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Washington Summary
Daily Edition
March 4, 2008

Congressional Record, Vol. 154, Nos. 34-35 (February 29-March 3, 2008)
CQ Daily, Vol. 44, Nos. 29-30 (March 3-4, 2008)
Federal Register, Vol. 73, Nos. 42-43 (March 3-4, 2008)

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

Disability Law

Bills Introduced  

S 2686 ( Harkin, D-IA), to ensure that all users of the transportation system, including pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users as well as children, older individuals and individuals with disabilities are able to travel safely and conveniently on streets and highways; to Commerce, Science and Transportation. S1467, CR 3/3/08.

Election Law


The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on issues relating to in-person voter fraud and voter disenfranchisement. 3/12/08, 10 am, 301 Russell.

Health Law

Bills Introduced

S 2687 ( Snowe, R-ME), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to enhance beneficiary protections under Parts C and D of the Medicare program; to Finance. S1467, CR 3/3/08.

Housing and Homelessness

Bills Introduced

S 2684 ( Dodd, D-CT), to reform the housing choice voucher program under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, to Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. S1467, CR 3/3/08.

Legal Services

Bills Introduced  

S 2683 ( Akaka, D-HI), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to modify certain authorities relating to educational assistance benefits for veterans; to Veterans’ Affairs. S1467, CR 3/3/08.

National Security


The House Judiciary Committee will hold a closed hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 3/5/08, 2 pm, H-405 Capitol Bldg.

The House Select Intelligence Committee will hold a closed briefing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. 3/5/08, 12 pm, H-405 Capitol Bldg.

The Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence Subcommittee, House Select Intelligence Committee, will hold a briefing on FBI Intelligence Operations. 3/5/08, 8:45 am, H-405, Capitol Bldg.