Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved 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).


Today:

  • The House will consider the “Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act of 2011” (H.R. 1633).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate approved an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (S. 1958) by voice vote.


Today:

  • The Senate will consider the nomination of Richard Cordray to be the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and begin consideration of the “Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011” (S. 1944).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Agriculture Committee
“Examination of MF Global Bankruptcy”
9:30 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup of Housing and Insurance Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Markup of S. 1886, the Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enforcement Act and S. 678, the Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act”
10:00 a.m.
226 Dirksen

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee
“Internet Name Domain Expansion”
10:00 a.m.
253 Russell

Senate Foreign Relations Committee
“Nominations Hearing”
10:00 a.m.
4:19 Dirksen

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Domestic and Global Water Supply Issues”
2:30 p.m.
366 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget and Deficit Reduction

H.R.3575 : To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to establish joint resolutions on the budget, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Rules; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, 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.3576 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to establish spending limits and deficit control.
Sponsor: Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.3577 : To establish biennial budgets for the United States Government.
Sponsor: Rep Ribble, Reid J. [WI-8] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and 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.3578 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to reform the budget baseline.
Sponsor: Rep Woodall, Rob [GA-7] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Budget
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Budget.

H.R.3579 : To require greater accountability in spending in direct spending programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Chaffetz, Jason [UT-3] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Education and the Workforce, and the Judiciary, 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.3580 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to provide for long-term budgeting, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Mulvaney, Mick [SC-5] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules; House Agriculture; House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, Agriculture, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and 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.

H.R.3581 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to increase transparency in Federal budgeting, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Garrett, Scott [NJ-5] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Budget; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, and Ways and Means, 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.3582 : To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for macroeconomic analysis of the impact of legislation.
Sponsor: Rep Price, Tom [GA-6] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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.3583 : To amend title 31, United States Code, to provide for automatic continuing resolutions.
Sponsor: Rep Lankford, James [OK-5] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Appropriations.

S.1960 : A bill to provide incentives to create American jobs.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Financial Services

H.R.3595 : To establish a mandatory mediation process for servicers of residential mortgages and borrowers.
Sponsor: Rep Wilson, Frederica [FL-17] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3603 : To authorize 150,000 incremental vouchers for tenant-based rental assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 to help meet the housing needs of low-income families.
Sponsor: Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1958 : A bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until May 31, 2012.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Passed/agreed to in Senate.
Status: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.

Health

H.R.3586 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to limit the liability of health care professionals who volunteer to provide health care services in response to a disaster.
Sponsor: Rep Stearns, Cliff [FL-6] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.3587 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicaid prompt pay requirement to claims for payment for covered items and services furnished by any Medicaid health care entity.
Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Postal Services

H.R.3584 : To authorize the United States Postal Service to co-locate post offices at retail facilities and municipal buildings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R.3591 : To recalculate and restore retirement annuity obligations of the United States Postal Service, eliminate the requirement that the United States Postal Service pre-fund the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund, place restrictions on the closure of postal facilities, create incentives for innovation for the United States Postal Service, to maintain levels of postal service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.3592 : To provide that the Postal Service may not close any post office which results in more than 10 miles distance (as measured on roads with year-round access) between any 2 post offices.
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Tax

H.R.3587 : To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicaid prompt pay requirement to claims for payment for covered items and services furnished by any Medicaid health care entity.
Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3598 : To prohibit fees with respect to electronic benefit transfer debit cards used in connection with unemployment compensation.
Sponsor: Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3600 : To restore the Free Speech and First Amendment rights of churches and exempt organizations by repealing the 1954 Johnson Amendment.
Sponsor: Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3601 : To amend title III of the Social Security Act to require a substance abuse risk assessment and targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kingston, Jack [GA-1] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 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.

S.1951 : A bill to restore the exemption from fees for certain customs services for passengers arriving from Canada, Mexico, and islands adjacent to the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1952 : A bill to improve hazardous materials transportation safety and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.1956 : A bill to prohibit operators of civil aircraft of the United States from participating in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Thune, John [SD] (introduced 12/7/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.