Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 2216).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014” (H.R. 2217).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The Senate is in recess for the memorial of Senator Frank Lautenberg.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Appropriations Committee
“FY14- Agriculture, FDA”
9:30 a.m., 2362-A Rayburn

Securities Exchange Commission
” Open Meeting- Reforming Money Market Funds”
10:00 a.m., 100 F St NW

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“EPA and the Renewable Fuel Standard”
10:00 a.m., 2154 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Proxy Advisory Firms”
10:00 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Water Resources Infrastructure Projects”
10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Medicare Physician Payment Overhaul”
10:00 a.m., 2123 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

Energy

H.R.2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Doc [WA-4] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

H.R.2242: To enable State and local promotion of natural gas, flexible fuel, and high-efficiency motor vehicle fleets.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.2233: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit against tax for hurricane and tornado mitigation expenditures.
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2241: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for owning certain disaster resilient property.
Sponsor: Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2253: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate the current education tax incentives into one credit against income tax for higher education expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1090: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate the current education tax incentives into one credit against income tax for higher education expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance..

Defense

H.R.2243: To authorize the Secretary of the Air Force to make competitive grants to support research and development, education, and training to produce a bio-based aviation fuel for use by the Air Force.
Sponsor: Rep Enyart, William L. [IL-12] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

Health

H.R.2248 : To ban the use of bisphenol A in food containers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1089: A bill to provide for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Government Spending

H.R.2250: To require the head of each executive agency to submit a report on the implementation of Government Accountability Office reports on reducing duplication, achieving savings, and enhancing revenue within the Federal Government.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, William L. [NY-21] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.

Education

H.R.225 : To amend the charter school program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Sponsor: Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.108 : A bill to award grants to encourage State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools to utilize technology to improve student achievement and college and career readiness, the skills of teachers and school leaders, and the efficiency and productivity of education systems at all levels.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 6/4/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/4/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.