Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House was in pro-forma session.

Today:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the “Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011” (H.R. 1002) and a Peace Corps volunteer protection act (S. 1280).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate will complete consideration of the mini-bus appropriations bill for Agriculture, Commerce, Science and Justice, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (H.R. 2112).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Joint Select Deficit Reduction Committee
“Review of Previous Debt Reduction Proposals”
1:00 p.m.
1100 Longworth

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“EPA Clean Air Rules”
1:00 p.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“The Defense Industrial Base: The Role of the Department of Defense”
3:00 p.m.
2212 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Defense

H.R.3284 : To amend title 10, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program to determine the feasibility and desirability of equipping turbojet aircraft in the Civil Reserve Air Fleet with a missile defense system.

Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

 

Energy


S.1764 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the qualifying advanced energy project credit.

Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3283 : To amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide an exemption for certain swaps and security-based swaps involving Non-U.S. persons, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.1767 : A bill to amend the Truth in Lending Act to prohibit the distribution of any check or other negotiable instrument as part of a solicitation by a creditor for an extension of credit, to limit the liability of consumers in conjunction with such solicitations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

 

Health

S.1762 : A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the calculation of modified adjusted gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain healthcare-related programs.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1765 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to strengthen the healthcare system’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Job Creation

S.1769 : A bill to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (17)
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Tax

S.1762 : A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the calculation of modified adjusted gross income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain healthcare-related programs.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1764 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the qualifying advanced energy project credit.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 10/31/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 10/31/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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