Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Cement Sector Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (H.R. 2681) and began consideration of the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (H.R. 2250), regarding EPA rules for industrial boiler emissions.

Today:

  • The House is not in session.

Senate

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The Senate is in pro-forma session, no business will be conducted.

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

MedPAC
Public Meeting
9:00 a.m.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

S.1675 : A bill to improve student academic achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Financial Services

H.R.3125 : To establish a program to provide guarantees for debt issued by or on behalf of State catastrophe insurance programs to assist in the financial recovery from earthquakes, earthquake-induced landslides, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis.
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3128 : To amend the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to adjust the date on which consolidated assets are determined for purposes of exempting certain instruments of smaller institutions from capital deductions.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3129 : To establish the Family Foreclosure Rescue Corporation to provide emergency relief to refinance home mortgages of homeowners in foreclosure or default.
Sponsor: Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.1671 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a temporary dividends received deduction for dividends received from a controlled foreign corporation.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Homeland Security

H.R.3116 : To authorize certain programs of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (12)
Committees: House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Immigration

H.R.3119 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to remove the per-country limitation on employment-based immigrant visas, to adjust the per-country limitation on family-sponsored immigrant visas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.3120 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to require accreditation of certain educational institutions for purposes of a nonimmigrant student visa, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Labor

H.R.3135 : To amend the provisions of title 40, United States Code, commonly known as the Davis-Bacon Act, to raise the threshold dollar amount of contracts subject to the prevailing wage requirements of such provisions.
Sponsor: Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (21)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

S.1666 : A bill to prohibit the implementation of certain rules of the National Labor Relations Board relating to the posting of notices on unionization.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Telecom

H.R.3118 : To direct the Federal Communications Commission to revisit the universal service support program under section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934 to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.3123 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow for annual elections to accelerate AMT credits in lieu of bonus depreciation.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3129 : To establish the Family Foreclosure Rescue Corporation to provide emergency relief to refinance home mortgages of homeowners in foreclosure or default.
Sponsor: Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

H.R.3139 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the creation of disaster protection funds in the District of Columbia by property and casualty insurance companies for the payment of policyholders’ claims arising from natural catastrophic events.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3142 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the donation of wild game meat.
Sponsor: Rep Young, Don [AK] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1671 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a temporary dividends received deduction for dividends received from a controlled foreign corporation.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1676 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for taxpayers making donations with their returns of income tax to the Federal Government to pay down the public debt.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.3122 : To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to establish procedures to advance the use of cleaner construction equipment on Federal-aid highway and public transportation construction projects, to make the acquisition and installation of emission control technology an eligible expense in carrying out such projects, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hanna, Richard L. [NY-24] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.1665 : A bill to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 10/6/2011)      Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 10/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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