Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was in pro forma session.

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Eliminate Privacy Notice Confusion Act” (H.R. 749) and a bill requiring a “study of voluntary community-based flood insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program” (H.R. 1035).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate is expected to begin consideration of the continuing resolution to find the government through the end of FY 2013 (H.R. 933).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“Financial Nominations”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Commerce Committee
“FCC Oversight”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
“Securities and Exchange Commission”
3:00 p.m.
2359 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.1028 : End Unnecessary Borrowing Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1035 : To require a study of voluntary community-based flood insurance options and how such options could be incorporated into the national flood insurance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1038 : To provide equal treatment for utility special entities using utility operations-related swaps, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep LaMalfa, Doug [CA-1] (introduced 3/11/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health

H.R.1024 : Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 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.1037 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to include occupational therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.
Sponsor: Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.499 : A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.504 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that valid generic drugs may enter the market.
Sponsor: Sen Franken, Al [MN] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.516 : A bill to reduce disparities and improve access to effective and cost efficient diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer through advances in testing, research, and education, including through telehealth, comparative effectiveness research, and identification of best practices in patient education and outreach particularly with respect to underserved racial, ethnic and rural populations and men with a family history of prostate cancer, to establish a directive on what constitutes clinically appropriate prostate cancer imaging, and to create a prostate cancer scientific advisory board for the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Food and Drug Administration to accelerate real-time sharing of the latest research and accelerate movement of new medicines to patients.
Sponsor: Sen Tester, Jon [MT] (introduced 3/11/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.1029 : No Loopholes in Social Security Taxes Act
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1030 : Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, 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.

H.R.1031 : Social Security Protection and Truth in Budgeting Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.1032 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand access to Coverdell education savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.488 : Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.489 : A bill to amend the Tariff Act of 1930 to increase and adjust for inflation the maximum value of articles that may be imported duty-free by one person on one day, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.493 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish dairy farm savings accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.494 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the types of livestock for which bonus depreciation is available.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.500 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to apply payroll taxes to remuneration and earnings from self-employment up to the contribution and benefit base and to remuneration in excess of $250,000.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.501 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and increase the exclusion for benefits provided to volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 3/7/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.1040 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide taxpayers a flat tax alternative to the current income tax system.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 3/11/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 3/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.

Technology

S.517 : A bill to promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] (introduced 3/11/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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