Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House began consideration of the Budget Resolution for FY 2013 (H. Con. Res. 112).

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the Surface Transportation Extension (H.R. 4239) and 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) and confirmed two judicial nominees.


Today:

  • The Senate will hold a cloture vote on the “Repeal Bug Oil Tax Subsidies Act” (S. 2204).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Ways and Means Committee
“Individual and Employer Mandates”
9:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Gasoline Price Trends”
9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
“The Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau”
9:30 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Framework for Safe and Efficient Mobile Payments”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
“Balancing Privacy and Innovation: Does the President’s Proposal Tip the Scale?”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“FDA User Fee Agreements”
10:00 a.m.
216 Hart

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.4273 : To clarify that compliance with an emergency order under section 202(c) of the Federal Power Act may not be considered a violation of any Federal, State, or local environmental law or regulation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.4293 : To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to exclude loans made to Main Street businesses from the definition of a member business loan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2247 : A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4274 : To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act and title V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permanently extend the provisions of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act of 2003.
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4292 : To direct the Attorney General to establish uniform standards for the exchange of controlled substance and prescription information for the purpose of preventing diversion, fraud, and abuse of controlled substances and other prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2243 : A bill to establish a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.4277 : To establish the National Full Employment Trust Fund to create employment opportunities for the unemployed.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.4279 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive the 10 percent early distribution penalty with respect to withdrawals by unemployed veterans from certain retirement accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Todd C. [IN-9] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4282 : To amend part D of title IV of the Social Security Act to ensure that the United States can comply fully with the obligations of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Berg, Rick [ND] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Budget; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and the Judiciary, 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.4290 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the income exclusion for discharge of qualified principal residence indebtedness, to provide exclusions from income for certain payments under the National Mortgage Settlement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2242 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (34)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4276 : To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs.
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 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, Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, 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.4281 : To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund pending enactment of a multiyear law reauthorizing such programs.
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 3/28/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2012 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, Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, 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.