Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate failed to approve the motions to proceed to the “Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011” (S. 1944) and the “Temporary Tax Holiday and Government Reduction Act” (S. 1931).


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education and Labor

H.R.3611 : To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to increase business engagement and improve training opportunities for occupations that are in-demand in order to get Americans back to work.
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.3614 : To reauthorize the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2001.
Sponsor: Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.3624 : To authorize the Secretary of Education to enter into voluntary, flexible agreements with certain guaranty agencies to provide delinquency prevention and default aversion services for borrowers and potential borrowers of Federal Direct Loans under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Energy

H.R.3616 : To provide that the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency entitled “National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines” have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary compression and spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines operated to generate electricity for emergency or demand response purposes, or for the purpose of operating a water pump.
Sponsor: Rep Berg, Rick [ND] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1971 : A bill to provide for the establishment of a committee to assess the effects of certain Federal regulatory mandates and to provide for relief from those mandates, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Financial Services

H.R.3606 : To increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies.
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (27)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3619 : To permanently extend the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 and establish a private right of action to enforce compliance with such Act.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3628 : To extend the National Flood Insurance Program until May 31, 2012.
Sponsor: Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1963 : A bill to revoke the charters for the Federal National Mortgage Corporation and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation upon resolution of their obligations, to create a new Mortgage Finance Agency for the securitization of single family and multifamily mortgages, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1970 : A bill to amend the securities laws to provide for registration exemptions for certain crowdfunded securities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.1975 : A bill to repeal the authority to provide certain loans to the International Monetary Fund, to prohibit loans to enable the Fund to provide financing for European financial stability and to oppose the provision of such financing, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (25)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Health

H.R.3613 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare part D.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (33)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.3620 : To amend title IX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing a maternity care quality measurement program, evaluating maternity care home models, and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
Sponsor: Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3622 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on 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.3625 : To amend title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by State educational agencies to identify more at-risk families.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.1967 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the treatment of certain physician pathology services under the Medicare Program.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1969 : A bill to amend title IX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing a materinty care quality measurement program, evaluating maternity care home models, and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1972 : A bill to amend the Food and Drug Administration’s mission.
Sponsor: Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.3615 : To amend title III of the Social Security Act to require States to implement a drug testing program for applicants for and recipients of unemployment compensation.
Sponsor: Rep Pearce, Stevan [NM-2] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3621 : To suspend temporarily the duty on certain adjustable metal lighting fixtures.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1964 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the harbor maintenance tax certain commercial cargo loaded or unloaded at United States ports in the Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway System.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1967 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the treatment of certain physician pathology services under the Medicare Program.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1969 : A bill to amend title IX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing a materinty care quality measurement program, evaluating maternity care home models, and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
Sponsor: Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Telecom

H.R.3629 : To require retail establishments that use mobile device tracking technology to display notices to that effect.
Sponsor: Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Transportation

H.R.3607 : To establish a program to improve freight mobility in the United States, to establish the National Freight Mobility Infrastructure Fund, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

S.1968 : A bill to require the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program to increase accountability with respect to outcomes of transportation investments, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] (introduced 12/8/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/8/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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