Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Smarter Solutions for Students Act” (H.R. 1911).

 

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
“Examination of Legislative Proposals”
9:30 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Drug Compounding”
10:00 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Shale Development: Best Practices and Environmental Concerns”
10:00 a.m.
216 Hart

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

Agriculture

H.R.2121 : To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to require annual disclosure of crop insurance premium subsidies in the public interest.
Sponsor: Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-14] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Energy

S.1007 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include biomass heating appliances for tax credits available for energy-efficient building property and energy property.
Sponsor: Sen King, Angus S. Jr. [ME] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1024 : A bill to provide for the inclusion of Lease Sale 220 in the outer Continental Shelf leasing program for fiscal years 2012-2017, to revise the map for the Mid-Atlantic planning area, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.2100 : To restrict conflicts of interest on the boards of directors of Federal reserve banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1018 : A bill to restrict conflicts of interest on the boards of directors of Federal reserve banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.2085 : To create incentive for innovative diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare payment rates for new tests.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 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.2087 : To prohibit Federal funds for the establishment or operation of patient navigator programs under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2090 : To amend chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit provisional approval of fast track products.
Sponsor: Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2094 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).
Sponsor: Rep Roe, David P. [TN-1] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1012 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve operations of recovery auditors under the Medicare integrity program, to increase transparency and accuracy in audits conducted by contractors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1027 : A bill to improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health.
Sponsor: Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.2109 : To amend title XX of the Social Security Act to provide grants to support job creation initiatives, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2110 : To reauthorize the Assets for Independence Act, to provide for the approval of applications to operate new demonstration programs and to renew existing programs, to enhance program flexibility, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2111 : To eliminate the requirement that, to be eligible for foster care maintenance payments, a child would have been eligible for aid under the former program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children at the time of removal from the home.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2116 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements in the earned income tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-1] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation and Infrastructure

H.R.2084 : To establish the American Infrastructure Fund, to provide bond guarantees and make loans to States, local governments, and non-profit infrastructure providers for investments in certain infrastructure projects, and to provide equity investments in such projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Delaney, John K. [MD-6] (introduced 5/22/2013) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2013 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.