Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The House is not in session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.


Today:

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

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
“Taxation of Commodity Investments”
10:00 a.m.
342 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Education

H.R.3826 : To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Energy

H.R.3832 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the equalization of the excise tax on liquefied natural gas and per energy equivalent of diesel.
Sponsor: Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Financial Services

H.R.3825 : To authorize the use of multifamily housing subject to a mortgage insured under section 207 of the National Housing Act as work force residential housing.
Sponsor: Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.3827 : To repeal the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research program and comparative effectiveness research funding.
Sponsor: Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Appropriations; House Budget; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Appropriations, the Budget, and 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.3831 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 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.

Tax

H.R.3827 : To repeal the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research program and comparative effectiveness research funding.
Sponsor: Rep Guthrie, Brett [KY-2] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Appropriations; House Budget; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Appropriations, the Budget, and 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.3831 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
Sponsor: Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 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.3832 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the equalization of the excise tax on liquefied natural gas and per energy equivalent of diesel.
Sponsor: Rep Thornberry, Mac [TX-13] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

Transportation

H.R.3824 : To ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration addresses fatigue issues of flight attendants.
Sponsor: Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] (introduced 1/25/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/25/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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