Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including the reauthorization of certain programs with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response (H.R. 6672), and the “Medicare Identify Theft Prevention Act of 2011” (H.R. 1509).

Today:

  • The House will The House will consider the conference report on the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 4310), the Republican “Plan B” proposal to extend expiring tax provisions (H. J. Res. 66), and a bill to address the budget sequestration at the beginning of next year (H.R. 6684).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate considered the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill (H.R. 1).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill (H.R. 1).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“Recovering From Superstorm Sandy”
11:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget

H.R.6684 : To provide for spending reduction.
Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Ways and Means; House Agriculture; House Energy and Commerce; House Financial Services; House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, and Rules, 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.6688 : To extend tax relief for all Americans, to replace the defense sequester scheduled to take effect on January 2, 2013, with responsible reductions in direct and other spending, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jordan, Jim [OH-4] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (22)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Budget; House Agriculture; House Energy and Commerce; House Financial Services; House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, House Administration, and Rules, 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.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

H.R.6683 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for damages relating to Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3691 : A bill to minimize the economic and social costs resulting from losses of life, property, well-being, business activity, and economic growth associated with extreme weather events by ensuring that the United States is more resilient to the impacts of extreme weather events in the short- and long-term, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.3694 : A bill to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to enhance existing programs providing mitigation assistance by encouraging States to adopt and actively enforce State building codes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Health

H.R.6687 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.3695 : A bill to amend section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] (introduced 12/19/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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