Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider a bill making technical corrections to title 36 of the United States Code (H.R. 1067) and a bill to codify existing laws relating to the National Park System (H.R. 1068).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the “Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013” (S. 743).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013” (S. 743).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Immigration Overhaul Legislation”
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart

Senate Banking Committee
“CFPB Report to Congress”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“Markup of the Nomination of Marilyn Tavenner to be Administration of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate Homeland Security Committee
“FY14 Budget Request for DHS”
2:30 p.m.
124 Dirksen

House Foreign Affairs Committee
“Challenges of Drug-Resistant Diseases”
3:00 p.m.
2172 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.1644 : To impose a limitation on the maximum amount of crop insurance premiums paid by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, to repeal the authority to provide direct payments for producers of certain major agricultural commodities and peanuts, to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from making payments to the Brazilian Cotton Institute, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Cybersecurity

H.R.1640 : To amend titles 10 and 32, United States Code, to enhance capabilities to prepare for and respond to cyber emergencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Energy

S.763 : A bill to authorize States to enforce pipeline safety requirements related to wellbores at interstate storage facilities.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Financial Services

H.R.1626 : Focusing the SEC on Its Mission Act
Sponsor: Rep Wagner, Ann [MO-2] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1627 : To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to require certain investment advisers to pay fees to help cover the costs of inspecting and examining investment advisers under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1646 : To amend the Federal Credit Union Act to provide an exception from the member business loan cap for loans made to aid in the recovery from a disaster.
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1662 : To amend chapter 171 of title 28, United States Code, and the Federal Flood Control Act of 1928 to provide for liability for the United States Army Corps of Engineers in cases of damage caused by the gross negligence of an officer or employee of the Corps.
Sponsor: Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] (introduced 4/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/19/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

Health

H.R.1615 : Examining America’s Mental Health Services Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep McKinley, David B. [WV-1] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1634 : Medical FSA Improvement Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-3] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.759 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent change in the duty station of such member to another State.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.764 : Patients’ Right to Know Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R.1661 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] (introduced 4/19/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/19/2013 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.

Jobs

H.R.1617 : To create an emergency jobs program that will fund 2,242,000 positions during fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Natural Resources; House Agriculture; House Judiciary; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, Agriculture, the Judiciary, Science, Space, and Technology, 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.

Tax

H.R.1614 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to authorize agricultural producers to establish and contribute to tax-exempt farm risk management accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Crawford, Eric A. “Rick” [AR-1] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1618 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on employer-provided group term life insurance that can be excluded from the gross income of the employee.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1621 : Help Entrepreneurs Create American Jobs Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (31)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1628 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting and disclosure by State and local public employee retirement pension plans.
Sponsor: Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-22] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1629 : Rebuilding America’s Schools Act
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1634 : Medical FSA Improvement Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-3] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.767 : A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for Congressional oversight and approval of totalization agreements.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.768 : A bill to treat gold and silver coins used as legal tender in the same manner as United States currency for taxation purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lee, Mike [UT] (introduced 4/18/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/18/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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