Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House began consideration of the “Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act of 2011” (H.R. 2401). Early this morning, the House approved the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2608).   

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the “Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act of 2011” (H.R. 2401). 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (H.R. 2832). 

Today:

  • The Senate will consider the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2608). 

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Examining the Increase in Drug Shortages”
9:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn    

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

S.1602 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the technologies through which a vehicle qualifies for the credit for new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.
Sponsor: Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1603 : A bill to enable transportation fuel competition, consumer choice, and greater use of domestic energy sources in order to reduce our Nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1610 : A bill to provide additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to promulgate achievable standards for cement manufacturing facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Barrasso, John [WY] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.3030 : To amend the Fair Housing Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.1600 : A bill to enhance the ability of community banks to foster economic growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1615 : A bill to require enhanced economic analysis and justification of regulations proposed by certain Federal banking, housing, securities, and commodity regulators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1617 : Healthy Housing Council Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.3015 : To improve and enhance research and programs on childhood cancer survivorship, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3026 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Matheson, Jim [UT-2] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3032 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for services of qualified radiologist assistants under the Medicare program.
Sponsor: Rep Reichert, David G. [WA-8] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 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.1609 : Medical-Legal Partnership for Health Act
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1613 : Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research and Quality of Life Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Homeland Security

H.R.3011 : To authorize the programs of the Transportation Security Administration relating to the provision of transportation security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike D. [AL-3] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.1604 : A bill to provide additional resources and funding for construction and infrastructure improvements at United States land ports of entry, to open additional inspection lanes, to hire more inspectors, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Tax

H.R.3008 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for the reissuance of Social Security account numbers to children in cases in which the confidentiality of the number has been compromised by reason of theft.
Sponsor: Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3018 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a temporary surtax on increases in retained earnings of domestic corporations.
Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3020 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow certain Puerto Rico corporations to elect to be treated as domestic corporations.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1602 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the technologies through which a vehicle qualifies for the credit for new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles.
Sponsor: Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1616 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain stock of real estate investment trusts from the tax on foreign investments in United States real property interests, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Telecom

H.R.3035 : To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to permit informational calls to mobile telephone numbers, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

H.R.3019 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to consider certain factors in evaluating public transportation projects for purposes of making capital investment grants, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3021 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify cost-sharing requirements under certain public transportation grant programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3022 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to allow urbanized area formula grants for public transportation projects to be used for operating costs in urbanized areas with a population of at least 200,000, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3025 : To provide for certain tunnel life safety and rehabilitation projects for Amtrak.
Sponsor: Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] (introduced 9/22/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 9/22/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.