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 Courtney Diesel O’Donnell to be United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, with the rank of Ambassador (PN 927). The chamber is also expected to consider Sanket Jayshukh Bulsara to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York (PN 1433) and Eric C. Schulte to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota (PN 1436).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 7659 – Coast Guard Authorization Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 – 16 (Roll no. 197).

S 546 – Recruit and Retain Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 – 18 (Roll no. 196).

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: 5:00 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 7343 – Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act (Sponsored by Rep. Van Drew / Judiciary Committee)
 
H.R. 7581 – Improving Law Enforcement Officer Safety and Wellness Through Data Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bishop (NC) / Judiciary Committee)
 
H.R. 7530 – DC CRIMES Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Donalds / Oversight and Accountability Committee)
 
Begin consideration of H. Res. 1210 – Condemning the Biden border crisis and the tremendous burdens law enforcement officers face as a result (Sponsored by Rep. Higgins / Judiciary Committee)
 
Postponed Suspensions:
H.R. 4510 – NTIA Reauthorization Act of 2024, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Latta / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 4310 – Youth Poisoning Protection Act (Sponsored by Rep. Trahan / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 4581 – Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Hinson / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 6960 – Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Carter (GA) / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 1797 – Setting Consumer Standards for Lithium-Ion Batteries Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Torres / Energy and Commerce Committee)

H.R. 6572 – Deploying American Blockchains Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bucshon / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 6571 – Promoting Resilient Supply Chains Act of 2023, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bucshon / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
H.R. 3950 – TICKET Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Bilirakis / Energy and Commerce Committee)
 
Senate Amendment to H.R. 3935 – FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 (Sponsored by Rep. Graves (MO) / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Vote
1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #579 Courtney Diesel O’Donnell, of California, to be United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, with the rank of Ambassador; invoked: 50-41.
 
Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.686, Kids to Parks Day
 
Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.7109 – Equal Representation Act on the Legislative Calendar of Business.
 
Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Exec. Cal. #578 – Stephan A. Lang, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, with the rank of Ambassador.
 
MERIT SYSTEMS PROTECTION BOARD
Exec. Cal.  #457 – Henry J. Kerner, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2030,
 
FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION
Exec. Cal. #607 – Daniel B. Maffei, of New York, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2027
Exec. Cal. #608 – Rebecca F. Dye, of North Carolina, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2025
 
SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD
Exec. Cal. #609 – Patrick John Fuchs, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring January 14, 2029.
 
NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
Exec. Cal. #610 – Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of three years.
Exec. Cal. #611 – Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term expiring December 31, 2029.
 
At a time to be determined by the Majority leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nomination:
–          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 Executive Calendar #579 Courtney Diesel O’Donnell, of California, to be United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, with the rank of Ambassador, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the O’Donnell nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #570 Sanket Jayshukh Bulsara, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the O’Donnell nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Eric C. Schulte, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota.

At approximately 6:00pm, the Senate will vote on passage of Calendar #387, S.J.Res.57, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Treasury relating to “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #460 Seth Robert Aframe, of New Hampshire, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. This cloture vote is expected at approximately 1:45pm on Thursday.

Wednesday, May 15th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #579 Courtney Diesel O’Donnell, of California, to be United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, with the rank of Ambassador
2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #570 Sanket Jayshukh Bulsara, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
 
Wednesday, May 15th at approx. 2:15pm –  2 roll call votes:
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #570 Sanket Jayshukh Bulsara, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Eric C. Schulte, of South Dakota, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Dakota.
 
Wednesday, May 15th at approx. 6:00pm – roll call vote:
1.      Passage of Calendar #387, S.J.Res.57, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of the Treasury relating to “Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds 

HEARINGS COVERED

Senate Appropriations
Subcommittee on Defense
“Hearings to Examine Select Department of Defense Acquisition Programs.”

House Financial Services
“Oversight of Prudential Regulators.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Minerals
“The Fiscal Year 2025 Environmental Protection Agency Budget.”

House Oversight and Accountability
“Full Committee Markup of H.R. 8333”

House Education and the Workforce
“Examining the Policies and Priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services.”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“The Fiscal Year 2025 National Telecommunications and Information Administration Budget.”

