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Washington Summary
Daily Edition
June 22, 2006

CQ Today, Vol. 42, No. 93 (June 22, 2006)
Congressional Record, Vol. 69, No. 80 (June 21, 2006)
Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 120 (June 22, 2006)

The House and Senate are in session today.

Children/Families

Hearings

The National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations Subcommittee, House Government Reform Committee, will a hearing titled “Sexual Assault and Violence Against Women in the Military and at the Academies.” 6/27/06, 2 pm, 2154 Rayburn.

Notices

On 6/22/06, the Department of State announced a proposed rule that amends U.S. Department of State regulations to provide for intercountry adoptions that will occur pursuant to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000. The deadline for comments is 6/24/06. FR 35847.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Hearings

The House Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing titled “What Price Free Speech? Whistleblowers and the Ceballos Decision.” 6/29/06, 10 am, 2154 Rayburn.

Courts/Judiciary

Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on: Kimberly Ann Moore, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; and Bobby E. Shepherd, of Arkansas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit. 6/28/06, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.

Elder Law

Committee Action

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will mark up legislation to reauthorize the Older Americans Act. 6/28/06, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.

Floor Action

On 6/21/06, the House agreed to suspend the rules and pass HR 5293, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

Housing/Homelessness

Hearings

The Federalism and Census Subcommittee, House Government Reform Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Moving the Community Development Block Grant Program Forward: A Look at the Administration’s Reform Proposal. Where Do We Go From Here?” 6/27/06, 10 am, 2154 Rayburn.

Immigration Law

Bills Introduced

HR 5655 ( Hyde, R-IL), to eliminate the annual numerical limitation on the number of aliens who may be provided status under Section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; to Judiciary. H4423, CR 6/21/06.

Legal Education

Floor Action

On 6/22/06, the House agreed to suspend the rules and pass HR 5603, to temporarily extend programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

National Security

Committee Action

On 6/21/06, the House Judiciary Committee ordered reported: H Res 819, requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to submit to the House of Representatives all documents in the possession of the President and the Attorney General relating to requests made by the National Security Agency and other Federal agencies to telephone service providers requesting access to telephone communications records of persons in the United States and communications originating and terminating within the United States without a warrant; and H Res 845, adversely, requesting the President and directing the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution, documents relating to the termination of the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility's investigation of the involvement of Department of Justice personnel in the creation and administration of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program, including documents relating to Office of Professional Responsibility's request for and denial of security clearances.

Substance Abuse

Hearings

The Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee, House Government Reform Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Availability and Effectiveness Program to Treat Victims of the Methamphetamine Epidemic.” 6/28/06, 2 pm, 2154 Rayburn.

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