Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012” (H.R. 4970) and a bill “to extend the National Flood Insurance Program” (H.R. 5740). The House will also begin consideration of the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 4310).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved the “Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2072).


Today:

  • The Senate will consider FY 2013 Budget Resolutions.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight
“Tax-Exempt Organizations”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
“The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act: What it Means to be a Systemically Important Financial Institution”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Agriculture Committee
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
“2013 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs and Crop Insurance”
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Appropriations Committee
“Markup of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill for FY 2013”
10:00 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

Senate HELP Committee
“Identifying Opportunities for Health Care Delivery System Reform: Lessons from the Front Line”
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
“Where the Jobs Are: Promoting Tourism to America”
10:15 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Oversight of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Structured Transaction Program”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade
“Increasing Market Access for U.S. Financial Firms in China: Update on Progress of the Strategic & Economic Dialogue”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“FCC Oversight”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Defense

H.R.5749 : To prohibit the transfer of defense articles and defense services to the governments of foreign countries that are engaging in gross violations of internationally-recognized human rights, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Energy

H.R.5745 : To eliminate certain subsidies for fossil-fuel production.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Natural Resources; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce; House Agriculture; House Appropriations; House Financial Services; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Science, Space, and Technology, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Appropriations, Financial Services, and Foreign Affairs, 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.3183 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the use of domestic property to be eligible for certain tax incentives for solar energy.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services

H.R.5740 : To extend the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3177 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to require servicers to provide responses to mortgagors requesting residential mortgage loan refinancing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

S.3187 : A 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 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Immigration

H.R.5741 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate international tourism to the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.5745 : To eliminate certain subsidies for fossil-fuel production.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Natural Resources; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce; House Agriculture; House Appropriations; House Financial Services; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Science, Space, and Technology, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Appropriations, Financial Services, and Foreign Affairs, 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.5746 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify certain rules applicable to real estate investment trusts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3183 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the use of domestic property to be eligible for certain tax incentives for solar energy.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 5/15/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/15/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.