Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

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


Today:

  • The House will consider the “Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2011” (H.R. 3582) and begin consideration of the “Baseline Reform Act of 2011” (H.R. 3578). Both bills aim to overhaul the budget process.

 

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 Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Markup of Surface Transportation Authorization”
9:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Report of Commission on America’s Nuclear Future”
9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
“Markup of Iran Sanctions and Public Transit Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Financial Services Committee
“The Collapse of MF Global: Part 2”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

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

House Ways and Means Committee
“Social Security Death Records”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Examining the Challenges Facing PBGC and Defined Benefit Pension Plans”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.3872 : To provide a prize to the first manufacturer of highly-efficient mid-sized automobiles powered by gasoline.
Sponsor: Rep Lungren, Daniel E. [CA-3] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3879 : To provide for streamlining the process of Federal approval for construction or expansion of petroleum refineries, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [WI-5] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Armed 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.

S.2058 : A bill to close loopholes, increase transparency, and improve the effectiveness of sanctions on Iranian trade in petroleum products.
Sponsor: Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (16)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.3871 : To amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to preserve privilege for information submitted to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Sponsor: Rep Huizenga, Bill [MI-2] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3875 : To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of a company’s domestic and foreign employees.
Sponsor: Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-9] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

S.2054 : A bill to suspend the current compensation packages for the senior executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and to establish compensation for all employees of such entities in accordance with rates of pay for other Federal financial regulatory agencies.
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (21)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

S.2055 : A bill to amend the Federal Deposit Insurance Act with respect to the protection of certain information.
Sponsor: Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.3859 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health care providers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.

S.2057 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

H.R.3859 : To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect and preserve access of Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas to health care providers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [WA-5] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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.3864 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend authorities relating to the Highway Trust Fund, to provide revenues for highway programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.3865 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the American Opportunity Tax Credit.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.3877 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring that taxpayers reconcile amounts with respect to reportable payment transactions to amounts related to gross receipts and sales.
Sponsor: Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2057 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.2059 : A bill to reduce the deficit by imposing a minimum effective tax rate for high-income taxpayers.
Sponsor: Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Transportation

H.R.3864 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend authorities relating to the Highway Trust Fund, to provide revenues for highway programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 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.3867 : To amend title 49, United States Code, to require certain air carriers and their agents and ticket agents to disclose certain costs and fees.
Sponsor: Rep Graves, Tom [GA-9] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (19)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

S.2053 : A bill to encourage transit-oriented development, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] (introduced 2/1/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/1/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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