Today’s Daily Update


House

  • The House is not in session this week.

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the Appropriations Bill for Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, and Science; and Transportation/HUD (H.R. 2112).

Today:

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

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“Housing Finance”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
“The G20 and Global Economic and Financial Risks”
2:00 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Shale Gas Production and Water Resources”
2:30 p.m.
366 Dirksen
 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

S.1737 : A bill to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process, to reduce the amount of energy consumed by homes, to facilitate the creation of energy efficiency retrofit and construction jobs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] (introduced 10/19/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban

Health

S.1734 : A bill to provide incentives for the development of qualified infectious disease products.
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 10/19/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

S.1738 : A bill to rescind the 3.8 percent tax on the investment income of the American people and to promote job creation and small businesses.
Sponsor: Sen Cornyn, John [TX] (introduced 10/19/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/19/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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