Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act” (H.R. 5544), the “FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012” (H.R. 5949), and the “American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012” (H.R. 5865).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Continuing Appropriations Resolution for FY 2013” (H.J. Res. 117) and the “National Security and Job Protection Act” (H.R. 6365).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the “Veterans Jobs Corps Act” (S. 3457).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Veterans Jobs Corps Act” (S. 3457).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“CFPB Report to Congress”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee & House Oversight Committee Joint Hearing
“JOBS Act”
10:00 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
“Investigation of the Security Threat Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huaweu and ZTE”
10:00 a.m.
HVC-210

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Energy and Power
“Achieving North American Energy Independence within the Decade”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
“Ambassadorial Nominations”
10:30 a.m.
419 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

H.R.6378 : To provide for the designation of, and the award of grant with respect to, air and health quality empowerment zones.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6384 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3531 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3535 : A bill to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot program to award grants to nonprofit organizations for the purpose of retrofitting nonprofit buildings with energy-efficiency improvements.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.6381 : To establish a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.3532 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of church pension plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.6384 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3531 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase, expand, and extend the credit for hydrogen-related alternative fuel vehicle refueling property and to increase the investment credit for more efficient fuel cells.
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3533 : A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to extend the solvency of the Social Security Trust Funds by increasing the normal and early retirement ages under the Social Security program and modifying the cost-of-living adjustments in benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

H.R.6377 : To require disclosures to consumers regarding the capability of software to monitor mobile device usage, to require the express consent of the consumer prior to monitoring, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

H.R.6387 : To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue categorical exclusions from the requirement that an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement be prepared for highway safety improvement projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-29] (introduced 9/12/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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