Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the FY 2013 Appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (H.R. 5326) and begin consideration of the “Sequester Replacement Act of 2012” (H.R. 5652).

 

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). It is also possible that the Senate will begin consideration of the “Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2072).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
“Final Rule on Core Principles and Other Requirements for Designated Contract Markets and a Proposed Order Amending the Effective Date for Swap Regulation”
9:30 a.m.
1155 21st St NW

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law
“Asbestos Claims Legislation”
9:30 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
“Supporting American Jobs and the Economy through Expanded Energy Production: Challenges and Opportunities of Unconventional Resources Technology”
9:30 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

Senate Finance Committee
“Medicare Physician Payments”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

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

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget

H.R.5652 : To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 201 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2013.
Sponsor: Rep Ryan, Paul [WI-1] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget
House Reports: 112-470
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 648 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5652 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments. The resolution provides that an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 112-21 shall be considered as adopted. All points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived.

Energy and Environment

S.3053 : A bill to require Regional Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency to be appointed by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.5691 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices related to the marketing and provision of overdraft coverage programs at depository institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (46)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3047 : A bill to encourage responsible homeowners to refinance mortgages, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3048 : A bill to provide for a safe, accountable, fair, and efficient banking system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Senate committee/subcommittee actions.
Status: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.

S.3050 : A bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until June 30, 2012.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3051 : A bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until July 31, 2012.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5650 : To amend title X of the Public Health Service Act to provide for no discrimination under the family planning program under such title on the basis of separate provision of abortion.
Sponsor: Rep Dold, Robert J. [IL-10] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5651 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs and for medical devices, to establish user-fee programs for generic drugs and biosimilars, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5690 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible entities to train elementary and secondary school nurses on how to respond to a biological or chemical attack or an outbreak of pandemic influenza in a school building or on school grounds.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5707 : To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform Medicare payment for physicians’ services by eliminating the sustainable growth rate system and providing incentives for the adoption of innovative payment and delivery models to improve quality and efficiency.
Sponsor: Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, 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.

Tax

H.R.5705 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently modify the limitations on the deduction of interest by financial institutions which hold tax-exempt bonds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] (introduced 5/9/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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