Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House considered several minor bills under suspension of the rules.


Today:

  • The House will consider additional bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Synthetic Drug Control Act” (H.R. 1254) and the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2405).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed four judicial nominees.


Today:

  • The Senate will consider a judicial nominee.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Hearing on H.R. 1148, the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Continued Oversight of the Implementation of the Wall Street Reform Act”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees
“Joint Hearing on Tax Treatment of Financial Products”
10:00 a.m.
HVC-210

House Homeland Security Committee
“Cybersecurity Policies”
10:00 a.m.
311 Cannon

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“The Federal Railroad Administration’s High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program: Mistakes and Lessons Learned”
11:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

Senate Judiciary Committee
“The Express Scripts/Medco Merger: Cost Savings for Consumers or More Profits for the Middlemen?”
2:30 p.m.
226 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.3548 : North American Energy Access Act
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (46)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, 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.3552 : To extend the additional duty on ethanol.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3562 : Ban Toxic Dispersants Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.

Financial Services

H.R.3559 : Insurance Data Protection Act
Sponsor: Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 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.1940 : An original bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, to restore the financial solvency of the flood insurance fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Senate Reports: 112-98
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 250.

S.1941 : A bill to amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Food Safety

H.R.3554 : Genetically Engineered Safety Act
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Agriculture; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 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.

Health

H.R.3558 : Americans Need A Healthcare Ruling Act
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1943 : A bill to amend section 513 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expedite the process for requesting de novo classification of a device.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Immigration

H.R.3557 : Religious Worker Visa Reciprocity Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep King, Steve [IA-5] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Tax

H.R.3551 : Social Security Preservation through Individual Choice Enhancement Act
Sponsor: Rep Landry, Jeffrey M. [LA-3] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3552 : To extend the additional duty on ethanol.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3558 : Americans Need A Healthcare Ruling Act
Sponsor: Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] (introduced 12/2/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3561 : Small Business Pension Promotion Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.1944 : 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 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

S.1946 : A bill to require foreign manufacturers of products imported into the United States to establish registered agents in the United States who are authorized to accept service of process against such manufacturers.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 12/5/2011) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.