Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the FY 2013 Appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (H.R. 5326).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act” (S. 2343).

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Markup of FDA User Fee Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
“Expanding Refinancing Opportunities to Improve the Housing Market”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
“Improving the Federal Reserve System: Examining Legislation to Reform the Fed and Other Alternatives”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Social Security
“Identity Theft and Tax Fraud”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Finance Committee
“Treasury, ITC Nominations”
10:00 a.m.
214 Dirksen

Highway Bill Conference Committee
3:00 p.m.
216 Hart

Senate Armed Services Committee
Airland Subcommittee
“FY 2013 Defense Authorization: Airland Programs”
3:00 p.m.
232-A Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.5186 : Halt Index Trading of Energy Commodities (HITEC) Act
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Budget

H.R.4966 : Sequester Replacement Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, 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.

Education

S.2834 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.2835 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions f higher education to post certain IRS returns on their websites.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Energy

H.R.5187 : IMPACT Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.5381 : To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to exceptional event demonstrations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.5186 : Halt Index Trading of Energy Commodities (HITEC) Act
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health

H.R.4971 : SAFE Act
Sponsor: Rep Akin, W. Todd [MO-2] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (61)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4972 : Gluten in Medicine Identification Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-17] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5283 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the clinical trial registry data bank reporting requirements and enforcement measures.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5284 : To amend section 1862 of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to workers’ compensation settlement agreements and Medicare set-asides under such agreements.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.5334 : To amend chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expedite the development and review of breakthrough therapies.
Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.2516 : An original bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 389.

S.2620 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and the increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax and Trade

H.R.5187 : IMPACT Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.5284 : To amend section 1862 of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to workers’ compensation settlement agreements and Medicare set-asides under such agreements.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 4/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.5333 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the deduction of State and local general sales taxes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.5393 : To amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to make improvements to the trade promotion policies and programs of the United States Government.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 5/7/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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