Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several minor bills under suspension of the rules.    

Today:

  • The House will consider the Senate amendment to the Continuing Resolution (H.R. 2608) to fund the government until November 18, 2011. 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate invoked cloture on the “Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act” (S. 1619). 

Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act” (S. 1619). 

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

House Select Intelligence Committee
“Cyber Threats and National Security”
10:00 a.m.
HCV-210 Capitol Visitor Center

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Modernizing the Workforce Investment Act: Developing an Effective Job Training System for Workers and Employers”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Shale Gas Production Report”
10:00 a.m.
366 Dirksen

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Cost of Prescription Drug Abuse in the Medicare Part D Program”
10:30 a.m.
342 Dirksen

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Nutrient Pollution: An Overview of Nutrient Reduction Approaches”
2:30 p.m.
406 Dirksen 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.3077 : To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to ensure that customers have the right to immediately close any account at any insured depository institutions on demand, without cost to the consumer, that consumers receive any balance in their account immediately, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Brad [NC-13] (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3084 : To authorize the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to temporarily increase the conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are applicable to high-cost sub-areas within counties.
Sponsor: Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. 

Trade

H.R.3078 : To implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (by request) (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3079 : To implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (by request) (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3080 : To implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] (by request) (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1641 : A bill to implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (by request) (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1642 : A bill to implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (by request) (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1643 : A bill to implement the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (by request) (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Transportation

H.R.3081 : To authorize the use of certain rail relocation funding for high-speed rail projects.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Timothy V. [IL-15] (introduced 10/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 10/3/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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