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Daily Edition
March 26, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 51 (March 23, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 54 (March 26, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 57 (March 26, 2007)

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

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

H Res 263 ( Cardoza, D-CA), recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity for Congress to improve the foster care system throughout the United States; to Ways and Means, and Judiciary. H3016, CR 3/23/07.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 849, to promote accessibility, accountability and openness in government by strengthening Section 552 of Title 5, United States Code (the Freedom of Information Act). 3/29/07, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.

Courts/Judiciary

Bills Introduced

S 977 ( Salazar¸ D-CO), to amend Chapter 11 of Title 18, United States Code, to ensure United States attorneys are able to act impartially; to Judiciary. S3706, CR 3/23/07.

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice. 4/17/07, 10 am, 106 Dirksen.

Criminal Justice

Bills Introduced

H Res 264 ( Holden, D-PA), supporting the goals and ideals of “National Correctional Officers and Employees Week,” and honoring the service of correctional officers and employees; to Judiciary. H3016, CR 3/23/07.

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 376, to amend Title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers. 3/29/07, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.

Disability Law

Hearings

The Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, House Education and Labor Committee, will hold a hearing on the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on students with disabilities. 3/29/07, 10:30 am, 2175 Rayburn.

Election Law

Bills Introduced

S 979 ( Wyden, D-OR), to establish a Vote by Mail grant program; to Rules and Administration. S3706, remarks and text S3709, CR 3/23/07.

HR 1667 ( Davis, D-CA), to establish a Vote by Mail grant program; to House Administration, and Judiciary. H3016, CR 3/23/07.

Health Law

Bills Introduced



S 976 ( Obama, D-IL), to secure the promise of personalized medicine for all Americans by expanding and accelerating genomics research and initiatives to improve the accuracy of disease diagnosis, increase the safety of drugs, and identify novel treatments; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S3706, remarks S3708, CR 3/23/07.

S 980 ( Feinstein, D-CA), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to address online pharmacies; to Judiciary. S3706, remarks and text S3712, CR 3/23/07.

HR 1665 ( Ross, D-AR), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits; to Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means. H3016, CR 3/23/07.

Committee Action

On 3/23/07, the House Energy and Commerce Committee ordered reported HR 493, the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2007.

Housing and Homelessness

Hearings

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing on the housing needs of special populations. 3/27/07, 10 am, 2358 Rayburn.

Immigration Law

Hearings

The Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Enforcing Immigration Laws and Temporary-Worker Program.” 3/27/07, 2 pm, 2358 Rayburn.

National Security

Hearings

The Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Bioterrorism Preparedness and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security Chief Medical Officer.” 3/29/07, 10 am, 2362A Rayburn.

The House Select Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing on the use of national security letters by the FBI. 3/28/07, 9 am, 2212 Rayburn.

Tort Law

Committee Action

The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S Res 108, designating the first week of April 2007 as “National Asbestos Awareness Week.” 3/29/07, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.

 

 


 



 




 

 


 

 


 





 

 








 




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