Washington Summary
Daily Edition
June 6, 2008
  Congressional Record, Vol. 154, No. 92 (June 5, 2008)
CQ Daily, Vol. 44, No. 83 (June 6, 2008)
Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 110 (June 6, 2008)
 
The Senate is in session today.
The House is not session today.
The House will reconvene on Monday, 6/9/08.
Budget/Appropriations
Floor Action
On 6/5/08, the House agreed, by a 214-210 vote, to the conference report to accompany S Con Res 70, setting forth the congressional budget for the U.S. government for fiscal year 2009 as well as appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013.
Courts/Judiciary
Committee Action
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the nominations of Helene N. White, of Michigan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; Raymond M. Kethledge, of Michigan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; and Stephen Joseph Murphy III, of Michigan, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. 6/12/08, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
Criminal Law
Hearings
The House Oversight and Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the grantmaking practices at the Department of Justice. 6/10/08, 10 am, 2154 Rayburn.
The Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will hold a hearing on federal employment practices, focusing on policies for hiring ex-offenders. 6/10/08, 2 pm, 2154 Rayburn.
Elder Law
Bills Introduced
S 3092 ( Menendez, D-NJ), to amend the Public Health Service to ensure sufficient resources and increase efforts for research at the National Institutes of Health relating to Alzheimer’s disease, and to authorize an education and outreach program to promote public awareness and risk reduction with respect to Alzheimer’s disease (with particular emphasis on education and outreach in Hispanic populations); to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. S5204, CR 6/5/08.
Emergency Preparedness
  Notices
On 6/6/08, the Department of Homeland Security issued a notice and request for comments as part of a review and revision to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. Comments are due 7/7/08. FR 32341.
Environmental Law
Floor Action
On 6/5/08, the Senate continued consideration of S 3036, the Climate Security Act, which would direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a program to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases.
Immigration Law
Bills Introduced
S 3084 ( Boxer, D-CA), to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize certain aliens who have earned a master’s or higher degree from a U.S. institution of higher education in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to be admitted for permanent residence; to Judiciary. S5204, CR 6/5/08.
Hearings
On 6/4/08, the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, held a hearing titled “Problems with Immigration Detainee Medical Care.” ABA President William H. Neukom submitted a statement recommending steps to assure prompt, effective medical and dental care for detainees.
The Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the need for green cards for highly skilled workers. 6/12/08, 11 am, 2237 Rayburn.
International Law
Hearings
The Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing on the U.S.-Pakistan strategic relationship. 6/12/08, 2:30 pm, 342 Dirksen.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold an oversight hearing on U.S. trade preference programs. 6/12/08, 10 am, 215 Dirksen.
National Security
Hearings
The National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on the antiterrorism assistance program. 6/10/08, 2 pm, 2247 Rayburn.
Substance Abuse
Committee Action
The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 1211, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide enhanced penalties for marketing controlled substances to minors. 6/12/08, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
 

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