Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act” (H.R. 347).


Today:

  • The House will consider the “Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act” (H.R. 2117) and the “Private Property Rights Protection Act of 2012” (H.R. 1433).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

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

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Budget Committee
“Strengthening Health and Retirement Security”
10:00 a.m.
210 Cannon

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Fiscal 2013 Budget: EPA”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“State of the Housing Market: Removing Barriers to Economic Recovery, Part II”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity: Assessments of Smart Grid Security”
10:15 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“FY 2013 Budget with Sec. Sebelius”
1:00 p.m.
1100 Longworth

House Appropriations Committee
“Energy and Water Development”
2:00 p.m.
2359 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“Executive Overreach: The HHS Mandate Versus Religious Liberty”
2:30 p.m.
2141 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.4076 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to add a rule of construction relating to certain payments to an employee of a mortgage originator.
Sponsor: Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/23/2012 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.

H.R.4088 : Capital Expansion Act
Sponsor: Rep Quayle, Benjamin [AZ-3] (introduced 2/24/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

S.2124 : Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Risk Assessment, and Training in the Schools (HEARTS) Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2125 : Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2128 : Protecting the Health Care of Veterans Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Tester, Jon [MT] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.4087 : Prescription Drug Labeling Promotion Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 2/24/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Tax

H.R.4071 : CHEATS Act
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4075 : Tax and Education Assistance for Children (TEACH) Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Robert L. [NY-9] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4082 : Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2123 : A bill to amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers to help families of children with disabilities or special health care needs make informed choices about health care for their children.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 2/17/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2132 : An original bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the extension of highway-related taxes and trust fund expenditures, to provide revenues for highway programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 2/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Senate Reports: 112-152
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 327.

 

Transportation

S.2132 : An original bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the extension of highway-related taxes and trust fund expenditures, to provide revenues for highway programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 2/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Senate Reports: 112-152
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 327.

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