Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House failed to pass the “STEM Jobs Act of 2012” (H.R. 6429) under suspension of the rules. The House also began consideration of the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012” (H.R. 3409).

Today:

  • The House will continue consideration of the “Stop the War on Coal Act of 2012” (H.R. 3409).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the Continuing Resolution for FY 2013 (H.J. Res 117).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Continuing Resolution for FY 2013 (H.J. Res. 117). Votes are possible late this evening.

 

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

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

H.R.6444 : To amend the Clean Air Act to require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a system for the certification of the validity of credits to be used for compliance with the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6454 : To amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004 to improve the high-end computing research and development program of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Biggert, Judy [IL-13] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.6462 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to facilitate water leasing and water transfers to promote conservation and efficiency.
Sponsor: Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6468 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the Federal excise tax on petroleum.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3581 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration.
Sponsor: Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3591 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the deduction for new and existing energy-efficient commercial buildings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3605 : A bill to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.3607 : A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Financial Services

H.R.6467 : To require a portion of closing costs to be paid by the enterprises with respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.6477 : To strengthen America’s financial infrastructure, by requiring pre-funding for catastrophe losses using private insurance premium dollars to protect taxpayers from massive bailouts, and to provide dedicated funding from insurance premiums to improve catastrophe preparedness, loss prevention and mitigation, and to improve the availability and affordability of homeowners insurance coverage for catastrophic events, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.3589 : A bill to require the Comptroller of the Currency to establish a pilot program to facilitate communication between borrowers and servicers.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.3594 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the alternative tax liability limitation for small property and casualty insurance companies.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

H.R.6446 : To create incentive for innovative diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare payment rates for new tests.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 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.6461 : To prevent childhood obesity.
Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.6466 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exempt certain hospice programs from the limitation applicable to payments for hospice care under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kissell, Larry [NC-8] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6476 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certified adult day services under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 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.3586 : A bill to provide reimbursement under the Medicaid program to individuals and entities that provide voluntary non-emergency medical transportation to Medicaid beneficiaries for expenses related to no-load travel.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3604 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the implementation of prescriber education programs and to establish requirements relating to the administration of antipsychotics to residents of skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.6445 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that the waiting period for disability insurance benefits shall not be applicable in the case of a recovering service member.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6459 : To provide tax relief with respect to the Hurricane Isaac disaster area.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Appropriations, 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.6462 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to facilitate water leasing and water transfers to promote conservation and efficiency.
Sponsor: Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6468 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that tar sands are crude oil for purposes of the Federal excise tax on petroleum.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.6472 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the availability of the saver’s credit, to make the credit refundable, and to make Federal matching contributions into the retirement savings of the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3581 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for carbon dioxide sequestration.
Sponsor: Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3591 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve and extend the deduction for new and existing energy-efficient commercial buildings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3594 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the alternative tax liability limitation for small property and casualty insurance companies.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3595 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception from the passive loss rules for investments in high technology research small business pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3597 : A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase and adjust for inflation the maximum value of articles that may be imported duty-free by one person on one day, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

S.3595 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception from the passive loss rules for investments in high technology research small business pass-thru entities.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 9/20/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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