Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The House will consider the Conference Report for the final fiscal year 2012 spending package (H.R. 2055). The House will also consider the “Disaster Relief Appropriations Act” (H.R. 3672).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The Senate is expected to consider the final spending package for FY 2012 and the House approved Payroll Tax bill (H.R. 3630).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“What the Euro Crisis Means for Taxpayers and the U.S. Economy Pt. II”
9:30 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Cybersecurity

H.R.3674 : To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make certain improvements in the laws relating to cybersecurity, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: House Homeland Security; House Oversight and Government Reform; House Science, Space, and Technology; House Judiciary; House Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, the Judiciary, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), 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.

Defense

H.R.3676 : To amend the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to specifically state that United States citizens may not be detained against their will without all the rights of due process afforded to citizens in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States.
Sponsor: Rep Landry, Jeffrey M. [LA-3] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Armed Services; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 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.3689 : To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to waive any emission standard or other requirement under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7412) applicable to the control of asbestos emissions in the demolition or renovation of a condemned building for which there is a reasonable expectation of structural failure.
Sponsor: Rep Owens, William L. [NY-23] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3690 : To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to beach monitoring, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Financial Services

H.R.3677 : To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a national program to create jobs and increase economic development in underserved areas by promoting cooperative development.
Sponsor: Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.1997 : A bill to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from providing extra support to the Federal Housing Administration.
Sponsor: Sen Vitter, David [LA] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.3679 : To amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the position of National Nurse for Public Health.
Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (18)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3682 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and provide for comprehensive health reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Administration; House Rules; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, 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.3683 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay implementation of the Medicare hospital readmissions reduction program for 5 years, to require Congressional approval for additional applicable conditions, and to provide for a report on potential impact of such program.
Sponsor: Rep Buerkle, Ann Marie [NY-25] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3691 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to application of the frailty adjustment to certain Medicare Advantage plans.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 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.1999 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply the frailty adjustment under PACE payment rules to certain specialized MA plans for special needs individuals.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2002 : A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve the safety of Internet pharmacies.
Sponsor: Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Tax

H.R.3681 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit to pass-thru entities for hiring individuals who are unemployed and receive unemployment benefits.
Sponsor: Rep Webster, Daniel [FL-8] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3682 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and provide for comprehensive health reform, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Administration; House Rules; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, 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.3683 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay implementation of the Medicare hospital readmissions reduction program for 5 years, to require Congressional approval for additional applicable conditions, and to provide for a report on potential impact of such program.
Sponsor: Rep Buerkle, Ann Marie [NY-25] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3691 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to application of the frailty adjustment to certain Medicare Advantage plans.
Sponsor: Rep Paulsen, Erik [MN-3] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 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.1999 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply the frailty adjustment under PACE payment rules to certain specialized MA plans for special needs individuals.
Sponsor: Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Telecom

H.R.3675 : To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission that intervened in the television marketplace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Scalise, Steve [LA-1] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 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.

Transportation

H.R.3684 : To amend the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to permit Federal regulation and review of tolls and toll increases on certain surface transportation facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-13] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2006 : A bill to amend the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to permit Federal regulation and review of tolls and toll increases on certain surface transportation facilities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 12/15/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/15/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.