Washington Summary
Daily Edition
May 15, 2008
Congressional Record, Vol. 154, No. 79 (May 14, 2008)
CQ Daily, Vol. 44, No. 72 (May 15, 2008)
Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 95 (May 15, 2008)
The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
Children/Families
Floor Action
On 5/14/08, the House passed H Res 789, to honor public child welfare agencies, nonprofit organizations and private entities providing services for foster children.
Committee Action
On 5/14/08, the House Education and Labor Committee ordered reported HR 5876, Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008.
On 5/14/08, the House Judiciary Committee ordered reported HR 5464, A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act.
Criminal Justice
Bills Introduced
S 3016 ( Kerry, D-MA), to direct the Attorney General to provide grants for Internet crime prevention education programs; to Judiciary. S4181, CR 5/14/08.
S 3018 ( Sessions, R-AL), to establish a Commission on Federal Criminal and Juvenile Justice Assistance Programs; to Judiciary. S4181, CR 5/14/08.
HR 6050 ( Reichert, R-WA), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide mandatory imprisonment for life for persons raping young children; to Judiciary. H3884, CR 5/14/08.
HR 6058 ( Murphy, D-CT), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide federal penalties for home invasions; to Judiciary. H3885, CR 5/14/08.
HR 6059 ( Murphy, D-CT), to clarify the use of Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants for corrections and community corrections programs, and to enhance the data made available by the National Adult and Juvenile Offender Reentry Resource Center; to Judiciary. H3885, CR 5/14/08.
HR 6060 ( Schiff, D-CA), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to enable increased federal prosecution of identity theft crimes and to allow for restitution to victims of identity theft; to Judiciary. H3885, CR 5/14/08.
Housing and Homelessness
Committee Action
On 5/14/08, the Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee, Senate Financial Services Committee, approved for full committee markup HR 3397, the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2007.
International Law
Bills Introduced  
HR 6054 ( Delahunt, D-MA), to establish a United States Human Rights Commission to monitor compliance by the United States with international human rights treaty obligations; to Foreign Affairs. H3885, CR 5/14/08.
Hearings  
The East Asian and Pacific Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will hold a hearing on the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan, focusing on the challenge of securing one of the world’s most dangerous areas. 5/20/08, 2:45 pm, 419 Dirksen.
The Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “ Burma in the Aftermath of Cyclone Nargis: Death, Displacement and Humanitarian Aid.” 5/20/08, 10 am, 2172 Rayburn.
National Security
Hearings
The International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “City on the Hill or Prison on the Bay? The Mistakes of Guantanamo and the Decline of America’s Image.” 5/20/08, 2 pm, 2172 Rayburn.

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