Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider 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 is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
“JPMorgan Chase Whale Trades: A Case History of Derivatives Risks and Abuses”
9:30 a.m.
G-50 Dirksen

House Appropriations Committee
“Sandy Disaster Relief and Recovery”
10:00 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Appropriations and Budget

H.R.1164 : To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for automatic continuing resolutions.
Sponsor: Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

H.R.1202 : To prevent a fiscal crisis by enacting legislation to balance the Federal budget through reductions of discretionary and mandatory spending.
Sponsor: Rep Scott, Austin [GA-8] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, 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.

Energy and Environment

H.R.1154 : To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate the exemption for aggregation of emissions from oil and gas sources, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (37)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1165 : To greatly enhance the Nation’s environmental, energy, economic, and national security by terminating long-standing Federal prohibitions on the domestic production of abundant offshore supplies of oil and natural gas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-42] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Budget; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and 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.

H.R.1189 : To amend the Natural Gas Act with respect to the exportation of natural gas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1190 : To provide that the Secretary of the Interior may accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of Federal lands (including submerged lands) only from bidders certifying that all oil produced pursuant to such leases, and all refined petroleum products produced from such oil, shall be offered for sale only in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1191 : To provide that the Secretary of the Interior may accept bids on any new oil and gas leases of Federal lands (including submerged lands) only from bidders certifying that all natural gas produced pursuant to such leases shall be offered for sale only in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.1155 : To reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neugebauer, Randy [TX-19] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (42)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1174 : To amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (51)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1176 : To establish a commission to examine the United States monetary policy, evaluate alternative monetary regimes, and recommend a course for monetary policy going forward.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1184 : To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for lessened penalties for certain violations of the anti-structuring laws when violations are with respect to certain domestic financial institutions and are not taken in connection with another crime, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Harris, Andy [MD-1] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1194 : To terminate the National Flood Insurance Program and related mandatory purchase and compliance requirements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Candice S. [MI-10] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.1148 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for services of qualified radiologist assistants under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 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.1150 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases.
Sponsor: Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-25] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1173 : To amend the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of voluntary advance care planning consultation under Medicare and Medicaid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 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.1175 : To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study with respect to stormwater runoff from oil and gas operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (42)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.1178 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for graduate medical education partnerships in States with a low physician-resident-to-general-population ratio.
Sponsor: Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1179 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
Sponsor: Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 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.1180 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 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.1200 : To provide for health care for every American and to control the cost and enhance the quality of the health care system.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Armed Services; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Oversight and Government Reform, Armed Services, 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.1205 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to require health insurance issuers and group health plans to disclose information regarding how certain taxes and fees impact the amount of premiums, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Homeland Security

H.R.1204 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Tax

H.R.1160 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to set the retirement benefits age for today’s six-year-olds at age 70.
Sponsor: Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1172 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the payment of unemployment compensation to individuals discharged for drug or alcohol use.
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1197 : To waive the arbitrage rules for certain bonds issued in 1990 and partially defeased in 1996.
Sponsor: Rep Ross, Dennis A. [FL-15] (introduced 3/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.