Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Expedited Legislative Line-Item Veto and Rescissions Act of 2011” (H.R. 3521).


Today:

  • The House will consider an amendment to the Senate approved “STOCK Act” (S. 2038).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate was not in session.


Today:

  • The Senate will hold a procedural vote on the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Generic Drug User Fee and Biosimilar User Fee proposals”
2123 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“State of the Housing Market”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Food Safety

H.R.3984 : To limit the quantity of arsenic and lead in beverages containing fruit juice pursuant to tolerances under section 406 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Sponsor: Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] (introduced 2/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health

H.R.3975 : To amend title V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the provisions of the Pediatric Medical Device Safety and Improvement Act.
Sponsor: Rep Rogers, Mike J. [MI-8] (introduced 2/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3982 : To prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from implementing certain rules relating to the health insurance coverage of sterilization and contraceptives approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Sponsor: Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-9] (introduced 2/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.3988 : Generic Drug and Biosimilar User Fee Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] (introduced 2/8/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.3976 : To provide exporting assistance to small business concerns, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12] (introduced 2/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Small Business; House Financial Services; House Foreign Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Small Business, Financial Services, and Foreign Affairs, 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.3979 : To amend the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to extend to 2025 the production certificate program that allows refunds of duties on certain articles produced in United States insular possessions.
Sponsor: Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] (introduced 2/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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