Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will continue consideration of the Budget (H. Con. Res. 25).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of 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). Votes on amendments and cloture are scheduled for this morning.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“Reforming the Delivery System: The Center on Medicare and Medicaid Innovation”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate HELP
“Markup of Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013”
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education
“Children’s Mental Health”
10:00 a.m.
2358-C Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Health Information Technologies: How Innovation Benefits Patients”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Agriculture Committee
Markup of Swaps and Futures Bills
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“State of Community Banking: Is the Current Regulatory Environment Adversely Affecting Community Financial Institutions?”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Hurricane Sandy: Getting the Recovery Right and the Value of Mitigation”
10:00 a.m.
342 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Tax Treatment of Financial Products”
1:15 p.m.
1100 Longworth

House Homeland Security Committee
“Cyber Threats from China, Russia and Iran: Protecting American Critical Infrastructure”
2:00 p.m.
311 Cannon

Senate Commerce Committee
“Aviation Safety: FAA’s Progress on Key Safety Initiatives”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.1247 : To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to support crop insurance for specialty crops, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Sean Patrick [NY-18] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.1273 : To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reauthorize and improve the Rural Energy for America Program.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Financial Services

H.R.1255 : To enable Federal and State chartered banks and thrifts to meet the credit needs of the Nation’s home builders, and to provide liquidity and ensure stable credit for meeting the Nation’s need for new homes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-31] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1256 : To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to jointly adopt rules setting forth the application to cross-border swaps transactions of certain provisions relating to swaps that were enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 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.1261 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish fair and transparent practices related to the marketing and provision of overdraft coverage programs at depository institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (42)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1267 : To delay and phase-in increases in flood insurance premium rates under the national flood insurance program for certain properties, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1268 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for qualified flood mitigation expenses incurred with respect to certain residences for which the chargeable premium rate under the national flood insurance program is increasing and to provide increased funding for mitigation programs.
Sponsor: Rep Palazzo, Steven M. [MS-4] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Financial Services, and 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.

Food Safety

H.R.1249 : To amend section 403 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve and clarify certain disclosure requirements for restaurants, similar retail food establishments, and vending machines.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health

H.R.1248 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (35)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1250 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve operations of recovery auditors under the Medicare integrity program, to increase transparency and accuracy in audits conducted by contractors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 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.1252 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John [IL-15] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1254 : To repeal a requirement that new employees of certain employers be automatically enrolled in the employer’s health benefits plan.
Sponsor: Rep Hudson, Richard [NC-8] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.1257 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the occurrence of diabetes in Medicare beneficiaries by extending coverage under Medicare for medical nutrition therapy services to such beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 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.1263 : To increase access to community behavioral health services for all Americans and to improve Medicaid reimbursement for community behavioral health services.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1264 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of Columbia under the Medicaid Program to 75 percent.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1274 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under part B of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 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.603 : A bill to repeal the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.608 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare and private health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.610 : A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.612 : A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to remove social security account numbers from Medicare identification cards and communications provided to Medicare beneficiaries in order to protect Medicare beneficiaries from identity theft.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1271 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax as an incentive to partner with educational institutions to provide skills training for students.
Sponsor: Rep Takano, Mark [CA-41] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.606 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to loans made from a qualified employer plan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 3/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/19/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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