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Daily Edition
February 13, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 26 (February 12, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 29 (February 13, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 29 (February 13, 2007)

The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.

Antitrust

Floor Action

On 2/12/07, the Senate passed HR 742, to amend the Antitrust Modernization Commission Act of 2002, to extend the term of the Antitrust Modernization Commission and to make a technical correction, clearing the measure for the President.

Business Law

Committee Action

The House Education and Labor Committee will mark up pending legislation HR 800, to amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts. 2/14/07, 1:30 pm, 2175 Rayburn.

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

HR 1004 ( Woolsey, D-CA), to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to improve the ability of state and local governments to prevent the abduction of children by family members; to Judiciary. H1470, CR 2/13/07.

Courts/Judiciary

Bills Introduced

HR 989 ( Boren, D-OK), to prevent undue disruption of interstate commerce by limiting civil actions brought against persons whose only role with regard to a product in the stream of commerce is as a lawful seller of the product; to Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce. H1470, CR 2/13/07.

Floor Action

On 2/12/07, the House passed HR 34, to establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

Criminal Law

Bills Introduced

HR 993 ( Feeney, R-FL), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to reaffirm the intent of Congress in the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984; to Judiciary. H1470, CR 2/13/07.

Elder Law

Bills Introduced

HR 979 ( Norwood, R-GA), to amend Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage; to Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means. H1470, CR 2/13/07.

Hearings

The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold an oversight hearing titled, “Health Care Access and the Aging of America.” 2/15/07, 2 pm, 2359 Rayburn.

Health Law


Bills Introduced

S 546 ( Chambliss, R-GA), to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to make available additional amounts to address funding shortfalls in the State Children's Health Insurance Program for fiscal year 2007; to Finance. S1848, CR 2/13/07.

Immigration Law

Hearings

The Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on the implementation of the U.S. Visit program. 2/16/007, 10 am, 2362-A Rayburn.

International Law

Bills Introduced

HR 982 ( Lantos, D-CA), to promote democratic values and enhance democracy; to Foreign Affairs. H1470, CR 2/13/07.

HR 1003 ( Watson, D-CA), to amend the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; to Foreign Affairs. H1470, CR 2/13/07.


Committee Action

The House Foreign Affairs Committee will mark up pending bills relating to; the Advisory Committee on Public Diplomacy; ADVANCE Democracy Act of 2007; and H Res 149, supporting the goals of International Women’s Day. 2/14/07, 10 am, 2172 Rayburn.

Legal Education

Bills Introduced

HR 990 ( Miller, D-CA), to provide all low-income students with the same opportunity to receive a Pell Grant by eliminating the tuition sensitivity provision in the Pell Grant program; to Education and Labor. H1470, CR 2/13/07.

National Security

Hearings

The Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing on aviation and transport security challenges. 2/13/07, 10 am, 2358 Rayburn, and 2/13/07, 2 pm, 2358 Rayburn.

The Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing on Coast Gaurd Iraq operations, port security, and Deepwater. 2/15/07, 10 am, 2362-B Rayburn.

 








 




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