A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
 
daily edition 09.09.2008

The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 154, Nos. 141 (September 8, 2008)
CQ Daily, Vol. 44, No. 120 (September 9, 2008)
Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 175 (September 9, 2008)
 
Antitrust Law
Committee Action
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up pending legislation to reauthorize the Antitrust Task Force. 9/10/ 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Attorney-Client Privilege
Floor Action
On 9/8/08, the House passed S 2450, to amend the Federal Rules of Evidence to address the waiver of the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine, clearing the measure for the president.
Courts/Judiciary
Hearings
The Insular Affairs Subcommittee, House Natural Resources Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on the federal court options for American Samoa. 9/18/08, 2 pm, 1324 Longworth.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nominations of Clark Waddoups , of Utah, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah; Michael M. Anello , of California, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California; Mary Stenson Scriven , of Florida, to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; Philip A. Brimmer , of Colorado, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado; and Christine M. Arguello , of Colorado, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado. 9/9/08, 10 am, 562 Dirksen.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of William B. Carr Jr. , to be a member of the US Sentencing Commission. 9/11/08, 10 am, 562 Dirksen.
Criminal Law
Committee Action
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up a pending resolution and report recommending to the House of Representatives that Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey be cited for contempt of Congress.
Immigration Law
Bills Introduced
S 3453 ( Menendez, D-NJ), to authorize the adjustment of status for immediate family members of aliens who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts; to Judiciary. S8131, CR 9/8/08.
Committee Action
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 6020, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of soldiers and their families, and for other purposes. 9/10/08, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 5882, to recapture employment-based immigrant visas lost to bureaucratic delays and to prevent losses of family- and employment-based immigrant visas in the future. 9/10/08, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up HR 5950, to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish procedures for the timely and effective delivery of medical and mental health care to all immigration detainees in custody, and for other purposes. 9/10/08, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
International Law
Floor Action
On 9/8/08, the House passed S 2135, the Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008.
 

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