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Daily Edition
July 25, 2006

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 97 (July 24, 2006)
CQ Today, Vol. 42, No. 111 (July 25, 2006)
Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 140 (July 25, 2006)

The Senate and House are in session today.



The Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The 60th Anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Act (PL 79-404): Where do we go from here?” 7/25/06, 11:30 am, 2141 Rayburn.

Disability Law

Bills Introduced

S 3717 ( Harkin, D-IA), to amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Public Health Service Act to set standards for medical diagnostic equipment and to establish a program for promoting good health, disease prevention, and wellness and for the prevention of secondary conditions for individuals with disabilities; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S8129, CR 7/24/06.

Tax Law

Floor Action

On 7/24/06, the House Rules Committee granted by voice vote one hour of debate in the House on HR 1956, the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2006.

On 7/24/06, the Senate Finance Committee was discharged from further consideration of HR 4019, to amend Title 4 of the United States Code to clarify the treatment of self-employment for purposes of the limitation on state taxation of retirement income, and the bill was passed, clearing the measure for the president