Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012” (H.R. 4970) and began consideration of a bill “to extend the National Flood Insurance Program” (H.R. 5740) and the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 4310).

Today:

  • The House will complete consideration of the bill “to extend the National Flood Insurance Program” (H.R. 5740). The House will also continue consideration of the “National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013” (H.R. 4310) and vote on the Democratic motion to instruct conferees on the “Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012” (H.R. 4348).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate voted against five separate FY 2013 Budget Resolutions.


Today:

  • The Senate will begin consideration of the FDA user fees bill (S. 3187) and hold confirmation votes on two Federal Reserve nominees.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
“Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012”
9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen

House Agriculture Committee
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
“2013 Farm Bill: Commodity Programs and Crop Insurance”
10:00 a.m.
1300 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity
“U.S. Insurance Sector: International Competitiveness and Jobs”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
“Promoting Tourism to the U.S.”
1:00 p.m.
2141 Rayburn

H.R. Policy Association
“Briefing on OFCCP Proposed Regulations – Federal contractors’ disability hiring obligations”
3:30 p.m.
1100 13th St NW, Suite 850

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.5781 : To require all newly constructed, federally assisted, single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities.
Sponsor: Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] (introduced 5/16/2012) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Immigration

S.3192 : A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act by establishing an F-4 nonimmigrant visa for aliens pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics, engineering, technology, or the physical sciences in the United States, to authorize such aliens to become permanent residents if they obtain employment in the United States related to their field of study, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] (introduced 5/16/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

Transportation

S.3191 : A bill to improve provisions of title 23, United States Code relating to the use of HOV facilities.
Sponsor: Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] (introduced 5/16/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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