Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012, Part II” (H.R. 4348).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the “21st Century Postal Services Act of 2012” (S. 1789).


Today:

  • The Senate will consider a motion to proceed to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” (S. 1925). Continued consideration of the “21st Century Postal Services Act of 2012” (S. 1789) is also possible.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
“Open Meeting”
9:30 a.m.
1155 21st St NW

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup of Budget Reconciliation Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Markup of Budget Reconciliation Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Homeland Security Committee
“Markup of H.R. 3674, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011”
10:00 a.m.
311 Cannon

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
10:15 a.m.
“FDA User Fees”

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.4367 : To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to limit the fee disclosure requirement for an automatic teller machine to the screen of that machine.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

S.2288 : A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to preserve consumer and employer access to licensed independent insurance producers.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2289 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to pediatric provisions.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2292 : A bill to promote accountability, transparency, innovation, efficiency, and timeliness at the Food and Drug Administration for America’s patients.
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.4368 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the release of Federal tax levies which cause business hardship.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4372 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the social security number of the student and the employer identification number of the educational institution for purposes of education tax credits, to permanently allow disclosure of return information to prison officials to prevent prisoners from filing false and fraudulent tax returns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4373 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the expansion of tax benefits for adoption enacted in 2001 and to permanently reinstate the expansion of tax benefits for adoption enacted in 2010.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4374 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the increased limitation on the cover over of the tax on distilled spirits to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4375 : To provide a taxpayer bill of rights for small businesses.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4376 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny all deductions for business expenses associated with the use of a club that discriminates on the basis of sex, race, or color.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2287 : A bill 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: Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2291 : A bill to provide a taxpayer bill of rights for small businesses.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 4/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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