Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House agreed to the Motion to go to Conference on the “FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act” (H.R. 658).


Today:

  • The House will consider a bill to repeal the CLASS program, a long-term health care program (H.R. 1173). Under suspension of the rules, the House will consider the “Welfare Integrity Now for Children and Families Act of 2011” (H.R. 3567).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the “Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act” (S. 2038).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the “STOCK Act” (S. 2038).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Report of Commission on America’s Nuclear Future”
9:30 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
“Uncharted Territory: What are the Consequences of President Obama’s Unprecedented Recess Appointments?”
9:30 a.m.
2154 Rayburn

SEC
Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies
10:00 a.m.
100 F St NE

Senate Budget Committee
“Outlook for the Eurozone”
10:00 a.m.
608 Dirksen

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
“Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Contract”
10:00 a.m.
334 Cannon

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“PDUFA Reauthorization”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Conference Committee
“Payroll Tax, Unemployment, and Medicare Fix”
10:00 a.m.
HVC-201

House Homeland Security Committee
“Markup of Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
311 Cannon

House Natural Resources Committee
“Markup of U.S. Energy Production Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
1324 Longworth

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Budget

H.R.3844 : To provide for greater transparency and honesty in the Federal budget process.
Sponsor: Rep Roby, Martha [AL-2] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (28)
Committees: House Budget; House Rules; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Rules, and Oversight and Government Reform, 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.

Education

S.2051 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
Sponsor: Sen Reed, Jack [RI] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Energy and Environment

H.R.3852 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow a deduction for amounts paid or incurred by a responsible party relating to a discharge of oil.
Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3856 : To limit the authority of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to certain numeric nutrient criteria, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Southerland, Steve [FL-2] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Immigration

H.R.3842 : To prohibit Federal funding for lawsuits seeking to invalidate specified State laws that support the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (26)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

H.R.3855 : To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements of the visa waiver program and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (15)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2046 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements of the visa waiver program and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Financial Services

H.R.3841 : To prevent foreclosure of, and provide for the reduction of principal on, mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Financial Services; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

H.R.3843 : To amend the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 to provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to the National Iranian Oil Company and the National Iranian Tanker Company.
Sponsor: Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.3849 : To amend the S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 to provide an exception from the definition of loan originator for certain loans made with respect to manufactured homes, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to modify the definition of a high-cost mortgage, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3853 : To provide for semiannual actuarial studies of the FHA mortgage insurance program of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during periods that the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund does not meet minimum capital ratio requirements.
Sponsor: Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2048 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the tax treatment of certain life insurance contract transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Food Safety

H.R.3848 : To prohibit the use of Federal money for print, radio, television or any other media advertisement, campaign, or form of publicity against the use of a food or beverage that is lawfully marketed under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Sponsor: Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health

H.R.3839 : To address critical drug shortages.
Sponsor: Rep Carney, John [DE] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 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.

H.R.3847 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that a medical device is not marketed based on a determination that the device is substantially equivalent to a predicate device that has been recalled, corrected, or removed from the market because of an intrinsic flaw in technology or design that adversely affects safety, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.3840 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Social Security Act to provide for employment tax treatment of professional service businesses.
Sponsor: Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3852 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to disallow a deduction for amounts paid or incurred by a responsible party relating to a discharge of oil.
Sponsor: Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2048 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the tax treatment of certain life insurance contract transactions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2050 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain provisions of the Creating Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.7 : American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.3854 : To amend title 23, United States Code, to help leverage private investment for transit oriented development near transit stations.
Sponsor: Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2044 : A bill to require the Under Secretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security to contract with an independent laboratory to study the health effects of backscatter x-ray machines used at airline checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration and provide improved notice to airline passengers.
Sponsor: Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] (introduced 1/31/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 1/31/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.