Today’s Daily Update


 House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved the “Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards Act of 2011” (H.R. 2042) and approved the rule for consideration of the “Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011” (H.R. 2042).

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011” (H.R. 2042) and the rule for consideration of two tax bills: “to modify the calculation of modified gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain health-care related programs” (H.R. 2576); and “to repeal the imposition of 3 percent withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities” (H.R. 674).

 

Senate

Today:

  • The Senate is not in session this week.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“CLASS (Act) Cancelled: An Unsustainable Program and Its Consequences for the Nation’s Deficit”
9:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

SEC
“Open Meeting on Hedge Funds and Systemic Risk”
9:00 a.m.
100 F St NE

House Armed Services Committee
“Consequences of Defense Sequestration”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

Joint Select Deficit Reduction Committee
“Discretionary Outlays, Security and Non-Security”
10:00 a.m.
216 Hart

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup of Capital Formation Bills”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn DC

Bar
Meeting on CFPB
12:00 p.m.

House Armed Services Committee
“Army Acquisition and Modernization”
2:00 p.m.
2118 Rayburn 

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Deficit Reduction

H.R.3243 : Common Sense Deficit Reduction Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Rehberg, Denny [MT] (introduced 10/24/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/24/2011 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.
 

Financial Services

H.R.3254 : Affordable Communities Employment Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] (introduced 10/25/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services

Health

H.R.3258 : Medicare Equity Extension Act of 2011 
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 10/25/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 10/25/2011 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.

H.R.3239 : Safeguarding Access For Every Medicare Patient Act
Sponsor: Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] (introduced 10/21/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 10/21/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 

Transportation 

H.R.3259 : National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2011 
Sponsor: Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] (introduced 10/25/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 10/25/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

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