A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 1.16.2009
The Senate is in session today.
The House is in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 155, Nos. 10-11 (January 16-20, 2009)
CQ Daily, Vol. 45, No. 10. (January 21, 2009)
Federal Register, Vol. 74, No. 12 (January 21, 2009)
Bills Introduced  
HR 610 ( Wexler, D-FL), to amend Title 18, U.S. Code, to strengthen enforcement of spousal court-ordered property distributions; to Judiciary. H386, CR 1/16/09.
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law  
The Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 157, DC voting rights legislation. 1/27/09, 10 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Criminal Law
On 1/21/09, the Parole Commission, Department of Justice, announced a public meeting on 1/22/09, in Chevy Chase, MD. FR 3644.
Environmental Law
Bills Introduced
HR 609 ( Sherman, D-CA), to permit California and other states to effectively control greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles; to Energy and Commerce. H386, CR 1/16/09.
Health Law
Bills Introduced  
S 275 ( Baucus, D-MT), to amend Title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children’s Health Insurance Program; to Finance. S652, CR 1/16/09.
HR 605 ( Davis, D-TN), to provide for programs that reduce the need for abortion, help women bear healthy children, and support new parents; to Energy and Commerce. H386, CR 1/16/09.
Immigration Law  
Bills Introduced
SJ Res 6 ( Vitter, R-LA), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to US citizenship; to Judiciary. S652, CR 1/16/09.
International Law
Bills Introduced
HR 606 ( Maloney, D-NY), to express U.S. foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen U.S. advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender; to Foreign Affairs. H386, CR 1/16/09.