Today’s Daily Update

House and Senate are in recess until Monday, March 24th.

House

Friday:

  • The House passed SGR Repeal and Medicare Payment Modernization Act of 2014, H.R. 4015, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals, by a yea-and-nay vote of 238 yeas to 181 nays, Roll No. 135.
    • Rejected the Loebsack 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 yea-and-nay vote of 191 yeas to 226 nays, Roll No. 134.

Today:

  • The House is in recess until Monday, March 24th.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate is in recess until Monday, March 24th.

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Friday

 

AGRICULTURE

H.R.4267 : To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to provide relief for end users who use physical contracts with volumetric optionality.
Sponsor: Rep McAllister, Vance M. [LA-5] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

H.R.4252 : To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to allow mutual capital certificates to satisfy capital requirements for mutual depositories, to amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to establish mutual national banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rothfus, Keith J. [PA-12] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4255 : To require the Federal Housing Finance Agency to establish a 6-month moratorium on foreclosure of mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac on homes of individuals who have lost Federal unemployment insurance as a result of the expiration of such program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (54)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4262 : To apply the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.4267 : To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to provide relief for end users who use physical contracts with volumetric optionality.
Sponsor: Rep McAllister, Vance M. [LA-5] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

H.R.4271 : To authorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States to use 3 percent of its profits for administrative expenses.
Sponsor: Rep Ruiz, Raul [CA-36] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

HEALTH

H.R.4251 : To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to establish a surveillance system regarding traumatic brain injury, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4260 : To ensure that the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act program is as effective as possible in saving lives and preventing the spread of the HIV epidemic by ensuring that funding allocations are evidenced-based and by promoting greater utilization of patient-centered care.
Sponsor: Rep Ellmers, Renee L. [NC-2] (introduced 3/14/2014) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/14/2014 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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