Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several non-controversial bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act” (H.R. 3668).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Conservation and Economic Growth Act” (H.R. 2578)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee and continued consideration of the Farm Bill (S. 3240).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Farm Bill (S. 3240). Votes on amendments are expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“J.P Morgan Chase Trading Loss”
9:30 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Finance Committee
“Confronting the Looming Fiscal Crisis”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet
“New Technologies and Innovations in the Mobile and Online Space, and the Implications for Public Policy”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Science Committee
Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
“Federally-Funded Research and Innovation”
10:00 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Annual Report of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
“Review of EPA Air Standards for Oil and Gas”
10:00 a.m.
406 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
“American Energy Imitative: EPA greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“Markup of FY 2013 Agriculture and FDA Appropriations Act the and Transportation, HUD Appropriations Act”
10:15 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.5955 : To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve energy programs.
Sponsor: Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] (introduced 6/18/2012) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Agriculture; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 6/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Science, Space, and Technology, 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.

Energy

S.3298 : A bill to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to establish the Federal Oil Spill Research Committee, and to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to include in a response plan certain planned and demonstrated investments in research relating to discharges of oil and to modify the dates by which a response plan must be updated.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 6/14/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 6/14/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services

S.3301 : Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 6/14/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 112-177
Latest Major Action: 6/14/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 429.

S.3307 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the credit for increasing research activities, to increase such credit for amounts paid or incurred for qualified research occurring in the United States, and to increase the domestic production activities deduction for the manufacture of property substantially all of the research and development of which occurred in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 6/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/18/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

S.3295 : An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 6/14/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 112-176
Latest Major Action: 6/14/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 428.

Tax

S.3299 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 6/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/14/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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