Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved the “Federal Information Security Amendments Act of 2013” (H.R. 1163), the “Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013” (H.R. 756), and the “Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2013” (H.R. 967).

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)” (H.R. 624).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the gun control legislation, the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013” (S. 649).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013” (S. 649). Votes on amendments will be held this afternoon.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Armed Services Committee
“Defense Authorization: Overview”
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart

Senate Finance Committee
“FY14 Budget: HHS”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
“Helping Homeowners Harmed by Foreclosures: Ensuring Accountability and Transparency in Foreclosure Reviews”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Appropriations Committee
“FY14 Budget: Department of Housing and Urban Development”
10:00 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

House Small Business Committee
“Small Businesses and the Health Care Law”
1:00 p.m.
2360 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Jobs Act Rule-Making Status”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Commerce Committee
“Northeast Corridor Passenger Rail”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.1589 : To expand the noninsured crop assistance program established by the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to provide coverages for eligible crops under the program equivalent to additional coverage available under the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Sponsor: Rep Welch, Peter [VT] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Energy

H.R.1582 : To protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1587 : To authorize the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to issue permits for rights-of-way, temporary easements, or other necessary authorizations to facilitate natural gas, oil, and petroleum product pipelines and related facilities on eligible Federal lands, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.

Financial Services

H.R.1576 : To stimulate the economy, provide for a sound United States dollar by defining a value for the dollar, to remove the authority of Federal Reserve banks to pay earnings on certain balances maintained at such banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, 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.731 : A bill to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to conduct an empirical impact study on proposed rules relating to the International Basel III agreement on general risk-based capital requirements, as they apply to community banks.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.737 : A bill to require the Federal banking agencies to conduct a quantitative impact study on the cumulative effect of the Basel III framework devised by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision before issuing final rules amending the agencies’ general risk-based capital requirements for determining risk-weighted assets, as proposed in the Advanced Approaches Risk-Based Capital Rules Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Standardized Approach for Risk-Weighted Assets Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and the Implementation of Basel III, Minimum Regulatory Capital Ratios Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued in June 2012, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.1578 : To amend section 1101 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide additional funds to permit additional individuals to enroll under the preexisting condition insurance program and expand eligibility, to be funded through a temporary increase in the cigarette tax, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 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.1588 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
Sponsor: Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-33] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 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.740 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1576 : To stimulate the economy, provide for a sound United States dollar by defining a value for the dollar, to remove the authority of Federal Reserve banks to pay earnings on certain balances maintained at such banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Budget, 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.1579 : To impose a tax on certain trading transactions to strengthen our financial security, reduce market volatility, expand opportunity, and stop shrinking the middle class.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1585 : To require the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security benefits under title II of the Social Security Act and to provide, in the case of elderly beneficiaries under such title, for an annual cost-of-living increase which is not less than 3 percent.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 4/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 4/16/2013 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.

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