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June 23, 2006

CQ Today, Vol. 42, No. 94 (June 23, 2006)
Congressional Record, Vol. 69, No. 81 (June 22, 2006)
Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 121 (June 23, 2006)

The House and Senate are in session today.

AIDS/HIV

Bills Introduced

HR 5674 ( Lee, D-CA), to require the President and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator to establish a comprehensive and integrated HIV prevention strategy to address the vulnerabilities of women and girls in countries for which the United States provides assistance to combat HIV/AIDS; to International Relations. H4520, CR 6/22/06.

H Con Res 433 ( Lee, D-CA), supporting the goals and ideals of National HIV Testing Day; to Energy and Commerce. H4520, CR 6/22/06.

Appropriations

Committee Action

The Senate Appropriations Committee will mark up HR 5672, to make fiscal year 2007 appropriations for Science and the Departments of State, Justice and Commerce. 6/13/06, 2 pm, 106 Dirksen.

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

H Res 889 ( Reichert, R-WA), supporting the National Sexual Assault Hotline and commending the Hotline for counseling and supporting 1,000,000 callers; to Judiciary. H4520, CR 6/22/06.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 2831, to guarantee the free flow of information to the public through a free and active press while protecting the right of the public to effective law enforcement and the fair administration of justice. 6/29/06, 9: 30 am, 226 Dirksen.

Courts/Judiciary

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 1036, to amend Title 17, United States Code, to make technical corrections relating to copyright royalty judges; to amend Title 28, United States Code, to provide for the appointment of additional federal circuit judges, and to divide the Ninth Judicial Circuit of the United States into two circuits. 6/29/06, 9:30 am, 226 Dirksen.

Floor Action

On 6/22/06, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Andrew J. Guilford, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; and Frank D. Whitney, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina.

Criminal Justice

Bills Introduced

HR 5673 ( Chabot, R-OH), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to make restitution mandatory for federal crimes, and to simplify and streamline its procedures; to Judiciary. H4520, CR 6/22/06.

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 155, to increase and enhance law enforcement resources committed to investigation and prosecution of violent gangs, to deter and punish violent gang crime, to protect law-abiding citizens and communities from violent criminals, to revise and enhance criminal penalties for violent crimes, to reform and facilitate prosecution of juvenile gang members who commit violent crimes, to expand and improve gang prevention programs. 6/29/06, 9:30 am, 226 Dirksen.

Elder Law

Committee Action

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

Election

Bills Introduced

S 3560 ( McCain, R-AZ), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to replace the Federal Election Commission with the Federal Election Administration; to Rules and Administration. S6419, CR 6/22/06.

HR 5676 ( Shays, R-CT), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to replace the Federal Election Commission with the Federal Election Administration; to the House Administration. H4520, CR 6/22/06.

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 2703, to amend the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 6/29/06, 9:30 am, 226 Dirksen.

Immigration Law

Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a series of field hearings on immigration issues. 7/5/06, time TBA, site TBA, Philadelphia, Pa.

The House Education and Workforce Committee will hold a series of hearings to examine immigration issues impacting students and workers. Date TBA, location TBA.

Judiciary/Courts

Hearing

The Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 1038, to amend Title 28 to allow a judge to whom a case is transferred to retain jurisdiction over certain multidistrict litigation cases for trial. 6/29/06, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.

National Security

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up: S 2453, to establish procedures for the review of electronic surveillance programs; S 2455, to provide in statute for the conduct of electronic surveillance of suspected terrorists for the purposes of protecting the American people, the nation, and its interests from terrorist attack while ensuring that the civil liberties of United States citizens are safeguarded; S 2468, to provide for civil actions for declaratory and injunctive relief to persons who reform from electronic communications through fear of being subject to warrantless electronic surveillance for foreign intelligence purposes; and S 3001, to ensure that all electronic surveillance of United States persons for foreign intelligence purposes is conducted pursuant to individualized court-issued orders and to streamline the procedures of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. 6/29/06, 9:30 am, 226 Dirksen.

Substance Abuse

Bills Introduced

S 3557 ( Durbin, D-IL), to reduce deaths occurring from overdoses of drugs or controlled substances; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S6419, CR 6/22/06.

Tort Law

Hearings

On 6/22/06, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing titled “Medical Liability: New Ideas for Making the System Work Better for Patients.” Cheryl Niro, an incoming member of the ABA Standing Committee on Medical Professional Liability, testified on behalf of the ABA.

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