Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “DATA Act” (H.R. 2146), the “Small Business Credit Availability Act” (H.R. 3336) and a Motion to go to Conference on the “Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012” (H.R. 4348).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Production Act” (H.R. 3523) and the “Federal Information Security Act of 2012” (H.R. 4257).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved the Postal Reform Bill (S. 1789).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” (S. 1925) and vote on two judicial nominees.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion
“Model Safe Accounts Pilot, Prepaid Cards and Mobile Financial Services”
8:45 a.m.
550 17th St N.W.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“FERC, EIA, Interior Department Nominations Vote”
9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
“Fiscal 2013 Budget: HUD”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Homeland Security Committee
“Iranian Cyber Threat to U.S. Homeland”
10:00 a.m.
311 Cannon

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“FY 2013 HHS Budget”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures
“Expiring Tax Provisions”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Markup of FY 2013 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill”
10:30 a.m.
192 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.4628 : Interest Rate Reduction Act
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Energy and Commerce; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and the Budget, 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.4816 : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.

S.2366 : A bill to extend student loan interest rates for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 370.

Energy

H.R.4622 : To provide for the establishment of a grant program to assist State and local governments to install solar energy systems.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4625 : To amend the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to require the President to certify that the Yucca Mountain site remains the designated site for the development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2365 : A bill to promote the economic and energy security of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.4624 : To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide for the registration and oversight of national investment adviser associations.
Sponsor: Rep Bachus, Spencer [AL-6] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

S.2347 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Producty Safety

H.R.4759 : To establish a comprehensive process to inform American consumers about food and product recalls, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax and Trade

H.R.4621 : To authorize negotiations with Brazil to eliminate tariffs and trade barriers to United States ethanol exports.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.4623 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and make permanent rules related to investment by nonresident aliens in domestic mutual funds.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4643 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the availability of the cash method of accounting for small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Berg, Rick [ND] (introduced 4/25/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.