Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved a trade preferences extension (H.R. 2832).

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the “Empowering Parents through Quality Charter Schools Act” (H.R. 2218).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate considered the patent reform bill (H.R. 1249).

Today:

  • The Senate is scheduled to vote on amendments and final passage of the patent reform bill (H.R. 1249).

Joint Session

  • President Obama will deliver his jobs plan to the joint session of Congress tonight at 7 p.m.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“Tax Treatment of International Operations of U.S Companies”
9:30 a.m.
215 Dirksen
Covered by Chelsea Richards

CFTC
“Open Meeting”
9:30 a.m.
Covered by Alex Barcham

House Natural Resources Committee
“U.S. Offshore and Renewable Energy Production”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth
Covered by Chelsea Richards

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Markup of Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 and the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn
Covered by Kayla Kotila

Senate Banking Committee
“Markup of Nominations and National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen
Covered by Rebecca Konst

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Markup of the Surface Transportation Extension Act”
10:00 a.m.
406 Dirksen
Covered by Michael Kans

House Science and Technology Committee
“Smart Grid”
10:00 a.m.
2318 Rayburn
Covered by Jacquelyn Bolen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“EPA and Cement Sector Bills”
10:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn
Covered by Jacquelyn Bolen

Joint Select Deficit Reduction Committee
“Organizational Meeting”
10:30 a.m.
2123 Rayburn
Covered by Luke Myers

House Financial Services Committee
“Legislative Proposals to Determine the Future Role of FHA, RHS and GNMA in the Single-and Multi-Family Mortgage Markets”
2:00 p.m.
2128 Rayburn
Covered by Eric Robins

House Appropriations Committee
“Markup of FY 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill”
4:00 p.m.
2358-A Rayburn
Covered by Chelsea Richards

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Deficit Reduction and Job Creation


H.R.2855 : To amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to reduce the deficit and restore the middle class by creating jobs.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Rules; House Budget; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, 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.2857 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to create an adjustment to the discretionary spending limits for appropriations for emergency job creation.
Sponsor: Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.2860 : To amend the Budget Control Act of 2011 to require members and staff of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to disclose lobbying activities and campaign or member-designated political action committee contributions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Rules
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Rules.

S.1517 : A bill to provide for the creation of jobs.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1518 : A bill to require a jobs score for each spending bill considered in Congress.
Sponsor: Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Budget
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget.

S.1522 : A bill to establish a joint select committee of Congress to report findings and propose legislation to restore the Nation’s workforce to full employment over the period of fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and to provide for expedited consideration of such legislation by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Rules and Administration
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

Education

H.R.2851 : To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to establish a technical school training subsidy program.
Sponsor: Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Energy

H.R.2845 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation’s energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

Health

H.R.2853 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to State emergency medical service departments to provide for the expedited training and licensing of veterans with prior medical training, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.2863 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit physical therapy services to be furnished under the Medicare Program to individuals under the care of a dentist.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 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.

Immigration

H.R.2847 : To create a nonimmigrant H-2C work visa program for agricultural workers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Lamar [TX-21] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.

Tax

H.R.2858 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a business credit for investments in rural microbusinesses.
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.2862 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a temporary dividends received deduction and to create the Jobs Trust Fund to fund infrastructure projects.
Sponsor: Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

Transportation

H.R.2846 : SMART Immunity Act
Sponsor: Rep Rigell, E. Scott [VA-2] (introduced 9/7/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.