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Congressional Record, Vol. 155, No. 123 (September 28, 2006)
CQ Today, Vol. 42, No. 138 (September 29, 2006)
Federal Register, Vol. 71, No. 188 (September 29, 2006)

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Children/Families

Bills Introduced

S 3966 ( Boxer, D-CA), to provide assistance to state and nongovernmental entities to initiate public awareness and outreach campaigns to reduce teenage pregnancies; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S10457, CR 9/28/06.

S 3972 ( Grassley, R-IA), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to reduce funding shortfalls for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) for fiscal year 2007; to Finance. S10457, CR 9/28/06.

S 3975 ( Bingaman, D-NM), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to promote positive health behaviors in women and children; to the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S10457, CR 9/28/06.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Bills Introduced

S 3976 ( Allen, R-VA), to provide a mechanism for the determination on the merits of the claims of claimants who met the class criteria in a civil action relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture but who were denied that determination; to Judiciary. S10458, CR 9/28/06.

Elder Law

Bills Introduced

S 3963 ( Thomas, R-WY), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for improved access to cost-effective, quality physical medicine and rehabilitation services under Part B of the Medicare program; to Finance. S10458, CR 9/28/06.

Floor Action

On 9/28/06, the House passed HR 6197, to amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2007 through 2011.

Health Law

Bills Introduced

S 3965 ( Boxer, D-CA), to address the serious health care access barriers, and consequently higher incidences of disease, for low-income, uninsured populations; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S10457, CR 9/28/06.

HIV/AIDS

Floor Action

On 9/28/06, the House passed, by a vote of 325 to 98, HR 6143, to amend Title XXCI of the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for providing lifesaving care for those with HIV/AIDS.

Intellectual Law

Floor Action

On 9/28/06, the House passed HR 5418, to establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

National Security

Floor Action

On 9/28/06, the Senate passed, by a vote of 65 to 34, S 3930, to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war. On 9/27/06, ABA President Karen J. Mathis sent a letter regarding this legislation.

On 9/28/06, the House passed HR 6162, to require financial accountability with respect to certain contract actions related to the Secure Border Initiative of the Department of Homeland Security.

On 9/28/06, the House passed HR 5681, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal year 2007.

On 9/28/06, the House disagreed to the Senate amendment and agreed to a conference on HR 4954, to improve maritime and cargo security through enhancement layered defenses.

On 9/28/06, the House passed, by a vote of 232 to 191, HR 5825, to update the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.

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