Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the Senate Amendment to the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” (H.R. 3606) and the “Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2012” (H.R. 3309). The House also began consideration of a Surface Transportation Extension (H.R. 4239).

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the Surface Transportation Extension (H.R. 4239) and begin consideration of the Budget Resolution for FY 2013 (H. Con. Res. 112).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the “Repeal Bug Oil Tax Subsidies Act” (S. 2204).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Repeal Bug Oil Tax Subsidies Act” (S. 2204). The Senate will also consider a motion to proceed to the “Paying A Fair Share Act” (S. 2230) and vote on two judicial nominees.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
“American Manufacturing and Job Repatriation”
9:00 a.m.
2362-A Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
“Legislative Responses to Rising Gasoline Prices”
9:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
“Threats to Communications Networks and Public Sector Responses”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Markup of H.R. 9, the Small Business Tax Credit”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education
“FY 2013 NIH Budget”
10:00 a.m.
124 Dirksen

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
“Hearing on H.R. 4223, the Safe Does Act, H.R. 3668, to prevent trafficking in counterfeit drugs, and H.R. 4216, the Foreign Counterfeit Prevention Act”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Accounting and Auditing Oversight: Pending Proposals and Emerging Issues Confronting Regulators, Standard Setters and the Economy”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“Department of Treasury Budget Hearing”
10:00 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

House Agriculture Committee
“General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Bills”
10:30 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“MF Global Bankruptcy”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Homeland Security Committee
“Rightsizing TSA Bureaucracy and Workforce Without Compromising Security”
2:00 p.m.
311 Cannon

Senate Banking Committee
“Retirement Savings Deficit”
2:30 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Cybersecurity

H.R.4263 : To improve information security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Judiciary; House Armed Services; House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, the Judiciary, Armed Services, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.4264 : To help ensure the fiscal solvency of the FHA mortgage insurance programs of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4268 : To abolish the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Amash, Justin [MI-3] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2238 : A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to require a regulation to limit the aggregate positions of nontraditional bona fide hedgers in petroleum and related products.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Postal Service

H.R.4270 : To amend title 39, United States Code, to suspend bonus authority with respect to the Postmaster General and certain other postal officials in any year in which a postal retail facility or mail processing facility is closed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hochul, Kathleen C. [NY-26] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tax

H.R.4265 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 5 percent tax on so much of adjusted gross income of any individual as exceeds $1,000,000, and to provide incentive for Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment, or spending limit amendment, to the Constitution.
Sponsor: Rep Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [AR-1] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2240 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the allowance for bonus depreciation for certain business assets.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4272 : To authorize the Secretary of Transportation to make capital grants for certain freight rail economic development projects.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 3/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 3/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.