Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House will meet today at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. The Senate is not in session.

The HOUSE

Yesterday

H R 8070 – Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025
On agreeing to the Norman amendment – An amendment numbered 53 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit the provision of gender transition procedures, including surgery or medication, through the Exceptional Family Medical Program; Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 205 (Roll no. 275).

On agreeing to the Waltz amendment – An amendment numbered 50 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to create sex-neutral physical fitness standards for combat MOS’ and to add 2 additional combat MOSs; Failed by recorded vote: 205 – 216 (Roll no. 274).

On agreeing to the Mills amendment – An amendment numbered 49 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to strike an exemption that allows military chain of command or senior civilian leadership to approve the display of unapproved flags at military installations; Agreed to by recorded vote: 217 – 206 (Roll no. 273).

On agreeing to the Boebert amendment – An amendment numbered 48 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit federal funding for the Countering Extremist Activity Working Group or implement any recommendations from the group; Agreed to by recorded vote: 215 – 206 (Roll no. 272).

On agreeing to the Steube amendment – An amendment numbered 46 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit the Department of Defense Education Activity from purchasing, displaying, or maintaining material that promotes gender ideology or pornographic content; Agreed to by recorded vote: 221 – 202 (Roll no. 271).

On agreeing to the Williams (TX) amendment -An amendment numbered 45 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit funding of companies who function to demonetize domestic entities based on their lawful speech; Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 206 (Roll no. 270).

On agreeing to the Clyde amendment -An amendment numbered 44 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to relocate the Reconciliation Memorial, also known as the Reconciliation Monument, to its original location in Arlington National Cemetery; Failed by recorded vote: 192 – 230 (Roll no. 269).

On agreeing to the Higgins (LA) amendment -An amendment numbered 43 printed in Part B of House report 118-551 to eliminate the position of Chief Diversity Officer of the Department of Defense and prohibit the establishment of any substantially similar position; Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 210 (Roll no. 268).

On agreeing to the Norman amendment -An amendment numbered 42 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to eliminate any offices of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Armed Forces and Department of Defense along with the personnel in said offices; Failed by recorded vote: 212 – 212 (Roll no. 266).

On agreeing to the Grothman amendment – An amendment numbered 41 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to establish a permanent hiring freeze for diversity, equity, and inclusion jobs in the Department of Defense; Agreed to by recorded vote: 216 – 206 (Roll no. 265).

On agreeing to the Gaetz amendment – An amendment numbered 40 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit the transfer of cluster munitions; Failed by recorded vote: 134 – 286 (Roll no. 264); Failed by recorded vote: 134 – 286 (Roll no. 264).

On agreeing to the Van Duyne amendment -An amendment numbered 55 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit the Secretary of Defense from paying for or reimbursing expenses relating to abortion services; Agreed to by recorded vote: 214 – 207 (Roll no. 263).

On agreeing to the Rosendale amendment -An amendment numbered 52 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to prohibit TRICARE from covering and the Department of Defense from furnishing gender transition surgeries and gender hormone treatments for individuals that identify as transgender; Agreed to by recorded vote: 213 – 206 (Roll no. 262).

On agreeing to the Greene (GA) amendment – An amendment numbered 37 printed in Part B of House Report 118-551 to provide that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used for assistance to Ukraine; Failed by recorded vote: 74 – 343 (Roll no. 261).

Today

The House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business. First and last votes expected: 10:00 a.m.

Legislation Considered Pursuant to a Rule:

Complete consideration of 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
1.   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; confirmed: 63-33.
2.   Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #413, S.4445, Right to IVF Act; not invoked: 48-47.

Legislative Business
Passed S.4548, NDAA Foreign Extortion Prevention Act Correction 
 
Adopted the following resolutions:
S.Res.732, celebrating the 247th anniversary of the creation of the flag of the United States and expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance
S.Res.735 Glioblastoma Awareness Day

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, it will be in order for the Chair to lay before the Senate the House message to accompany S.870. The Majority Leader or his designee will be recognized to make a motion to concur in the House amendments. There will be up to 2 hours of debate divided. Upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate will vote on the motion to concur in the House amendments without further intervening action or debate. 
–     S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business:
S.4541, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make certain provisions with respect to qualified ABLE programs permanent. (Schmitt)
 
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

The Senate is not in session.

