Wednesday, March 21, 2012

D.C. Daily: March 21, 2012

Senate
Yesterday's Action:
The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 3606, the "Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act". Two votes on cloture for amendments failed with 54 yeas, 45 nays and 55 yeas, 44 nays. An agreement was then reached to resume consideration of the bill on Wednesday, March 21.

The Senate then moved to consider S. 2038, the "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act", as amended by the House. After receiving amendments, the Senate agreed to hold a vote on cloture of the Reid motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill on Thursday, March 22.

Today's Schedule:
The Senate will meet today at 9:30 AM. After morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 3606, the "Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act". The Senate will return to morning business from 2:30 PM until 3:00 PM to acknowledge Senator Mikulski as the longhttp://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c112:2:./temp/~c112JvRSVy::est-serving woman in Congress.


House
Yesterday's Action:
The House passed one measure under suspension of the rules: H.R. 665, the "Excess Federal Building and Property Disposal Act", with 403 yeas and 0 nays. The House then considered H.R. 2087, to remove restrictions from a parcel of land situated in the Atlantic District, Accomack County, Virginia. Following consideration of amendments the bill was passed with 240 yeas to 164 nays.

In committee meetings, the Judiciary Committee completed markup and ordered reported two bills: H.R. 3534, the "Security in Bonding Act of 2011"; and H.R. 4078, the "Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act of 2012".

Today's Schedule:
The House will meet today at 10:00 AM to consider H.R. 5, the "Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare Act", subject to a rule.


All information is taken from the Congressional Register.

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