Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved non-controversial resolutions.

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2014 (H. Con. Res. 25).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the substitute amendment to the continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of FY 2013 (H.R. 933).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the continuing resolution (H.R. 933).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Sustainable Housing Finance: An Update from the Federal Housing Finance Agency on the GSE Conservatorships”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“CFPB and SEC Nomination Votes”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
“Bipartisan Solutions for Housing Finance Reform”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Effect of Federal Tax Policy on States and Localities”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Finance Committee
“President’s 2013 Trade Agenda”
10:30 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation”
10:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Natural Resources Committee
“Criteria for Tribal Recognition”
11:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

House Oversight and Government Reform
“Sequestration Oversight: Understanding the Administration’s Decisions on Spending Cuts and Furloughs”
1:30 p.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“Equipping, Modernizing, and Sustaining the National Guard and Reserve Components as an Operational Force in a time of Budget Uncertainty”
2:00 p.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Defense Authorization: Cybersecurity Threats”
2:30 p.m.
222 Russell

Senate Banking Committee
“Streamlining Regulation, Improving Consumer Protection and Increasing Competition in Insurance Markets”
3:00 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.3 : To approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (88)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, 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.1214 : To provide liability protection for claims based on the design, manufacture, sale, offer for sale, introduction into commerce, or use of certain fuels and fuel additives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John [IL-15] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

H.R.1235 : To amend the Federal Power Act to permit States to exempt projects from certain Federal Energy Regulatory Commission considerations in issuing licenses for such projects.
Sponsor: Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.598 : A bill to prohibit royalty incentives for deepwater drilling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S.599 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow a deduction for amounts paid or incurred by a responsible party relating to a discharge of oil.
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services

H.R.1213 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to replace the mortgage interest deduction with a nonrefundable credit for indebtedness secured by a residence, to provide affordable housing to extremely low-income families, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.1218 : To prohibit the payment of surcharges for commemorative coin programs to private organizations or entities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Amash, Justin [MI-3] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1221 : To require the Federal banking agencies to conduct an impact study on the cumulative effect of certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act before issuing final rules amending the agencies’ general risk-based capital requirements for determining risk-weighted assets as proposed in the Standardized Approach for Risk Weighted Assets Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the Advanced Approaches Risk-based Capital Rule; Market Risk Capital Rule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Implementation of Basel III, Minimum Regulatory Capital Ratios Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in June 2012, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.1220 : To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to allow for the distribution, sale, and consumption in the United States of remaining inventories of over-the-counter CFC epinephrine inhalers.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1239 : To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count the negotiated price of drugs provided free or at nominal charge under compassionate treatment programs towards incurred out-of-pocket costs.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 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.596 : A bill to establish pilot projects under the Medicare program to provide incentives for home health agencies to furnish remote patient monitoring services that reduce expenditures under such program.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Immigration

S.600 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform and reduce fraud and abuse in certain visa programs for aliens working temporarily in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.1212 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that reimbursements for costs of using passenger automobiles for charitable and other organizations are excluded from gross income.
Sponsor: Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1231 : To provide that the President shall submit to Congress a report detailing the priority of Federal spending if the statutory debt limit is reached, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-6] (introduced 3/15/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/15/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Technology

H.R.1232 : To amend titles 40, 41, and 44, United States Code, to eliminate duplication and waste in information technology acquisition and management.
Sponsor: Rep Issa, Darrell E. [CA-49] (introduced 3/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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