Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Academic Competition Resolution of 2013” (H. Res. 77).

Today:

  • The House will consider the rule for consideration of the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013” (S. 47).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed the nomination of Senator Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Leader Reid also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to sequester legislation, the “American Family Economic Protection Act of 2013” (S. 388).


Today:

  • The Senate may consider the nomination of Jacob Lew to be Treasury Secretary.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Time to Reform Information Technology Acquisition: The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act”
9:30 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
Energy and Water Subcommittee
“Oversight Hearing – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers”
10:00 a.m.
2362-B Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate HELP Committee
“Animal Drug User Fee Agreements: Advancing Animal Health for the Public Health”
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Implementation of the FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act: One Year Later”
10:30 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Education and the Workforce
“School Safety Issues”
12:00 p.m.
2175 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Impact of Budget Constraints on Military Strength”
2:00 p.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Agriculture Committee
“CFTC Oversight”
2:30 p.m.
328-A Russell

House Judiciary Committee
“E-Verify Program Benefits”
2:30 p.m.
2141 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“The Power of Transparency: Giving Consumers the Information They Need to Make Smart Choices in the Health Insurance Market”
2:30 p.m.
243 Russell

Senate Special Aging Committee
“Strengthening Medicare for Today and the Future”
3:00 p.m.
106 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget and Sequestration

H.R.828 : To rescind $45 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

S.11 : A bill to provide a comprehensive deficit reduction plan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Corker, Bob [TN] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.379 : A bill to rescind $45 billion of unobligated discretionary appropriations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

S.388 : A bill to appropriately limit sequestration, to eliminate tax loopholes, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Senate floor actions.
Status: Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

Energy and Environment

H.R.836 : To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the requirement that permit applications for the discharge of pollutants be approved by disinterested board members, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-31] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

H.R.821 : To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide surviving spouses with certain protections relating to mortgages and mortgage foreclosures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.825 : To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance.
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.827 : To amend the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to provide one-time payments from the SIPC Fund for customers during a pending lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission against the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.839 : To require the lender or servicer of a home mortgage, upon a request by the homeowner for a short sale, to make a prompt decision whether to allow the sale.
Sponsor: Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-17] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.820 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance the reporting requirements pertaining to use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals.
Sponsor: Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-33] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.834 : To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct cost-benefit analyses for the provision of medical care by the Department of Veterans Affairs in certain geographic areas served by multiple Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
Sponsor: Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.842 : To expand the research activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.382 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Immigration

H.R.830 : To provide immigration reform by securing America’s borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Judiciary; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Armed Services; House Agriculture; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, Agriculture, and Natural Resources, 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.

Infrastructure

S.387 : A bill to establish the American Infrastructure Investment Fund and other activities to facilitate investments in infrastructure projects that significantly enhance the economic competitiveness of the United States by improving economic output, productivity, or competitive commercial advantage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Tax

H.R.837 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the availability of the saver’s credit, to make the credit refundable, and to make Federal matching contributions into the retirement savings of the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-1] (introduced 2/26/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/26/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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