Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • Under suspension of the rules, the House approved 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).


Today:

  • The House will consider the “Workplace Democracy and Fairness Act” (H.R. 3094)

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the “Department of Defense Authorization Act” (S. 1867).


Today:

  • The Senate will vote to invoke cloture on the “Department of Defense Authorization Act” (S. 1867). Votes on amendments are also expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Technical Conference
9:00 a.m.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Drug Shortage Crisis: Lives are in the Balance”
10:00 a.m.
2247 Rayburn

Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee
“VA Mental Health Care: Addressing Wait Times and Access to Care”
10:00 a.m.
418 Russell

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

House Judiciary Committee
“Constitutional Limitations on States’ Authority to Collect Sales Taxes in E-Commerce”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

Senate Special Aging Committee
“Overprescribed: The Human and Taxpayers’ Costs of Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes”
2:00 p.m.
562 Dirksen

Senate Commerce Committee
“FCC Nominations”
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

S.1921 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for the retrofit conversion of a nonhybrid motor vehicle to a hybrid.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 11/29/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/29/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.1921 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for the retrofit conversion of a nonhybrid motor vehicle to a hybrid.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 11/29/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/29/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1918 : A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prescribe regulations imposing a fee on air carriers that charge passengers for a first checked bag or a first carry-on bag, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 11/29/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 11/29/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1922 : A bill to clarify the application of section 14501(d) of title 49, United States Code, to prevent the imposition of unreasonable transportation terminal fees.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 11/29/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 11/29/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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