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Daily Edition
March 8, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 39 (March 7, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 42 (March 8, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 45 (March 8, 2007)

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

Business Law

Hearings

The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, held a hearing titled, “The McNulty Memorandum’s Effect on the Right to Counsel in Corporate Investigations.” ABA President, Karen J. Mathis, testified on behalf of the Association. 3/8/07, 9:30 am, 2141 Rayburn.

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

S 803 ( Rockefeller, D-WV), to repeal a provision enacted to end federal matching of state spending of child support incentive payments; to Finance. S2795, CR 3/7/07.

HR 1368 ( Kennedy, D-RI), to establish a program to provide financial incentives to encourage the adoption and use of interactive personal health records; to Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means. H2301, CR 3/7/07.

HR 1369 ( Maloney, D-NY), to amend the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 to expand the scope of the Act; to Education and Labor, Oversight and Government Reform, and House Administration. H2301, CR 3/7/07.

HR 1386 ( McDermott, D-WA), to repeal a provision enacted to end federal matching of state spending of child support incentive payments; to Ways and Means. H2301, CR 3/7/07.

Disability Law

Bills Introduced

S 799 ( Harkin, D-IA), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide individuals with disabilities and older Americans with equal access to community-based attendant services and supports, and for other purposes; to Finance. S2795, CR 3/7/07.

Elder Law

Bills Introduced

S 792 ( Smith, R-OR), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to modify the definition of governmental plan with respect to Indian tribal governments; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S2795, CR 3/7/07.

Hearings

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will mark up pending legislation regarding the Keeping Seniors Safe From Falls Act of 2007. 3/14/07, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.

Election Law


Bills Introduced

S 804 ( Clinton, D-NY), to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to improve the administration of elections for federal office; to Rules and Administration. S2795, CR 3/7/07.

HR 1381 ( Jones, R-NC), to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to improve the administration of elections for federal office, and for other purposes; to House Administration, Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Science and Technology. H2301, CR 3/7/07.

Health Care

Hearings

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Charting a Course for Health Care Reform: Moving Toward Universal Coverage” 3/14/07, 10 am, 215 Dirksen.

The Health Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 493, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance employment. 3/14/07, 2 pm, B-318 Rayburn.

Housing and Homelessness

Bills Introduced

S 788 ( Sununu, R-NH), to authorize the Moving to Work Charter program to enable public housing agencies to improve the effectiveness of federal housing assistance; to Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. S2795, CR 3/7/07.

Committee Action

On 3/7/07, the House Financial Institutions Committee ordered reported HR 1227, the Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007

Immigration Law

Bills Introduced

S 795 ( Obama, D-IL), to assist aliens who have been lawfully admitted in becoming citizens of the United States; to Judiciary. S2795, remarks S2803, CR 3/7/07.

HR 1379 ( Gutierrez, D-IL), to assist aliens who have been lawfully admitted in becoming citizens of the United States; to Judiciary. S2301, CR 3/7/07.

International Law

Bills Introduced

S 805 ( Durbin, D-IL), to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to assist countries in sub-Saharan Africa in the effort to achieve internationally recognized goals in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other major diseases and the reduction of maternal and child mortality by improving human health care capacity and improving retention of medical health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa; to Foreign Relations. S2795, remarks and test S2821, CR 3/7/07.

Hearings

The International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Global Polling Data on Opinion of American Policies, Values and People.” 3/14/07, 2:30 pm, 2172 Rayburn.

Tax Law

Bills Introduced

HR 1365 ( English, R-PA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax on corporations; to Ways and Means. H2300, CR 3/7/07.

HR 1366 ( English, R-PA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the alternative minimum tax on individuals; to Ways and Means. H2300, CR 3/7/07.


 

 


 

 


 





 

 








 




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