Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved Representative Paul Ryan’s Budget for FY 2014 (H. Con. Res. 25). The House also passed the Senate amendment to the Continuing Resolution to fund the government through the end of FY 2013 (H.R. 933).

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the Budget for FY 2014 (S. Con. Res. 8)


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Budget for FY 2014 (S. Con. Res. 8). The vote-a-rama on amendments to the budget will begin this afternoon.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

W&J is not covering any hearings today.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.1319 : To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to expand coverage under plans of insurance available under such Act to include losses to an insured commodity when, as a result of a federally-imposed quarantine, the commodity must be destroyed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Energy

H.R.1364 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage alternative energy investments and job creation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Science, Space, and Technology, 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.1394 : To direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish goals for an all-of-the-above energy production plan strategy on a 4-year basis on all onshore Federal lands managed by the Department of the Interior and the Forest Service.
Sponsor: Rep Tipton, Scott R. [CO-3] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.1330 : To increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (35)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and 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.1335 : To require Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to disclose the minimum purchase price that such an enterprise will accept on the short sale of a residence financed by a mortgage purchased by such an enterprise in order to make short sales a viable alternative to foreclosure.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1341 : To require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to conduct a study of the likely effects of the differences between the United States and other jurisdictions in implementing the derivatives credit valuation adjustment capital requirement.
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1397 : To create jobs and reinvest in communities through the rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed residential and commercial properties, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.635 : A bill to amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to provide an exception to the annual written privacy notice requirement.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.1309 : To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude pathologists from incentive payments and penalties under Medicare and Medicaid relating to the meaningful use of electronic health records.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1310 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1320 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-1] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1325 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare entitlement to immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant recipients.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1326 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for increased price transparency of hospital information and to provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1331 : To amend certain requirements and penalties implemented under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by the HITECH Act of 2009, which would otherwise impede eligible professionals from adopting electronic health records to improve patient care.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1339 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, and other programs, to promote education in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1342 : To repeal provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to health savings accounts, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 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.1366 : To direct the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to modify the approval of any drug containing controlled-release oxycodone hydrochloride to limit such approval to use for the relief of severe-only instead of moderate-to-severe pain, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1367 : To amend chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to ensure program integrity, transparency, and cost savings in the pricing and contracting of prescription drug benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R.1385 : To amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safe use of cosmetics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.1390 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to urban Medicare-dependent hospitals.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.637 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the expansion, intensification, and coordination of the programs and activities of the National Institutes of Health with respect to Tourette syndrome.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.642 : A bill 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: Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.644 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.650 : A bill to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to preserve consumer and employer access to licensed independent insurance producers.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Labor

H.R.1346 : To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage and to index future increases to such wage to increases in the consumer price index.
Sponsor: Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.1317 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for the purchase of hearing aids.
Sponsor: Rep Latham, Tom [IA-3] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1323 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish tax-preferred Small Business Start-up Savings Accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Sewell, Terri A. [AL-7] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1324 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax for wages paid to employees who participate in qualified apprenticeship programs.
Sponsor: Rep Sewell, Terri A. [AL-7] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1330 : To increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (35)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, and 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.1336 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for taxpayers making gifts with their returns of income tax to the Federal Government to pay down the public debt.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Rodney [IL-13] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1353 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for higher education expenses in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
Sponsor: Rep Hanna, Richard L. [NY-22] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1364 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage alternative energy investments and job creation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Science, Space, and Technology, 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.1374 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to make various reforms to Social Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1379 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain hospitals in Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives for adoption and meaningful use of certified EHR Technology under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1381 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for qualified elementary and secondary education tuition.
Sponsor: Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.1390 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to urban Medicare-dependent hospitals.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.636 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain hospitals in Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives for adoption and meaningful use of certified EHR Technology under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 3/21/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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