Saturday, March 23, 2024

Bills Introduced – 3-22-24

Yesterday, with both the House and Senate in session and preparing to leave Washington for their two-week Easter recess, 65 bills were introduced. Three of those bills will receive additional attention in this blog:

H Res 1102 Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2882, with an amendment. Granger, Kay [Rep.-R-TX-12]

H Res 1103 Declaring the office of Speaker of the House of Representatives to be vacant. Greene, Marjorie Taylor [Rep.-R-GA-14]

S 4054 A bill to require entities to meet minimum cybersecurity standards to be eligible for Medicare accelerated and advance payment programs if the reason for the need for such payments is due to a cybersecurity incident. Warner, Mark R. [Sen.-D-VA]

As I reported last night, the House adopted H Res 1102 yesterday afternoon, which sent HR 2882 back to the Senate with an amendment consisting of the text of H Res 1102. The Senate subsequently took up that amendment and adopted it early this morning, providing for funding of the remaining portions of the Federal Government through the end of the fiscal year (more on those deliberations in a subsequent post).

H Res 1103 was not offered as a ‘privileged resolution’ so immediate (2 legislative days) action by the House is not required. There is an interesting article over on about this resolution.

Mention in Passing

I would like to mention in passing S 4064, a bill to amend section 50905 of title 51, United States Code, to extend and modify provisions relating to license applications and requirements for commercial space launch activities, and for other purposes. This will have some sort of effect on the current exception from FAA general flight safety regulations for commercial space flight. I would expect that this bill would require some sort of transition to ‘normal’ space flight safety requirements.

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