Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules including, the “United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012” (S. 2165) and the “Department of State Appropriations Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 6018).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012” (H.R. 5872) and begin consideration of the “FY 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act” (H.R. 5856).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted against cloture on the motion to proceed to the “DISCLOSE Act” (S. 3369).


Today:

  • The Senate will begin consideration of the “Bringing Home Jobs Act” (S. 3364).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“Markup of Legislation to establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia”
9:30 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
“Federal Reserve Monetary Policy Report”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies
“Markup of FY 2013 Appropriations: Labor and HHS”
10:00 a.m.
2358-C Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet
“The International Trade Commission and Patent Disputes”
10:00 a.m.
2124 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Using Innovation to Reform Medicare Physician Payment”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Sequestration Implementation”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Special Aging Committee
“Medicare and Medicaid Coordination for Dual-Eligibles”
2:00 p.m.
216 Hart

Financial Stability Oversight Council
“Open Meeting on the Annual Report and Contingent Capital Requirements”
2:30 p.m.
1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
“Prescription Drug Abuse”
2:30 p.m.
562 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.3395 : A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to extend certain supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Frestry.

Education

H.R.6135 : To increase transparency and reduce students’ burdens related to transferring credits between institutions of higher education.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-7] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Financial Services

S.3392 : A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to require the disclosure of the total number of the domestic and foreign employers of issuers.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3394 : A bill to address fee disclosure requirements under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act, to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to information provided to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

S.3391 : A bill to amend section 353 of the Public Health Service Act with respect to suspension, revocation, and limitation of laboratory certification.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Manufacturing

H.R.6132 : To amend the Federal charter of the United States Olympic Committee to require the United States Olympic Committee to ensure that goods donated or supplied to athletes are substantially made in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

S.3393 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Technology

H.R.6131 : To extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] (introduced 7/17/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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