Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet at noon for legislative business. The Senate will convene today at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of Judy W. Chang to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2029 (PN 1469).

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H RES 1292 – Resolution Recommending that the House of Representatives find United States Attorney General Merrick B. Garland in Contempt of Congress for Refusal to Comply with a Subpoena Duly Issued by the Committee on the Judiciary
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 – 207 (Roll no. 260).

H R 8070 – Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025
On agreeing to the Biggs amendment – An amendment numbered 36 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit the use of funds for any project or activity related to NATO until the SECDEF certifies to the congressional defense committees that each member country of NATO has spent 2 percent of the respective GDP on defense expenditures; Failed by recorded vote: 81 – 346 (Roll no. 259).

On agreeing to the Waltz amendment – An amendment numbered 35 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit enforcement of any regulation, rule, guidance, policy, or recommendation issued pursuant to Executive Orders 13688 and 14074 that limits the sale, donation, or transfer of excess property under the 1033 Program; Agreed to by recorded vote: 238 – 187 (Roll no. 258).

On agreeing to the Mace amendment – An amendment numbered 28 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit funds authorized or otherwise made available to the Department of Defense for any fiscal year to be made available for closure or realignment of Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island; Failed by recorded vote: 201 – 217 (Roll no. 257).

On agreeing to the Roy amendment – An amendment numbered 24 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit funds authorized by this Act to be used to implement the Administration’s Climate Change Executive Orders (EO 13990, EO 14008, Section 6 of EO 14013, EO 14030, EO 14057, EO 14082, EO 14096; Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 – 210 (Roll no. 256).

On agreeing to the Biggs amendment – An amendment numbered 23 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to exempt defense related activities from the Endangered Species Act; Failed by recorded vote: 196 – 231 (Roll no. 255).

On agreeing to the Greene (GA) amendment – An amendment numbered 22 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to state that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for electric vehicles or an electric vehicle charging infrastructure; Failed by recorded vote: 173 – 241 (Roll no. 254).

On agreeing to the Mast amendment – An amendment numbered 14 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit the Secretary of Defense from providing any support for the production of a film subject to content restrictions or censorship screening requirements from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC); Agreed to by recorded vote: 204 – 199 (Roll no. 253).

S 138 – Promoting a Resolution to the Tibet-China Dispute Act
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 – 26 (Roll no. 252).

H RES 1287 – Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 8070) the Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025; and relating to the consideration of House Report 118-527 and an accompanying resolution; and for other purposes
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by recorded vote: 208 – 207 (Roll no. 251).

On ordering the previous question Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 210 – 204 (Roll no. 250).

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.R. 8070 – Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025 (Sponsored by Rep. Rogers (AL) / Armed Services Committee)

The SENATE

Yesterday

Roll Call Votes
Confirmation of Executive Calendar #669 – David Rosner, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2027; confirmed: 67-27.
Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #670, Lindsay S. See, of West Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2028; invoked: 86-9.
Confirmation of Executive Calendar #670, Lindsay S. See, of West Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2028; confirmed: 83-12.
Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #668, Judy W. Chang, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2029; invoked: 63-31.

Legislative Business
Passed S.3984, Countering Threats and Attacks on Our Judges Act
Adopted S.Res.731, Honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016

Executive Business
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #590 Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Representative to the African Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #668, Judy W. Chang, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2029, post-cloture.

At approximately 11:30am the Senate will vote on the confirmation of the Chang nomination.

At approximately 1:45pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #413, S.4445, A bill to protect and expand nationwide access to fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization.

Thursday, June 13th at approx. 11:30am – 1 roll call vote:
Confirmation of Executive Calendar #668 – Judy W. Chang, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2029

Thursday, June 13th at approx. 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:
Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #413, S.4445, A bill to protect and expand nationwide access to fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization

HEARINGS COVERED

House Budget Committee
“Medicare and Social Security: Examining Solvency and Impacts to the Federal Budget.”

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Services and Government
“Hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2025 for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission”

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Checking-In on CMMI: Assessing the Transition to Value-Based Care”

House Financial Services Committee
“The Semi-Annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection”

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“FAA Oversight of Aviation Manufacturing”

Axios
“Ask the newsroom: What’s next for hospitals”

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Energy/ Environment

H.R.8704 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Commerce to establish a grant program to foster enhanced coexistence between ocean users and North Atlantic right whales and other large cetacean species.
Sponsor: Carter, Earl L. “Buddy” [Rep.-R-GA-1] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure; Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8705 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to reform the Marine Recreational Information Program of the National Marine Fisheries Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Garret [Rep.-R-LA-6] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8718 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To conditionally prohibit commercial offshore wind energy development in the Columbia Management Area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Perez, Marie Gluesenkamp [Rep.-D-WA-3] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Natural Resources
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.8721 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Energy Conservation and Production Act to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a weatherization readiness program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Tonko, Paul [Rep.-D-NY-20] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

S.4521 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to subject the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hagerty, Bill [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (8)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8710 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for amounts contributed to a 529 plan.
Sponsor: Gottheimer, Josh [Rep.-D-NJ-5] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8714 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a program to provide homeownership assistance grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Leger Fernandez, Teresa [Rep.-D-NM-3] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (10)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means

H.R.8722 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to provide housing assistance for youth and young adults who are unstably housed.
Sponsor: Watson Coleman, Bonnie [Rep.-D-NJ-12] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health Care

S.4518 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish requirements with respect to the use of prior authorization under Medicare Advantage plans.
Sponsor: Marshall, Roger [Sen.-R-KS] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.8702 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish requirements with respect to the use of prior authorization under Medicare Advantage plans.
Sponsor: Kelly, Mike [Rep.-R-PA-16] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (129)
Committees: House – Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.4522 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a public awareness campaign to increase awareness of the importance of father inclusion and engagement in improving overall health outcomes during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Warnock, Raphael G. [Sen.-D-GA] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.4524 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit discrimination against health care entities that do not participate in abortion, and to strengthen implementation and enforcement of Federal conscience laws.
Sponsor: Lankford, James [Sen.-R-OK] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (15)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8713 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to remove barriers and encourage kinship guardianship, foster, or adoptive placements for children who cannot be safely cared for in their own homes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Kamlager-Dove, Sydney [Rep.-D-CA-37] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8715 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a pilot program under which the Secretary enters into public-private partnerships with eligible entities to distribute to mothers of newborn infants newborn supply kits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Letlow, Julia [Rep.-R-LA-5] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (3)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sanctions and Trade

S.4520 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Director of National Intelligence to prepare and make available a report on the wealth and corrupt activities of the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rubio, Marco [Sen.-R-FL] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Intelligence (Select)
Latest Action: Senate – 06/12/2024 Read twice and referred to the Select Committee on Intelligence.

Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.8716 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To appropriate amounts to carry out the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
Sponsor: Moskowitz, Jared [Rep.-D-FL-23] (Introduced 06/12/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Appropriations; Budget
Latest Action: House – 06/12/2024 Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget