Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several non-controversial bills under suspension of the rules.

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012” (H.R. 459), the “Preserving America’s Family Farms Act” (H.R. 4157) and the “Congressional Replacement of President Obama’s Energy-Restricting and Job-Limiting Offshore Drilling Plan” (H.R. 6082).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate will consider the motion to proceed to the “Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2012” (S. 3412).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Meth Revisited: Review of State and Federal Efforts to Solve the Domestic Methamphetamine Production Resurgence”
9:30 a.m.
2203 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Physicians Organization Efforts to Promote High Quality Care and Implications for Medicare Physician Payment Reform”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Use of Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel”
10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Credit Crunch: Is the CFPB Restricting Consumer Access to Credit?”
10:00 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
“Consumer Credit Access Concerns”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity
“The Impact of Dodd-Frank Act: Insurance Industry”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
“Private Student Loans: Providing Flexibility and Opportunity to Borrowers”
2:30 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Commerce Committee
“The Cable Act at 20”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.6167 : To extend supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs.
Sponsor: Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Agriculture; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.3422 : A bill to prohibit the sale of billfish and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy

H.R.6154 : To promote the development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.3404 : Department of Energy Reorganization Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.3408 : A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Energy from enforcing regulations pertaining to certain battery chargers.
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

H.R.6164 : To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the northern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian border to the South Dakota/Nebraska border.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (47)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, 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.6153 : To require the holder of a subordinate lien on the property that secures a federally related mortgage loan, upon a request by the homeowner for a short sale, to make a timely decision whether to allow the sale.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6158 : To amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to specify that courses offered by lenders for their own employees may not satisfy the pre-licensing education or continuing education requirement.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6161 : To provide an exemption for low-revenue companies from certain SEC regulations.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3416 : A bill to enhance civil penalties under the Federal securities laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3419 : A bill to provide for the establishment of the United States Employee Ownership Bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.6155 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6157 : To create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6160 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to incentivize the development of tamper-resistant drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Keating, William R. [MA-10] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6163 : To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3407 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3411 : A bill to provide that the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not be construed as a tax.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6162 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit health plans without a deductible for prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care to be treated as high deductible plans with respect to health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax and Trade

H.R.6151 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow rehabilitation expenditures for public school buildings to qualify for rehabilitation credit.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6152 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign outsourcing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6156 : To authorize the extension of nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) to products of the Russian Federation and Moldova and to require reports on the compliance of the Russian Federation with its obligations as a member of the World Trade Organization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6162 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit health plans without a deductible for prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care to be treated as high deductible plans with respect to health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3403 : Death Tax Repeal Act
Sponsor: Sen Boozman, John [AR] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3411 : A bill to provide that the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act shall not be construed as a tax.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3412 : Middle Class Tax Cut Act
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Senate floor actions.
Status: Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

S.3413 : Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read twice. Ordered Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 468.

H.R.6165 : Responsible Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-1] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3417 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily extend tax relief provisions enacted in 2001 and 2003, to provide for temporary alternative minimum tax relief, to extend increased expensing limitations, and to provide instructions for tax reform.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3420 : A bill to permanently extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, to provide for permanent alternative minimum tax relief, and to repeal the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 7/23/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Technology

S.3410 : A bill to extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3414 : A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] (introduced 7/19/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Latest Major Action: 7/23/2012 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 470.

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