Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 5325) and began consideration of the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 5855).

Today:

  • The House will continue consideration of the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 5855). The House will also consider a motion to instruct conferees on the “Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012” (H.R. 4348) and the “Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012” (H.R. 436).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to the Farm Bill (S. 3240) and confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate will hold a procedural vote on the motion to proceed to the Farm Bill (S. 3240).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management
“Assessing Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity”
9:30 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Oversight of Federal Housing Administration’s Multifamily Insurance Programs”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“Transportation and HUD Appropriations”
10:00 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
“Investor Protection: The Need to Protect Investors from the Government”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

S.3266 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans.
Sponsor: Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] (introduced 6/6/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Labor

H.R.5901 : To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to index future increases to such wage to increases in the consumer price index.
Sponsor: Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] (introduced 6/6/2012) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

S.3267 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 6/6/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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