Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved the “Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013” (H.R. 297) and the “National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013” (H.R. 225).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Require a PLAN Act” (H.R. 444).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved the motion to proceed to the “Violence Against Women Act” (S. 47).


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

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House Judiciary Committee
“Immigration Issues”
10:00 a.m.
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House Energy and Commerce Committee
“American Energy Security and Innovation: An Assessment of North America’s Energy Resources”
10:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.141 : A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Budget

S.184 : A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation.
Sponsor: Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] (introduced 1/30/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

S.185 : A bill to eliminate the automatic inflation increases for discretionary programs built into the baseline projections and require budget estimates to be compared with the prior year’s level.
Sponsor: Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] (introduced 1/30/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.443 : To increase the statutory limit on the public debt by $1 trillion upon the adoption by Congress of a balanced budget Constitutional amendment and by an additional $1 trillion upon ratification by the States of that amendment.
Sponsor: Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] (introduced 2/1/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.444 : To require that, if the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget does not achieve balance in a fiscal year covered by such budget, the President shall submit a supplemental unified budget by April 1, 2013, which identifies a fiscal year in which balance is achieved, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 2/1/2013) Cosponsors (47)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 48 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 444 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. The resolution waives all points of order against consideration of the bill, and amendments printed in the report. Each amendment shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

Defense

S.201 : A bill to prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 10.

S.207 : A bill to restrict the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Energy and Environment

S.163 : A bill to prohibit any regulation regarding carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the United States until China, India, and Russia implement similar reductions.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/28/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 1/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.167 : A bill to suspend sales of petroleum products from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve until certain conditions are met.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.176 : A bill to reject the final 5-year Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for fiscal years 2013 through 2018 of the Administration and replace the plan with a 5-year plan that is more in line with the energy and economic needs of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.192 : A bill to enhance the energy security of United States allies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.480 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow a deduction for amounts paid or incurred by a responsible party relating to a discharge of oil.
Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services

S.160 : A bill to exclude from consumer credit reports medical debt that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 1/28/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.172 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues related to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.187 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit the distribution of any check or other negotiable instrument as part of a solicitation by a creditor for an extension of credit, to limit the liability of consumers in conjunction with such solicitations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 1/30/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.190 : A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for certain activities of the National Labor Relation Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.450 : To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to bring the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection into the regular appropriations process, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] (introduced 2/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.209 : A bill to require a full audit of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal reserve banks by the Comptroller General of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.215 : A bill to ensure that the Federal Reserve conducts its policies to ensure long-term price stability and a low rate of inflation.
Sponsor: Sen Corker, Bob [TN] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

S.131 : Women Veterans and Other Health Care Improvements Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Murray, Patty [WA] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

S.133 : A bill to protect all patients by prohibiting the use of data obtained from comparative effectiveness research to deny or delay coverage of items or services under Federal health care programs and to ensure that comparative effectiveness research accounts for advancements in personalized medicine and differences in patient treatment response.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.144 : A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize additional funding for the pregnancy assistance fund.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.153 : A bill to amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.418 : To reduce Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse by providing for enhanced penalties to combat Medicare and Medicaid fraud, for a Medicare data-mining system, for a study on applying biometric technology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] (introduced 1/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2013 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.177 : A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 entirely.
Sponsor: Sen Cruz, Ted [TX] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (36)
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 9.

S.183 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for fairness in hospital payments under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] (introduced 1/30/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.195 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.460 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount (or its equivalent) of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.467 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to redistribute Federal funds that would otherwise be made available to States that do not provide for the Medicaid expansion in accordance with the Affordable Care Act to those States electing to provide those Medicaid benefits.
Sponsor: Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.473 : To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to the qualification of the director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility.
Sponsor: Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 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.

H.R.486 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to incentivize the development of abuse-deterrent drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Keating, William R. [MA-9] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.487 : To provide for a Medicare primary care graduate medical education pilot project in order to improve access to the primary care workforce.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 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.214 : A bill to prohibit brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Immigration

S.169 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.189 : A bill to establish an employment-based immigrant visa for alien entrepreneurs who have received significant capital from investors to establish a business in the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 1/30/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/30/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.457 : To amend section 276 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory sentencing ranges with respect to aliens who reenter the United States after having been removed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.458 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for nonimmigrant status for an alien who is the parent or legal guardian of a United States citizen child if the child was born abroad and is the child of a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.459 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote innovation, investment, and research in the United States, to eliminate the diversity immigrant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.463 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the provisions relating to status under section 101(a)(15)(U) of that Act.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.477 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make changes related to family-sponsored immigrants and to reduce the number of such immigrants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.478 : To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) to make the E-Verify Program permanent and mandatory, and to provide for certain changes to procedures for participants in the Program.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.490 : To amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.223 : A bill to amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Labor

S.204 : A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 11.

Tax

S.127 : A bill to provide a permanent deduction for State and local general sales taxes.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.136 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a Federal income tax credit for certain stem cell research expenditures.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.140 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the work opportunity credit to certain recently discharged veterans, to improve the coordination of veteran job training services between the Department of Labor, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Defense, to require transparency for Executive departments in meeting the Government-wide goals for contracting with small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.151 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the maximum rate on the income of corporations to 20 percent.
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 1/24/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.422 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a credit which is dependent on enactment of State qualified scholarship tax credits and which is allowed against the Federal income tax for charitable contributions to education investment organizations that provide assistance for elementary and secondary education.
Sponsor: Rep Franks, Trent [AZ-8] (introduced 1/25/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.434 : To make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent.
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.173 : A bill to repeal the current Internal Revenue Code and replace it with a flat tax, thereby guaranteeing economic growth and fairness for all Americans.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.193 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for startup businesses to use a portion of the research and development credit to offset payroll taxes.
Sponsor: Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.194 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax rate parity among all tobacco products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 1/31/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.466 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Commissioner of Social Security from publishing the social security numbers of deceased individuals in the Death Master File, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.213 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communication services.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

H.R.491 : To prevent United States businesses from cooperating with repressive governments in transforming the Internet into a tool of censorship and surveillance, to fulfill the responsibility of the United States Government to promote freedom of expression on the Internet, to restore public confidence in the integrity of United States businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Ways and Means; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Financial Services, 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.213 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on telephone and other communication services.
Sponsor: Sen Heller, Dean [NV] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.439 : To ensure that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority complies with certain Federal regulations and statutes.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 1/29/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/29/2013 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.483 : To repeal the Federal estate and gift taxes.
Sponsor: Rep Hudson, Richard [NC-8] (introduced 2/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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