Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

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

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013” (S. 649).


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Ways and Means Committee
“FY 2014 Budget for the Department on Health and Human Services”
9:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
“CFTC Budget”
10:00 a.m.
2362-A Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.1498 : To extend the interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.707 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Energy and Environment

H.R.1486 : To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from devising or implementing a carbon tax.
Sponsor: Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 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.

Financial Services

H.R.1483 : To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to provide requirements for appropriate Federal banking agencies when using independent consultants in carrying out a consent order, to grant SIGTARP authority to provide oversight of such consultants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1485 : To amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to modify the phase-in increases in flood insurance premium rates for certain properties, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1499 : To ensure that homeowners who have mortgages insured by the FHA, or owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and whose homes are located in major disaster areas are notified of any forbearance relief in connection with such disaster that is offered or recommended by the FHA, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the Federal National Mortgage Association, or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.710 : A bill to provide exemptions from municipal advisor registration requirements.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.716 : A bill to modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Held at the desk.

Health

H.R.1484 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet site Medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians’ services.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 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.1487 : To amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to establish an exception from the physician self-referral prohibition and a safe harbor from Federal antikickback and other sanctions for incentive payments made by hospitals to physicians under certain incentive payment programs.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 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.1488 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide that the waiting period for disability insurance benefits shall not be applicable in the case of a recovering service member.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1507 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, leading to better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 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.1517 : To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses.
Sponsor: Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.709 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, leading to better care and outcomes for Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1502 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to prevent concurrent receipt of unemployment benefits and Social Security disability insurance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1517 : To amend titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus, to provide for suspension of investment of amounts held in such Accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in investment vehicles other than obligations of the United States, and to establish a Social Security and Medicare Part A Investment Commission to make recommendations for alternative forms of investment of the Social Security and Medicare surpluses.
Sponsor: Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] (introduced 4/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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