support automatic claim submissions under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schweikert, David [Rep.-R-AZ-1] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8284 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exclude providers of certain abortion services from participation in the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Steube, W. Gregory [Rep.-R-FL-17] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8282 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To impose sanctions with respect to the International Criminal Court engaged in any effort to investigate, arrest, detain, or prosecute any protected person of the United States and its allies.
Sponsor: Roy, Chip [Rep.-R-TX-21] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.8265 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Social Security Act to require a 120-day period between notice of an overpayment of benefits under titles II and XVI and beginning recovery of such overpayment, and to require the Commissioner of Social Security to submit a report to Congress on a strategy related to recovery of such overpayments.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.4269 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to promote competition in aviation regulation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4274 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to place on the No Fly List individuals who have supported foreign terrorist organizations, encouraged crimes of violence against Jewish persons, or been disciplined by an institution of higher education in relation to such conduct.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.4277 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a green transportation infrastructure grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/07/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8272 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit the Secretary of Transportation from conditioning the receipt of Federal financial assistance on reducing the dimensions of a runway, an apron, or a taxiway of certain airports, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Huizenga, Bill [Rep.-R-MI-4] (Introduced 05/07/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/07/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.