Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013, H.R. 1582, to protect consumers by prohibiting the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating as final certain energy-related rules that are estimated to cost more than $1 billion and will cause significant adverse effects to the economy, by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 181 noes, Roll No. 432. Consideration of the measure began July 31st.
    • Rejected the Capps motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Energy and Commerce with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 221 noes, Roll No. 431.
    • Agreed to:
      • Woodall amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that requires EPA to make publicly available all data and documents relied upon by the Agency to develop estimates under the bill and
      • Murphy (PA) amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that prohibits the EPA from using the ”social cost of carbon” valuation affected by this bill (by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 178 noes, Roll No. 430).
    • Rejected:
      • Waxman amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that was debated on July 31st D821that sought to strike section 2 of the bill, which allows DOE to effectively veto EPA rules (by a recorded vote of 183 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 428) and
      • Connolly amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-174) that was debated on July 31st that sought to prevent section 2 of the bill from applying to rules related to protecting air and water quality (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 224 noes, Roll No. 429).
  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure which was debated July 31st:
    • Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013: H.R. 1897, amended, to promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 405 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 435.
    • Stop Government Abuse Act: The House passed H.R. 2879, to provide limitations on bonuses for Federal employees during sequestration, to provide for investigative leave requirements for members of the Senior Executive Service, and to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, by a yea-and-nay vote of 239 yeas to 176 nays, Roll No. 436.
    • Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013: The House began consideration of H.R. 367, to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. Consideration of the measure is expected to continue tomorrow, August 2nd.
    • Agreed to:
      • Rodney Davis (IL) amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that adds to the definition of what constitutes a ”major rule” to include any interim final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would have a significant impact on a substantial amount of agricultural entities (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture);
      • Sessions amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that requires the agency submitting the report on a proposed Federal rule to include an assessment, as part of the cost-benefit analysis submitted to the Comptroller General and each House of Congress, of anticipated jobs gained or lost as a result of implementation, and to specify whether those jobs will come from the public or private sector;
      • McKinley amendment (No. 9 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that reduces the annual effect on the economy of the term ”major rule” from $100 million or more to $50 million or more; and
      • Webster amendment (No. 11 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that prevents Federal agencies from implementing significant policy changes without appropriate congressional review. Brings administrative rules having an economic impact of $100 million or more as scored by the Office of Management and Budget before Congress for a vote.
    • Proceedings Postponed:
      • Scalise amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to require the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax;
      • Smith (MO) amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to require congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care Act;
      • Latham amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to clarify that the report required to be submitted to Congress by Federal agencies promulgating a rule under the Act must include a list of any other related regulatory actions taken by or that will be taken by any other Federal agency with authority to implement the same statutory provision or regulatory objective;
      • Nadler amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt from the bill’s congressional approval requirement any rule pertaining to nuclear reactor safety standards in order to prevent nuclear meltdowns like the one in D822Fukushima. The amendment would ensure enhanced nuclear safety protection requirements can go into effect;
      • Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation;
      • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt from the bill’s congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security; and
      • Moore amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that seeks to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the additional requirements of this Act.

 

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of H.R. 367, Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2013 (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young / Judiciary Committee)
    • Postponed Amendment Votes (no more amendments may be offered to the bill):
      • Rep. Steve Scalise Amendment
      • Rep. Jason Smith Amendment
      • Rep. Tom Latham Amendment
      • Rep. Jerry Nadler Amendment
      • Rep. Hank Johnson Amendment
      • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Amendment
      • Rep. Gwen Moore Amendment
  • The House will complete consideration of H.R. 2009 – Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013 (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Price / Ways and Means Committee)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 22, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  • The Senate passed the following bills:
    • Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act: Senate passed H.R. 267, to improve hydropower.
    • Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act: Senate passed H.R. 678, to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law.
    • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from further consideration of Pipeline Safety Regulatory Documents, H.R. 2576, to amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, and the bill was then passed.
  • Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014 by 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 199).
  • Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of Energy Efficiency Bill, S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill be agreed to and Senate proceed to consideration of the legislation.
  • Senate confirmed the following nominations:
    • Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador by 87 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. EX. 200).
    • Mary Jo White, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2019.
    • Kara Marlene Stein, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2017.
    • Michael Sean Piwowar, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2018.
    • Avi Garbow, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
    • Stuart F. Delery, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
    • Krysta L. Harden, of Georgia, to be Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.
    • Ellen C. Herbst, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce.

