Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House passed H.R. 2775, 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 and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational.
    • Pursuant to the rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 113-206 shall be considered as adopted.

 

Today:

  • The House is in recess until Monday September 16, 2013.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
    • Pending:
      • Wyden (for Merkley) Amendment No. 1858, to provide for a study and report on standby usage power standards implemented by States and other industrialized nations.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 4 p.m., on Monday, September 16, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill.

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess until Monday September 16, 2013.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

AGRICULTURE

S.1502 : A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to protect against foodborne illnesses, provide enhanced notification of recalled meat, poultry, eggs, and related food products, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

Energy

S.1501 : A bill to establish a Financing Energy Efficient Manufacturing Program in the Department of Energy to provide financial assistance to promote energy efficiency and onsite renewable technologies in manufacturing and industrial facilities.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

HEALTH

H.R.3089 : To amend section 503A of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to pharmacy compounding.
Sponsor: Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3091 : To promote the development of meaningful treatments for patients.
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 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.3093 : To exclude individuals who receive health insurance coverage pursuant to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement from tax credits and reductions in cost-sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 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.1497 : A bill to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply the provisions of the Act to certain Congressional staff and members of the executive branch.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1503 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).
Sponsor: Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

 

TAX

H.R.3084 : Qualifying Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3086 : Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act
Sponsor: Rep Goodlatte, Bob [VA-6] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.3094 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3101 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for employers establishing workplace child care facilities, to increase the child care credit to encourage greater use of quality child care services, to provide incentives for students to earn child care-related degrees and to work in child care facilities, and to increase the exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance.
Sponsor: Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1498 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions relating to small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 9/12/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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