A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 09.10.2008

The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 154, Nos. 142 (September 9, 2008)
CQ Daily, Vol. 44, No. 121 (September 10, 2008)
Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 176 (September 10, 2008)

The Constitution Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Restoring the Rule of Law.” 9/16/08, 10:15 am, 216 Hart.
New Nominations
On 9/8/08, the Senate received the nominations of Loretta A. Preska , of New York, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit; and J. Mac Davis , of Wisconsin, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Gun Violence
Bills Introduced
HR 6842 ( Norton, D-DC), to require DC to revise its laws regarding the use and possession of firearms as necessary to comply with the requirements of the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller, in a manner that protects the security interests of the federal government and the people who work in, reside in, or visit DC and does not undermine the efforts of law enforcement, homeland security, and military officials; to Oversight and Government Reform. H7955, CR 9/9/08.
Immigration Law
Bills Introduced
HR 6843 ( Mahoney, D-FL), to strengthen procedures regarding detention and removal of aliens; to Judiciary. H7955, CR 9/9/08.
The Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Visa Waiver Program: Mitigating the Program Risks to Ensure the Safety of All Americans.” 9/16/08, 2:30 pm, 216 Hart.
International Law
Bills Introduced
S 3457 ( Feingold, D-WI), to reaffirm United States objectives in Ethiopia and encourage critical democratic and humanitarian principles and practices, and for other purposes; to Foreign Relations. S8179, CR 9/9/08.
Legal Education
Floor Action
On 9/9/08, the House passed HR 6475, to establish the Daniel Webster Congressional Clerkship Program for graduates of accredited law schools.
National Security
Bills Introduced
HR 6852 ( Maloney, D-NY), to amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to improve Federal response efforts after a terrorist strike or other major disaster affecting homeland security, and for other purposes; to Transportation and Infrastructure. H7955, CR 9/9/08.
Social Security
The Social Security Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on the performance of appeals hearing offices of the Social Security Administration. 9/16/08, 10 am, B-318 Rayburn.