Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved 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 “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” (H.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. __).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “STEM Jobs Act of 2012” (H.R. 6429) and the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012” (H.R. 3409).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the Continuing Resolution for FY 2013 (H.J. Res 117). The Senate voted against a motion to waive the Budget Act for the Veterans Jobs Corps Act (S. 3457).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Continuing Resolution for FY 2013 (H.J. Res. 117).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

FTA’s Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety
Meeting
8:30 a.m.
Washington Navy Yard Conference Center, Building 211

House Financial Services Committee
“CFPB Report to Congress”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Finance Committee/House Ways and Means Committee Joint Hearing
“Capital Gains Taxation”
10:00 a.m.
HVC-210

House Armed Services Committee
“Department of Defense Plans for Sequestration: The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 Report and the Way Forward”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
“Computerized Trading of Securities”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Markup of S.3486, Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act”
10:00 a.m.
226 Dirksen

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Permanent Investigations
“Profit Shifting to Avoid U.S. Taxes”
2:00 p.m.
G-50 Dirksen

House Judiciary Committee
“International IP Enforcement: Opening Markets Abroad and Protecting Innovation”
2:00 p.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Science, Space & Technology Committee
“The Impact of International Technology Transfer on American Research and Development”
2:00 p.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Oversight Committee
“Examining the Administration’s Failure to Prevent and End Medicaid Overpayments”
2:00 p.m.
2154 Rayburn

Senate Indian Affairs Committee
“Advancing the Federal-Tribal Relationship”
2:15 p.m.
628 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget

H.R.6438 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to subject the pay of the President, the Vice President, and Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate to any sequestration order for fiscal year 2013.
Sponsor: Rep Bass, Charles F. [NH-2] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

Energy and Environment

S.3558 : A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State’s water quality standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3559 : A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3573 : A bill to recognize the primacy of States, provide for the consideration of the economic impact of additional regulations, and provide for standards and requirements relating to certain guidelines and regulations relating to health and the environment.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.6431 : To provide flexibility with respect to United States support for assistance provided by international financial institutions for Burma, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-40] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Passed/agreed to in House.
Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Latest Action: 9/19/2012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

S.3571 : A bill to require the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to conduct a small business review panel on the qualified mortgage rule before the Bureau can go forward with a final rule.
Sponsor: Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Food Safety

S.3574 : A bill to amend section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants, similar retail food establishments, and vending machines.
Sponsor: Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Health

H.R.6432 : To implement the provisions of the Hague Agreement and the Patent Law Treaty.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.6433 : To make corrections with respect to Food and Drug Administration user fees.
Sponsor: Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Passed/agreed to in House.
Status: On passage Passed without objection.
Latest Action: 9/19/2012 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

H.R.6435 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the application of Medicare special enrollment periods and secondary payer rules to employer coverage of family members of employees.
Sponsor: Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 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.3560 : A bill to provide for scientific frameworks with respect to recalcitrant cancers.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3562 : A bill to reauthorize and improve the Older Americans Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3565 : A bill to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.3566 : An original bill to provide for scientific frameworks with respect to recalcitrant cancers.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 521.

Immigration

S.3553 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to enhance national security, combat illegal immigration, and promote job creation, innovation, investment, and research in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.6437 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6439 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception to the imposition of the additional estate tax for severance of standing timber harvested consistent with a forest management plan.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6442 : To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to repeal the program of block grants to States for social services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3568 : An original bill to create a Citrus Disease Research and Development Trust Fund to support research on diseases impacting the citrus industry, to renew and modify the temporary duty suspensions on certain cotton shirting fabrics, and to modify and extend the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 524.

S.3572 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, title 5, United States Code, the Small Business Act, and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to provide certainty for small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

S.3569 : A bill to improve the enforcement of criminal and civil law with respect to cloud computing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 9/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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