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Washington Summary
Daily Edition
May 3, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 155, No. 69 (May2, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 78 (May 3, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 85 (May 3, 2007)

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

Antitrust

Hearings

The Anti-Trust Task Force, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the findings and recommendations of the Antitrust Modernization Commission. 5/8/07, 2 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Bills Introduced

S 1267 ( Lugar, R-IN), 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; to Judiciary. S5497, CR 5/2/07.

HR 2102 ( Boucher, D-VA), 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; to Judiciary. H4415, CR 5/2/07.

HR 2104 ( Barrett, R-SC), to protect the right of elected and appointed officials to express their religious beliefs through public prayer; to Judiciary. H4415, CR 5/2/07.

Criminal Justice

Bills Introduced

HR 2106 ( Chandler, R-KY), to ensure that sex offenders and sexually violent predators are not eligible for parole; to Judiciary. H4415, CR 5/2/07.

Committee Action

On 5/2/07, the House Judiciary Committee ordered reported HR 1700, the COPS Improvement Act of 2007.

Elder Law

Bills Introduced

HR 2105 ( Chandler, D-KY), to prevent the abuse and exploitation of older individuals; to Judiciary. H4415, CR 5/2/07.

Election Law

Committee Action

The House Administration Committee will mark up HR 811, to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require a voter-verified permanent paper ballot under Title III of such act. 5/3/07, 11 am, 1310 Longworth.

Housing and Homelessness

Committee Action

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up HR 1852, to modernize and update the National Housing Act and enable the Federal Housing Administration to use risk-based pricing to more effectively reach underserved borrowers. 5/3/07, 9:30 am, 2128 Rayburn.

International Law

Bills Introduced

HR 2114 ( Maloney, D-NY), to provide a United States voluntary contribution to the United Nations Population Fund only for the prevention, treatment, and repair of obstetric fistula; to Foreign Affairs. H4415, CR 5/2/07.

Immigration Law

Bills Introduced

HR 2109 ( Drake, R-VA), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide federal penalties for certain killings by illegal aliens; to Judiciary. H4415, CR 5/2/07.

Indian Law

Bills Introduced

HR 2119 ( Pomeroy, D-ND), to amend Titles I and IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to modify the definition of governmental plan with respect to Indian tribal governments; to Education and Labor, and Ways and Means. H4416, CR 5/2/07.

Committee Action

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will mark up pending legislation. 5/10/07, 10:30 am, 485 Russell.

Legal Education

Bills Introduced

S 1262 ( Enzi, R-WY), to protect students receiving student loans; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S5497, CR 5/2/07.

Committee Action

On 5/2/07, the House Judiciary Committee ordered reported HR 916, the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007. On 4/24/07, ABA President Karen J. Mathis sent a letter to the committee in support of the legislation.

National Security

Bills Introduced

S 1269 ( Inhofe, R-OK), to improve border security in the United States; to Judiciary. S5497, CR 5/2/07.

Hearings

The Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce and the District of Columbia Subcommittee, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Managing the Department of Homeland Security: A Status Report on Reform Efforts by the Undersecretary for Management.” 5/10/07, 9:30 am, 342 Dirksen.



 






 




 





 

 


 



 




 

 


 

 


 





 

 








 




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