Today’s Daily Update


House

Friday:

  • The House passed 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, by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 183 noes, Roll No. 445. Consideration of the measure began on August 1st.
    • Rejected: the Kuster motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with amendments, by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 444.
    • Agreed to:
      • Scalise amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that requires the Administration to receive approval from Congress before implementing a carbon tax (by a recorded vote of 237 ayes to 176 noes, Roll No. 437);
      • Smith (MO) amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that requires congressional approval for all rules under the authority of the Affordable Care Act (by a recorded vote of 227 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 438); and
      • Latham amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that clarifies 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 (by a recorded vote of 263 ayes to 152 noes, Roll No. 439).
    • Rejected:
      • Nadler amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that sought 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 Fukushima. The amendment would ensure enhanced nuclear safety protection requirements can go into effect (by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 440);
      • Johnson (GA) amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that sought to exempt from the provisions of the bill any rule that the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation (by a recorded vote of 182 ayes to 235 noes, Roll No. 441);
      • Jackson Lee amendment (No. 8 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that sought to exempt from the bill’s congressional approval requirement any rule promulgated by the Department of Homeland Security (by a recorded vote of 185 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 442); and
      • Moore amendment (No. 12 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-187) that was debated on August 1st that sought to exempt rules pertaining to veterans from the additional requirements of this Act (by a recorded vote of 190 ayes to 226 noes, Roll No. 443).
  • The House passed H.R. 2009, to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, by a recorded vote of 232 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 447.
    • Rejected: the Nolan motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Ways and Means with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 230 noes, Roll No. 446.
  • The House agreed to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 222, as amended, to recognize the long-term partnership and friendship between the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, working together towards peace and security in the Middle East.
  • The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1344, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to provide expedited air passenger screening to severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans.
  • The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 22, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.

 

Today:

  • The House is in recess until Monday, September 9, 2013.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess and will meet for a pro forma session on Monday, August 12, 2013.

 

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

None.

Notable Legislation Introduced Friday

AGRICULTURE

H.R.3001 : To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to permit commercial applicators of pesticides to create, retain, submit, and convey pesticide application-related records, reports, data, and other information in electronic form.
Sponsor: Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.3009 : To protect investors in futures contracts.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.3055 : To reform the Federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) so that States have the option of conducting pilot projects to require that able-bodied individuals participate in work activities as a condition of receiving benefits under such program.
Sponsor: Rep Southerland, Steve II [FL-2] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture..

 

ENERGY

H.R.2983 : To amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require testing of underground sources of drinking water in connection with hydraulic fracturing operations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2987 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to phasedown the credit for electricity produced from wind.
Sponsor: Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3033 : To enhance energy security by expanding access to domestic energy resources, boost employment opportunities in the energy sector, and provide consumers relief from artificial price increases.
Sponsor: Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Judiciary; House Energy and Commerce; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Energy and Commerce, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.2998 : To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit mandatory pre-dispute arbitration agreements, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3002 : To prohibit the provision of Federal funds to State and local governments for payment of obligations, to prohibit the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from financially assisting State and local governments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Barr, Andy [KY-6] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.3003 : To amend the State Small Business Credit Initiative Act of 2010 to allow participating States to provide program funds to small businesses for development of affordable housing.
Sponsor: Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3010 : To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that repurchase-to-maturity transactions be treated as secured borrowings.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3011 : To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to require any person subject to accounting principles or standards under the securities laws to show all transactions of such person on the balance sheet of such person.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3012 : To establish the Securities and Derivatives Commission in order to combine the functions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission in a single independent regulatory commission.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.3013 : To reform the National Flood Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cassidy, Bill [LA-6] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3029 : To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise certain rules relating to the status of qualified prepaid tuition programs under the securities laws.
Sponsor: Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3031 : To require a portion of closing costs to be paid by the enterprises with respect to certain refinanced mortgage loans, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3036 : To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to specify when bank holding companies may be subject to certain enhanced supervision, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3052 : To require that the Government prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached, to require the sale of Federal assets, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-6] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Financial Services; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Financial Services, and Appropriations, 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.

 

HEALTH

H.R.2980 : To require certain certifications before funds may be awarded for the operation of a Navigator program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2985 : To amend section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide incentives for the development of new combination drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2986 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the temporary Medicare payment rate floor for primary care services of primary care physicians to nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, and certified nurse-midwives under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2988 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2995 : To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to eliminate the limitation on deductibles for employer-sponsored health plans.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-23] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3019 : To amend chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance the requirements for pharmacies that compound drug products.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3020 : To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide parity under group and individual health plans and group and individual health insurance coverage for the provision of benefits for prosthetics and custom orthotics and benefits for other medical and surgical services.
Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and 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.3024 : To establish a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 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.3041 : To prevent the Internal Revenue Service from unnecessarily seizing protected health information.
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3046 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand and simplify the credit for employee health insurance expenses of small employers.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

 

IMMIGRATION

H.R.3000 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for additional investment visas for aliens investing in rural areas.
Sponsor: Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 

TAX

H.R.2994 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend for 1 year the exclusion from gross income of discharges of qualified principal residence indebtedness.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-23] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3057 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for qualified fuel cell motor vehicles and to allow the credit for certain off-highway vehicles, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. 

 

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.3017 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the energy credit for certain property under construction.
Sponsor: Rep Cook, Paul [CA-8] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 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.3048 : To direct the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study of economically beneficial uses of the rights-of-way associated with certain highways, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Reed, Tom [NY-23] (introduced 8/2/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 8/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. 

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