Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the “Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013” (H.R. 267), the “Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act” (H.R. 316), and the “Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013” (H.R. 235).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

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

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Impact of Sequestration on Defense”
9:30 a.m.
G-50 Dirksen

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Opportunities and Challenges for Natural Gas”
10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen

FDIC
Board Meeting
10:00 a.m.
550 – 17th Street, N.W.

Senate Budget Committee
“Budget and Economic Outlook”
10:30 a.m.
608 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Oversight plan for the 113th Congress”
4:00 p.m.
2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

S.244 : A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.251 : A bill 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: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

H.R.596 : To promote the development of renewable energy on public lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-4] (introduced 2/8/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.601 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish an annual production incentive fee with respect to Federal onshore and offshore lands that are subject to a lease for production of oil or natural gas under which production is not occurring, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 2/8/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.

Financial Services

S.238 : A bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.249 : A bill to provide for the expansion of affordable refinancing of mortgages held by the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.592 : Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 2/8/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.605 : To exclude insurance companies from the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation’s “orderly liquidation authority”.
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] (introduced 2/8/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

S.232 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (28)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.236 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and physicians or practitioners to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.237 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention and services program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.242 : A bill to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.252 : A bill 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: Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.254 : A bill 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: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.264 : A bill to expand access to community mental health centers and improve the quality of mental health care for all Americans.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.265 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for community-based mental health infrastructure improvement.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.607 : To delay until 2016 provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act scheduled to take effect in 2014 or 2015 and to delay the application of sequestration until 2014.
Sponsor: Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] (introduced 2/8/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Rules; House Appropriations; House Administration; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, Rules, Appropriations, House Administration, 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.

Immigration

S.260 : A bill to require the collection of data by officers enforcing immigration law and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Judiciary

Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
S.266 : A bill to provide for the inclusion of Israel in the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

S.232 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (28)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.250 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the treatment of foreign corporations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Telecom

S.245 : A bill 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: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 2/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 2/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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