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Daily Edition
November 5, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 169 (November 5, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 179 (November 6, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 213 (November 6, 2007)

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

Criminal Justice

Notices

On 11/5/07, the Federal Bureau of Investigations issued a notice announcing a meeting of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CHIS) Advisory Policy Board. The Board is responsible for reviewing policy issues and appropriate technical and operational issues related to the programs administered by the FBI's CJIS Division, and thereafter, making

appropriate recommendations to the FBI director. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., on 12/5-6/07 in Glendale, Arizona. FR 62493.

Hearings

The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Review of the Prison Litigation Reform Act: A Decade of Reform or an Increase in Prison Abuses?” 11/8/07, 1 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 1889, to require prisons and other correctional facilities holding federal prisoners under a contract with the federal government to make the same information available to the public that federal prisons and correctional facilities are required to do by law. 11/8/07, 10 am, 2237 Rayburn.

Committee Action

The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will mark up HR 1759, to establish guidelines and incentives for states to establish arsonist registries and to require the attorney general to establish a national arsonist registry and notification program. 11/6/07, following the previous hearing at 1 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Election Law

Hearings

The Elections Subcommittee, House Administration Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on election-day registration and provisional voting. 11/9/07, 10 am, 1310 Longworth.

Emergency Preparedness

Committee Action

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up HR 4050, to require the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to issue guidance providing a process for consideration of the flood protections afforded by certain structures for purposes of the national flood insurance program. 11/6/07, 10 am, 2128 Rayburn.

Housing and Homelessness

Committee Action

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up HR 4051, to authorize appropriations for assistance for the National Urban League, the Raza Development fund, the Housing Partnership Network and the National Community Renaissance program. 11/6/07, 10 am, 2128 Rayburn.

International Law

Hearings

The Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Smoke on the Horizon: The Coming Crisis in Lebanon.” 11/8/07, 9:30 am, 2172 Rayburn.

Legal Education

Notices

On 11/5/07, the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Department of Education, issued a notice setting forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a symposium of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance taking place in Washington, D.C., on Monday, 12/10/07, beginning at 9 a.m., and ending at approximately 5 p.m. FR 62458.

Bills Introduced  

S 2303 ( Burr, R-NC), to amend Section 435 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding the definition of economic hardship; to Health, Education Labor and Pensions. S13725, CR 11/2/07.

National Security

Hearings

The Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment Subcommittee, House Homeland Security Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Using the Web as a Weapon: The Internet as a Tool for Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism.” 11/6/07, 2 pm, 311 Cannon.

The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Torture and the Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment of Detainees: The Effectiveness and Consequences of ‘Enhanced Interrogation.’ ” 11/8/07, 1 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

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