Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Christopher T. Hanson to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, post-cloture (PN 1569). The chamber will also consider Tanya Monique Jones Bosier to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court (PN 1350) and Judith E. Pipe to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court (PN 1354).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H.R. 6983 – To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15 South Valdosta Road in Lakeland, Georgia, as the “Nell Patten Roquemore Post Office”
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 369 – 2, 2 Present (Roll no. 234).

H. RES. 1215 – Calling on elected officials and civil society leaders to join in efforts to educate the public on the contributions of the Jewish American community
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 371 – 0 (Roll no. 233).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 10:30 a.m. Last votes expected: 3:30 p.m.
 
Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:
H.R. 8282 – 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. (Sponsored by Rep. Roy / Foreign Affairs Committee)
 
Begin consideration of H.R. 8580 – Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025 (Sponsored by Rep. Carter (TX) / Appropriations Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
1.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #647 Christopher T. Hanson, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; invoked: 74-15.

Legislative Business
Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
1.  S.4445, Right to IVF Act (Duckworth)
2.  H.R.192, to prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections in the District of Columbia and to repeal the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2022.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #647, Christopher T. Hanson, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, post-cloture.
 
At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hanson nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #507 Tanya Monique Jones Bosier, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court.
 
Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
 
If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bosier nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #511 Judith E. Pipe, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:
1.   Executive Calendar #507 Tanya Monique Jones Bosier, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court
2.   Executive Calendar #511 Judith E. Pipe, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court
3.   Executive Calendar #590 Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Representative to the African Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador

Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.
 
During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #400, S.4381, Right to Contraception Act. This vote is expected to occur during Wednesday’s session.

Tuesday, June 4th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #647 Christopher T. Hanson, of Michigan, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
2.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #511 Tanya Monique Jones Bosier, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court

Tuesday, June 4th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes expected:
1.  Confirmation of Executive Calendar #507 Tanya Monique Jones Bosier, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court
2.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #511 Judith E. Pipe, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court

HEARINGS COVERED

House Appropriations
Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
“Fiscal Year 2025 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Mark Up”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
“Powering AI: Examining America’s Energy and Technology Future”

House Judiciary Committee
“Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice”

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Business meeting to consider the nominations of David Rosner, of Massachusetts, Lindsay S. See, of West Virginia, and Judy W. Chang, of Massachusetts, all to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Oversight of 340B Drug Pricing Program

Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance
“FACI Public Meeting”

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government 
“A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request for the U.S. Department of Treasury”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Financial Services

S.4439 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Assistant Secretary of Financial Markets of the Department of the Treasury to brief certain Senate committees on the debt issuance of the Department.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/03/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4440 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize additional monies to the Public Housing Capital Fund of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/03/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health Care

S.4445 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to protect and expand nationwide access to fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization.
Sponsor: Duckworth, Tammy [Sen.-D-IL] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Latest Action: Senate – 06/03/2024 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.4437 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to coordinate, navigate, and manage care and benefits for veterans enrolled in both the Medicare program and the system of annual patient enrollment of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sponsor: Moran, Jerry [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/03/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.4436 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to improve the safety of infant formula through testing of infant formula for microorganisms and toxic elements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/03/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8599 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include over-the-counter oral healthcare products as qualified medical expenses which can be purchased with HSA and FSA funds.
Sponsor: Van Drew, Jefferson [Rep.-R-NJ-2] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/03/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8601 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for and support liver illness visibility, education, and research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Velázquez, Nydia M. [Rep.-D-NY-7] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (7)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/03/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.8594 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish an Aviation Security Checkpoint Technology Fund in the Department of Homeland Security to fund investments in aviation security checkpoint technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: LaLota, Nick [Rep.-R-NY-1] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Homeland Security
Latest Action: House – 06/03/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Ukraine

S.4438 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand the categories of forfeited property available to remediate harms to Ukraine from Russian aggression, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Manchin, Joe, III [Sen.-D-WV] (Introduced 06/03/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Foreign Relations
Latest Action: Senate – 06/03/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.