Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (H.R. 2681) and a bill to “return unused or reclaimed funds made available for broadband awards in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to the U.S. Treasury” (H.R. 1343).

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of 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 Energy and Commerce Committee
“Children and Electronic Privacy”
9:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Budget Oversight”
9:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“Small Business Capital Formation Markup”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Markup of Trade Agreements”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Emergency Management


H.R.3089 : Rebuilding the Economy and Limiting the Impacts of Expected Flooding Act of 2011

Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

S.1650 : A bill to provide for the orderly implementation of the provisions of title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 

Health

S.1644 : Workforce Health Improvement Program Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Immigration

S.1653 : A bill to make minor modifications to the procedures relating to the issuance of visas.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Postal Services


S.1649 : United States Postal Service Pension Obligation Recalculation and Restoration Act of 2011

Sponsor: Sen Baucus, Max [MT] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Tax


H.R.3087 : Motorsports Fairness and Permanency Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Buchanan, Vern [FL-13] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3091 : To make permanent the individual income tax rates for capital gains and dividends.
Sponsor: Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1647 : A bill to repeal the sunset on the reduction of capital gains rates for individuals and on the taxation of dividends of individuals at capital gain rates.
Sponsor: Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Telecom


S.1652 : A bill to amend title 9 of the United States Code to prohibit mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts for mobile service.
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 

Transportation


H.R.3085 : Emergency Transportation Safety Fund Act
Sponsor: Rep Young, Todd C. [IN-9] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.1648 : A bill to terminate the Transportation Enhancement Program and transfer the funding dedicated to such program to carry out the most critical emergency transportation projects identified by the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with State and local transportation officials.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 10/4/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 10/4/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.