Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will continue consideration of the FY 2013 Appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (H.R. 5326). The House will also consider the “Security American Jobs Through Exports Act of 2011” (H.R. 2072) and the “United States-Israel Enhances Security Cooperation Act of 2012” (H.R. 4133).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

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

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“DME Competitive Bidding Program”
9:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on Economic Policy
“The National Flood Insurance Program: The Need for Long-Term Reauthorization and Reform”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
“Rising Regulatory Compliance Costs and Their Impact of the Health of Small Financial Institutions”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Reducing Spending at HHS”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Markup of National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

House Natural Resources Committee
“Evaluating President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Plan and Impacts on Our Future”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Homeland Security
“Markup of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill”
10:15 a.m.
H-140 Capitol

House Ways and Means Committee
Social Security Subcommittee
“IT at Social Security Administration”
2:00 p.m.
B-318 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity
“Oversight of the Federal Housing Administration’s Reverse Mortgage Program for Seniors”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
“Is Simpler Better? Limiting Federal Support for Financial Institutions”
2:00 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“The Need for Privacy Protections: Perspectives from the Administration and the Federal Trade Commission”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Services
“Federal Communication Commission Appropriations”
3:30 p.m.
138 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Markup of FDA User Fee Legislation”
4:00 p.m.
2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.5546 : To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide States and high-need local educational agencies with flexibility in using Federal funds provided under such Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Energy

H.R.5625 : To reinstate and transfer certain hydroelectric licenses and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of certain hydroelectric projects.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.5649 : To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to clarify the exemptions for captive finance companies from the definition of major swap participant and from the swap clearing requirement.
Sponsor: Rep Schilling, Robert T. [IL-17] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

S.2909 : A bill to require closing costs to be paid by the enterprises with respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Senate committee/subcommittee actions.
Status: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.

Health

H.R.5566 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the territories.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5624 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health care providers under the Medicare program, to amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to extend discounts under the 340B program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.5647 : To eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (65)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Administration; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, 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.

Tax

H.R.5542 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign outsourcing.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5543 : To amend the Social Security Act to expand the authority of the Secretary of the Treasury to access the National Directory of New Hires for purposes of tax administration.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5615 : To amend title 4 of the United States Code to limit the extent to which States may tax the compensation earned by nonresident telecommuters.
Sponsor: Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5630 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an increased penalty in certain cases of fraudulent understatement of a taxpayer’s liability by a tax return preparer.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 5/8/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.