Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved the “Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act” (H.R. 254) and the “American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act of 2013” (H.R. 1033).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act” (H.R. 678).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee and began consideration of the motion to proceed to the gun control legislation, the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013” (S. 649).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013” (S. 649).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Brookings Institution
“Physician Payment Overhaul”
9:00 a.m.
B-329 Rayburn

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Markup of the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Keystone XL Pipeline”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Future of the Federal Housing Administration”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

SEC
Open Meeting – Identity Theft
10:00 a.m.
100 F St NE

House Small Business Committee
“Small Business Tax Reform: Growth Through Simplicity”
1:00 p.m.
2360 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.677 : A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to extend and improve the crop insurance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Education

H.R.1433 : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (67)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.682 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans.
Sponsor: Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Energy

H.R.1424 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the qualifying advanced energy project credit.
Sponsor: Rep Sinema, Kyrsten [AZ-9] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1426 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities with respect to oil and gas activities of major integrated oil companies.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services

S.667 : A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the rebuilding, without elevation, of certain structures that are located in areas having special flood hazards and are substantially damaged by fire, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 4/8/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/8/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R.1450 : To address the concept of “Too Big To Fail” with respect to certain financial entities.
Sponsor: Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.673 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit transactions.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.685 : A bill to address the concept of “Too Big To Fail” with respect to certain financial entities.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.688 : A bill to permanently extend the private mortgage insurance tax deduction.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Health

H.R.1407 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Shimkus, John [IL-15] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1408 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to generic new animal drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Gardner, Cory [CO-4] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1416 : To terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.1427 : To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of health care professionals.
Sponsor: Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1428 : 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 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (22)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 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.1429 : To expand the research and awareness activities of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with respect to scleroderma, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.672 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.689 : A bill to reauthorize and improve programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Immigration

H.R.1444 : To improve the H-2A agricultural worker program for use by dairy workers, sheepherders, and goat herders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, William L. [NY-21] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Labor

H.R.1406 : To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide compensatory time for employees in the private sector.
Sponsor: Rep Roby, Martha [AL-2] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax

H.R.1415 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit for equity investments in high technology and biotechnology small business concerns developing innovative technologies that stimulate private sector job growth.
Sponsor: Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1424 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the qualifying advanced energy project credit.
Sponsor: Rep Sinema, Kyrsten [AZ-9] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1426 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow the deduction for income attributable to domestic production activities with respect to oil and gas activities of major integrated oil companies.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1440 : To prevent the evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Long, Billy [MO-7] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (35)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1448 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the aggregate reduction in the fair market value of farm, etc., real property under section 2032A to $2,000,000, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Scott, Austin [GA-8] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1449 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for collegiate housing and infrastructure grants.
Sponsor: Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.669 : A bill to make permanent the Internal Revenue Service Free File program.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.676 : A bill to prevent tax-related identity theft and tax fraud.
Sponsor: Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.688 : A bill to permanently extend the private mortgage insurance tax deduction.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Technology

H.R.1415 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit for equity investments in high technology and biotechnology small business concerns developing innovative technologies that stimulate private sector job growth.
Sponsor: Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1418 : To reauthorize the competitive grant program under section 25(f) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act (15 U.S.C. 278k(f)).
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Patrick [FL-18] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Trade

H.R.1420 : To authorize appropriations to the Secretary of Commerce to establish public-private partnerships under the Market Development Cooperator Program of the International Trade Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gallego, Pete P. [TX-23] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

S.687 : A bill to prohibit the closing of air traffic control towers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 4/9/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 4/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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