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January 10, 2007  

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 4 (January 9, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 6 (January 10, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 6 (January 10, 2007)

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The House is in session today.

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

HR 354 ( McCarthy, D-NY), to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to improve school safety; to Education and Labor. H252, CR 1/9/06.

H Con Res 19 ( Lee, D-CA), regarding the obligation of the United States to improve the lives of the 36,950,000 Americans living in poverty and the 15,928,000 of those who live in extreme poverty; to Oversight and Government Reform. H253, CR 1/9/06.

Hearings  

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing on economic opportunity and security for working families. 1/16/06, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.

Criminal Law

Bills Introduced

HR 348 ( Jones, R-NC), to amend Title 5, United States Code, to provide that a member of Congress convicted of any of certain felony offenses shall not be eligible for retirement benefits based on that individual's member service; to House Administration, and Oversight and Government Reform. H252, CR 1/9/06.

HR 355 ( McCarthy, D-NY), to direct the Attorney General to conduct a study on the feasibility of expanding the National Incident-Based Reporting System to identify crime data relating to elementary and secondary schools; to Judiciary. H252, CR 1/9/06.

Nominations

On 1/9/07, the Senate received the following nominations to be members of the U.S. Sentencing Commission: Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of Virginia; Beryl A. Howell, of the District of Columbia; and John R. Steer, of Virginia.

Courts/Judiciary

Nominations

On 1/9/06, the Senate received the following nominations; Leslie Southwick, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; Joseph S. Van Bokkelen, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana; John Preston Bailey, of West Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia; Valerie L. Baker, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Vanessa Lynne Bryant, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut; Thomas M. Hardiman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; Peter D. Keisler, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Debra Ann Livingston, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; Norman Randy Smith, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; Mary O. Donohue, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of New York; Thomas Alvin Farr, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina; Nora Barry Fischer, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Gregory Kent Frizzell, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma; Philip S. Gutierrez, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Marcia Morales Howard, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; John Alfred Jarvey, of Iowa, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa; Frederick J. Kapala, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; Sara Elizabeth Lioi, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; Roslynn Renee Mauskopf, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York; Liam O'Grady, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia; Lawrence Joseph O'Neill, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California; William Lindsay Osteen, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina; Halil Suleyman Ozerden, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi; Martin Karl Reidinger, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina; James Edward Rogan, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; Thomas D. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina; Benjamin Hale Settle, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington; Lisa Godbey Wood, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia; Otis D. Wright II, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California; and George H. Wu, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Bills Introduced

S 214 ( Feinstein, D-CA), to amend Chapter 35 of Title 28, United States Code, to preserve the independence of United States attorneys; to Judiciary. S282, CR 1/9/06.

S 226 ( Grassley, R-IA), to direct the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to submit semi-annual reports regarding settlements relating to false claims and fraud against the federal government; to Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. S282, CR 1/9/06.

S 231 ( Feinstein, D-CA), to authorize the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program at fiscal year 2006 levels through 2012; to Judiciary. S282, CR 1/9/06.

Election Law

Bills Introduced

HR 328 ( Norton, D-DC), to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a congressional district for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives; to Judiciary. H252, CR 1/9/06.

HR 347 ( Jones, R-NC), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require political committees which are associated but not affiliated with a federal candidate or officeholder to include in the statements of organization and the reports such committees file with the Federal Election Commission the identification of each candidate or officeholder with which the committee is associated; to House Administration. H252, CR 1/9/06.

Health Law

Bills Introduced  

S 211 ( Clinton, D-NY), to facilitate nationwide availability of 2-1-1 telephone service for information and referral on human services and volunteer services; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S282, CR 1/9/06.

HR 322 ( Bartlett, R-MD),to derive human pluripotent stem cell lines using techniques that do not harm human embryos; to Energy and Commerce. H251, CR 1/9/06.

Immigration Law

Bills Introduced

HR 332 ( Carter, R-TX), to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to provide that wages earned, and self-employment income derived, by individuals while such individuals were not citizens or nationals of the United States and were illegally in the United States shall not be credited for coverage under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program under such title; to Ways and Means. H252, CR 1/9/06.

HR 350 ( Kline, R-MN), to prohibit a convicted sex offender from obtaining approval of immigration petitions filed by the offender on behalf of family members; to Judiciary. H252, CR 1/9/06.

International Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 360 ( Tauscher, D-CA), to provide for counterproliferation measures; to Foreign Affairs. H252, CR 1/9/06.  

Floor Action  

On 1/9/06, the Senate reached a unanimous-consent agreement providing that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee be discharged from further consideration of S 198, to improve authorities to address urgent nonproliferation crises and United States nonproliferation operations, and that the bill be referred to the Committee on Armed Services.

National Security

Bills Introduced  

H Res 38 ( Dreier, R-CA), to enhance intelligence oversight authority; to Rules. H253, CR 1/9/06.

Floor Action  

On 1/9/06, the House passed, by a 239-188 vote, H Res 35, to enhance intelligence oversight authority.

Tax Law

Bills Introduced  

S 218 ( Snowe, R-ME), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the income threshold used to calculate the refundable portion of the child tax credit; to Finance. S282, CR 1/9/06.

 

 

 

 

 



 




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