Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 12:30 p.m. The Senate will convene today at 6:30 p.m. for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

The House was not in session.

Today

The House will meet today at 12:30 p.m.

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
Motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #1911, as modified; invoked: 84-13.
Passage 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, as amended: 88-4.

Legislative Business
Passed H.R.8289 – To extend authorizations for the airport improvement program, to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.

Passed S.2825 – A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the United States Army Dustoff crews of the Vietnam War, collectively, in recognition of their extraordinary heroism and life-saving actions in Vietnam with Cornyn substitute

Agreed to H.Con.Res.83  – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition

Adopted S.Res.683, National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Appreciation Week

The Senate began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar:
H.R.7109 – Equal Representation Act

Executive Business
At a time to be determined by the Majority leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to Executive Session to consider the following nominations, that there 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

The Senate will convene today at 6:30 p.m. for a pro forma session with no legislative business.

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“Perspectives from the Fields: The State of Rural Broadband in America”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cybersecurity

S.4306 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a working group to develop and coordinate an artificial intelligence initiative among the Five Eyes countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S.4317 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to appropriate funds for the Federal Communications Commission’s “rip and replace” program and Affordable Connectivity Program, to improve the Affordable Connectivity Program, to require a spectrum auction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy/ Environment

S.4307 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to modify requirements for citizen suits under those Acts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.4319 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for progress reports on the national transition plan related to a fluorine-free firefighting foam.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services

S.4297 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to repeal the Corporate Transparency Act.
Sponsor: Tuberville, Tommy [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.4308 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to reform the antitrust laws to better protect competition in the American economy, to amend the Clayton Act to modify the standard for an unlawful acquisition, to deter anticompetitive exclusionary conduct that harms competition and consumers, to enhance the ability of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to enforce the antitrust laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Judiciary
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Health Care

S.4312 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a United States Senate Commission on Mental Health for the purpose of providing to Congress and the President independent, expert policy recommendations to improve access to and affordability of mental health care services.
Sponsor: Fetterman, John [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4296 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide more opportunities for mothers to succeed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Britt, Katie Boyd [Sen.-R-AL] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (13)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4303 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of food and limit the presence of contaminants in infant and toddler food, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Klobuchar, Amy [Sen.-D-MN] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4304 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide coverage under the Medicaid program for services provided by doulas and midwives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.4299 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule relating to the collection of crashworthiness information under the New Car Assessment Program of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Fischer, Deb [Sen.-R-NE] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4315 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require Amtrak to install baby changing tables in all ADA-accessible bathrooms on passenger rail cars.
Sponsor: Welch, Peter [Sen.-D-VT] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4320 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the establishment of the Bessie Coleman Women in Aviation Advisory Committee.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4314 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish the position of National Roadway Safety Advocate within the Department of Transportation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lujan, Ben Ray [Sen.-D-NM] (Introduced 05/09/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/09/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.