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess and will reconvene at 2:00pm on Monday, September 9, 2013.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

None.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

APPROPRIATIONS

S.1429 : An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 113-85
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 163.

 

EDUCATION

H.R.2961 : To amend the Truth in Lending Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require additional disclosures and protections for students and cosigners with respect to student loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.2966 : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to suspend, for a certain period, the use of adverse credit history in determining eligibility for Federal Direct PLUS Loans.
Sponsor: Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

 

ENERGY

S.1419 : A bill to promote research, development, and demonstration of marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy technologies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

HEALTH

H.R.2900 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the percentage floor on medical expense deductions, expand the use of tax-preferred health care accounts, and establish a charity care credit; to amend the Social Security Act to create a Medicare Premium Assistance Program, reform EMTALA requirements, and to replace the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States; to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual and group health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce; and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Natural Resources; House Judiciary; House Administration; House Appropriations; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Natural Resources, the Judiciary, House Administration, Appropriations, and 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.

H.R.2914 : To prevent abusive billing of ancillary services to the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-14] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 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.2925 : To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from participation in Federal health care programs to individuals and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (24)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 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.2927 : To prevent the implementation of certain tax and fee provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act until the Secretary of the Treasury certifies that reporting requirements relating to employer status and employee income levels and health care status may be made with 100 percent accuracy and without fraud.
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.2938 : To provide that certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act do not apply if the American Health Benefit Exchanges are not operating on October 1, 2013.
Sponsor: Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 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.2949 : To delay for one year certain amendments to the Medicaid program made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2951 : To require certain preconditions for allowing premium tax credits, reductions in cost-sharing, and funding of Navigators and related Exchange enrollment activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 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.2957 : To amend the Public Health Service Act and the Social Security Act to extend health information technology assistance eligibility to behavioral health, mental health, and substance abuse professionals and facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 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.2960 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require sponsors of Medicare prescription drug plans to implement procedures to prevent fraud and abuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.2977 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 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.1425 : A bill to improve the safety of dietary supplements by amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require manufacturers of dietary supplements to register dietary supplements with the Food and Drug Administration and to amend labeling requirements with respect to dietary supplements.
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1439 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1444 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified anesthetists in such hospitals.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1455 : A bill to condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income is operational.
Sponsor: Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1469 : A bill to provide higher-quality, lower-cost health care to seniors.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read the second time and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1473 : A bill to develop a model disclosure form to assist consumers in purchasing long-term care insurance.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1481 : A bill to require issuers of long term care insurance to establish third-party review processes for disputed claims.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

TAX

H.R.2917 : To promote savings by providing a tax credit for eligible taxpayers who contribute to savings products and to facilitate taxpayers receiving this credit and open a designated savings product when they file their Federal income tax returns.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2929 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for contributions to tax-exempt Housing Equity Savings Accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Carney, John C., Jr. [DE] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2940 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce the rate of tax on domestic manufacturing income to 20 percent.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2956 : To eliminate unnecessary oil tax credits and subsidies for major oil companies to reduce the national debt.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Patrick [FL-18] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Natural Resources, 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.2965 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow nontaxable employer matching contributions to section 529 college savings plans.
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2971 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to encourage the deployment of highly efficient combined heat and power property, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2972 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for producing electricity from wasted heat.
Sponsor: Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1431 : A bill to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act.
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1442 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the minimum low-income housing tax credit rate for unsubsidized buildings and to provide a minimum 4 percent credit rate for existing buildings.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1446 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the affordability of the health care tax credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1476 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the denial of deduction for certain excessive employee remuneration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1485 : A bill A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an income tax credit for eldercare expenses.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.2906 : To amend MAP-21 to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, 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.2937 : To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the guidelines for specification of certain disposal sites for dredged or fill material.
Sponsor: Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.2968 : To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, with respect to congestion mitigation and metropolitan transportation planning, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.1470 : A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to the guidelines for specification of certain disposal sites for dredged or fill material.
Sponsor: Sen Kaine, Tim [VA] (introduced 8/1/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

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