Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House will consider 11 minor bills under suspension of the rules.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee and continued consideration of the “Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2072).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2072).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Internal Revenue Service
“Proposed Regulations for FATCA Implementation”
10:00 a.m.

Senate Finance Committee
“Tax Reform: What it could mean for Tribes and Territories”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate HELP Committee
“Hearing on S. 1138, the Prize Fund for HIV/AIDS Act”
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

H.R.5710 : To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to establish minimum efficiency standards for self-contained commercial refrigerators and freezers, and to direct the Department of Energy to establish standards for other related products.
Sponsor: Rep Westmoreland, Lynn A. [GA-3] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3076 : A bill to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, and the filing of such reports with the Executive Office for United States Trustees.
Sponsor: Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.3080 : A bill to eliminate certain subsidies for fossil-fuel production.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services

H.R.5714 : To provide for a safe, accountable, fair, and efficient banking system, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3085 : A bill to provide for the expansion of affordable refinancing of mortgages held by the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5709 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the public disclosure of charges for certain hospital and ambulatory surgical center treatment episodes.
Sponsor: Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5711 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for treatment of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), and phencyclidine (PCP) abuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (29)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.5716 : To establish a Skin Cancer Research Fund to increase funding for the conduct or support of research relating to skin cancer by the National Institutes of Health.
Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 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.5730 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet site medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians’ services.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 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.5731 : To prohibit Federal assistance for telemedicine abortions and to ban interstate abortions using telemedicine technology.
Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-5] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (47)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Agriculture; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, 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.

Job Creation

H.R.5727 : To rebuild the American middle class by creating jobs, investing in our future, building opportunity for working families, and restoring balance to the tax code.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Energy and Commerce; House Agriculture; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Small Business; House Judiciary; House Rules; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, Science, Space, and Technology, Small Business, the Judiciary, Rules, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, 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 and Trade

H.R.5708 : To prevent the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5715 : To amend the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to extend special funding rules for certain plans maintained by commercial airlines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.5718 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to revise the new market tax credit rules for population census tracts with low populations.
Sponsor: Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5719 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3081 : Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3083 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require certain nonresident aliens to provide valid immigration documents to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.5713 : To amend the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to ensure that the highest priority consideration is given to local comments when selecting a toll pilot project, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] (introduced 5/10/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 5/10/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.