Today’s Daily Update


House

  • The House is not in session this week.

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate began consideration of the Appropriations Bill for Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, and Science; and Transportation/HUD (H.R. 2112) and approved the “Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011” (S. 275) by unanimous consent.

Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Agriculture, CJS and Transportation/HUD appropriations bill (H.R. 2112).

Hearing Covered by W&J Today

CFTC
Open Meeting
9:30 a.m.

SEC
Roundtable on Conflict Minerals
12:30 p.m.
100 F St NE

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
“Pipeline Safety Issues”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

S.1716 : A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve teacher quality and increase access to effective teachers.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1724 : A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding highly qualified teachers, growth models, adequate yearly progress, Native American language programs, and parental involvement, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1725 : A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 regarding the accountability system for elementary and secondary schools, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Health

S.1718 : Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Job Creation

S.1720 : A bill to provide American jobs through economic growth.
Sponsor: Sen McCain, John [AZ] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (32)
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Tax

S.1718 : Strengthening Medicare And Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1726 : Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] (introduced 10/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 10/17/2011 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

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