Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved minor bills under suspension of the rules.

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012” (H.R. 4089).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted against cloture on the motion to proceed to the “Paying a Fair Share Act” (S. 2230).


Today:

  • The Senate will consider a motion to proceed to the “21st Century Postal Services Act of 2012” (S. 1789).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
“Transatlantic Insurance Symposium”
8:30 a.m.
1615 H St NW

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
“Markup of Energy and Power Bills “
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
“Oil Resources and Job Creation”
10:00 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
“Review of Mercury Pollution’s Impacts on Public Health and the Environment”
10:00 a.m.
406 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Tax Reform and Tax Favored Retirement Accounts”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
“The Future of Money: Coinage Production”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs
“The SEC’s Aversion to Cost-Benefit Analysis”
10:00 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Budget Committee
“Strengthening the Safety Net”
10:00 a.m.
210 Cannon

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science
“FY 2013 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations”
2:30 p.m.
192 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development
“FY 2013 Transportation and HUD Appropriations”
3:30 p.m.
138 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Tax

H.R.4349 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for contributions to a trust used to provide need-based college scholarships.
Sponsor: Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4354 : To extend the temporary reduction of duty on 4-Propylbenzaldehyde.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4355 : To suspend temporarily the duty on quinaldine.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4356 : To suspend temporarily the duty on Leucoquinizarin.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4357 : To suspend temporarily the duty on 1-Nitroanthraquinone.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4358 : To extend the temporary reduction of duty on 2-Methyl-5-nitrobenzenesulfonic acid.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4359 : To suspend temporarily the duty on Benzenesulfonyl chloride.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2284 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide expensing for small businesses.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.4348 : 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, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 4/16/2012) 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: 4/16/2012 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.4350 : To ensure that certain flight, duty, and rest requirements apply to all-cargo air operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cravaack, Chip [MN-8] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4352 : To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a transformational infrastructure competitive grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4353 : To authorize certain civil works projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.4361 : To promote transportation-oriented development and encourage dedicated revenue sources for urban and regional rail corridor development.
Sponsor: Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] (introduced 4/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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