Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was in pro-forma session only.

Today:

  • The House will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act” (H.R. 4850), the “Safe Doses Act” (H.R. 4223), the “Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvements Act of 2012” (H.R. 4018), and the “Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2011” (H.R. 1447). The House will also begin consideration of the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 5972).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the “FDA Safety and Innovation Act” (S. 3187).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to the “FDA Safety and Innovation Act” (S. 3187).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“Empowering and Protecting Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families in the Consumer Financial Marketplace: A Status Update”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“The JOBS Act in Action: Overseeing Effective Implementation That Can Grow Jobs”
2:00 p.m.
2154 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.5991 : To promote the development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Armed Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and Agriculture, 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.

Financial Services

H.R.6017 : To authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive the 30-day waiting period for flood insurance policies purchased for private properties affected by wildfire on Federal lands.
Sponsor: Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] (introduced 6/25/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.5989 : To increase access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and to improve Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.5994 : To provide a demonstration project under which Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries are provided the choice of health benefits coverage and access to a debit style card for the purpose of purchasing qualified health benefits coverage and paying for other health care expenses.
Sponsor: Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-21] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 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.5996 : To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in coordination with the Secretary of Education, to carry out a 5-year demonstration program to fund mental health first aid training programs at 10 institutions of higher education to improve student mental health.
Sponsor: Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.5997 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

H.R.5998 : To amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise the operations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 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.6005 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a deduction for qualified long-term care insurance premiums, use of such insurance under cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements, and a credit for individuals with long-term care needs.
Sponsor: Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6006 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States the option to provide Medicaid coverage for low-income individuals infected with HIV.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6011 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve Medicare benefits for individuals with kidney disease, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 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.

S.3325 : A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in coordination with the Secretary of Education, to carry out a 5-year demonstration program to fund mental health first aid training programs at 10 institutions of higher education to improve student mental health.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3337 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the elimination of the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula to ensure access to physicians’ services for Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 6/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3338 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make the provision of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly.
Sponsor: Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] (introduced 6/25/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.5990 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude certain farm rental income from net earnings from self-employment if the taxpayer enters into a lease agreement relating to such income.
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6005 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a deduction for qualified long-term care insurance premiums, use of such insurance under cafeteria plans and flexible spending arrangements, and a credit for individuals with long-term care needs.
Sponsor: Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6010 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the income limitations for the student loan interest deduction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6013 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the time period for contributing military death gratuities to Roth IRAs and Coverdell education savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3337 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the elimination of the Medicare sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula to ensure access to physicians’ services for Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 6/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/25/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Trade

S.3327 : A bill to require the United States Trade Representative to take action to obtain the full compliance of the Russian Federation with its commitments under the protocol on the accession of the Russian Federation to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.6002 : To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 with respect to maintenance providers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 6/21/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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