Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will continue 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).


Today:

  • The Senate will complete consideration of a Small Business Capital Formation Bill (H.R. 3606) and vote on the House amended “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act” (S. 2038).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“Prescription Drug Abuse: How are Medicare and Medicaid Adapting to the Challenge?”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Appropriations Committee
“FY 2013 Transportation-HUD Appropriations”
10:00 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“The Future of Money: How Mobile Payments Could Change Financial Services”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“International Harmonization of Wall Street Reform: Orderly Liquidation, Derivatives, and the Volcker Rule”
10:00 a.m.
528 Dirksen

House Appropriations Committee
“Budget Hearing – Commodity Futures Trading Commission”
10:30 a.m.
2362-A Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.2217 : A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to restore integrity to and strengthen payment limitation rules for commodity payments and benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.2222 : A bill to require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in energy markets.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Energy

H.R.4230 : To provide for the establishment of a Home Energy Savings Retrofit Rebate Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 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.

Financial Services

H.R.4235 : To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act to repeal the indemnification requirements for regulatory authorities to obtain access to swap data required to be provided by swaps entities under such Acts.
Sponsor: Rep Dold, Robert J. [IL-10] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.2222 : A bill to require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to take certain actions to reduce excessive speculation in energy markets.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Health

H.R.4238 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain programs for individuals with traumatic brain injury, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.9 : Small Business Tax Cut Act
Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4230 : To provide for the establishment of a Home Energy Savings Retrofit Rebate Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 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.4231 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain tax breaks for gas and oil companies and to refund the revenue savings to registered vehicle owners.
Sponsor: Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.14 : To reauthorize Federal-aid highway and highway safety construction programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] (introduced 3/21/2012) Cosponsors (92)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources; House Energy and Commerce; House Agriculture; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Budget; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Financial Services; House Education and the Workforce; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Science, Space, and Technology, the Budget, Oversight and Government Reform, Financial Services, Education and the Workforce, and Foreign 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.