Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the Budget Resolution for FY 2013 (H. Con. Res. 112) and the Surface Transportation Extension (H.R. 4281).

Today:

  • The House is not in session today.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted against cloture on the “Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act” (S. 2204) and approved the Surface Transportation Extension (H.R. 4281). The Senate also confirmed several nominees.


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session today.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Defense

H.R.4310 : To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” [CA-25] (by request) (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy and Environment

H.R.4295 : To establish the Department of Energy and the Environment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Energy and Commerce; House Appropriations; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Appropriations, Science, Space, and Technology, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rules, 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.4301 : To contribute to the growth of the American economy and the strength of American national security by streamlining regulatory permitting procedures and increasing domestic production from all energy sources.
Sponsor: Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Judiciary; House Rules; House Ways and Means; House Agriculture; House Armed Services; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Transportation and Infrastructure, the Judiciary, Rules, Ways and Means, Agriculture, Armed Services, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.4304 : To clarify the definition of navigable waters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2264 : A bill to provide liability protection for claims based on the design, manufacture, sale, offer for sale, introduction into commerce, or use of certain fuels and fuel additives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.4302 : To reauthorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4317 : To expand sanctions with respect to the energy sector of Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-19] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.4323 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2250 : A bill to prevent homeowners from being forced to pay taxes on forgiven mortgage loan debt.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2278 : A bill to provide for an exemption for community banks to certain escrow requirements under the Truth in Lending Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2280 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require certain creditors to obtain certifications from institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4324 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the credit for employee health insurance expenses of small employers.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4332 : To amend section 505(j) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the period for a first applicant, with respect to a generic drug, to obtain tentative approval without forfeiting the 180-day exclusivity period, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4341 : To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish a working group to review TRICARE policy with respect to providing health care to children and determine how to improve such policy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

S.2256 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for community-based mental health infrastructure improvement.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2257 : A bill to increase access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and to improve Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2262 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention and services program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2265 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2281 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to strengthen the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to seek advice from external experts regarding rare diseases, the burden of rare diseases, and the unmet medical needs of individuals with rare diseases.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Immigration

S.2266 : A bill to improve sharing of immigration information among Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials, to improve State and local enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Job Creation

H.R.4297 : To reform and strengthen the workforce investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st Century.
Sponsor: Rep Foxx, Virginia [NC-5] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Agriculture; House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Agriculture, 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.

Postal Service

H.R.4335 : To amend title 39, United States Code, to allow the Postal Regulatory Commission to set aside determinations by the United States Postal Service to close or consolidate postal facilities that would deny essential postal services to rural areas, communities, or small towns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Telecom

H.R.4319 : To require the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations to provide for accurate disclosures of the terms and conditions of prepaid telephone calling cards.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2275 : A bill to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to establish a grant program within the rural broadband program of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Tax

H.R.4321 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4324 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the credit for employee health insurance expenses of small employers.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4336 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the exclusion from gross income of discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2252 : A bill to rebuild the American middle class by creating jobs, investing in our future, building opportunity for working families, and restoring balance to the tax code.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2260 : A bill to allow taxpayers the opportunity to specify their choice of Federal budget priorities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2271 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the time for making S corporation elections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Trade

H.R.4316 : To amend chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 to include Guam, the Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in the definition of State for the purposes of the trade adjustment assistance for workers program.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.4321 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on heavy trucks and trailers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 3/29/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.