Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Collinsville Renewable Energy Promotion Act” (H.R. 316) and the “Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act of 2013” (H.R. 235).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2013” (H.R. 592) and hold a postponed vote on the “Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013” (H.R. 267).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The Senate is likely to begin consideration of the nomination of Senator Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Comprehensive Immigration Revision”
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart

Senate HELP Committee
“Markup of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act and the PREEMIE Act”
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“Nomination of Jacob Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“The Future of the NLRB”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Impact of Sequestration on Defense”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
“Influenza: Perspective on Current Season and Update on Preparedness”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Budget Committee
“Budget and Economic Outlook”
10:00 a.m.
210 Cannon

House Financial Services Committee
“FHA Financial Situation”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“The Federal Role in America’s Infrastructure”
11:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Small Business Committee
“State of the Small Business Economy”
1:00 p.m.
2360 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.281 : A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to restore integrity to and strengthen payment limitation rules for commodity payments and benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Energy

H.R.609 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal fossil fuel subsidies for large oil companies.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.621 : To prohibit funding for the Environmental Protection Agency to be used to implement or enforce a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health

H.R.610 : To provide for the establishment of the Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.611 : To provide for the expansion of Federal efforts concerning the prevention, education, treatment, and research activities related to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, including the establishment of a Tick-Borne Diseases Advisory Committee.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.613 : To establish a market-based trigger to determine the capital adequacy of bank holding companies and decrease systemic risk, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-45] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.286 : A bill to enhance civil penalties under the Federal securities laws, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.289 : A bill to extend the low-interest refinancing provisions under the Local Development Business Loan Program of the Small Business Administration.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Tax

H.R.615 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide market-based manufacturing incentives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.616 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for qualified manufacturing facility construction costs.
Sponsor: Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Student Loans

H.R.618 : To authorize the Secretary of Education to enter into voluntary, flexible agreements with certain guaranty agencies to provide delinquency prevention and default aversion services for borrowers and potential borrowers of Federal Direct Loans under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Transportation

H.R.612 : To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations applicable to the Interstate System, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 2/12/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/12/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

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