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November 7, 2007


CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 181 (November 7, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 215 (November 7, 2007)

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

 

Children/Families

Hearings

The Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee, House Education and Labor Committee, will hold a hearing on the future of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). 11/13/07, 3 pm, 2175 Rayburn.  

Committee Action

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will mark up S 1970, to establish a National Commission on Children and Disasters and a National Resource Center on Children and Disasters. 11/14/07, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Hearings

The Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “No Safe Haven: Accountability for Human Rights Violations in the United States.” 11/14/07, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.

Criminal Justice

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, 1:30 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Emergency Preparedness

Committee Action

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up pending legislation 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 programs. 11/7/07, 10 am, 2128 Rayburn.

Health Law

Committee Action

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up pending draft legislation S –, the Health Centers Renewal Act of 2007. 11/14/07, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.

Housing and Homelessness

Committee Action

The House Financial Services Committee will mark up pending legislation 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. 11/7/07, 10 am, 2128 Rayburn.

Immigration Law

Notices  

On 11/7/07, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, issued a notice announcing a stakeholder meeting to evaluate the E-Verify Program to identify program strengths and weaknesses from multiple perspectives and to assist the evaluation staff in prioritizing research topics. The E-Verify program is an online tool that allows participating employers to confirm the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees, regardless of citizenship, to help maintain a stable, legal workforce. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 11/27/07, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. FR 62863.

Indian Law

Hearings

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on pending legislation HR 3994, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes. 11/8/07, 10 am, 1324 Longworth.

Committee Action  

The Health Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, will mark up pending legislation HR 1328, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend that act. 11/7/07, 10 am, 2123 Rayburn

National Security

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 “Human Capital Needs of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s initiative, ‘One Face at the Border’.” 11/13/07, 10 am, 342 Dirksen.

The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Torture of Detainees: The Effectiveness and Consequences of ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation.” 11/8/07, 10 am, 2141 Rayburn.

The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee, House Science and Technology Committee, will hold a hearing on pending legislation HR 3916, to provide for the next generation of border and maritime security technologies. 11/15/07, 10 am, 2318 Rayburn.

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