Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved a resolution electing the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives (H. Res. 511).


Today:

  • The House will consider a resolution of disapproval of the President’s “exercise of authority to increase the debt limit” (H.J. Res. 98).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.


Today:

  • The Senate is not in session.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
“Examining the Impact of the Volcker Rule on Markets, Businesses, Investors, and Job Creation”
9:30 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act of 2011”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Debt Limit

H.J.RES.99 : Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that an increase in the Federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several States.
Sponsor: Rep Schweikert, David [AZ-5] (introduced 1/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Education

H.R.3775 : To provide dollars to the classroom.
Sponsor: Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] (introduced 1/17/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 1/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Energy

H.R.3773 : To amend the Renewable Fuel Program in section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act to allow domestic alternative fuel to be used to satisfy a portion of the required applicable volume of renewable fuel.
Sponsor: Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] (introduced 1/17/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/17/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.