Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on “The Farm Bill” (S.954).


Today:

  • The Senate will begin consideration of “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S.744).
  • The Senate will not hold any votes.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R. 2290 A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to improve energy programs
Sponsor: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9) Co-Sponsors (10)
Committee: Agriculture; Oversight and Government Reform; Science, Space, and Technology; Budget

BANKING

S. 1102 A bill to abolish the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Co-sponsors (0)
Committee: Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

H.R. 2299 A bill to prevent the Secretary of the Treasury from expanding United States bank reporting requirements with respect to interest on deposits paid to nonresident aliens
Sponsors: Rep. Bill Posey (FL-8) Co-Sponsors (3)
Committee: Ways and Means

S. 1106 A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes
Sponsor: Senator Mike Bennet (D-CO) Co-Sponsors (1)
Committee: Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

CYBERSECURITY

S. 1111 A bill to combat cyber espionage of intellectual property of United States persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) Co-Sponsors (0)
Committee: Judiciary

H.R. 2281 A bill to combat cyber espionage of intellectual property of United States persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Mike Rogers (MI-8) Co-Sponsors (1)
Committee: Foreign Affairs; Judiciary; Financial Services

ENERGY

S. 1100 A bill to amend the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 to repeal a provision prohibiting Federal agencies from procuring alternative fuels.
Sponsor: Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) Co-Sponsors (6)
Committee: Energy and Natural Resources

S. 1103 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the equalization of the excise tax on liquefied natural gas and per energy equivalent of diesel.
Sponsor: Senator Mike Bennet (D-CO) Co-Sponsors (1)
Committee: Finance

EDUCATION

S. 1101 A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child is ready for college or a career.
Sponsor: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Co-sponsors (6)
Committee: Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

H.R. 2296 A bill to reauthorize the impact aid program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Sponsor: Kristi Noem (SD-At Large) Co-Sponsors (1)
Committee: Education and the Workforce.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S. 1098 A bill to reform the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 to responsibly protect homeownership.
Sponsor: Senator David Vitter (R-LA) Co-Sponsors (1)
Committee: Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

H.R. 2274 A bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide for a notice filing registration procedure for brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies and to provide for regulation appropriate to the limited scope of the activities of such brokers.
Sponsor: Rep. Bill Huizenga (MI-2) Co-Sponsors (2)
Committee: Financial Services

H.R. 2292 A bill to provide for greater regulation of high frequency trading of commodities futures and options and greater protection for derivatives traders and trading facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ed Markey (MA-5) Co-Sponsors (0)
Committee: Agriculture

H.R. 2295 A bill to require the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to conduct an empirical impact study on proposed rules relating to the International Basel III agreement on general risk based capital requirements, as they apply to smaller financial institutions.
Sponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy (FL-18)
Committee: Financial Services

H.R. 2293 A bill to amend the Flood Control Act of 1970 with respect to credit for in-kind contributions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Doris Matsui (CA-6) Co-Sponsors (1)
Committee: Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R. 2282 A bill to regulate Internet gambling, to provide consumer protections, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Peter King (NY-2) Co-Sponsors (0)
Committee: Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Judiciary

HEALTH

H.R. 2300 A bill to provide for incentives to encourage health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Tom Price (GA-6) Co-Sponsors (0)
Committee: Energy and Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means; Judiciary; Natural
Resources; House Administration; Rules, Appropriations; Budget; Oversight and Government Reform

H.R. 2301 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance the clinical trial registry data bank reporting requirements and enforcement measures.
Sponsor: Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) Co-Sponsors (2)
Committee: Energy and Commerce

H.R. 2302 A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs.
Sponsor: Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) Co-Sponsors (8)
Committee: Ways and Means; Committee on Energy and Commerce

IMMIGRATION

H.R. 2278 A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration law enforcement within the interior of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4) Co-Sponsors (19)
Committee: Judiciary; Homeland Security

NATURAL RESOURCES

H.R. 2298 A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to conduct a study on the public health and environmental impacts of the production, transportation, storage, and use of petroleum coke, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Gary Peters (MI-14) Co-Sponsors (4)
Committee: Energy and Commerce