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 “Buffett Rule Act of 2011” (H.R. 6410), the “FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2011” (H.R. 2903), the “Market Transparency and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011” (H.R. 2440), the “Contaminated Drywall Safety Act of 2012” (H.R. 4124), a bill to “amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to clarify provisions relating to the regulation of municipal advisors” 9H.R. 2827), and a bill “to provide flexibility with respect to U.S. support for assistance provided by international financial institutions for Burma” (H.R. __).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Veterans Jobs Corps Act” (S. 3457) and hold a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the Continuing Resolution for FY 2013 (H.J. Res. 117).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
“Homeland Threats and Agency Responses”
10:00 a.m.
342 Dirksen

Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation
“Five Years of the America COMPETES Act [PL 110-69]: Progress, Challenges and Next Steps”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget

H.R.6389 : Sequestration Prevention Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Administration; House Natural Resources; House Rules; House Appropriations; House Agriculture; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, House Administration, Natural Resources, Rules, Appropriations, Agriculture, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

Education

H.R.6407 : College Student Rebate Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Financial Services

H.R.6394 : Affordable Housing Regulation Simplification Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.6395 : Foreclosure Accountability and Transparency Act
Sponsor: Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6397 : Defending American Taxpayers From Abusive Government Takings Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 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.3538 : Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3544 : Delphi Pensions Restoration Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.6415 : CLAIM Act
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6416 : Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6423 : Insurance Consumer Protection and Solvency Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6428 : To provide for the expansion of affordable refinancing of mortgages held by the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.6400 : RDOCS Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3539 : Medicaid Information Technology to Enhance Community Health Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6413 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover transitional care services to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of care under the Medicare Program.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 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.

Tax

H.R.6392 : Negotiating for Seniors Act
Sponsor: Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 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.

H.R.6398 : Home Energy Savings Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6403 : MADE Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 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.

S.3545 : Family Farmer Bankruptcy Tax Clarification Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 9/13/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/13/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.6410 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for taxpayers making donations with their returns of income tax to the Federal Government to pay down the public debt.
Sponsor: Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6411 : Inclusive Prosperity Act
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 9/14/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.