Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the “Providing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act” (H.R. 1120).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sally Jewell to be Secretary of the Interior.


Today:

  • The Senate will hold a procedural vote on the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013” (S. 649).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Homeland Security
“Budget Hearing – DHS”
10:00 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

Securities and Exchange Commission
Dodd-Frank Investor Advisory Committee
10:00 a.m.
100 F St NE

House Financial Services Committee
“Overhaul of Derivatives Provisions in Dodd-Frank”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“FY 2014 Budget with Secretary Jack Lew”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Strengthening Medicare for Seniors: Understanding the Challenges of Traditional Medicare’s Benefit Design”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Amtrak’s FY 2014 Budget: The Starting Point for Reauthorization”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“FY 2014 Defense Authorization”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“EPA Administrator Nomination”
10:30 a.m.
406 Dirksen

House Homeland Security Committee
“TSA’s Efforts to Advance Risk-Based Security: Stakeholder Perspectives”
1:00 p.m.
311 Cannon

Senate Budget Committee
“FY 2014 Budget”
2:00 p.m.
608 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“FY 2014 Budget with Secretary Jack Lew”
2:30 p.m.
215 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.1454 : To make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Cybersecurity

H.R.1468 : To improve information security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Judiciary; House Armed Services; House Intelligence (Permanent Select); House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, the Judiciary, Armed Services, Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.

Energy and Environment

H.R.1461 : To repeal the renewable fuel program of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1462 : To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel program, to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from approving the introduction into commerce of gasoline that contains greater than 10-volume-percent ethanol, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1465 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an energy investment credit for energy storage property connected to the grid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-19] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1469 : To repeal certain amendments to the Clean Air Act relating to the expansion of the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1482 : To amend the Clean Air Act to eliminate certain requirements under the renewable fuel program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Womack, Steve [AR-3] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.696 : A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that risks from chemicals are adequately understood and managed, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (28)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Health

H.R.1472 : To restore the longstanding partnership between States and the Federal Government in managing the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1473 : To prevent certain Federal health care laws from establishing health care provider standards of care in medical malpractice cases, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gingrey, Phil [GA-11] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 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.

S.701 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1465 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an energy investment credit for energy storage property connected to the grid, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-19] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1476 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow penalty-free withdrawals from individual retirement plans for adoption expenses.
Sponsor: Rep King, Peter T. [NY-2] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1479 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove the deduction for charitable contributions from the overall limitation on itemized deductions.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 4/10/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/10/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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