Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

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

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted against seven amendments to 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

House Ways and Means Committee
“Entitlement Programs Overhaul”
9:30 a.m.
B-318 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Health Subcommittee
“FY14 Budget: HHS”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Oversight of Federal Housing Finance Agency: Evaluating FHFA as Regulator and Conservator”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA
“FY14 Appropriations: Food and Drug Administration”
10:30 a.m.
124 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Health

S.752 : A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate regulations regarding the authorship, content, format and dissemination of Patient Medication Information to ensure patients receive consistent and high-quality information about their prescription medications and are aware of the potential risks and benefits of prescription medications.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 4/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.755 : A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicaid primary care payment rate to additional physician providers of primary care services.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 4/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.749 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the 15-year recovery period for qualified leasehold improvement property, qualified restaurant property, and qualified retail improvement property.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 4/17/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/17/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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