Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • TSA Loose Change Act: H.R. 1095, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for members of the Armed Forces and their families;
    • Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act: H.R. 2719, amended, to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 616;
    • Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013: H.R. 1204, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to establish an Aviation Security Advisory Committee, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 411 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 617;
    • Extending the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 years: H.R. 3626, to extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 years;
    • Amending certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions: H.R. 255, to amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 406 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 615;
    • Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians: H.R. 2388, amended, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians;
      • Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ”To take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, and for other purposes.”
    • Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act: H.R. 1963, amended, to amend the Water Conservation and Utilization Act to authorize the development of non-Federal hydropower and issuance of leases of power privileges at projects constructed pursuant to the authority of the Water Conservation and Utilization Act;
    • Facilitating a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest: H.R. 1241, to facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest;
    • Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site Amendments Act: H.R. 1846, amended, to amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site; and
    • Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013: H.R. 2650, amended, to allow the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in the State of Minnesota to lease or transfer certain land.

Today:

  • The House is expected to consider H.R. 1105 – Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Robert Hurt / Financial Services Committee). The Rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s Amendment (10 minutes of debate).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate sits in recess until Monday December 9, 2013.


 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

House Financial Services
“Examining Regulatory Relief Proposals for Community Financial Institutions”
10:00am, 2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means
“Challenges of the Affordable Care Act”
10:00am, 1100 Longworth

House Energy and Commerce
“Medicare Advantage: What Beneficiaries Should Expect Under the President’s Health Care Plan”
10:00am, 2123 Rayburn

House Small Business
“The Health Care Law: The Effect of the Business Aggregation Rules on Small Employers”
1:00pm, 2360 Rayburn

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday:

ENERGY

H.R.3641 : To require that the workforce of the Environmental Protection Agency be reduced by 15 percent.
Sponsor: Rep Griffith, H. Morgan [VA-9] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Agriculture; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Agriculture, and Science, Space, and Technology, 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.3635 : To ensure the functionality and security of new Federal websites that collect personally identifiable information, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bentivolio, Kerry L. [MI-11] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

 

TAX

H.R.3636 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax on gasoline, diesel, and kerosene fuels.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3639 : Provide for the Common Defense Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Bridenstine, Jim [OK-1] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Budget; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Agriculture; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Administration
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Agriculture, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration, 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.3640 : Innovation, Research, and Manufacturing Act
Sponsor: Rep Brownley, Julia [CA-26] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

H.R.3634 : Commuter Rail Passenger Safety Act
Sponsor: Rep Maloney, Sean Patrick [NY-18] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3638 : To establish a Road Usage Fee Pilot Program to study mileage-based fee systems, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] (introduced 12/3/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/3/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 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. 

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