Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The House will consider the Conference Report on the “Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011” (H.R. 3630).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813). A cloture vote on the Reid amendment containing the Banking, Finance, and Commerce titles of the Transportation bill will be held. The Senate may also consider the conference report accompanying the “Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011” (H.R. 3630).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
“FY 2013 Budget Request for scientific research and development programs”
9:30 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Duplicative IT Investments at DOD and DOE”
9:30 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Army”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.4061 : To support statewide individual-level integrated postsecondary education data systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-52] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.2116 : A bill to count revenues from military and veteran education programs toward the limit on Federal revenues that certain proprietary institutions of higher education are allowed to receive for purposes of section 487 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Environment

S.2122 : A bill to clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.4054 : To amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require the disclosure of political intelligence activities, to amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance the prosecution of public corruption, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.4058 : To amend title 11 of the United States Code to provide authority to modify certain mortgages on principal residences of debtors to prevent foreclosure; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and Veterans’ 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.

H.R.4070 : To clarify certain provisions relating to the interests of Iran in certain assets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Robert L. [NY-9] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Financial Services; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and 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.

S.2120 : A bill to require the lender or servicer of a home mortgage upon a request by the homeowner for a short sale, to make a prompt decision whether to allow the sale.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4056 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent a State or political subdivision thereof from conducting or requiring duplicative inspections of establishments in which a drug or device is manufactured, processed, packed, or held by a manufacturer or wholesale distributor of the drug or device.
Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4065 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide parity to Puerto Rico hospitals with respect to inpatient hospital payments under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4066 : To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties under Medicare and Medicaid relating to the meaningful use of electronic health records.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.2118 : A bill to remove unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats from seniors’ personal health decisions by repealing the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (19)
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Lobbying Disclosure

H.R.4054 : To amend the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to require the disclosure of political intelligence activities, to amend title 18, United States Code, to enhance the prosecution of public corruption, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.4049 : Automatic IRA Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.4050 : To simplify and enhance qualified retirement plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.4064 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain tax increases.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.4065 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide parity to Puerto Rico hospitals with respect to inpatient hospital payments under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4066 : To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties under Medicare and Medicaid relating to the meaningful use of electronic health records.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 2/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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

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