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED

Cyber

H.R.8746 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a pilot program to develop a training program that teaches members of the Armed Forces to interact with digital information in a safe and responsible manner, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Stevens, Haley M. [Rep.-D-MI-11] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Armed Services
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy/ Environment

S.4553 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to ensure access to certain public land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.4542 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to discount FHA single-family mortgage insurance premium payments for first-time homebuyers who complete a financial literacy housing counseling program.
Sponsor: Peters, Gary C. [Sen.-D-MI] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.8740 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to direct the Office of Community Affairs to identify causes leading to, and solutions for, under-banked, un-banked, and underserved consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Scott, David [Rep.-D-GA-13] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Financial Services
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.8747 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require disclosure of asbestos hazards in the sale and lease of residential dwellings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Torres, Norma J. [Rep.-D-CA-35] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Financial Services; Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health Care

H.R.8738 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for certain health professionals providing clinical supervision to students in rural health professional shortage areas.
Sponsor: Pettersen, Brittany [Rep.-D-CO-7] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.4532 — 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 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (44)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4533 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to expand and promote research and data collection on reproductive health conditions, to provide training opportunities for medical professionals to learn how to diagnose and treat reproductive health conditions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Hyde-Smith, Cindy [Sen.-R-MS] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.8725 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit to Congress a report on the option to elect to pay cost-sharing under a prescription drug plan or MA-PD plan in monthly capped amounts.
Sponsor: Caraveo, Yadira [Rep.-D-CO-8] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8733 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to include data on animal abuse in the national clearinghouse for information relating to child abuse and neglect.
Sponsor: Kuster, Ann M. [Rep.-D-NH-2] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Education and the Workforce
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.8743 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend subpart 2 of part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to promote permanency for youth by strengthening support networks for children, youth, and families at risk of entering the child welfare system.
Sponsor: Smucker, Lloyd [Rep.-R-PA-11] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.8745 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to improve the monthly caseworker visits program so States can invest in the child welfare workforce ensuring that children in care have access to quality and timely care.
Sponsor: Smucker, Lloyd [Rep.-R-PA-11] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House – Ways and Means
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

S.4539 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make certain provisions with respect to qualified ABLE programs permanent.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (11)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.4541 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make certain provisions with respect to qualified ABLE programs permanent.
Sponsor: Schmitt, Eric [Sen.-R-MO] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.4549 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require additional information on math and clerical error notices.
Sponsor: Warren, Elizabeth [Sen.-D-MA] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.8737 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To amend the Infrastructure and Investment and Jobs Act to repeal the authority of the Secretary of Energy and the Secretary of Transportation to maintain an electric vehicle working group, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Ogles, Andrew [Rep.-R-TN-5] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (6)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure; Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology

S.4530 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize an exception to the restriction on construction of Coast Guard vessels in foreign shipyards for certain construction in shipyards in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4531 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to authorize an exception to the prohibition on the construction of naval vessels in foreign shipyards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Armed Services
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

S.4535 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to require transportation network companies to provide customers notice when a driver has a camera in their motor vehicle and provide customers an opportunity to opt out of riding in motor vehicles with cameras, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Blackburn, Marsha [Sen.-R-TN] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4538 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to adjust certain ownership and other requirements for passenger vessels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4540 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to enable passenger vessels that were not built in the United States to receive coastwise endorsement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.4544 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
A bill to exempt large cruise ships from certain requirements applicable to passenger vessels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Lee, Mike [Sen.-R-UT] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Action: Senate – 06/13/2024 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

H.R.8726 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To direct the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Blue Whales and Blue Skies Program to reduce air pollution and harmful underwater acoustic impacts and the risk of fatal vessel whale strikes by recognizing voluntary reductions in the speed of vessels transiting the western coast of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Carbajal, Salud O. [Rep.-D-CA-24] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.8728 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
To establish alternate procedures for lump sum payments for certain covered small disasters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Graves, Garret [Rep.-R-LA-6] (Introduced 06/13/2024) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: House – Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House – 06/13/2024 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure