Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved the “Stolen Valor Act of 2013” (H.R. 258) and the “Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2013” (H.R. 1073).

Today:

  • The House will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013” (H.R. 1412).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed two judicial nominees and began consideration of the 2013 Farm Bill (S. 954).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the 2013 Farm Bill (S. 954).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
“Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code – Part 2”
9:30 a.m.
106 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“A Review of Criteria Used by the IRS to Identify 501(c)(4) Applications for Greater Scrutiny”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Agriculture Committee
“The Future of the CFTC: Market Perspectives”
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“Qualified Mortgages: Examining the Impact of the Ability to Repay Rule”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Proposals to Reform Medicare”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Natural Gas Issues: Domestic Supply and Exports”
10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Cyber Threats and Security Solutions”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Cost Drivers of Passenger Rail”
1:00 p.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Cybersecurity: An Examination of the Communications Supply Chain”
2:00 p.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“The Unintended Consequences of Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals Provision”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

Energy

S.977 : A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to provide that a downward adjustment of the volume of cellulosic biofuel results in a pro rata reduction of the volume of renewable fuel and advanced biofuels required under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Sponsor: Sen Corker, Bob [TN] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

S.968 : A bill to amend the Federal Credit Union Act, to advance the ability of credit unions to promote small business growth and economic development opportunities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Mark [CO] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.985 : A bill to repeal certain provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and revive the separation between commercial banking and the securities business, in the manner provided in the Banking Act of 1933, the so-called “Glass-Steagall Act”, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.2009 : To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (53)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2010 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply to Delegates and Resident Commissioners to the Congress, and to employees of committees and leadership offices of Congress, the requirement of such Act that the only health plans that the Federal Government may make available to Members of Congress and congressional staff are plans created or offered through an Exchange established under such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Barr, Andy [KY-6] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Administration; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on House Administration, 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.

H.R.2023 : To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a national strategic action plan to assist health professionals in preparing for and responding to the public health effects of climate change, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2031 : To amend title IV of the Public Health Service Act to expand the clinical trial registry data bank, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2033 : To provide for medical neutrality and to establish accountability for violations of the principle of medical neutrality, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.2037 : To establish a demonstration grant program to recruit, train, deploy, and professionally support psychiatric physicians in Indian health programs.
Sponsor: Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.972 : A bill to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards.
Sponsor: Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.983 : Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

H.R.2053 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in the calculation of the Medicare hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 5/20/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/20/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Patents

H.R.2024 : To amend title 35, United States Code, to require disclosure of ownership and transfers of ownership of patents, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.2022 : To prohibit the implementation or enforcement of any requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until certifications are made that taxpayer information is not and will not be used for targeting any individual or group that provides information to the Internal Revenue Service for political reasons or on the basis of political views, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 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.

H.R.2025 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the termination of employment of IRS employees for discrimination against any taxpayer on basis of political affiliation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Gosar, Paul A. [AZ-4] (introduced 5/16/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2045 : To prohibit officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service from initiating any new audits for 180 days.
Sponsor: Rep Fleming, John [LA-4] (introduced 5/17/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2047 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period in the disability insurance program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] (introduced 5/17/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2048 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the dependent care credit by repealing the phasedown of the credit percentage.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] (introduced 5/17/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2054 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the avoidance of tax by insurance companies through reinsurance with non-taxed affiliates.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-1] (introduced 5/20/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/20/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.991 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the avoidance of tax by insurance companies through reinsurance with non-taxed affiliates.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 5/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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