Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013” (H.R. 933), which extends sequestration-level funding for the government through September 30.

Today:

  • The House is in pro forma session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the nomination of John Brennan to be Director of the CIA. Senator Paul (R-KY) began a filibuster of the nominee as a protest of the administration’s drone policy.


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Brennan nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
“Patterns of Abuse: Assessing Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and Enforcement”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Nomination of Sally Jewell to be Secretary of the Interior”
10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen

Senate Commerce and Senate Homeland Security Joint Hearing
“The Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector and Our Government: Protecting our National and Economic Security”
2:30 p.m.
G-50 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.446 : A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to reduce Federal crop insurance subsidies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S.463 : A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to modify the definition of the term “biobased product”.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

H.R.979 : To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to modify the definition of the term “biobased product”.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (44)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.1003 : To improve consideration by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of the costs and benefits of its regulations and orders.
Sponsor: Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Budget

S.465 : A bill to permit flexibility in the application of the budget sequester by Federal agencies.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

H.R.1013 : To make 1 percent across-the-board rescissions in discretionary spending for each of fiscal years 2013 and 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Messer, Luke [IN-6] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.1014 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide that military technicians (dual status) shall be included in military personnel accounts for purposes of any order issued under that Act.
Sponsor: Rep Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

Energy and Environment

H.R.959 : To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from awarding any grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or other financial assistance under section 103 of the Clean Air Act for any program, project, or activity to occur outside the United States and its territories and possessions.
Sponsor: Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.982 : To amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Financial Services

H.R.960 : To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide relief from increased flood insurance premium rates for homes in disaster areas.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.968 : To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the rebuilding, without elevation, of certain structures located in special flood hazard zones that are damaged by fire, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.450 : A bill to require enhanced economic analysis and justification of regulations proposed by certain Federal banking, housing, securities, and commodity regulators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.451 : A bill to make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.990 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to address certain issues related to the extension of consumer credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.992 : To amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities.
Sponsor: Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.1002 : To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require the inclusion of credit scores with free annual credit reports provided to consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.469 : A bill to assist the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in stabilizing the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.471 : A bill to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to require the inclusion of credit scores with free annual credit reports provided to consumers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.474 : A bill to amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.948 : Standard DATA Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-23] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.956 : Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.962 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 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.963 : To assist low-income individuals in obtaining medically recommended dental care.
Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.969 : To prohibit conditioning licensure of a health care provider upon participation in a health plan.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.973 : To exempt employers from any excise tax and certain suits and penalties in the case of a failure of a group health plan to provide coverage to which an employer objects on the basis of religious belief or moral conviction.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (30)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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.

S.452 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.986 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the eligibility of eligible professionals practicing in rural health clinics for electronic health records and quality improvement incentives under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 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.991 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 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.1005 : To deauthorize appropriation of funds, and to rescind unobligated appropriations, to carry out the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Tom [GA-14] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, and House Administration, 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.1007 : To amend part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to schools for the development of asthma management plans and the purchase of asthma medications and devices for emergency use, as necessary.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.1015 : To require the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington’s Disease.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1019 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory increases in premium rates.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.482 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide protections for consumers against excessive, unjustified, or unfairly discriminatory increases in premium rates.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Immigration

H.R.966 : To exempt children of certain Filipino World War II veterans from the numerical limitations on immigrant visas and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hanabusa, Colleen W. [HI-1] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.478 : A bill to clarify that the revocation of an alien’s visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Labor

H.R.976 : To declare that certain agency actions by the National Labor Relations Board shall have no force or effect until final disposition is made in certain actions relating to the appointment of individuals to such Board that are pending in Federal court, and to prohibit further actions by such Board until such time.
Sponsor: Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (27)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.947 : Small Business Accounting and Tax Simplification Act
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.952 : Main Street Revival Act
Sponsor: Rep Swalwell, Eric [CA-15] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.448 : A bill to allow seniors to file their Federal income tax on a new Form 1040SR.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.479 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the employment tax treatment and reporting of wages paid by professional employer organization, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

H.R.967 : To amend the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 to authorize activities for support of networking and information technology research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

S.467 : A bill to allow consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices for interoperability purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.481 : A bill to require that Federal Communications Commission to direct that wireless providers permit the unlocking of mobile devices.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 3/6/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 3/6/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Transportation

H.R.949 : Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (29)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 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.974 : To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to establish national policies and programs to strengthen freight-related infrastructure, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] (introduced 3/5/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 3/5/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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