Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House considered three post office naming bills.


Today:

  • The House broke the Surface Transportation bill into three separate components and will begin consideration of the energy portion, the “Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act” (H.R. 3408).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate waited for post-cloture time on the judicial nomination to expire.


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 Budget Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with Sec. LaHood”
10:00 a.m.
608 Dirksen

House Appropriations Committee
“FY 13 HHS Budget”
10:00 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“FY 2013 Defense Authorization with Sec. Panetta”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with Sec. Geithner”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Reauthorization of MDUFA: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

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

House Budget Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with OMB Director Zients”
10:00 a.m.
210 Cannon

House Financial Services Committee
“CFPB Budget”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Incentive Compensation at Financial Institutions”
2:30 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

H.R.4017 : To promote efficient energy use in the Federal and private sectors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bass, Charles F. [NH-2] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Science, Space, and Technology, 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.4024 : To suspend approval of liquefied natural gas export terminals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4025 : To provide that the Secretary of the Interior may accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of Federal lands (including submerged lands) only from bidders certifying that all natural gas produced pursuant to such leases shall be offered for sale only in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

S.2104 : A bill to amend the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 to reauthorize grants for and require applied water supply research regarding the water resources research and technology institutes established under that Act.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Cybersecurity

S.2105 : A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. Note: s-2105 “Pre-publication version of The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Financial Services

H.R.4020 : To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the construction and improvement of structures used for agricultural production in floodplains, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4029 : To permit certain current loans that would otherwise be treated as non-accrual loans as accrual loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4023 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the use of teleconsultation, teleretinal imaging, telemedicine, and telehealth coordination services for the provision of health care to veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hochul, Kathleen C. [NY-26] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Public Safety

H.R.4018 : To improve the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.4016 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of personal service income earned in pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2107 : A bill to amend the extension of the temporary employee payroll tax holiday to give individuals the choice of whether to participate.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4028 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to improve transportation for seniors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 2/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.