Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013” (H.R. 307).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013” (H.R. 325), which would provide a three-month increase in the debt limit on the condition that each chamber of Congress adopt a budget.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was in a period of morning business.


Today:

  • The Senate may begin consideration of the “Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 152).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Natural Resources Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

House Science Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:00 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Homeland Security Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:00 a.m.
311 Cannon

House Judiciary Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Agriculture Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
11:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Appropriations Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
11:00 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.10 : A bill to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Appropriations

S.29 : A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for automatic continuing resolutions.
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations.

Cybersecurity

S.21 : A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the Federal Government, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Debt Ceiling

H.R.310 : No Budget, No Pay Act
Sponsor: Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] (introduced 1/18/2013) Cosponsors (52)
Committees: House Administration
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.

H.R.319 : To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for an expedited process for increasing the statutory limit on the public debt.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 1/18/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Rules; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and the Budget, 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.326 : To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish a point of order to prohibit the extension of the public debt limit unless a concurrent resolution on the budget has been agreed to and is in effect.
Sponsor: Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.342 : To prioritize certain Government obligations for continued payment in the event that the statutory debt limit is reached, to appropriate funds for the pay and allowances of all members of the Armed Forces, and for those civilian employees of the Department of Defense and the Coast Guard serving in a combat zone, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-50] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 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.

S.43 : A bill to require that any debt limit increase be balanced by equal spending cuts of the next decade.
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

S.46 : A bill to protect Social Security benefits and military pay and require that the United States Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.
Sponsor: Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.57 : A bill to establish a timely and expeditious process for voting on the statutory debt limit.
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Disaster Preparedness

S.7 : A bill to improve the resilience of the United States to extreme weather events and to prevent the worsening of extreme weather conditions.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Energy

H.R.271 : Resolving Environmental and Grid Reliability Conflicts Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.334 : To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project permit.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, 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.

Financial Services

H.R.264 : FHA Enhanced Oversight Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.285 : Housing Fairness Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.257 : Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to House subcommittee.
Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

H.R.261 : Public Option Deficit Reduction Act
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (44)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.274 : Mental Health First Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Barber, Ron [AZ-2] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.288 : CHAMPVA Children’s Protection Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.297 : Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.315 : Synthetic Cathinones Control Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] (introduced 1/18/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.344 : To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.24 : A bill to lower health premiums and increase choice for small businesses.
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.39 : A bill to improve the health of Americans and reduce health care costs by reorienting the Nation’s health care system toward prevention, wellness, and health promotion.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.40 : A bill to restore Americans’ individual liberty by striking the Federal mandate to purchase insurance.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.44 : A bill to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
Sponsor: Sen Portman, Rob [OH] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.50 : A bill to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate and address cancer and disease clusters, including in infants and children.
Sponsor: Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Immigration

S.1 : A bill to reform America’s broken immigration system.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.259 : Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.290 : Full Faith and Credit Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.295 : Protect and Save Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Nugent, Richard B. [FL-11] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.341 : To facilitate nationwide availability of volunteer income tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.348 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Social Security Act to provide for employment tax treatment of professional service businesses.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.8 : A bill expressing the sense of the Senate on the need to enact legislation to eliminate wasteful tax loopholes.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.31 : A bill to make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent.
Sponsor: Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.41 : A bill to provide a permanent deduction for State and local general sales taxes.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.302 : Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Inspector General Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

H.R.304 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to change the membership of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] (introduced 1/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 1/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.4 : A bill to create jobs and strengthen our economy by rebuilding our Nation’s infrastructure.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 1/22/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 1/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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