Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved the “Conservation and Economic Growth Act” (H.R. 2578)

Today:

  • The House will consider the “Domestic Energy and Jobs Act” (H.R. 4480) and the House amendment to the “Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act” (S. 3187).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate continued consideration of the Farm Bill (S. 3240).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Farm Bill (S. 3240). Votes on amendments are expected.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
“U.S. Equity Market Structure”
9:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
“IPO Process”
9:30 a.m.
538 Dirksen

House Ways and Means Committee
“Russia’s WTO Accession – Administration”
9:30 a.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Impact of Patent Revision and International Harmonization Efforts”
10:00 a.m.
226 Dirksen

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Assessing the Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

Consumer Product Safety Commission
“Public Hearing”
10:00 a.m.
4330 East West Highway, 4th Floor, Bethesda

House Financial Services Committee
Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity
“Changes in Mortgage Loan Disclosures”
1:30 p.m.
2128 Rayburn

House Ways and Means Committee
“Russia’s WTO Accession – Public Sector”
2:00 p.m.
1100 Longworth

Senate Judiciary Committee
“Holocaust-Era Claims in the 21st Century”
2:30 p.m.
226 Dirksen

Senate Armed Services Committee
Subcommittee on Personnel
“Fiscal 2013 Defense Authorization: Personnel”
2:30 p.m.
232-A Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Energy

H.R.5959 : To place a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (13)
Committees: House Natural Resources; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy and Commerce, 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.5961 : To provide reasonable limits, control, and oversight over the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of aerial surveillance of America’s farmers.
Sponsor: Rep Capito, Shelley Moore [WV-2] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

H.R.5967 : To amend title VI of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 to establish a Federal renewable electricity and energy efficiency standard for certain electric utilities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Health

S.3313 : A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, to improve health care furnished by the Department, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Murray, Patty [WA] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Infrastructure

H.R.5964 : To provide for alternative financing arrangements for the provision of certain services and the construction and maintenance of infrastructure at land border ports of entry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Judiciary
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Judiciary, 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.

Labor

H.R.5969 : To preserve the companionship services exemption for minimum wage and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
Sponsor: Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

H.R.5970 : To prohibit the Secretary of Labor from finalizing a proposed rule relating to the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to domestic service employees.
Sponsor: Rep Walberg, Tim [MI-7] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Tax and Trade

H.R.5968 : To amend the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 to authorize the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to enter into reimbursable fee agreements for the provision of additional services at Customs ports of entry, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Posey, Bill [FL-15] (introduced 6/19/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 6/19/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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