Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the “National Blue Alert Act of 2013” (H.R. 180) and a bill “to affirm the policy of the United States regarding internet governance” (H.R. 1580).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the “Water Resources Development Act” (S. 601).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Water Resources Development Act” (S. 601). The cloture vote is scheduled for this afternoon.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Securities and Exchange Commission
“Credit Ratings Roundtable”
9:00 a.m.
100 F St NE

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Markup of S. 744, the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act”
10:00 a.m.
G-50 Dirksen

Senate Energy Committee
“Natural Gas Issues”
10:00 a.m.
G-50 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“Medicare Physicians Payments”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate Agriculture Committee
“Markup of S. 10, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013”
10:00 a.m.
328A Russell

Senate Appropriations Committee
Homeland Security Subcommittee
“FY 14 Budget for the U.S. Coast Guard”
2:30 p.m.
138 Dirksen

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
“Private Capital, Mortgage Markets, and Housing Finance”
3:15 p.m.
538 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Markup of ADUFA (H.R. 1407), AGDUFA (H.R. 1408) and the Safeguarding America’s Pharmaceuticals Act (H.R. 1919)”
4:00 p.m.
2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Agriculture

H.R.1932 : To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to restore integrity to and strengthen payment limitation rules for commodity payments and benefits.
Sponsor: Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.1947 : To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lucas, Frank D. [OK-3] (introduced 5/13/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Energy

H.R.1900 : To provide for the timely consideration of all licenses, permits, and approvals required under Federal law with respect to the siting, construction, expansion, or operation of any natural gas pipeline projects.
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1921 : To repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Financial Services

H.R.1945 : To extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program of the Department of the Treasury for 10 years, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.1952 : To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow publicly traded companies with a certain sized public float to change their stocks’ tick sizes to increase liquidity by incentivizing capital commitment, research coverage, and brokerage support, thereby increasing the stocks’ liquidity and investor interest, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-6] (introduced 5/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.1902 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for timely access to post-mastectomy items under Medicare.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 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.1907 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 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.1908 : To repeal certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relating to the premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies.
Sponsor: Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Education and the Workforce, 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.1912 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for participation in the Exchange of the President, Vice President, Members of Congress, political appointees, and Congressional staff.
Sponsor: Rep Coffman, Mike [CO-6] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committees on House Administration, 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.

H.R.1919 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1920 : To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a delay in the implementation schedule of the reductions in disproportionate share hospital payments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.914 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit direct payment to pharmacies for certain compounded drugs that are prepared by the pharmacies for a specific beneficiary for use through an implanted infusion pump.
Sponsor: Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1918 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the tax on beer to its pre-1991 level, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Latham, Tom [IA-3] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (33)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.1956 : To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for the issuance of War on Debt Bonds.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, William L. [NY-21] (introduced 5/13/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/13/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Technology

H.R.1913 : To provide for greater transparency in and user control over the treatment of data collected by mobile applications and to enhance the security of such data.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Trade

H.R.1909 : To amend the Export Enhancement Act of 1988 to make improvements to the trade promotion policies and programs of the United States Government.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1910 : To require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers.
Sponsor: Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (32)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Agriculture, 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.1916 : To require the collection of up-to-date information on tariff and non-tariff laws, regulations, and practices of foreign countries affecting exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tipton, Scott R. [CO-3] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

H.R.1917 : To lift the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary; House Financial Services; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture, 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.1926 : To further enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Transportation

H.R.1906 : To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to modify provisions relating to the length and weight limitations for vehicles operating on Federal-aid highways, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] (introduced 5/9/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 5/9/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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