Today’s Daily Update


Takeway

The Senate is back in session with unemployment benefits and Federal Reserve Chairman vote on the agenda.

House

Friday:

  • The House was in recess.

Today:

  • The House sits in recess until tomorrow.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was in recess.

Today:

  • The Senate is back in session and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1845, the Unemployment Insurance Extension Act.
  • At 3:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #452, the nomination of Janet Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • At 5:30pm, there will be 2 roll call votes:
    • Confirmation of the Yellen nomination
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1845, the Unemployment Extension Act

 


Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

None

 

 

Notable Legislation Introduced Since December 20, 2013:

 

COMMERCE

S.1887 : A bill to clarify terms of cooperation between the Consumer Product Safety Commission and foreign government agencies in order to improve safety of imported products, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] (introduced 12/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

S.1883 : Extending Incentives for Exporting American Textiles Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] (introduced 12/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S.1886 : Coverage Protection Act
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 12/20/2013) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

HEALTH

S.1894 : Health Insurance Accountability Act of 2013
Sponsor: Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] (introduced 12/20/2013) Cosponsors (7)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance..

TAX

H.R.3809 : To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain population census tracts for which information is not available as low-income communities for purposes of the new markets tax credit.
Sponsor: Rep Costa, Jim [CA-16] (introduced 12/26/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 12/26/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

S.1882 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend parity for exclusion from income for employer-provided mass transit and parking benefits.
Sponsor: Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] (introduced 12/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE

S.1893 : A bill to require the Transportation Security Administration to implement best practices and improve transparency with regard to technology acquisition programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] (introduced 12/20/2013) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2013 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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