Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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

Today:

  • The House will consider two securities measures designed to help small businesses, the “Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011” (H.R. 1070) and a bill to “amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration” (H.R. 1965).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved the appropriations bill for Agriculture, Commerce, Science and Justice, and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (H.R. 2112).


Today:

  • The Senate will consider the motion to proceed to the “Rebuild America Jobs Act” (S. 1769).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
“European Debt Crisis”
9:30 a.m.
419 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: The First 100 Days”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Armed Services Committee
“The Future of the Military Services and Consequences of Defense Sequestration”
10:00 a.m.
2118 Rayburn

 

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Overseas Worker Exploitation”
10:00 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Do New Health Law Mandates Threaten Conscience Rights and Access to Care?
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

House Science, Space and Technology Committee
“Impact of Motor Fuel Standards”
2:00 p.m.
2318 Rayburn

 

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“Markup of Coast Guard Authorization”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.3296 : To amend the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 with respect to grants for economic adjustment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 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.

Health

H.R.3299 : To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to apply to retiree-only health plans the extension of dependent health coverage for individuals through 26 years of age provided for by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sponsor: Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and 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.

 

Immigration

H.R.3297 : To temporarily expand the (V) nonimmigrant visa category to include Haitians whose petition for a family-sponsored immigrant visa was approved on or before January 12, 2010.
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (20)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary..

 

Job Creation

H.R.3302 : To create private sector jobs by simplifying the tax code, increasing domestic energy production, reforming government regulations, and strengthening workforce training programs.
Sponsor: Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources; House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Energy and Commerce; House Rules; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Energy and Commerce, Rules, and 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.

Tax

H.R.3287 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to loans made from a qualified employer plan, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3302 : To create private sector jobs by simplifying the tax code, increasing domestic energy production, reforming government regulations, and strengthening workforce training programs.
Sponsor: Rep Rooney, Thomas J. [FL-16] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Natural Resources; House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Energy and Commerce; House Rules; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Natural Resources, the Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, Energy and Commerce, Rules, and 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.

Transportation

H.R.3294 : To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide funding flexibility for transportation emergencies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bucshon, Larry [IN-8] (introduced 11/1/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 11/1/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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