Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the “Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act” (H.R. 527).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved judicial nominations and agreed to 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

House Ways and Means Committee
“Federal Residential Real Estate Tax Issues”
9:30 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Implementing MAP-21”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

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

House Appropriations Committee
“Budget Hearing – Department of Health and Human Services”
10:00 a.m.
2358-C Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Securing Our Nation’s Prescription Drug Supply Chain”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Homeland Security Committee
“Counterterrorism Efforts to Combat a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Attack on the Homeland”
10:00 a.m.
311 Cannon

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Examining the Lack of Transparency and Consumer Driven Market Forces in U.S. Health Care”
10:30 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The Lifeline Fund: Money Well Spent?”
10:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Foreign Affairs Committee
“Natural Gas Exports: Economic and Geopolitical Opportunities”
2:00 p.m.
2200 Rayburn

House Homeland Security Committee
“Striking the Right Balance: Protecting Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Attack and Ensuring Privacy and Civil Liberties”
2:00 p.m.
311 Cannon

Financial Stability Oversight Council
“Open Meeting”
2:30 p.m.
Via webcast

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

S.801 : A bill to amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to provide for crop production on native sod.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Budget and Sequestration

S.799 : A bill to provide for a sequester replacement.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Education

H.R.1716 : To simplify and improve the Federal student loan program through income-contingent repayment to provide stronger protections for borrowers, encourage responsible borrowing, and save money for taxpayers.
Sponsor: Rep Petri, Thomas E. [WI-6] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.

Energy

H.R.1696 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.795 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services

H.R.1693 : To provide an exemption for community banks from the application of Basel III capital standards.
Sponsor: Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1694 : To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to rely on State examinations for certain financial institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1706 : To establish an Independent Monitor to maintain oversight of the settlement by mortgage servicing companies that were subject to enforcement actions for unsafe and unsound practices related to residential mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1712 : To prevent foreclosure of home mortgages and provide for the affordable refinancing of mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.798 : A bill to address equity capital requirements for financial institutions, bank holding companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.1698 : To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children’s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1701 : To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 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.1703 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States to reduce the amount of home equity that is exempted for purposes of determining eligibility for long-term care assistance under Medicaid and to eliminate the State Medicaid maintenance of effort requirement established under Public Law 111-148 with respect to eligibility standards to obtain Medicaid assistance for long-term care services.
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-3] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1705 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain forms of physical therapy under the TRICARE program.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.1713 : To establish a procedure to safeguard the surpluses of the Social Security and Medicare hospital insurance trust funds.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Rules; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on 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.1717 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a market pricing program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) under part B of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (25)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Appropriations, 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.806 : A bill to amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals under Medicare.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1696 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1697 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow refunds of Federal motor fuel excise taxes on fuels used in mobile mammography vehicles.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1704 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for start-up expenditures for business for 2013 and 2014.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.795 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the publicly traded partnership ownership structure to energy power generation projects and transportation fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.794 : A bill to prevent an increase in flight delays and cancellations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hoeven, John [ND] (introduced 4/24/2013) Cosponsors (38)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 4/24/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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