Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the Senate amendment to the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013” (H.R. 307).

Today:

  • The House will consider a bill requiring that the President’s annual budget includes an “estimate of the cost per taxpayer of the deficit” (H.R. 668) and the “Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013” (H.R. 338).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed two judicial nominees.


Today:

  • The Senate will consider a resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate (S. Res. 64).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies
“HHS Public Health and Research Organizations”
10:00 a.m.
2358-C Rayburn

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Reviewing the Latest Findings by PBGC and GAO”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

Senate Budget Committee
“Wasteful Spending in the Tax Code”
10:30 a.m.
608 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Oversight
“Tax Provisions in Health Care Law”
11:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Freight and Passenger Rail in America’s Transportation System”
11:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.943 : Crop Insurance Subsidy Reduction Act
Sponsor: Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Budget

H.R.879 : Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Joe [SC-2] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.900 : Cancel the Sequester Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

Defense

H.R.933 : Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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

H.R.887 : EDA Elimination Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on 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.891 : Young Americans Financial Literacy Act
Sponsor: Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.927 : Common Sense Economic Recovery Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.410 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.941 : End Unnecessary Borrowing Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.896 : Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.911 : Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 201
Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-4] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.920 : National Health Service Corps Improvement Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.921 : Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.928 : Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 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.

S.399 : A bill to protect American job creation by striking the Federal mandate on employers to offer health insurance.
Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (27)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.408 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.423 : A bill 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: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.424 : A bill to amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a National Pediatric Research Network, including with respect to pediatric rare diseases or conditions.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.425 : A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.426 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of particular specialists determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to be directly related to the health needs stemming from environmental health hazards that have led to its declaration as a Public Health Emergency to be eligible under the National Health Service Corps in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Tester, Jon [MT] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.940 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (50)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 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.942 : Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 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.

Tax

H.R.880 : Wall Street Trading and Speculators Tax Act
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.882 : Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R.886 : America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.889 : Global Free Internet Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, the Judiciary, 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.890 : Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.892 : S Corporation Modernization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.901 : Tax Return Due Date Simplification and Modernization Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.903 : American Job Protection Act
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-3] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.905 : Research and Development Tax Credit Extension Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Carney, John C., Jr. [DE] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.909 : Welfare Integrity Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.924 : Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.926 : Social Security Identity Defense Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.929 : Patriot Corporations of America Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.401 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an investment tax credit related to the production of electricity from offshore wind.
Sponsor: Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.410 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.411 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the railroad track maintenance credit.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.420 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the logical flow of return information between partnerships, corporations, trusts, estates, and individuals to better enable each party to submit timely, accurate returns and reduce the need for extended and amended returns, to provide for modified due dates by regulation, and to conform the automatic corporate extension period to longstanding regulatory rule.
Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.937 : American Textile Technology Innovation and Research for Exportation (ATTIRE) Act
Sponsor: Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Ways and Means; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Foreign Affairs, 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.

Telecom

H.R.889 : Global Free Internet Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] (introduced 2/28/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/28/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, the Judiciary, 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.