Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House is not in session this week.

Today:

  • The House is not in session this week.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee and continued consideration of the FDA user fees bill (S. 3187).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the FDA user fees bill (S. 3187).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
“Forum on Next-Generation Blowout Preventer and Control System Technology, Management and Regulations”
8:00 a.m.
1900 Constitution Ave NW

Senate Banking Committee
“JPMorgan Chase Loss and Financial Regulation Oversight”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.5801 : To provide interest-free deferment on unsubsidized student loans made to recent college students during periods when the national unemployment rate is above 7 percent and other periods of deferment.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.5805 : To direct the Secretary of Labor to establish alternate guidelines for measuring the progress of State and local performance for entrepreneurial training services under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.5812 : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.5834 : To require each State receiving assistance under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to charge in-State tuition rates at public institutions of higher education in the State to the dependent children of individuals who have served on active duty for at least 15 years and whose domicile is in the State.
Sponsor: Rep Boswell, Leonard L. [IA-3] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Financial Services

H.R.5794 : To amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to exempt a debt collector from liability when leaving certain voice mail messages for a consumer with respect to a debt as long as the debt collector follows regulations prescribed by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on the appropriate manner in which to leave such a message, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5817 : To amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to provide an exception to the annual privacy notice requirement.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.5823 : To prohibit the Federal Housing Finance Agency from disposing of certain real estate-owned of such Agency, the Federal National Mortgage Association, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, under the initiative of such Agency for bulk sales of real estate-owned.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3204 : A bill to address fee disclosure requirements under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.

Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5800 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for increased price transparency of hospital information and to provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3203 : A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to limit increases in the certain costs of health care services under the health care programs of the Department of Defense, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.5838 : To prohibit anti-competitive activities and to provide that health insurance issuers and medical malpractice insurance issuers are subject to the antitrust laws of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.5841 : To implement demonstration projects at federally qualified community health centers to promote universal access to family centered, evidence-based behavioral health interventions that prevent child maltreatment and promote family well-being by addressing parenting practices and skills for families from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, racial, ethnic, and other backgrounds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5842 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Homeland Security

H.R.5802 : To amend title 46, United States Code, to authorize use of port security grant funds for replacement of certain security equipment or facilities.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.5803 : To amend title 46, United States Code, regarding port security grant funding for mandated security personnel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.5804 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance to and coordination with local educational agencies and school districts that are at high risk of acts of terrorism or other incidents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

H.R.5806 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide guidance and coordination for outreach to people with disabilities during emergencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

H.R.5807 : To require an audit of the extent to which regional FEMA offices are able to support coordinated and integrated Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities to respond to an act of terrorism or other incident, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.5847 : To establish an interagency working group to improve coordination of grants authorized under sections 2002 and 2003 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and other Federal preparedness grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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 and Trade

H.R.5793 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the election to treat the cost of qualified film and television productions as an expense which is not chargeable to capital account.
Sponsor: Rep Dreier, David [CA-26] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5795 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the rate of tax on domestic manufacturing income to 20 percent.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5798 : To amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to improve export promotion activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.5820 : To modify the provisions of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States relating to returned property.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5821 : To provide for duty free treatment for certain United States Government property returned to the United States.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5824 : To amend the Social Security Act to eliminate the cap on certain payments under the TANF program to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3205 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that persons renouncing citizenship for a substantial tax avoidance purpose shall be subject to tax and withholding on capital gains, to provide that such persons shall not be admissible to the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.5839 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a business tax credit for resilient construction.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5845 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity tax credit for veterans and to allow an exemption from an employer’s employment taxes in an amount equivalent to the value of such credit.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.5849 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for charity care provided by physicians.
Sponsor: Rep Schilling, Robert T. [IL-17] (introduced 5/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tourism

S.3199 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate international tourism to the United States and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 5/17/2012) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.