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Daily Edition
October 22, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 153, No. 159 (October 19, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 169 (October 22, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 203 (October 22, 2007)

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

Courts/Judiciary

Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings to examine the nominations of Joseph N. Laplante, of New Hampshire, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Hampshire; Reed Charles O'Connor, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Thomas D. Schroeder, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina, and Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 10/24/07, 10 a.m., SD-226.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the nomination of John Daniel Tinder, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit. 10/25/07, 10 a.m., SD-226.

Hearings  

The Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 3010, to amend Chapter 1 of Title 9 of the United States Code with respect to arbitration. 10/25/07, 2 pm, 2141 Rayburn.

Criminal Justice

Notices

On 10/22/07, the United States Parole Commission, Department of Justice, issued notice of a meeting scheduled for 10/25/07 at 10 am.

Hearings

The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Organized Retail Theft Prevention: Fostering a Comprehensive Public-Private Plan.” 10/25/07, 10 am, 2141 Rayburn.

Election Law

Hearings

The Elections Subcommittee, House Administration Committee, will hold hearings titled “Expanding and Improving Opportunities to Vote by Mail or Absentee.” 10/22/07, 5:30 pm, 1310 Longworth.

Substance Abuse

Hearings  

The Transportation Safety, Infrastructure Security and Water Quality Subcommittee, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will hold a hearing on the effectiveness of federal drunk driving programs. 10/25/07, 10 am, 406 Dirksen.

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