Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Preserving Work Requirements for Welfare Programs Act of 2013” (H.R. 890).

Today:

  • The House will consider the rule for consideration of the “Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills (SKILLS) Act” (H.R. 803).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the continuing resolution (H.R. 933). Votes on amendments are expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Budget Committee
“Markup of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2014”
9:00 a.m.
608 Dirksen

House Agriculture Committee
“Examining Legislative Improvements to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act”
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“Role of the Financial Stability Oversight Council”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Implementing MAP-21”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Natural Resources Committee
“America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

House Foreign Affairs
“U.S. Energy Security: Enhancing Partnerships with Mexico and Canada”
10:00 a.m.
2172 Rayburn

House Education and the Workforce
“Examining the Role of Lower-Skilled Guest Worker Programs in Today’s Economy”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“Abusive Patent Legislation: The Impact on American Innovation and Jobs and Potential Solutions”
11:30 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Homeland Security Committee
“TSA’s Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security”
3:00 p.m.
311 Cannon

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Appropriations and Budget

H.R.1124 : Making supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for the TIGER Discretionary Grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (60)
Committees: House Appropriations; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 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.

S.547 : A bill to prevent a fiscal crisis by enacting legislation to balance the Federal budget through reductions of discretionary and mandatory spending.
Sponsor: Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

S.554 : A bill to provide for a biennial budget process and a biennial appropriations process and to enhance oversight and the performance of the Federal Government.
Sponsor: Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

Cybersecurity

H.R.1121 : To protect cyber privacy, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Defense

H.R.1109 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to require cost or price to the Federal Government be given at least equal importance as technical or other criteria in evaluating competitive proposals for defense contracts.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy and Environment

H.R.1107 : To provide for the establishment of a grant program to assist State and local governments to install solar energy systems.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.558 : A bill 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 outside the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Financial Services

H.R.1105 : To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide a registration exemption for private equity fund advisers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1112 : To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise its reporting requirements to require public companies to report certain expenditures made to influence public opinion on any matter other than the promotion of the company’s products or services.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1115 : To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit any national securities exchange from effecting any transaction in a security issued by a corporation unless the corporation’s registration with the exchange includes a certification that the corporation currently is in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 governing contributions and expenditures by corporations which were in effect with respect to elections held during 2008.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1116 : To require the approval of a majority of a public company’s shareholders for any expenditure by that company to influence public opinion on matters not related to the company’s products or services.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1119 : To prevent funding provided through the Federal Reserve System from being made available to corporations that finance political campaigns or political propaganda, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1135 : To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to repeal certain additional disclosure requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1145 : To help ensure the fiscal solvency of the FHA mortgage insurance programs of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.1140 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the medical expenses of dependents who have not attained age 27 to be paid from a heath savings account.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, William L. [NY-21] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1146 : To amend the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make the provision of technical services for medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments safer, more accurate, and less costly.
Sponsor: Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 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.557 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to medication therapy management under part D of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Labor

H.R.1120 : To prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from taking any action that requires a quorum of the members of the Board until such time as Board constituting a quorum shall have been confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court issues a decision on the constitutionality of the appointments to the Board made in January 2012, or the adjournment sine die of the first session of the 113th Congress.
Sponsor: Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.1111 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 500 percent excise tax on corporate contributions to political committees and on corporate expenditures on political advocacy campaigns.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1125 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.
Sponsor: Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1129 : To limit the authority of States to tax certain income of employees for employment duties performed in other States.
Sponsor: Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Technology

H.R.1123 : To promote consumer choice and wireless competition by permitting consumers to unlock mobile wireless devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 3/13/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.