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Washington Summary
Daily Edition
September 12, 2007

Congressional Record, Vol. 72, No. 176 (September 11, 2007)
CQ Today, Vol. 43, No. 143 (September 12, 2007)
Federal Register, Vol. 72, No. 176 (September 12, 2007)

The Senate is in session today.
The House is not in session today.
The House will reconvene on 9/14/07.

Attorney-Client Privilege

Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Approaches to Corporate Fraud Prosecutions and the Attorney-Client Privilege Under the McNulty Memorandum.” 9/18/07, 10:30 am, 226 Dirksen.

Children/Families

Bills Introduced

HR 2523 ( Davis, D-CA), to develop a generation of school leaders who are committed to, and effective in, increasing student achievement and to ensure that all low-income, under-performing schools are led by effective school leaders who are well-prepared to foster student success; to Education and Labor. H10366, CR 9/11/07.

Hearings  

The Workforce Protections Subcommittee, House Education and Labor Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “The Family and Medical Leave Act: Extending Coverage to Military Families Left at Home.” 9/18/07, 2 pm, 2175 Rayburn.

Criminal Justice

Hearings  

The Healthy Families and Communities Subcommittee, House Education and Labor Committee, will hold a hearing on the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. 9/18/07, 10 am, 2175 Rayburn.

Housing and Homelessness

Bills Introduced

HR 3524 ( Waters, D-CA), to reauthorize the HOPE VI program for revitalization of severely distressed public housing; to Financial Services. H10366, CR 9/11/07.

Immigration Law

Hearings

The Human Rights and the Law Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “The ‘Material Support’ Bar: Denying Refuge to the Persecuted.” 9/19/07, 2:30 pm, 226 Dirksen.

International Law

Committee Action  

On 9/11/07, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ordered favorably reported S 805, to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to assist countries in sub-Sahara Africa in the effort to achieve internationally recognized goals in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other major diseases and the reduction of maternal and child mortality by improving human health care capacity and improving retention of medical health professionals in sub-Saharan Africa; and S 1839, to require periodic reports on claims related to acts of terrorism against Americans perpetrated or supported by the government of Libya.

Intellectual Property

Committee Action

On 9/11/07, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ordered favorably reported Treaty Doc. 109-12, the Patent Law Treaty and Regulations, originally completed at Geneva on 6/1/00 between governments of 53 countries, including the United States.

Substance Abuse

Hearings  

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Breaking the Methamphetamine Supply Chain: Meeting Challenges at the Border.” 9/18/07, 10 am, 215 Dirksen.

National Security

Hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Foreign Intelligences Surveillance Act. 9/25/07, time TBA, 226 Dirksen.

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, will hold a hearing titled, “Nuclear Terrorism Prevention: Status Report on the Federal Government’s Assessment of New Radiation Detection Monitors.” 9/18/07, 10 am, 2123 Rayburn.

The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to discuss changes in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 9/18/07, 11 am, 2141 Rayburn.

Committee Action

On 9/11/07, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ordered favorably reported HR 1678, to amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture.

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