Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House began consideration of the “Protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy, and Resource Security (PIONEERS) Act” (H.R. 3408).


Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the PIONEER Act (H.R. 3408).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate resumed consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The Budget and Spending of the Federal Communications Commission”
9:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Fiscal 1023 Budget: Energy”
9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen

House Foreign Affairs Committee
“Egypt at a Crossroads”
10:00 a.m.
2172 Rayburn

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

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup of Capital Formation, Swaps, CFPB and Dodd-Frank Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“European Debt Crisis”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Armed Services Committee
“Nuclear Security Enterprise”
11:00 a.m.
2212 Rayburn

House Budget Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with Sec. Geithner”
2:00 p.m.
210 Cannon

House Homeland Security Committee
“Last Line of Defense: the Federal Air Marshal Service 10 Years After 9/11”
2:00 p.m.
311 Cannon

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
“Securing America’s Future: The Cybersecurity Act of 2012”
2:30 p.m.
342 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.4038 : American College Tuition Tax Relief Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Cybersecurity

S.2111 : A bill to enhance punishment for identity theft and other violations of data privacy and security.
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Health

S.2113 : A bill to empower the Food and Drug Administration to ensure a clear and effective pathway that will encourage innovative products to benefit patients and improve public health.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax and Trade

H.R.4032 : Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4035 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt private foundations from the tax on excess business holdings in the case of certain philanthropic enterprises which are independently supervised, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4038 : American College Tuition Tax Relief Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4041 : Export Promotion Reform Act
Sponsor: Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Telecom

H.R.4044 : To amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to create a Federal Spectrum Reallocation Commission, to provide for the use of a portion of the proceeds from the auction of reallocated Federal spectrum for deficit reduction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kinzinger, Adam [IL-11] (introduced 2/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.