Today’s Daily Update



  • The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
    • Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act: H.R. 3547, to extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 376 yeas to 5 nays, Roll No. 612 and
    • Community Fire Safety Act of 2013: H.R. 3588, to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to exempt fire hydrants from the prohibition on the use of lead pipes, fittings, fixtures, solder, and flux, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 384 yeas with none voting ”nay”, Roll No. 613.
  • The Chair announced the Speaker’s appointment of the following Members to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards: Representative Miller (MI), Chairman; Representatives Price (GA) and Latta.


  • The House is expected to suspend the rules and consider the following measures:
    • 1) H.R. 1095 – TSA Loose Change Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Miller / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 2719 – The Transportation Acquisition Security Reform Act (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Hudson / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1204 – The Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013 (Sponsored by Rep. Bennie Thompson / Homeland Security Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 3626 – To extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 years (Sponsored by Rep. Howard Coble / Judiciary Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 255 – To amend certain definitions contained in the Provo River Project Transfer Act for purposes of clarifying certain property descriptions (Sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 2388 – To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to take certain Federal lands located in El Dorado County, California, into trust for the benefit of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians (Sponsored by Rep. Tom McClintock / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 1963 – Bureau of Reclamation Conduit Hydropower Development Equity and Jobs Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Daines / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 1241 – To facilitate a land exchange involving certain National Forest System lands in the Inyo National Forest (Sponsored by Rep. Paul Cook / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 1846 – To amend the Act establishing the Lower East Side Tenement National Historic Site (Sponsored by Rep. Nydia Velazquez / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 2650 – Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Non-Intercourse Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Richard Nolan / Natural Resources Committee)




  • The Senate was not in session.


  • The Senate sits in recess until Monday December 9, 2013.


Hearings Covered by W&J Today


House Small Business
“Regulatory Landscape: Burdens on Small Financial Institutions”
10:00am, 2360 Rayburn

House Judiciary
“The Bankruptcy Code and Financial Institution Insolvencies”
1:00pm, 2141 Rayburn



Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday:


H.R.3628 : Transportation Reports Elimination Act of 2013
Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] (introduced 12/2/2013) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: House Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Major Action: 12/2/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  

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