Today’s Daily Update



  • The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Government Spending Accountability Act of 2012” (H.R. 4631), the “FHA Emergency Fiscal Solvency Act of 2012” (H.R. 4264), and a bill to “extend the Undertaking Spam, Spyware and Fraud Enforcement with Enforcers beyond Borders Act of 2006” (H.R. 6131).


  • The House will consider the “Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act” (H.R. 5544) and the “FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012” (H.R. 5949). The House will also hold a postponed vote on the “American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2012” (H.R. 5865).




  • The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the “Veterans Jobs Corps Act” (S. 3457).


  • The Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to the “Veterans Jobs Corps Act” (S. 3457).


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion
“Status of Underserved Households in the 2010’s”
8:45 a.m.
550 17th St NW

House Ways and Means Committee
Subcommittee on Health
“Health Care Law Implementation: Insurance Exchanges”
10:00 a.m.
1100 Longworth

House Financial Services Committee
“Markup of Financial Services Legislation”
10:00 a.m.
2128 Rayburn

Senate Special Aging Committee
“Implementing the Physician Payments Sunshine Act”
2:30 p.m.
562 Dirksen

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday


H.R.6376 : To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to authorize competitive grants to prepare and train school principals on effective core competencies and instructional leadership skills.
Sponsor: Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] (introduced 9/11/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Education and the Workforce
Latest Major Action: 9/11/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.


S.3529 : A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to clarify a certain provision relating to prevention of accidental releases.
Sponsor: Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] (introduced 9/11/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/11/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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