Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  • The House approved several bills under suspension of the rules.

Today:

  • The House will consider several bills under suspension of the rules, including the reauthorization of certain programs with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response (H.R. 6672), the “Medicare Identify Theft Prevention Act of 2011” (H.R. 1509) and the “Medicare IVIG Access Act” (H.R. 1845).

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • The Senate considered the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill (H.R. 1).


Today:

  • The Senate will continue consideration of the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill (H.R. 1).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Banking Committee
“Making Sense of Consumer Credit Reports”
538 Dirksen

House Education and the Workforce Committee
“Challenges Facing Multiemployer Pension Plans: Evaluating PBGC’s Insurance Program and Financial Outlook”
10:00 a.m.
2175 Rayburn

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

Financial Services

H.R.6677 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to replace the mortgage interest deduction with a nonrefundable credit for indebtedness secured by a residence, to provide affordable housing to extremely low-income families, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 12/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

Health

H.R.6679 : To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to increase criminal penalties for the sale or trade of prescription drugs knowingly caused to be adulterated or misbranded, to modify requirements for maintaining records of the chain-of-custody of prescription drugs, to establish recall authority regarding drugs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] (introduced 12/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Tax

H.R.6675 : To direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a program under which preloaded debit cards are made available for the purchase of certain goods and services.
Sponsor: Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] (introduced 12/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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.6677 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to replace the mortgage interest deduction with a nonrefundable credit for indebtedness secured by a residence, to provide affordable housing to extremely low-income families, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] (introduced 12/18/2012) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Ways and Means; House Financial Services
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.

Transportation

H.R.6676 : To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] (introduced 12/18/2012) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure; House Energy and Commerce
Latest Major Action: 12/18/2012 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on 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.

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