Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at noon for legislative business with first votes expected at 2:00 pm. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 am to resume consideration of Angela Martinez to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona, post-cloture (PN1462). The chamber is also expected to consider Dena M. Coggins to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California (PN1434) and Melissa Griffin Dalton to be Under Secretary of the Air Force (PN1212).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 3019 – Federal Prison Oversight Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 392 – 2 (Roll no. 220).
Republican Votes: YEA 196; NAY 2; 0
Democrat Votes: YEA 196; NAY 0; 0

H R 5863 – Federal Disaster Tax Relief Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 382 – 7 (Roll no. 219).
Republican Votes: YEA 187; NAY 7; 0
Democrat Votes: YEA 195; NAY 0; 0

Today

The House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. First votes expected: 2:00 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 4763 – Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (Sponsored by Rep. Thompson (PA) / Financial Services Committee

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #599, Krissa Lanham, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona; agreed to: 66-27.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #599, Krissa Lanham, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona; confirmed: 66-26.
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #600, Angela Martinez, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona; invoked: 64-29.
  4. Passage of S.J.Res.58, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Energy relating to “Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces”; passed: 50-45.

Legislative Business
Began the Rule 14 process to place S. 4381 Right to Contraception Act on the Legislative Calendar of Business.
 
Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.8369, Israel Security Assistance Support Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

Today

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #600, Angela Martinez, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Martinez nomination.  The Senate will then vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #571 Dena M. Coggins, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California.

If cloture is invoked on the Coggins nomination, the post-cloture time will be considered expired at approx. 3:15pm and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination followed by the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #552 Melissa Griffin Dalton, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force.

During Tuesday’s session Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #397, S.4361 – A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for border security and combating fentanyl for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes. 

Wednesday, May 22nd at approx. 11:30am –  2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #600, Angela Martinez, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #571 Dena M. Coggins, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California

Wednesday May 22nd at approx. 3:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #571 Dena M. Coggins, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #552 Melissa Griffin Dalton, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force

HEARINGS COVERED

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“Legislative Proposal to Sunset Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act”

Senate Environment and Public Works
“Examining Federal programs for the circular economy, focusing on state and local perspectives on efforts to improve reuse and recycle”

House Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Health
“Check Up: Examining FDA Regulation of Drugs, Biologics, and Devices

House Science, Space, and Technology
“Examining NIST’s Priorities for 2025 and Beyond”

House Foreign Affairs
“The State of American Diplomacy in 2024: Global Instability, Budget Challenges, and Great Power Competition”

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Economic Policy
“Protecting Consumers’ Pocketbooks: Lowering Food Prices and Combatting Corporate Price Gouging and Consolidation”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cyber

H.R.8469 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security a program to promote the cybersecurity field to disadvantaged communities, including older individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, geographically diverse communities, socioeconomically diverse communities, women, individuals from nontraditional educational paths, individuals who are veterans, and individuals who were formerly incarcerated, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Brown, Shontel M. [Rep.-D-OH-11] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (33)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Energy/ Environment

S.4370 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004 to improve that Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Indian Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.

S.4373 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to provide for congressional approval of national emergency declarations.
Sponsor: Paul, Rand [Sen.-R-KY] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.8467 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024
Sponsor: Thompson, Glenn [Rep.-R-PA-15] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8472 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to support the expansion of freight rail infrastructure to support the transport of agricultural inputs and products to farms, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Courtney, Joe [Rep.-D-CT-2] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.8488 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to expand the provision of farmer-led technical assistance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Vasquez, Gabe [Rep.-D-NM-2] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Agriculture
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

S.4371 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Investor Protection and Securities Reform Act of 2010 to provide grants to States for enhanced protection of senior investors and senior policyholders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Van Hollen, Chris [Sen.-D-MD] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

S.4376 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to increase Government accountability for administrative actions by reinvigorating administrative Pay-As-You-Go.
Sponsor: Braun, Mike [Sen.-R-IN] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

H.R.8468 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to terminate the eligibility of certain individuals for student loan forgiveness, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Yakym, Rudy [Rep.-R-IN-2] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.8471 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To support United States investment opportunities, strengthen bilateral collaboration in addressing criminal elements operating in the Brazilian Amazon, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Connolly, Gerald E. [Rep.-D-VA-11] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Foreign Affairs; Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

H.R.8478 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Investor Protection and Securities Reform Act of 2010 to provide grants to States for enhanced protection of senior investors and senior policyholders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8480 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require agencies to update mortgage underwriting programs, guidelines, standards, and systems to require lenders to consider, in the mortgage credit evaluation process, any amounts a borrower has in any brokerage account associated with a cryptocurrency exchange.
Sponsor: Mace, Nancy [Rep.-R-SC-1] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Health Care

S.4374 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include screening for loneliness and coordination of supportive services and health care to address the negative health effects of loneliness, to require a report on loneliness, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4379 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to change certain grant requirements for certain students with disabilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4380 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote matriculation, and increase in the graduation rates, of individuals with disabilities within higher education.
Sponsor: Casey, Robert P., Jr. [Sen.-D-PA] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (4)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4381 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect an individual’s ability to access contraceptives and to engage in contraception and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide contraceptives, contraception, and information related to contraception.
Sponsor: Markey, Edward J. [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (49)
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

H.R.8475 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to submit to Congress a report on the correlation between service in the Armed Forces conducting explosive ordnance disposal and post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and suicide.
Sponsor: Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [Rep.-R-AR-1] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.8470 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make awards to increase or improve access to comprehensive mental and behavioral health services for individuals exposed to violent encounters involving law enforcement personnel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Bush, Cori [Rep.-D-MO-1] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Judiciary
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Sanctions and Trade

H.R.8482 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To deter conflict in the Taiwan Strait by establishing conditions for suspending normal trade relations with the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Moore, Blake D. [Rep.-R-UT-1] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Foreign Affairs; Rules
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

Tax

H.R.8487 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to exempt widows and widowers of police officers, firefighters, and correctional officers from the government pension offset.
Sponsor: Van Drew, Jefferson [Rep.-R-NJ-2] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation and Infrastructure

S.4372 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to pay costs associated with the delivery of automobiles or other conveyances to eligible persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Murkowski, Lisa [Sen.-R-AK] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.4375 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to establish a critical supply chain resiliency and crisis response program in the Department of Commerce, and to secure American leadership in deploying emerging technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Cantwell, Maria [Sen.-D-WA] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 05/21/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8486 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to establish a thriving communities grant program.
Sponsor: Torres, Norma J. [Rep.-D-CA-35] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.J.Res.151 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to “Supplemental Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category”.
Sponsor: Collins, Mike [Rep.-R-GA-10] (Introduced 05/21/2024) Cosponsors: (12)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 05/21/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.