Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the “Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act” (H.R. 527). The House is also likely to consider FAA furlough fix legislation (S. 853).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the “Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013” (S. 743) and approved a bill to prevent continued flight delays related to furloughs of essential employees of the Federal Aviation Administration (S. 853).


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Advisory Council Meeting
Hilton Garden Inn Capitol Hill, 1225 First St NE

House Science Committee
Subcommittee on Energy
“A Review of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Research Activities”
9:30 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Challenges Facing the Next Commissioner of Social Security”
9:30 a.m.
B-318 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“Budget Hearing – Food and Drug Administration”
10:30 a.m.
2362-A Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.1743 : To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require responsible parties to pay the full cost of offshore oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush [NJ-12] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.827 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.828 : A bill to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require oil polluters to pay the full cost of oil spills, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.1734 : To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (24)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1742 : To exclude from consideration as income under the United States Housing Act of 1937 payments of pension made under section 1521 of title 38, United States Code, to veterans who are in need of regular aid and attendance, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1750 : To enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1754 : To establish pilot programs to encourage the use of shared appreciation mortgage modifications, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-14] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.1758 : To increase the portion of community development block grants that may be used to provide public services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.824 : A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.1724 : To eliminate taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Harper, Gregg [MS-3] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Administration; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, and 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.1725 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war.
Sponsor: Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (51)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

H.R.1733 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.1740 : To intensify stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Forbes, J. Randy [VA-4] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1757 : To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct or support a comprehensive study comparing total health outcomes, including risk of autism, in vaccinated populations in the United States with such outcomes in unvaccinated populations in the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-8] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1761 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, to amend title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 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.842 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and the increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.852 : Veterans’ Health Promotion Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Homeland Security

S.814 : A bill to provide stronger penalties for violations of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Tax

H.R.1723 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose increased rates of tax with respect to taxpayers with more than $1,000,000 taxable income, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1737 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow manufacturing businesses to establish tax-free manufacturing reinvestment accounts to assist them in providing for new equipment and facilities and workforce training.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1738 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-35] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (72)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1747 : To allow employers a credit against income tax as an incentive to partner with community colleges or other educational institutions to improve workforce development and job training for students.
Sponsor: Rep Kuster, Ann M. [NH-2] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.835 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.836 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (29)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.838 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect employees in the building and construction industry who are participants in multiemployer plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Telecom

H.R.1730 : To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit mobile service providers from providing service on mobile devices that have been reported stolen, to require such providers to give consumers the ability to remotely delete data from mobile devices, to prohibit the alteration or removal of mobile device identification numbers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

S.817 : A bill to exempt the Federal Aviation Administration from sequestration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.818 : A bill to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent furloughs by the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.823 : A bill to authorize the appropriation of $500,000,000 for fiscal year 2014 to provide grants to States for surface transportation projects of national and regional significance.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.853 : Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 4/25/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Latest Major Action: 4/25/2013 Passed/agreed to in Senate.
Status: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.