Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “EPA Regulatory Relief Act of 2011” (H.R. 2250) and the “Protect Life Act” (H.R. 358).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act” (H.R. 2273).

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved three judicial nominations.

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Legislative Proposals to Bring Certainty to the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Market”
9:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.3185 : To provide that the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency entitled “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines” have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary compression and spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines operated by certain persons and entities for the purpose of generating electricity or operating a water pump.
Sponsor: Rep Latta, Robert E. [OH-5] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3199 : To provide a comprehensive assessment of the scientific and technical research on the implications of the use of mid-level ethanol blends, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

S.1702 : A bill to provide that the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency entitled “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines” have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary compression and spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines operated by certain persons and entities for the purpose of generating electricity or operating a water pump.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.3190 : To amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to prohibit insured depository institutions from charging consumers fees for the use of debit cards.
Sponsor: Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.3183 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to exempt licensed independent insurance producer remuneration from the medical loss ratio.
Sponsor: Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3198 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare and private health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 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.1700 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to device review determinations and conflicts of interest, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Labor

H.R.3178 : To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to require persons to keep records of non-employees who perform labor or services for remuneration and to provide a special penalty for persons who misclassify employees as non-employees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.

Tax

H.R.3176 : To allow a State to opt out of K-12 education grant programs and the requirements of those programs, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit to taxpayers in such a State, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (17)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.3177 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for the transportation of food for charitable purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3186 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce tobacco smuggling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (36)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3193 : To amend title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to implement a drug testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3195 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on account of claims based on certain unlawful discrimination and to allow income averaging for backpay and frontpay awards received on account of such claims, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3198 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act and title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare and private health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 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.1706 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce tobacco smuggling, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Trade

S.1711 : A bill to enhance reciprocal market access for United States domestic producers in the negotiating process of bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade agreements.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.3200 : To provide flexibility of certain transit functions to local entities.
Sponsor: Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] (introduced 10/13/2011) Cosponsors (106)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 10/13/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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