Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Violence Against Women Act” (S. 47).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

W&J is not covering any hearings.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

H.R.524 : To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to disapprove a permit after it has been issued by the Secretary of the Army under section 404 of such Act.
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation.

H.R.526 : To place a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 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.550 : To amend the renewable fuel program under section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act to require the cellulosic biofuel requirement to be based on actual production.
Sponsor: Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.580 : To enhance the energy security of United States allies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-10] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.549 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the creation of policyholder disaster protection funds, Catastrophe Savings Accounts, and tax credits for natural disaster mitigation expenditures.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.554 : To provide relief to homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy who have mortgages insured by the FHA, or owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.566 : To amend title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to provide for a guarantee by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation for qualified preretirement survivor annuities under insolvent or terminated multiemployer pension plans.
Sponsor: Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Health

H.R.523 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (178)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.541 : To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity.
Sponsor: Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-18] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.544 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to change the permissible age variation in health insurance premium rates.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.564 : To amend title V of the Social Security Act to extend funding for family-to-family health information centers to help families of children with disabilities or special health care needs make informed choices about health care for their children.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.565 : To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by State educational agencies to identify more at-risk families.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.567 : To amend the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (34)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Administration; House Rules; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and 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.574 : To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform Medicare payment for physicians’ services by eliminating the sustainable growth rate system and providing incentives for the adoption of innovative payment and delivery models to improve quality and efficiency.
Sponsor: Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 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.

H.R.581 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain emergency medical devices from the excise tax on medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-10] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.582 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the individual and employer health insurance mandates.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-10] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (36)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Tax

H.R.523 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (178)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.529 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow certain individuals a credit against income tax for contributions to 529 plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.531 : To prevent identity theft and tax crimes.
Sponsor: Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.535 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the Build America Bonds program.
Sponsor: Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.549 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the creation of policyholder disaster protection funds, Catastrophe Savings Accounts, and tax credits for natural disaster mitigation expenditures.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.556 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require individuals to include their social security numbers on the income tax return as a condition of claiming the refundable portion of the child tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Telecommunications

H.R.539 : To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to authorize a bipartisan majority of Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission to hold nonpublic collaborative discussions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-18] (introduced 2/6/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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