Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was in pro forma session.


Today:

  • The House will consider three post office naming bills.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on a judicial nomination.


Today:

  • The Senate expects to confirm the judicial nomination and resume consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization”
9:30 a.m.
G-50 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with Sec. Geithner”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate Budget Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with OMB Director Zients”
10:00 a.m.
608 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget

S.2086 : A bill to amend the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 to provide for a legislative line-item veto to expedite consideration of rescissions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

Cybersecurity

S.2102 : A bill to provide the authority to monitor and defend against cyber threats, to improve the sharing of cybersecurity information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 2/13/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Defense

S.2087 : A bill to clarify the meaning of “produced” for purposes of limitations on the procurement by the Department of Defense of specialty metals within the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Energy

H.R.4000 : Energizing America through Employment Act
Sponsor: Rep Mack, Connie [FL-14] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (52)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and Foreign 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.

Financial Services

H.R.3993 : Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act
Sponsor: Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3999 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for mortgage insurance.
Sponsor: Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4002 : Improving Security for Investors and Providing Closure Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4009 : To prohibit Members of Congress, senior congressional staffers, and administration executives from making certain purchases or sales of registered securities, futures, swaps, security futures products, security-based swaps, and options, to prohibit bonus payments to executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Administration; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

S.2080 : A bill to authorize depository institutions, depository institution holding companies, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac to lease foreclosed property held by such entities for up to 5 years, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2093 : A bill to establish pilot programs to encourage the use of shared appreciation mortgage modifications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2099 : A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to information provided to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.4014 : To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to information provided to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 2/13/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2101 : An original bill to strengthen the multilateral sanctions regime with respect to Iran, to expand sanctions relating to the energy sector of Iran, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by Iran, and human rights abuses in Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 2/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 320.

Health

H.R.3995 : Protecting Consumer Access to Generic Drugs Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

H.R.4008 : Cavernous Angioma CARE Center Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2082 : A bill to establish the Cavernous Angioma CARE Center (Clinical Care, Awareness, Research and Education) of Excellence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Tom [NM] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2092 : A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide conscience protections for individuals and organizations.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2097 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of comprehensive cancer care planning under the Medicare Program and to improve the care furnished to individuals diagnosed with cancer by establishing grants programs for provider education, and related research.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.3997 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for expensing of environmental remediation costs.
Sponsor: Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3998 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
Sponsor: Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3999 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for mortgage insurance.
Sponsor: Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4001 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow partnerships invested in infrastructure property to be treated as publicly traded partnerships, to reduce the depreciation recovery periods for such property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2081 : Extended Unemployment Benefits Reform Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2083 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring that taxpayers reconcile amounts with respect to reportable payment transactions to amounts related to gross receipts and sales.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2088 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently double the amount of start-up expenses entrepreneurs can deduct from their taxes.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2091 : United States Job Creation and International Tax Reform Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2097 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of comprehensive cancer care planning under the Medicare Program and to improve the care furnished to individuals diagnosed with cancer by establishing grants programs for provider education, and related research.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 2/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4013 : Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Herger, Wally [CA-2] (introduced 2/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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