Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules, including the “Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012” (S. 3486).

Today:

  • The House is in pro forma session.

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate reached an agreement for consideration of the U.S.-Russia trade bill (H.R. 6156) and confirmed a judicial nominee.


Today:

  • The Senate is will continue consideration of the U.S.-Russia trade bill (H.R. 6156) and consider two judicial nominations.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Office of Financial Research and Financial Stability Oversight Council
“Assessing Financial Intermediation: Measurement and Analysis”
8:15 a.m.

Joint Economic Committee
“The Fiscal Cliff”
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
“High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program”
9:30 a.m.
2167 Rayburn

Senate Banking Committee
“FHA Oversight”
10:00 a.m.
538 Dirksen

Senate Commerce Committee
“Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Transportation Systems”
10:30 a.m.
253 Russell

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.6637 : To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to rely on State examinations for certain financial institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 12/5/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Health

H.R.6635 : To direct the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress on the future availability of TRICARE Prime throughout the United States and to ensure that certain TRICARE beneficiaries retain access to a primary care provider, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Walden, Greg [OR-2] (introduced 12/5/2012) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Armed Services.

H.R.6638 : To amend chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance the requirements for pharmacies that compound drug products.
Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] (introduced 12/5/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

S.3659 : A bill to repeal certain changes to contracts with Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Conrad, Kent [ND] (introduced 12/5/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Tax

S.3660 : A bill to extend the payroll tax holiday and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a temporary payroll increase tax credit for certain employees.
Sponsor: Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] (introduced 12/5/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/5/2012 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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