Today’s Daily Update



  • The House was not in session.


  • Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act” (H.R. 3012), the “National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2011” (H.R. 2192), the “Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act” (H.R. 1801) and “Federal Workers Compensation Modernization and Improvement Act” (H.R. 2465).




  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee and continued consideration of the “Department of Defense Authorization Act” (S. 1867).


  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “Department of Defense Authorization Act” (S. 1867). Votes on amendments are expected.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Technical Conference
1:00 p.m.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday


S.1917 : A bill to create jobs by providing payroll tax relief for middle class families and businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 11/28/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 11/28/2011 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.


S.1915 : A bill to amend the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 to provide clarification regarding the applicability of exemptions relating to the transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 11/28/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 11/28/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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