Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Access to Capital for Job Creators Act” (H.R. 2940).

Today:

  • The House will begin consideration of the “Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011” (H.R. 2838).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate did not agree on the motion to proceed to the “Rebuild America Jobs Act” (S. 1769) or the “Long-term Surface Transportation Extension Act” (S. 1786). The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session today.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Identity Theft and Tax Fraud: Growing Problems for the Internal Revenue Service”
9:30 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

S.1803 : A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to limit Federal regulation of nuisance dust in areas in which that dust is regulated under State, tribal, or local law, to establish a prohibition against revising any national ambient air quality standard applicable to nuisance dust, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.1805 : A bill to prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from rejecting or otherwise determining to be inadequate a State implementation plan in any case in which the State submitting the plan has not been given a reasonable time to develop and submit the plan in accordance with a certain provision of the Clean Air Act.
Sponsor: Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

S.1807 : Energy Research and Development Coordination Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3336 : To ensure the exclusion of small lenders from certain regulations of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Sponsor: Rep Hartzler, Vicky [MO-4] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

 

Health

H.R.3342 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage States to increase generic drug utilization under Medicaid.
Sponsor: Rep Bass, Charles F. [NH-2] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1800 : A bill to prohibit the use of Federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program.
Sponsor: Sen Paul, Rand [KY] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.1809 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis surveillance, education, and testing in order to prevent deaths from liver cancer, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.3333 : To amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to help alien children in the child welfare system apply for all available forms of immigration relief, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.3338 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the identification of corporate tax haven countries and increased penalties for tax evasion practices in haven countries that ship United States jobs overseas, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.3339 : To establish consistent requirements for the electronic content and format of data used in the administration of certain human services programs under the Social Security Act.
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Geoff [KY-4] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.3343 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the rule providing 5-year amortization of expenses incurred in creating or acquiring music or music copyrights.
Sponsor: Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3346 : To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the continuation of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (52)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.3348 : To amend title II of the Social Security Act to remove the limitation upon the amount of outside income which an individual may earn while receiving benefits under such title, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3360 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction for contributions to tax-exempt Housing Equity Savings Accounts.
Sponsor: Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1796 : A bill to make permanent the Internal Revenue Service Free File program.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1804 : Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tourism

H.R.3341 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to stimulate international tourism to the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary; House Homeland Security
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.3347 : To exempt any road, highway, or bridge damaged by a natural disaster, including a flood, from duplicative environmental document reviews if the road, highway, or bridge is reconstructed in the same location.
Sponsor: Rep Fortenberry, Jeff [NE-1] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.1797 : A bill to amend title 23, United States Code, to permit as part of certain highway projects the installation of charging infrastructure for plug-in electric drive vehicles.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 11/3/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 11/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.