During business yesterday, the Senate took the following actions:
- Considered the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3187, the "Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act". An agreement was reached that the motion to proceed to consideration be agreed to at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, May 23.
The Senate will meet today at 9:30 AM. The Senate is expected to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3187, the "Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act". At 11:00 AM, the Senate will agree to the motion to proceed to consideration and begin consideration of the bill.
The House met yesterday in a pro forma session.
The House will not meet today. The next meeting of the House is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, May 25. The House will return to conduct business on Wednesday, May 30.
Significant Proposed Rules:
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: establishing a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 136 to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on truck tractors and certain buses. (Comment period ends 8/21/12)
Significant Final Rules:
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission: further defining the terms “swap dealer,” “security-based swap dealer,” “major swap participant,” “major security-based swap participant,” and “eligible contract participant.”
- Transportation Security Administration: establishes user fees for certain security threat assessments (STAs) performed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The court has concluded scheduled oral arguments for the October 2011 term. However, the court is still meeting to finalize decisions on cases it heard during the preceeding term. The court's next session of oral arguments is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 1, 2012.