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Daily Edition
December 4, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 183(December 3, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 190 (December 4, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 232 (December 4, 2007)  

The Senate is in session today.
The House is not in session today.



The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on the global challenges of fighting tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria. 12/11/07, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.


Bills Introduced

S 2402 ( Specter, R-PA), to provide for the substitution of the United States in place of electronic communications service providers in certain civil actions challenging the administration’s Terrorist Surveillance Program; to Judiciary. S14700, remarks S14703, CR 12/3/07.


The Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Sunshine in Litigation Act: Does Court Secrecy Undermine Public Health and Safety?” 12/11/07, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.



The Elections Subcommittee, House Administration Committee, will hold a hearing on the use of “robocalls,” a type of automated deceptive telephone harassment, in federal campaigns. 12/6/07, 11 am, 1310 Longworth.

Labor Law


The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on proposals that would revise and update the Mining Law of 1872. 12/13/07, 9:30 pm, 366 Dirksen.

International Law


The International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protections Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will hold a hearing on U.S. Foreign assistance to Pakistan. 12/6/07, 2:30 pm, 419 Dirksen

National Security


The Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Legal Rights of Guantanamo Detainees: What Are They, Should They Be Changed and Is an End in Sight?” 12/11/07, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.