Today’s Daily Update

House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act of 2011” (H.R. 2842) and began consideration of the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” (H.R. 3606).

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act” (H.R. 3606).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Surface Transportation Bill (S. 1813). Votes on amendments are likely.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Appropriations Committee
“FY 2013 Appropriations: Transportation Overview”
9:30 a.m.
2358-A Rayburn

Senate Appropriations Committee
“Overview of the Federal Housing Administration”
10:00 a.m.
138 Dirksen

House Armed Services Committee
“Army and Marine Corps Ground System Modernization Programs”
10:00 a.m.
2212 Rayburn

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“Budget Views and Estimates Report”
10:00 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“Fiscal 2013 Budget: DOE”
10:00 a.m.
2123 Rayburn

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Markup of the SAFE DOSES Act (S. 1002)”
10:00 a.m.
226 Dirksen

House Energy and Commerce Committee
“FDA User Fees 2012: Hearing on Issues Related to Accelerated Approval, Medical Gas, Antibiotic Development and Downstream Pharmaceutical Supply Chain”
10:15 a.m.
2322 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.4163 : To amend certain provisions of the Truth in Lending Act related to the compensation of mortgage originators, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, Gary G. [CA-42] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.4156 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to strengthen the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to seek advice from external experts regarding rare diseases, the burden of rare diseases, and the unmet medical needs of individuals with rare diseases.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4160 : To amend the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid program and the Children’s Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rokita, Todd [IN-4] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means; House Education and the Workforce; House Judiciary; House Natural Resources; House Administration; House Rules; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, the Judiciary, Natural Resources, House Administration, Rules, and Appropriations, 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.

Immigration

H.R.4159 : To increase the employment of Americans by requiring State workforce agencies to certify that employers are actively recruiting Americans and that Americans are not qualified or available to fill the positions that the employer wants to fill with H-2B nonimmigrants.
Sponsor: Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

S.2167 : A bill to increase the employment of Americans by requiring State workforce agencies to certify that employers are actively recruiting Americans and that Americans are not qualified or available to fill the positions that the employer wants to fill with H-2B nonimmigrants.
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Labor

S.2168 : A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to modify the definition of supervisor.
Sponsor: Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S.2173 : A bill to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities.
Sponsor: Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (7)
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Trade

S.2171 : A bill to enhance the promotion of exports of United States goods and services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] (introduced 3/7/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/7/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.