Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved a bill to “apply the countervailing duty provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930 to nonmarket economy countries” (H.R. 4105) and began consideration of the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011” (H.R. 2842).

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011” (H.R. 2842) and begin consideration of the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” (H.R. 3606).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813) and voted against cloture on the Reid substitute amendment.


Today:

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

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“The Securities Investor Protection Corporation: Past, Present, and Future”
9:30 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Agriculture Committee
“Markup of Budget Views and Estimates”
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

Senate Finance Committee
“Administration Trade Agenda”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Accounting Principles and Tax Policy”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Cybersecurity: The Pivotal Role of Communications Networks”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY 2013 HHS Budget”
10:00 a.m.
124 Dirksen

House Judiciary Committee
“The Prescription Drug Epidemic in America”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“American Energy Initiative: Rising Gas Prices”
10:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.4144 : Strengthening Economic Development Through Affordable Housing Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4145 : Section 8 Reform, Responsibility, and Accountability Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2160 : A bill to improve the examination of depository institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4147 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States an option to cover a children’s program of all-inclusive coordinated care (ChiPACC) under the Medicaid Program.
Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2163 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve Medicare benefits for individuals with kidney disease, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.4149 : To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to clarify that the value of certain funeral and burial arrangements are not to be considered available resources under the supplemental security income program.
Sponsor: Rep Southerland, Steve [FL-2] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2161 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the credit for certain plug-in vehicles.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2163 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve Medicare benefits for individuals with kidney disease, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] (introduced 3/6/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2012 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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