Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Repeal of Obamacare Act” (H.R. 6079).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production Act of 2012” (H.R. 4402).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act” (S. 2237).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act” (S. 2237). Cloture votes are possible.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Efforts to Combat Cross-Border Spam, Spyware and Fraud”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Department of the Air Force Aircraft Force Structure Reductions”
11:00 a.m.
2212 Rayburn

Senate Indian Affairs Committee
“Federal Tribal Recognition”
2:15 p.m.
628 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.6098 : To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to immediately reduce crop insurance premium subsidy rates from the higher subsidies provided since the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000.
Sponsor: Rep Flake, Jeff [AZ-6] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Energy

S.3371 : A bill to establish, within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an integrated and comprehensive ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric research, prediction, and environmental information program to support renewable energy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services

H.R.6105 : To amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act to allow non-Federally insured credit unions to become members of a Federal Home Loan Bank.
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.6103 : To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to increase fines and penalties for Medicare fraud to augment Medicare fraud enforcement activities, such as the Health Care Fraud and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) program.
Sponsor: Rep Hochul, Kathleen C. [NY-26] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.3376 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.6100 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a temporary extension of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for the middle class, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6102 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6103 : To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to increase fines and penalties for Medicare fraud to augment Medicare fraud enforcement activities, such as the Health Care Fraud and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) program.
Sponsor: Rep Hochul, Kathleen C. [NY-26] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.6104 : To provide a temporary extension for the middle class of certain tax relief enacted in 2001, 2003, and 2009.
Sponsor: Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] (introduced 7/11/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.