Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Northern Route Approval Act” (H.R. 3).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued 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

House Financial Services Committee
“Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
“Markup of FY14 Homeland Security Appropriations”
10:00 a.m.
2359 Rayburn

Senate HELP Committee
“Markup of Pharmaceutical Drug Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
430 Dirksen

National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee
“Federal Advisory Committee Meeting”
12:40 p.m.
Via webcast: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

House Financial Services Committee
“Who is Too Big To Fail: Are Large Financial Institutions Immune from Federal Prosecution?”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“S. 744 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Lessons Learned or Mistakes Repeated?”
2:00 p.m.
2141 Rayburn

Senate Aging Committee
“10 Years Later: A Look at the Medicare Prescription Drug Program”
2:30 p.m.
366 Dirksen

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Nutrient Trading and Water Quality”
2:30 p.m.
406 Dirksen

Senate Commerce Committee
“Secretary of Transportation Nomination”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

House Armed Services Committee
Personnel Subcommittee
“Markup of H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014”
3:30 p.m.
2118 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

Energy

H.R.2070 : To protect consumers from price-gouging of gasoline and other fuels, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2075 : To enhance the energy security of the United States, reduce dependence on imported oil, improve the energy efficiency of the transportation sector, and reduce emissions through the expansion of grid supported transportation.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.2081 : To secure unrestricted reliable energy for American consumption and transmission.
Sponsor: Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, 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.

Financial Services

S.996 : A bill to improve the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1001 : A bill to impose sanctions with respect to the Government of Iran.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1002 : A bill to enable Federal and State chartered banks and thrifts to meet the credit needs of home builders in the United States, and to provide liquidity and ensure stable credit in order to meet the need for new homes in the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.2073 : To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an interagency coordinating committee on pulmonary hypertension to develop recommendations to advance research, increase awareness and education, and improve health and health care, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 5/21/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/21/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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