Senate Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
“Hearings to Examine Proposed Budget Estimates and Justification for Fiscal Year 2025 for the Department of Commerce”

Senate Intelligence
“Hearings to Examine an Update on Foreign Threats to the 2024 Election.”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

S.J.Res.78 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Bureau of Land Management relating to “Fluid Mineral Leases and Leasing Process”.
Sponsor: Daines, Steve [Sen.-R-MT] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.4324 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to terminate the Yucca Mountain licensing proceeding and require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to submit to Congress a study on the economic viability and job-creating benefits of alternative uses of the Yucca Mountain site, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rosen, Jacky [Sen.-D-NV] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.8391 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 with respect to cost sharing provisions for the territories and Indian Tribes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moylan, James C. [Del.-R-GU-At Large] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8395 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to provide for an objective and independent audit of the programs and activities of the Agency under the Clean Air Act and other applicable authorities relating to air pollution, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [Rep.-R-WA-5] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.4333 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for the discharge of parent borrower liability if a student on whose behalf a parent has received certain student loans becomes disabled.
Sponsor: Vance, J. D. [Sen.-R-OH] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Health Care

S.4322 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make improvements relating to the designation of rural emergency hospitals.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4325 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program relating to lifespan respite care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Collins, Susan M. [Sen.-R-ME] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4330 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a Radiation Oncology Case Rate Value Based Payment Program exempt from budget neutrality adjustment requirements, and to amend section 1128A of title XI of the Social Security Act to create a new statutory exception for the provision of free or discounted transportation for radiation oncology patients to receive radiation therapy services.
Sponsor: Tillis, Thomas [Sen.-R-NC] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4331 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance that provide coverage for mental health services and substance use disorder services provide such services without the imposition of cost-sharing from the diagnosis of pregnancy through the 1-year period following such pregnancy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Shaheen, Jeanne [Sen.-D-NH] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8375 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to States on strategies under Medicaid and CHIP to increase pediatric mental and behavioral health provider education, training, recruitment, retention, and support, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8376 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national awareness and outreach campaign to improve mental health among the Hispanic and Latino youth population.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (16)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8377 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Advancing Research to Prevent Suicide Act to expand the areas of focus regarding childhood suicide, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.8380 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To criminalize fraudulent statements made with respect to clinical vaccine trials.
Sponsor: Green, Mark E. [Rep.-R-TN-7] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8381 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Comptroller General of the United States and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to each report on certain disparities that affect the receipt of certain benefits administered by the Secretary, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Horsford, Steven [Rep.-D-NV-4] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.8383 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To improve obstetric emergency care.
Sponsor: Kelly, Robin L. [Rep.-D-IL-2] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.8390 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require that group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance that provide coverage for mental health services and substance use disorder services provide such services without the imposition of cost-sharing from the diagnosis of pregnancy through the 1-year period following such pregnancy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moore, Gwen [Rep.-D-WI-4] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, and Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.8397 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To provide funding to the Bureau of Prisons, States, and localities to carry out mental health screenings and provide referrals to mental healthcare providers for individuals in prison or jail.
Sponsor: Sherrill, Mikie [Rep.-D-NJ-11] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.8400 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve children’s vision and eye health through grants to States, territories, and Tribal organizations, and the provision of technical assistance to support those efforts.
Sponsor: Veasey, Marc A. [Rep.-D-TX-33] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8398 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to modify temporarily certain rates of duty, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Smith, Adrian [Rep.-R-NE-3] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (20)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8394 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To restrict the Chinese Government from accessing United States capital markets and exchanges if it fails to comply with international laws relating to finance, trade, and commerce.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8378 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To strengthen the role of the United States with respect to the Indian Ocean region, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Castro, Joaquin [Rep.-D-TX-20] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.8374 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To prohibit Federal interference with the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk and milk products that are packaged for direct human consumption.
Sponsor: Massie, Thomas [Rep.-R-KY-4] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

S.4326 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the penalties relating to the disclosure of tax return information relating to contributors to certain tax-exempt organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Young, Todd [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8372 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Debt Per Taxpayer Information Act
Sponsor: Arrington, Jodey C. [Rep.-R-TX-19] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Budget; Ways and Means; Rules
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Rules.

H.R.8382 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain combat zone compensation of certain servicemembers relating to remotely piloted aircraft from gross income.
Sponsor: Horsford, Steven [Rep.-D-NV-4] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8396 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for American infrastructure bonds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sewell, Terri A. [Rep.-D-AL-7] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

S.4334 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Schatz, Brian [Sen.-D-HI] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (29)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4335 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure funds are available under the aviation workforce development grant program for technical assistance and to require consideration for certain applicants.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/14/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8370 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To enhance the security operations of the Transportation Security Administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, United States Code, to employees of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Thompson, Bennie G. [Rep.-D-MS-2] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: House – Homeland Security; Oversight and Accountability
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

H.R.8379 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To codify certain rules issued by the Secretary of Transportation relating to airline fare transparency, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8393 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that certain rotorcraft manufactured before April 5, 2020, comply with requirements relating to fuel system crash resistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Neguse, Joe [Rep.-D-CO-2] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Ukraine

H.R.8369 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Israel Security Assistance Support Act
Sponsor: Calvert, Ken [Rep.-R-CA-41] (Introduced 05/14/2024) Cosponsors: (117)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Armed Services; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Action: House – 05/14/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Intelligence (Permanent Select).