Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House was in pro forma session.

Today:

  • The House will consider several bills under suspension of the rules including, the “Student Visa Reform Act” (H.R. 3120), the “Child Protection Act of 2012” (H.R. 6063), and the “STOP Identity Theft Act of 2012” (H.R. 4362).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted against cloture on the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach to be the U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Cybersecurity Act of 2012” (S. 3414).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia
“State of Federal Privacy and Data Security Law”
10:00 a.m.
628 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Defense
“Markup of FY 2013 Defense Appropriations”
10:30 a.m.
192 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Clean Air Act Forum”
2:00 p.m.
CVC Congressional Room North

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.6228 : To provide a one-year extension of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, with certain modifications and exceptions, to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] (introduced 7/30/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Energy and Environment

H.R.6207 : To provide for the establishment of the Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children.
Sponsor: Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6208 : To temporarily limit the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to require or authorize the removal or movement of offshore oil and gas facilities.
Sponsor: Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.6212 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6213 : No More Solyndras Act
Sponsor: Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.6217 : To require 85 percent domestic content in green technologies purchased by Federal agencies or by States with Federal funds and in property eligible for the renewable energy production or investment tax credits.
Sponsor: Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.6222 : To amend the Clean Air Act with respect to the sulfur fuel content of heating oil.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3445 : A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, to provide for the development of a plan to increase oil and gas exploration, development, and production under oil and gas leases of Federal land, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (30)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.3452 : Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.6214 : To limit the number and pay of individuals serving as special consultants, fellows, or other employees pursuant to subsection (f) or (g) of section 207 of the Public Health Service Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Barton, Joe [TX-6] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Immigration

H.R.6210 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for additional immigrant visas for certain entrepreneurs and job creators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6218 : To provide for the establishment of the Autoimmune Diseases Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Buerkle, Ann Marie [NY-25] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Labor

H.R.6211 : To amend the fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for increases in the minimum wage consistent with inflation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George [CA-7] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (104)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.3447 : A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to permit access to certain disability benefits without penalty.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3453 : Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Manufacturing

S.3444 : A bill to require that textile and apparel articles acquired for use by executive agencies be manufactured from articles, materials, or supplies entirely grown, produced, or manufactured in the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Tax

H.R.6205 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent identity theft and tax fraud, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nugent, Richard [FL-5] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6206 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the tax treatment for certain build America bonds, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6209 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow qualified scholarship funding corporations to access tax-exempt financing for alternative private student loans.
Sponsor: Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6212 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6217 : To require 85 percent domestic content in green technologies purchased by Federal agencies or by States with Federal funds and in property eligible for the renewable energy production or investment tax credits.
Sponsor: Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.6225 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for economic growth and personal financial liberty, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6226 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the nonbusiness energy property credit to include the insulation component of insulated siding.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3451 : A bill to exempt certain air taxi services from taxes on transportation by air.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.15 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief to middle-class families.
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] (introduced 7/30/2012) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.16 : To provide estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax relief.
Sponsor: Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] (introduced 7/30/2012) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 7/30/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.

Technology

H.R.6221 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to research, identify, and evaluate cybersecurity risks to critical infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Trade

S.3449 : A bill to prohibit purchases by the Federal Government of Chinese goods and services until the People’s Republic of China becomes a party to the Agreement on Government Procurement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.6216 : To strengthen Buy America requirements applicable to airports, highways, high-speed rail, trains, and transit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garamendi, John [CA-10] (introduced 7/26/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 7/26/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.