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Washington Summary
Daily Edition
July 31, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153 No. 123 (July 30, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 132 (July 31, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 146 (July 31, 2007)

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

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

S 1898 ( Mikulski, D-MD), to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to expand family and medical leave for spouses, sons, daughters, and parents of servicemembers with combat-related injuries; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S10313, CR 7/30/07.

Civil Rights/ Constitutional Law

Committee Action  

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 2102, to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. 8/1/07, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.

Courts/Judiciary

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 3013, to provide appropriate protection to attorney-client privileged communications and attorney work product. 8/1/07, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.

Election Law

Hearings

The Elections Subcommittee, House Administration Committee, will hold a hearing on the Election Assistance Commission. 8/2/07, 2 pm, 1310 Longworth.

Health Law

Bills Introduced

S 1899 ( Cardin, D-MD), to require every American to have health insurance coverage; to Finance. S10313, CR 7/30/07.

Housing and Homelessness

Committee Action

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will mark up the Housing Assistance Authorization Act. 8/1/07, 9:30 am, 538 Dirksen.

Floor Action

On 7/30/07, the House passed HR 3067, to amend the United States Housing Act of 1937 to exempt small public housing agencies from the requirement of preparing an annual public housing agency plan.

Immigration

Bills Introduced

H J Res 47 ( Lofgren, D-CA), disapproving the rule submitted to the Congress by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on June 6, 2007, relating to adjustment of the Immigration and Naturalization Benefit Application and Petition Fee Schedule; to Judiciary. H8833, CR 7/30/07.

Committee Action  

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 1071, to provide the nonimmigrant spouses and children of nonimmigrant aliens who perished in the September 11 terrorism attacks an opportunity to adjust their status to that of a n alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence. 8/1/07, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn

Legal Education

Committee Action  

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will mark up the Private Student Loan Transparency and Improvement Act. 8/1/07, 9:30 am, 538 Dirksen.

Tort Law

Committee Action

The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will mark up S 3114, to establish a national bipartisan commission to find new ways to provide consumers with affordable insurance coverage. 8/1/07, 9:30 am, 538 Dirksen.

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