Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved 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).

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the “Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act” (H.R. 5).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of a Small Business Capital Formation Bill (H.R. 3606). The Senate voted against cloture on two amendments.


Today:

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

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Appropriations Committee
“Department of Housing and Urban Development Budget Overview”
10:00 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“H.R. __, the Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2012”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the Anniversary of PPACA”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Natural Resources Committee
“Jobs and Gasoline Prices”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities
“HUD Sustainable Development Briefing”
10:00 a.m.
SVC 214

House Budget Committee
“Markup of FY 2013 Concurrent Budget Resolution”
10:30 a.m.
210 Cannon

Senate Judiciary Committee
“The Verizon/Cable Deals: Harmless Collaboration or a Threat to Competition and Consumers?
2:00 p.m.
226 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY 2013 Resource Needs of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission”
2:30 p.m.
138 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

S.2211 : A bill to ban the exportation of crude oil produced on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Financial Services

H.R.4217 : To support and promote community financial institutions in the mutual form, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4218 : To preserve affordable housing opportunities for low-income families, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4219 : To amend section 1451 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to establish programs to provide counseling to homebuyers regarding voluntary home inspections and to train counselors to provide such counseling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4220 : To establish a pilot program to train public housing residents as home health aides and in home-based health services to enable such residents to provide covered home-based health services to residents of public housing and residents of federally-assisted rental housing, who are elderly and disabled, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4215 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program to further fair audits of and payments to pharmacies.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 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.

H.R.4224 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the percentage floor on medical expense deductions, expand the use of tax-preferred health care accounts, and establish a charity care credit, to amend the Social Security Act to create a Medicare Premium Assistance Program and reform EMTALA requirements, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual and group health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
Sponsor: Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Rules; House Appropriations; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, Appropriations, and House Administration, 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.

Tax

H.R.4224 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the percentage floor on medical expense deductions, expand the use of tax-preferred health care accounts, and establish a charity care credit, to amend the Social Security Act to create a Medicare Premium Assistance Program and reform EMTALA requirements, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual and group health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
Sponsor: Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Rules; House Appropriations; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, Appropriations, and House Administration, 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.4226 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the full exclusion applicable to qualified small business stock.
Sponsor: Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2209 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the value of certain historic property shall be determined using an income approach in determining the taxable estate of a decedent.
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Trade

H.R.4216 : To provide for the exchange of information related to trade enforcement.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.4221 : To create jobs in the United States by increasing United States exports to Africa by at least 200 percent in real dollar value within 10 years, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Financial Services; House Ways and Means; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Ways and Means, and Small Business, 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.2211 : A bill to ban the exportation of crude oil produced on Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.