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 FDA user fees bill (S. 3187).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the FDA user fees bill (S. 3187).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Finance Committee
“Progress in Health Care Delivery: Innovations from the Field”
10:00 a.m.
215 Dirksen

Senate Appropriations Committee
Subcommittee on Defense
“FY 2013 Defense Appropriations”
10:00 a.m.
192 Dirksen

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Protecting Our Children: The Importance of Training Child Protection Professionals”
10:00 a.m.
226 Dirksen

Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on Security and International Trade and Finance
“Reviewing the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue”
2:00 p.m.
538 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Defense

S.3215 : An original bill making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 112-168
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 408.

Financial Services

S.3219 : A bill to restrict conflicts of interest on the boards of directors of Federal reserve banks, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Health

H.R.5853 : To prohibit wholesalers from purchasing prescription drugs from pharmacies, and to enhance information and transparency regarding drug wholesalers engaged in interstate commerce.
Sponsor: Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3212 : A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to promulgate regulations regarding the authorship, content, format, and dissemination of Patient Medication Information to ensure patients receive consistent and high-quality information about their prescription medications and are aware of the potential risks and benefits of prescription medications.
Sponsor: Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

Homeland Security

S.3216 : An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Appropriations
Senate Reports: 112-169
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 409.

Labor

S.3221 : A bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act to permit employers to pay higher wages to their employees.
Sponsor: Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.

Tax and Trade

S.3217 : A bill to jump-start the economic recovery through the formation and growth of new businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.3218 : A bill to improve the coordination of export promotion programs and to facilitate export opportunities for small businesses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] (introduced 5/22/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 5/22/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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