Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Foreign Cultural Exchange Jurisdictional Immunity Clarification Act (H.R. 4086) and a bill “Allowing otherwise eligible Israeli nationals to receive E-2 nonimmigrant visas” (H.R. 3992).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act” (H.R. 665) and a bill to “remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia” (H.R. 2087).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of a Small Business Capital Formation Bill (H.R. 3606).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of a Small Business Capital Formation Bill (H.R. 3606). Cloture votes will be held this afternoon.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
“Open Meeting to consider one final rule under the Dodd-Frank Act”
9:30 a.m.
1155 21st St NW

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Defense Authorization – Air Force”
9:30 a.m.
G-50 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“Tax Fraud by Identity Theft, Part 2: Status, Progress, and Potential Solutions”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
“Nominations Hearing”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
“Hearing to Receive the Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Interior and Energy Nominations”
10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“EPA Power Plant Rules”
10:00 a.m.
406 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“American Energy Initiative”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“NIH Budget”
10:30 a.m.
2358-C Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“FY 2013 Defense Authorization: IT and Cyber Operations”
2:00 p.m.
2212 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“Commercial Airline Safety Oversight”
2:45 p.m.
253 Russell

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization: Cybersecurity”
3:00 p.m.
232-A Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

S.2194 : American Dream Accounts Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.4207 : To award grants in order to establish longitudinal personal college readiness and savings online platforms for low-income students.
Sponsor: Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] (introduced 3/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Energy

S.2201 : American Energy and Job Promotion Act
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4211 : To prohibit the drawdown of petroleum from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve unless the President has taken certain actions.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 3/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.2204 : A bill to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Health

S.2192 : National Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2192 : National Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2196 : Congressional Health Care for Seniors Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4209 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount (or its equivalent) of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 3/19/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

S.2199 : A bill to spur economic growth and create jobs.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2200 : Saving the Family Farm Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2201 : American Energy and Job Promotion Act
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 3/15/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.4199 : Closing Corporate Jet Tax Loopholes to Employ Veterans Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] (introduced 3/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4202 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion from gross income of discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 3/19/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2204 : A bill to eliminate unnecessary tax subsidies and promote renewable energy and energy conservation.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

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