Thursday, March 22, 2012

D.C. Daily: March 22, 2012

Senate
Yesterday's Action:
During morning business, the Senate agreed to S.Res. 403, to authorize testimony, document production, and legal representation in United States v. Richard F. "Dickie" Scruggs. The Senate resumed consideration of H.R. 3606, the "Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act". A motion for cloture on the bill was approved by the senate with 76 yeas and 22 nays. An agreement was reached to begin a series of votes on amendments and on the final bill at 12:30 PM.



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 then resume consideration of the House Message to accompany S. 2038, the "Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act" and also the nominations of David Nuffer to be District Judge for the District of Utah, Ronnie Abrams to be District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and Rudolph Contreras to be District Judge for the District of Columbia.


House
Yesterday's Action:
The House agree to two measures: H. Con. Res. 108, permitting the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust, and H.R. 886, the "United States Marshals Service 225th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act". The House than began consideration of H.R. 5, the "Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare Act". The rule for consideration of the bill was approved, and an agreement was later reached to resume consideration on March 22.

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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