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Washington Summary
Daily Edition
June 19, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 99 (June 18, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 107 (June 19, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 107 (June 19, 2007)

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



The Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Images Kids See on the Screen.” 6/22/07, 10 am, 2123 Rayburn.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law


The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 899, to provide a mechanism for the determination on the merits of the claims of claimants who met the class criteria in a civil action relating to racial discrimination by the Department of Agriculture, but who were denied that determination. 6/21/07, 9 am, 2141 Rayburn.



The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. 7/18/07, 9:10 am, 216 Hart.

The Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the continuing investigation into the controversy surrounding the firing of selected U.S. Attorneys and related matters. 6/21/07, 12 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Immigration Law

Bills Introduced

S 1639 ( Kennedy, D-MA), to provide for comprehensive immigration reform; read for the first time. S7810, CR 6/18/07.


The Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a series of hearing on comprehensive immigration revision proposals. 6/19/07, 4 pm, 2237 Rayburn.

Indian Law

Bills Introduced

HR 2762 ( DeGette, D-CO), to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Type I diabetes and Indians under that Act; to Energy and Commerce. H6660, CR 6/18/07.

International Law


The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “South America and the United States: How to Fix a Broken Relationship.” 6/19/07, 10:45 am, 2172 Rayburn.


The Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on war profiteering and other contractor crimes committed overseas. 6/19/07, 2 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Legal Education

Bills Introduced

S 1642 ( Kennedy, D-MA), to extend the authorization of programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S7810, CR 6/18/07.

Tort Law

Bills Introduced

HR 2761 ( Capuano, D-MA), to extend the Terrorism Insurance Program of the Department of the Treasury; to Financial Services. H6660, CR 6/18/07. On 4/24/07, Peter J. Neeson, chair of the ABA Section of Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, and Francine L. Semaya, chair of the section’s Task Force on Federal Involvement in Insurance Regulation Modernization, sent a statement to a House Financial Services subcommittee advocating the permanent or long-term reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.