Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013” (H.R. 325).

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

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).

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Debt Ceiling

H.R.355 : To increase the statutory limit on the public debt only upon the certification by the President of the submission to the States for their ratification of the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the United States to balance the Federal Budget or limit Federal spending.
Sponsor: Rep Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [AR-1] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.371 : To increase the statutory limit on the public debt by $1,000,000,000 upon the adoption by Congress of a Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment and by an additional $1,000,000,000 upon ratification by the States of that Amendment.
Sponsor: Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.81 : A bill to provide guidance and priorities for Federal Government obligations in the event that the debt limit is reached.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.92 : A bill to require that the Government give priority to payment of all obligations on the debt held by the public and payment of Social Security benefits in the event that the debt limit is reached.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Disaster Relief

S.98 : A bill to ensure efficiency and fairness in the awarding of Federal contracts in connection with natural disaster reconstruction efforts.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S.99 : A bill to provide for full and open competition for Federal contracts related to natural disaster reconstruction efforts.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Energy and Environment

H.R.373 : To amend title VII of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

H.R.400 : To provide for the establishment of a Clean Energy Technology Manufacturing and Export Assistance Fund to assist United States businesses with exporting clean energy technology products and services.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.407 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a business credit relating to the use of clean-fuel and fuel efficient vehicles by businesses within areas designated as nonattainment areas under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.67 : A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce or eliminate the risk of releases of hazardous chemicals from public water systems and wastewater treatment works, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.107 : A bill to prohibit the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States until China, India, and Russia implement similar reductions.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.375 : To require the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Labor to establish the Make It In America Incentive Grant Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.384 : To establish the position of Special Assistant for Veterans Affairs in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.385 : To establish a pilot program to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and modify homes of disabled and low-income veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.386 : To provide housing assistance for very low-income veterans.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Al [TX-9] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.100 : A bill to amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to repeal certain designation authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, to repeal the Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.113 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require certain creditors to obtain certifications from institutions of higher education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.351 : To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
Sponsor: Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (84)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, 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.413 : To eliminate the 2-year delay in including oral-only ESRD-related drugs in the Medicare ESRD prospective payment system, as provided under section 632(b)(1) of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 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.77 : A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate for lower prices for Medicare prescription drugs.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.117 : A bill to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Homeland Security

S.68 : A bill to enhance the security of chemical facilities and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Tax

H.R.352 : To terminate the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (68)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.353 : To require the Secretary of the Treasury to implement a program to prevent the fraudulent use of taxpayer identification numbers of residents of United States territories and possessions to be used to obtain a credit or refund on tax returns filed with the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.364 : To extend the supplemental security income program to Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.365 : To amend the Social Security Act to eliminate the cap on certain payments under the TANF program to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.370 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in the Account until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Fund in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security surplus in the Trust Fund.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.374 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to assist in the recovery and development of the Virgin Islands by providing for a reduction in the tax imposed on distributions from certain retirement plans’ assets which are invested for at least 30 years, subject to defined withdrawals, under a Virgin Islands investment program.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.380 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for contributions to a trust used to provide need-based college scholarships.
Sponsor: Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.387 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to remove the limitation upon the amount of outside income which an individual may earn while receiving benefits under such title, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.395 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts paid by an employer on an employee’s student loans.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.407 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a business credit relating to the use of clean-fuel and fuel efficient vehicles by businesses within areas designated as nonattainment areas under the Clean Air Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.408 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain limitations on the expensing of section 179 property, to allow taxpayers to elect shorter recovery periods for purposes of determining the deduction for depreciation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.86 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the Coverdell education savings accounts to allow home school education expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.87 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax deduction for itemizers and nonitemizers for expenses relating to home schooling.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.90 : A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to allow workers who attain age 65 after 1981 and before 1992 to choose either lump sum payments over four years totaling $5,000 or an improved benefit computation formula under a new 10-year rule governing the transition to the changes in benefit computation rules enacted in the Social Security Amendments of 1977, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.91 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.93 : A bill to provide tax relief with respect to the Hurricane Isaac disaster area.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.110 : A bill to establish a procedure to safeguard the Social Security Trust Funds.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

S.115 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for increasing payroll.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.122 : A bill to promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.
Sponsor: Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

H.R.394 : To ensure the development and responsible stewardship of nanotechnology.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 1/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 1/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Homeland Security, 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.