Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House was in pro-forma session. 

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the following bills: “U.S. Parole Commission Reauthorization” (H.R. 2944), the “Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2011” (H.R. 2189), the “Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011” (H.R. 2646), the “Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011” (H.R. 2005), and the “Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2011” (H.R. 1852). 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on H.R. 2832, the legislative vehicle for Trade Adjustment Assistance. 

Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of H.R. 2832. 

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

2011 Fall Symposium
“A growing Crisis in the Credit Market”
9:00 a.m.
2168 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“New Ideas for Refinancing and Restructuring Mortgage Loans”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Finance Committee
“Tax Overhaul Options”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Joint Economic Committee
“Debt Limit”
10:00 a.m.
210 Cannon

Senate Appropriations Committee
“FY 2012 Appropriations for Transportation and HUD”
10:30 a.m.
138 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Markup of FY 2012 Appropriations for Labor, HHS, Education”
2:30 p.m.
124 Dirksen

House Armed Services Committee
“Panel on Business Challenges within the Defense Industry”
3:00 p.m.
2212 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“Proposed Merger Between Express Scripts and Medco”
3:30 p.m.
2142 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Markup of EPA and Cement Regulations, Pipeline Safety”
4:30 p.m.
2123 Rayburn 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Clean Water

S.1578 : A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act with respect to consumer confidence reports by community water systems.
Sponsor: Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] (introduced 9/19/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

Energy

S.1575 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the depreciation recovery period for energy-efficient cool roof systems.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 9/19/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Tax

H.R.2965 : To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for penalties for employees of the Veterans Health Administration who intentionally fail to follow infection control practices.
Sponsor: Rep Turner, Michael R. [OH-3] (introduced 9/19/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans’ Affairs; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.1575 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the depreciation recovery period for energy-efficient cool roof systems.
Sponsor: Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] (introduced 9/19/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1577 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 9/19/2011) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.