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Daily Edition
March 20, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, Nos. 46-47 (March 19, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 50 (March 20, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 53 (March 20, 2007)

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

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

S 915 ( Dole, R-NC), establish a pilot program to provide grants to encourage eligible institutions of higher education to establish and operate pregnant and parenting student services offices for pregnant students, parenting students, prospective parenting students who are anticipating a birth or adoption, and students who are placing or have placed a child for adoption; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S3272, CR 3/19/07.

Courts/Judicial

Nominations

On 3/19/07, the Senate received the following nominations: Raymond M. Kethledge, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; Stephen Joseph Murphy III, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; Robert James Jonker, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan; Paul Lewis Maloney, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan; Janet T. Neff, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan; Sharion Aycock, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi; David R. Dugas, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana; James Randal Hall, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia; Richard H. Honaker, of Wyoming, to be United States District Judge for the District of Wyoming; Richard A. Jones, of Washington, to be UnitedStates District Judge for the Western District of Washington; and Janis Lynn Sammartino, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. 3/17/07, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
Election Law

Committee Action

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will mark up pending legislation S 223, to require Senate candidates to file designations, statements and reports in electronic form. 3/28/07, 10 am, 301 Russell.

Bills Introduced

HR 1565 ( Capuano, D-MA), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the conversion of leadership PAC funds to personal use; to House Administration. H2670, CR 3/19/07.

Health Law

Bills Introduced

HR 1561 ( Waxman, D-CA), to amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve drug safety and oversight; to Energy and Commerce. H2670, CR 3/19/07.

HR 1571 ( Murphy, D-PA), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate discriminatory co-payment rates for outpatient psychiatric services under the Medicare Program; to Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means. H2670, CR 3/19/07

Immigration Law

Bills Introduced

S 913 ( Grassley, R-IA), to clarify that the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review; to Judiciary. S3272, CR 3/19/07.

National Security

Hearings

Oversight of the Government Management, the federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Subcommittee, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Understanding the Realities of REAL ID: A Review of Efforts to Secure Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards.” The session will focus on the REAL ID Act of 2005 and the proposed regulations released by the Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2006, implementing the act. 3/26/07, 2:30 pm, 342 Dirksen.

The Senate Select Intelligence Committee will hold an open hearing on the proposals that would change and revise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 4/19/07, 2:30 pm, 219 Hart.

 




 

 


 

 


 





 

 








 




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