Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to the following measures under suspension of the rules: 1) H.R. 251–South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act; 2) H.R. 993–Fruit Heights Land Conveyance Act; 3) H.R. 1157–Rattlesnake Mountain Public Access Act; 4) H.R. 1158–North Cascades National Park Service Complex Fish Stocking Act; and 5) H.R. 723–Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Protection Act.

Today:

  • The House will consider H.R. 1256 the Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Garrett / Financial Services / Agriculture Committee).
  • The House will begin consideration of H.R. 1960 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
    (General Debate Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Buck McKeon / Armed Services Committee).
  • Under Suspension of the Rules the House may consider: 1) H.R. 634 – Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Michael Grimm / Financial Services Committee); 2) H.R. 2167 – Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Denny Heck / Financial Services); 3) H.R. 742 – Swap Data Repository and Clearing House Indemnification Correction Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Rick Crawford / Agriculture Committee); 4) H.R. 1038 – Public Power Risk Management Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Doug LaMalfa / Agriculture Committee).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate began consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act; Invoked: 82-15.
  • Motion to proceed to S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act; Adopted: 84-15


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Beyond GSE’s: Examples of Successful Housing Finance Models without Explicit Government Guarantees”
10:00 a.m., 2128 Rayburn

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Multiemployer Pension System”
10:00 a.m., 2175 Rayburn (delayed report)

House Ways and Means Committee
“U.S.-Brazil Trade and Investment Relations”
10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“The Need for Medicaid Reform: A State Perspective”
10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn

Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI)
1:30 p.m., Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave NW

House Financial Services Committee
“Capital Formation Proposals”
1:00 p.m., 2128 Rayburn

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Cybersecurity: Preparing for and Responding to the Enduring Threat”
2:00 p.m., G-50 Dirsken

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

 

HEALTH

H.R.2315: To clarify the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 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.

S.1128: A bill to clarify the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
Sponsor: Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1137: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

EDUCATION

 H.R.2308: To direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program to provide grants for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training in public elementary and secondary schools.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.2316: To provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in secondary school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and district policies and programs relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.2317: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to States to establish a comprehensive school counseling program.
Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.1129: A bill to assist coordination among science, technology, engineering, and mathematics efforts in the States, to strengthen the capacity of elementary schools, middle schools, and secondary schools to prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Udall, Tom [NM] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL

H.R.2318: To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 with respect to the applicability of the Act to Federal facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.2322: To minimize the economic and social costs resulting from losses of life, property, well-being, business activity, and economic growth associated with extreme weather events by ensuring that the United States is more resilient to the impacts of extreme weather events in the short- and long-term, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Peters, Scott H. [CA-52] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.1135: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.2323: To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to repeal a small business loan data collection requirement.
Sponsor: Rep Pittenger, Robert [NC-9] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

H.R.2309: To restrict any State or local jurisdiction from imposing a new discriminatory tax on cell phone services, providers, or property.
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (149)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

 

TAX

H.R.2320: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an increasingly larger earned income credit for families with more than 3 children.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1133: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the new markets tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1141: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the rehabilitation credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 6/11/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 6/11/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.