Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved 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).

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider several bills, including a bill “to amend a provision of the Securities Act of 1933 directing the Securities and Exchange Commission to add a particular class of securities to those exempted under the Act” (H.R. 701) and the “Homes for Heroes Act of 2013” (H.R. 384).

 

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). Votes on amendments and final passage are expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

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)”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Agriculture Committee
“Markup of the 2013 Farm Bill”
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“Who is too big to fail: Does Title II of the Dodd-Frank Act Enshrine Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts?”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Small Business and Pass-through Entity Tax Overhaul”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
Roundtable Discussion – “Coordinating Federal Efforts to Improve Freight Transportation”
10:00 a.m.
2253 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Improving Cross Border Resolution to Better Protect Taxpayers and the Economy”
2:00 p.m.
538 Dirksen

AEI
“What should be done with Fannie and Freddie?”
2:00 p.m.
Via webcast

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Related Agencies
“NIH Appropriations”
2:30 p.m.
138 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY 14 Budget for the Department of Energy”
2:30 p.m.
192 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.1959 : To amend the Renewable Fuel Program in section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act to allow domestic alternative fuel to be used to satisfy a portion of the required applicable volume of renewable fuel.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1963 : To amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Daines, Steve [MT] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.1965 : To streamline and ensure onshore energy permitting, provide for onshore leasing certainty, and give certainty to oil shale development for American energy security, economic development, and job creation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lamborn, Doug [CO-5] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.

Financial Services

H.R.1973 : To permit business development companies to increase investments in small-and middle-market financial services companies and investment advisors.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.947 : A bill to ensure access to certain information for financial services industry regulators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.949 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.1958 : To prohibit wholesalers from purchasing prescription drugs from pharmacies, and to enhance information and transparency regarding drug wholesalers engaged in interstate commerce.
Sponsor: Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.1971 : To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide certain TRICARE beneficiaries with the opportunity to retain access to TRICARE Prime.
Sponsor: Rep Kline, John [MN-2] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.1976 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide access to certified professional midwives for women enrolled in the Medicaid program.
Sponsor: Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.945 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under part B of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.948 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.1978 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the phasedown of the credit percentage for the dependent care tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.937 : A bill to prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from applying disproportionate scrutiny to applicants for tax-exempt status based on ideology, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Flake, Jeff [AZ] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.\

S.941 : A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent discriminatory misconduct against taxpayers by Federal officers and employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

S.952 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of church pension plans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 5/14/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/14/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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