Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several minor bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act” (H.R. 2405) and the “SOAR Technical Corrections Act” (H.R. 3237).


Today:

  • The House will consider the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2011” (H.R. 10) as well as a Motion to go to Conference on the “Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act” (H.R. 2055) and the “National Defense Authorization Act” (H.R. 1540).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate will be in a period of morning business.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

FDIC
Open Meeting
10:00 a.m.

House Financial Services Committee
“Housing Finance Reform”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Finance Committee
“Drug Shortages: Why They Happened and What They Mean”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

House Oversight and Government Reform
“A Medicaid Fraud Victim Speaks Out: What’s Going Wrong and Why?”
10:00 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
“Visa Waiver Program Oversight”
1:00 p.m.
2141 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“Enhanced Supervision: A New Regime for Regulating Large, Complex Financial Institutions”
2:00 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.3570 : To promote ocean and human health and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Science, Space, and Technology; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.3564 : Public Housing Tenants Respect Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3566 : Fairness in Foreclosures Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Homeland Security

H.R.3563 : Integrated Public Alert Warning System Modernization Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, 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.

Tax

H.R.3567 : Welfare Integrity Now for Children and Families Act of 2011
Sponsor: Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-7] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3571 : To direct the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to establish a self-employment tax initiative grant program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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.

H.R.3573 : To reauthorize and amend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs.
Sponsor: Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 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.

S.1948 : A bill to establish an Innovation in Investment pilot program, to improve and expand a national registered apprenticeship program, to provide for State Workforce Education and Training Advisory Committees, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 12/6/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/6/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.