Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R. 2096), the “Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012” (H.R. 3834) and the student loan “Interest Rate Reduction Act” (H.R. 4628).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act” (S. 1925).


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
“Markup of H.R. 4310, Defense Authorization”
9:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Medicare Premium Support Proposals”
9:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.2375 : An original bill making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 112-163
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 382.

Aviation

S.2376 : A bill to recognize and clarify the authority of the States to regulate air ambulance medical standards pursuant to their authority over the regulation of health care services within their borders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Budget

H.R.4825 : To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order to prohibit the extension of the statutory debt limit unless a concurrent resolution on the budget has been agreed to and is in effect, Federal spending is cut and capped, and a balanced budget amendment to the constitution has been sent to the States for ratification, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sullivan, John [OK-1] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Rules; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

Communication

H.R.4846 : To prevent mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud targeting seniors in the United States, to promote efforts to increas public awareness of the enormous impact that mail, telemarketing, and Internet fraud have on seniors, to educate the public, seniors, their families, and their caregivers about how to identify and combat fraudulent activity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

Defense

S.2467 : A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl [MI] (by request) (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Energy

H.R.4847 : To prevent certain discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property.
Sponsor: Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2465 : An original bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 112-164
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 383.

Financial Services

H.R.4848 : To save neighborhoods and keep families in their homes by encouraging mortgage loan modifications and suspending foreclosures and evictions.
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Hansen [MI-13] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.2370 : A bill to amend title 11, United States Code, to make bankruptcy organization more efficient for small business debtors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2373 : A bill to improve the consideration by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.4818 : To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to ensure health care coverage value and transparency for dental benefits under group health plans.
Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.2474 : A bill to improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Labor

S.2371 : A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Recreation

S.2390 : A bill to direct the Attorney General to revise certain rules under titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 relating to accessible means of entry to pools.
Sponsor: Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.4826 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow additional investment credits for qualifying supercritical advanced coal projects.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4847 : To prevent certain discriminatory taxation of natural gas pipeline property.
Sponsor: Rep Flores, Bill [TX-17] (introduced 4/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

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