Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules. Most votes have been postponed until today.

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012” (H.R. 8) and several bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2012” (H.R. 4273). The House will also hold votes on bills considered yesterday.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration and filed cloture on the “Cybersecurity Act of 2012” (S. 3414).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Cybersecurity Act of 2012” (S. 3414). Votes on cloture and amendments are expected to occur tomorrow.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Agriculture Committee
“MF Global and Accountability in the Futures Markets”
9:30 a.m.
328-A Russell

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup of Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Bills”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Climate Change Science”
10:00 a.m.
406 Dirksen

House Armed Services Committee
“Sequestration Implementation Options and the Effects on National Defense: Industry Perspectives”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Finance Committee
“Taxation of Business Entities”
10:30 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Small Business Committee
“Know Before You Regulate: The Impact of CFPB Regulations on Small Businesses”
1:00 p.m.
2360 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“Marketplace Fairness: Leveling the Playing Field for Small Business”
2:30 p.m.
253 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.6233 : Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.6239 : To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to prevent the payment of cash to recipients of supplemental nutrition assistance for the return of empty bottles and cans used to contain food purchased with benefits provided under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health

H.R.6232 : To establish a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 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.6234 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for savings to the Federal Government by permitting pass-through funding for State authorized public entity health benefits pools.
Sponsor: Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 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.3461 : A bill 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: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3463 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Small Business

H.R.6237 : To amend the Small Business Act to provide for grants to small business development centers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

Tax

H.R.6240 : To make reforms to taxes, regulations, and workforce development programs in order to increase employment in the manufacturing sector and overall economy.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, and Small Business, 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.6243 : To exempt certain air taxi services from taxes on transportation by air.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3460 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for startup businesses to use a portion of the research and development credit to offset payroll taxes.
Sponsor: Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3463 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 7/31/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.