Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to the Conference Report on the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012” (H.R. 1540).


Today:

  • The House will consider the “Welfare Integrity and Data Improvement Act” (H.R. 3659).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate did not agree to the resolutions regarding balanced budget amendments to the Constitution (S.J. Res 10 and S.J. Res 24).


Today:

  • The Senate is expected to consider the Conference Report for the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2012” (H.R. 1540) and the House approved Payroll Tax bill (H.R. 3630).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies”
9:30 a.m.
HCV-210

House Judiciary Committee
“Markup of H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act”
10:00 a.m.
2141 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“What the Euro Crisis Means for Taxpayers and the U.S. Economy Pt. I”
10:00 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
“Review of the NRC’s Near-Term Task Force Recommendations for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century”
10:00 a.m.
406 Dirksen

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
“Prescription Drug Shortages: Examining a Public Health Concern and Potential Solutions”
10:00 a.m.
106 Dirksen

House Small Business Committee
“New Medical Loss Ratios: Increasing Health Care Value or Just Eliminating Jobs?”
10:00 a.m.
2360 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“California’s High-Speed Rail Plan”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Financial Services Committee
“The Collapse of MF Global”
1:00 p.m.
HCV-210

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Appropriations

H.R.3671 : Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, 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.3672 : Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Appropriations; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Appropriations, 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.

Deficit Reduction

H.R.3662 : To amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to modify the discretionary spending limits to take into account savings resulting from the reduction in the number of Federal employees.
Sponsor: Rep McKeon, Howard P. “Buck” [CA-25] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (25)
Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform; House Budget
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

Energy

H.R.3663 : To amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to minimize infringement on the exercise and enjoyment of property rights in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Hurt, Robert [VA-5] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3664 : To provide local communities with tools to make solar permitting more efficient, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, 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.1988 : A bill to amend the Federal Power Act to require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to consider private landownership and private use of land in issuing hydropower licenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.3665 : To require the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to impose fees and assessments to recover the cost of appropriations to the Commission.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Agriculture
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.

Health

H.R.3667 : To provide for a Medicare primary care graduate medical education pilot project in order to improve access to the primary care workforce.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 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.

H.R.3668 : To prevent trafficking in counterfeit drugs.
Sponsor: Rep Meehan, Patrick [PA-7] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.1995 : A bill to enhance Food and Drug Administration oversight of medical device recalls, to provide for the conditional clearance of certain medical devices, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.3659 : Welfare Integrity and Data Improvement Act
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3661 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent and expand the temporary minimum credit rate for the low-income housing tax credit program.
Sponsor: Rep Tiberi, Patrick J. [OH-12] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3669 : To improve the accuracy and transparency of the Federal budget process.
Sponsor: Rep Renacci, James B. [OH-16] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, 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.

S.1989 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the minimum low-income housing tax credit rate for unsubsidized buildings and to provide a minimum 4 percent credit rate for existing buildings.
Sponsor: Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

S.1992 : A bill to provide flexibility of certain transit functions to local entities.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 12/14/2011) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/14/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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