Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House also continued consideration of the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 5972).

Today:

  • The House will continue consideration of the “Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 5972). The House will also vote on a resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with a subpoena duly issued by the committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (H.Res.__).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the “Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act” (S. 1940).


Today:

  • The Senate will begin consideration of the conference agreement that contains the Surface Transportation Reauthorization, Flood Insurance Reform, and student loan interest rates.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“The JOBS Act in Action Part II: Overseeing the Effective Implementation of the JOBS Act at the SEC”
9:30 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“Privacy Protections”
10:00 a.m.
253 Russell

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
“Identify Theft and Income Tax Preparation Fraud”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity
“Housing Appraisal Industry”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.6041 : To provide that the Secretary of the Interior shall require the disclosure of political contributions as a condition of accepting bids for oil and gas leases of Federal onshore and offshore lands.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.6034 : To provide for the establishment of a task force to conduct a study to analyze the challenges faced by agricultural areas and rural communities designated as an area having special flood hazards for purposes of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Sponsor: Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6037 : To include focusing on credit availability in the mission of each Federal banking regulator, to provide insured depository institutions with certain amortization authority and authority to include allowances for loan and lease losses when calculating the institution’s capital, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3350 : A bill to make improvements to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.6043 : To amend the Public Health Service Act and the Social Security Act to extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse professionals and facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 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.3344 : A bill to increase immunization rates.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3345 : A bill to provide for research and education to improve screening, detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3351 : A bill to amend the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with respect to the privacy of protected health information.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.6030 : To provide a temporary tax credit for increased payroll, to eliminate certain tax benefits for major integrated oil companies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6031 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the production and investment tax credits for wind facilities and to modify the foreign tax credit rules applicable to major integrated oil companies which are dual capacity taxpayers.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6035 : To promote permanent families for children, privacy and safety for unwed mothers, responsible fatherhood, and security for adoptive parents by establishing a National Responsible Father Registry and encouraging States to enter into agreements to contribute the information contained in the State’s Responsible Father Registry to the National Responsible Father Registry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Technology

S.3342 : A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Trade

S.3347 : A bill to require reports on countries with which the United States negotiates trade agreements, to establish terms for future trade agreements, and to enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 6/27/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/27/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.