Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved 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).  

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the “Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Extension” (H.R. 2943). The House will also consider the “Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012” (H.R. 2698).  

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of H.R. 2832, the legislative vehicle for Trade Adjustment Assistance.  

Today:

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

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“Dually-Eligible Beneficiaries: Improving Care While Lowering Costs”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Examining Abuses of Medicaid Eligibility Rules”
10:00 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Review of Methods Used to Analyze Tax Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Markup of EPA and Cement Regulations, Pipeline Safety”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Legislative Proposals to Facilitate Small Business Capital Formation and Job Creation”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Science Committee
“Cloud Computing Outlook”
10:00 a.m.
2318 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“Markup of H.R. 2847, the American Specialty Agriculture Act”
10:15 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Expiring Medicare Provider Payment Provisions”
2:00 p.m.
1100 Longworth

Joint Economic Committee
“How U.S. Trade Policy Offshores Jobs”
2:00 p.m.
216 Hart

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Oversight of Google”
2:00 p.m.
226 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Markup of FY 2012 Appropriations for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, State, Labor, Health and Human Services”
3:00 p.m.
106 Dirksen  

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.2979 : To defer mortgage payment due dates and to prohibit creditors from imposing late fees, increasing interest rates, or submitting adverse credit information with regard to the account of a mortgage holder whose principal residence has been severely impacted by a natural disaster for up to a 90-day period following issuance of a disaster declared by the Presidential for the area in which the mortgage holder’s principal residence is located, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  

Health

H.R.2969 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for extended months of Medicare coverage of immunosuppressive drugs for kidney transplant patients and other renal dialysis provisions.
Sponsor: Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 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.

S.1584 : A bill to provide for additional quality control of drugs.
Sponsor: Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.  

Labor

H.R.2978 : To amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the authority of the National Labor Relations Board with respect to rulemaking, issuance of complaints, and authority over unfair labor practices.
Sponsor: Rep Scott, Austin [GA-8] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Postal Service

H.R.2967 : To enhance the long-term profitability of the United States Postal Service through enhanced innovation, operational flexibility, workforce realignment, and regulatory relief.
Sponsor: Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Telecom

H.R.2976 : To enhance public safety by making more spectrum available to public safety agencies, to facilitate the development of a wireless public safety broadband network, to provide standards for the spectrum needs of public safety agencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

S.1583 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax deduction for the purchase, construction, and installation of a safe room or storm shelter, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Trade

S.1581 : A bill to improve the importer of record program and the collection of fees and duties in connection with the importation of merchandise into the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.2971 : To amend titles 23, 45, and 49, United States Code, to encourage the use of private-public partnerships in transportation.
Sponsor: Rep Hultgren, Randy [IL-14] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.2974 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that not less than 10 percent of the amounts made available for certain high-speed rail projects be expended through small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] (introduced 9/20/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, 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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