Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

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

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed the nomination of Jacob Lew to be Treasury Secretary. By unanimous consent, the Senate also approved the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013” (H.R. 307).


Today:

  • The Senate will hold procedural votes on the competing Republican (S. 16) and Democratic (S. 388) sequester replacement bills.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Judiciary Committee
“The Obama Administration’s Regulatory War on Jobs, the Economy, and America’s Global Competitiveness”
9:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Impact of CRs and Sequestration on Defense Readiness”
9:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“FHA Financial Condition and Challenges”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Joint Economic Committee
“State of the U.S. Economy”
10:00 a.m.
216 Hart

Senate Finance Committee
“Delivery System Reform: Progress Report from CMS”
10:30 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget and Sequestration

H.R.849 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate the section 251A sequestrations and to reduce the security and nonsecurity discretionary spending limits by $320 billion from fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2021, and to suspend the statutory limit on the public debt until February 1, 2017.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Budget; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, 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.857 : To amend section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to eliminate the Department of Defense sequestration for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 and sequester such eliminated sums over a period of fiscal years 2015 through 2021.
Sponsor: Rep Cook, Paul [CA-8] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.16 : A bill to provide for a sequester replacement.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Senate floor actions.
Status: Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

S.18 : A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to replace the sequester established by the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Sponsor: Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Energy

H.R.860 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make qualified biogas property eligible for the energy credit and to permit new clean renewable energy bonds to finance qualified biogas property.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.875 : To provide for a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.17 : A bill to stimulate the economy, produce domestic energy, and create jobs at no cost to the taxpayers, and without borrowing money from foreign governments for which our children and grandchildren will be responsible, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

S.20 : A bill to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Foreign Affairs

H.R.850 : To impose additional human rights and economic and financial sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (37)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and 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.

Health

H.R.846 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (42)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 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.855 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require Medicaid coverage of optometrists.
Sponsor: Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.391 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax and Trade

H.R.851 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage domestic insourcing and discourage foreign outsourcing.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.856 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the social security number of the student and the employer identification number of the educational institution for purposes of education tax credits.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.872 : To lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and 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.873 : To facilitate the export of United States agricultural products to Cuba as authorized by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, to remove impediments to the export to Cuba of medical devices and medicines, to allow travel to Cuba by United States legal residents, to establish an agricultural export promotion program with respect to Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary; House Agriculture; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Agriculture, 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.

H.R.877 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the incentives for the rehabilitation of older buildings, including owner-occupied residences.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-10] (introduced 2/27/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/27/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.