Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House is not in session this week.

Today:

  • The House is not in session this week.

 

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 23 amendments are scheduled this afternoon.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

W&J is not covering any hearings today.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy and Environment

H.R.4166 : Coal Tar Sealants Reduction Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

H.R.4184 : Small Business Clean Energy Financing Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.4185 : Small Business Clean Energy Financing Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Small Business
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Small Business.

S.2174 : A bill to exempt natural gas vehicles from certain maximum fuel economy increase standards, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

S.2176 : Nuclear Waste Fund Relief and Rebate Act
Sponsor: Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Financial Services

H.R.4172 : Second Chance at Homeownership Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4179 : Iran Financial Sanctions Improvement Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Foreign Affairs; House Financial Services; House Judiciary; House Oversight and Government Reform
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, the Judiciary, 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.

H.R.4180 : To amend the Federal Reserve Act to improve the functioning and transparency of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (25)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.4191 : Credit Union Small Business Lending Act
Sponsor: Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Small Business; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Small Business, 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.

Health

H.R.4165 : CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2012
Sponsor: Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 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.4175 : Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act
Sponsor: Rep Dent, Charles W. [PA-15] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, 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.

Recreation

S.2186 : A bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to prohibit the Attorney General from administering or enforcing certain accessibility regulations relating to pools at public accommodations or provided by public entities.
Sponsor: Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] (introduced 3/12/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 3/12/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Tax

H.R.4167 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a refundable credit for increasing employment.
Sponsor: Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.4176 : To amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to clarify that the value of certain funeral and burial arrangements are not to be considered available resources under the supplemental security income program.
Sponsor: Rep Southerland, Steve [FL-2] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.2180 : Tax Credit for Early Educators Act of 2012
Sponsor: Sen Begich, Mark [AK] (introduced 3/8/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/8/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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