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February 14, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 27 (February 13, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 30 (February 14, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 30 (February 14, 2007)

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

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

S 561 ( Bunning, R-KY), to repeal the sunset of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 with respect to the expansion of the adoption credit and adoption assistance programs; to Finance. S1902, CR 2/13/07.

S 578 ( Kennedy, D-MA), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve requirements under the Medicaid program for items and services furnished in or through an educational program or setting to children, including children with developmental, physical, or mental health needs; to Finance. S1904, remarks S1919, CR 2/13/07.

HR 1013 ( Burgess, R-TX), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to prohibit the approval or continuation of Section 1115 waivers insofar as they provide coverage of non-pregnant adults under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP); to Energy and Commerce. H1563, CR 2/13/07.

HR 1017 ( Dingell, D-MI), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve requirements under the Medicaid Program for items and services furnished in or through an educational program or setting to children, including children with developmental, physical, or mental health needs; to Energy and Commerce. H1563, CR 2/13/07.

Criminal Law

Bills Introduced

S 560 ( Salazar, D-CO), to create a Rural Policing Institute as part of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; to Judiciary. S1902, remarks S1904, CR 2/13/07.

HR 1028 ( Salazar, D-CO), to create a Rural Policing Institute as part of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; Judiciary. H1563, CR 2/13/07.

Election Law


Bills Introduced

S 559 ( Nelson, FL), to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot under Title III of such act; to Rules and Administration. S1902, remarks S 1904, CR 2/13/07.

HJ Res 28 ( Jackson, D-IL), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right to vote; to Judiciary. H1564, CR 2/13/07.

HJ Res 36 ( Jackson, D-IL), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to abolish the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the president and vice president by the popular vote of all citizens of the United States regardless of place of residence; to Judiciary. H1565, CR 2/13/07.

Gun Violence

Bills Introduced

HR 1022 ( McCarthy, D-NY), to reauthorize the assault weapons ban; to Judiciary. H1563, CR 2/13/07.

Health Law

Bills Introduced

HJ Res 30 ( Jackson, D-IL), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding the right of citizens of the United States to health care of equal high quality; to Judiciary. H1564, CR 2/13/07.

HJ Res 31 ( Jackson, D-IL), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to equality of rights and reproductive rights; to Judiciary. H1564, CR 2/13/07.

Housing/Homelessness

Bills Introduced

HJ Res 32 ( Jackson, D-IL), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States respecting the right to decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing; to Judiciary. H1564, CR 2/13/07.

Intellectual Property

Hearings

The Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold an oversight hearing titled, “The Patent System— American Innovation at Risk: ‘The Case for Patent Reform.” 2/15/07, 2 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

International Law

Bills Introduced

S 576 ( Dodd, D-CT), to provide for the effective prosecution of terrorists and guarantee due process rights; to Armed Services. S1902, remarks S1919, CR 2/13/07.

Hearings

The House Foreign Relations Committee will mark up the following pending bills: HR 987, to endorse further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and to facilitate the timely admission of new members to NATO; HR 1003, to amend the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998, to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; and H Res 149, supporting the goals of International Women’s Day. 2/15/07, 9:45 am, 2172 Rayburn.

Legal Education

Bills Introduced

S 572 ( Kennedy, D-MA), to ensure that federal student loans are delivered as efficiently as possible in order to provide more grant aid to students; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S1902, CR 2/13/07.

Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on legislation that would direct the attorney general to assume the obligation to repay student loans for borrowers who agree to remain employed, for at least three years, as state or local criminal prosecutors or state, local or federal public defenders in criminal cases. 2/27/07, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.

Substance Abuse

Bills Introduced

HR 1009 ( Paul, R-TX), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana; to Energy and Commerce, and Judiciary. H1563, CR 2/13/07.

Tax Law

Bills Introduced

HJ Res 34 ( Jackson, D-IL), proposing an amendment the Constitution of the United States relative to taxing the people of the United States progressively; to Judiciary. H1563, CR 2/13/07.

 








 




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