Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved a bill making technical corrections to title 36 of the United States Code (H.R. 1067) and legislation to codify existing laws relating to the National Park System (H.R. 1068).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Helping Sick Americans Now Act” (H.R. 1549)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The Senate will consider two judicial nominations and vote on the motion to proceed to the “Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013” (S. 743).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Markup of H.R. 807, the Full Faith and Credit Act”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Overview of the United States’ Freight Transportation System”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“Budget Hearing – Federal Aviation Administration”
10:00 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

House Science Committee
“Next Generation Computing and ‘Big Data'”
10:00 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Natural Resources Committee
“Markup of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“Building a Sustainable Housing Finance System: Examining Regulatory Impediments to Private Investment Capital”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY14 Budget – Department of Health and Human Services”
10:00 a.m.
138 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight and the Implementation of PPACA”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Special Aging Committee
“National Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease”
2:00 p.m.
106 Dirksen

Senate Indian Affairs Committee
“Fiscal 2014 Budget: Tribal Programs”
2:30 p.m.
628 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget and Sequestration

S.788 : A bill to suspend the fiscal year 2013 sequester and establish limits on war-related spending.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry [NV] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Financial Services

H.R.1669 : To require large public housing agencies to develop disaster response and relief plans to guide and prepare staff and residents of such agencies, the local community, and Federal, State, and local governments for disasters affecting public housing projects.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-7] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.1666 : To create a patient-centered quality of care initiative for seriously ill patients through the establishment of a stakeholder strategic summit, quality of life education and awareness initiative, health care workforce training, an advisory committee, and palliative care focused research, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1675 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit health plans without a deductible for prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care to be treated as high deductible plans with respect to health savings accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.777 : A bill to restore the previous policy regarding restrictions on use of Department of Defense medical facilities.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: Senate Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

Tax

H.R.1674 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the refundable portion of the child tax credit to individuals who are not authorized to be employed in the United States and to terminate the use of certifying acceptance agents to facilitate the application process for ITINs.
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1686 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a retail tax on disposable carryout bags, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.779 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for reporting and disclosure by State and local public employee retirement pension plans.
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Telecom

H.R.1685 : To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to reform and modernize the Universal Service Fund Lifeline Assistance Program.
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] (introduced 4/23/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/23/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.