Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2012” (H.R. 3800) and a resolution expressing the sense of the House that “the passage of a fiscal year 2013 budget is of national importance” (H. Res. 516).


Today:

  • The House will consider a motion to go to conference on the “FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act” (H.R. 658).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was in a period of morning business.


Today:

  • The Senate will be in a period of morning business, no votes are expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“North American Energy Access Act”
8:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

FDIC
Systemic Risk Advisory Board Meeting
8:45 a.m.

House Agriculture Committee
“Markup of Title VII of Dodd-Frank”
9:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
“News Briefing on Taxation of Commodity Investments”
10:30 a.m.
269 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.3811 : To approve the Keystone XL pipeline project permit.
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce; House Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Natural Resources, 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.3817 : To amend the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to improve the energy efficiency of electric instantaneous water heaters, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3822 : To require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to retain and redistribute certain amounts collected as fines.
Sponsor: Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.3812 : To extend the supplemental security income program to Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3819 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the transfer of required minimum distributions from a retirement plan to a health savings account.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3820 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the dependent care credit to take into account expenses for care of parents and grandparents who do not live with the taxpayer.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.3816 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide rights for pilots, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Sam [MO-6] (introduced 1/24/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/24/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.