A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 4.28.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.

Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 60 (April 27, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 81 (April 28, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 55 (April 28, 2010)
Floor Action
On 4/27/10, the Senate failed, by a 57-41 vote, to achieve the required 60 votes to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of S 3217, the Restoring American Financial Stability Act.
Floor Action
On 4/27/10, the Senate passed S Res 498, designating April 2010 as “National Child Abuse Prevention Month.”
On 4/27/10, the House passed H Res 1293, to express support for the goals and ideals of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Hearings
The Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee, House Education and Labor Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 3721, to amend the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to clarify the appropriate standard of proof. 5/5/10, 10:30 am, 2175 Rayburn.
The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on proposals to revise the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (PL 99-508). 5/5/10, 2 pm, 2141 Rayburn.
Bills Introduced
S Res 502 ( Wyden, D-OR), eliminating secret Senate holds. S2708, CR 4/27/10.
Bills Introduced
HR 5143 ( Delahunt, D-MA), to establish the National Criminal Justice Commission; to Judiciary. H2935, CR 4/27/10.
Hearings
The Crime and Drugs Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Wall Street Fraud and Fiduciary Duties: Can Jail Time Serve as an Adequate Deterrent for Willful Violations?” 5/4/10, 9:30 am, 226 Dirksen.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Increased Importance of the Violence Against Women Act in a Time of Economic Crisis.” 5/5/10, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
The Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee, will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs and activities under its jurisdiction, including the Department of Justice. 5/6/10, 10 am, 192 Dirksen.
Floor Action
On 4/27/10, the Senate passed S Res 501, recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
On 4/27/10, the House passed H Res 1259, to recognize and support the goals of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Bills Introduced
S 3263 ( Akaka, D-HI), to establish a chief veterinary officer in the Department of Homeland Security; to Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. S2708, CR 4/27/10.
Bills Introduced
S 3265 ( McCain, R-AZ), to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia; to Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. S2708, CR 4/27/10.
HR 5150 ( Childers, D-MS), to restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia; to Oversight and Government Reform. H2936, CR 4/27/10.
Bills Introduced
S 3266 ( Bennet, D-CO), to ensure the availability of loan guarantees for rural homeowners; to Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. S2708, CR 4/27/10.
Committee Action
On 4/27/10, the House Financial Services Committee approved HR 5017, the Rural Housing Preservation and Stabilization Act of 2010; HR 5072, the FHA Reform Act of 2010; and HR 2555, the Homeowners’ Defense Act of 2009.
Floor Action
On 4/27/10, the House passed, by a 352-62 vote, HR 5017, to ensure the availability of loan guarantees for rural homeowners.
Floor Action
On 4/27/10, the House passed H Res 1208, to support the goals of World Intellectual Property Day.
Bills Introduced
H Res 1303 ( Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-FL), recognizing the close friendship and historical ties between the United Kingdom and the United States; to Foreign Affairs. H2936, CR 4/27/10.
Committee Action
On 4/27/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S 2971, to authorize certain authorities by the Department of State; and S 3087, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States.
Public Laws
On 4/26/10, the president signed HR 4573 (PL 111-158), to direct the secretary of the Treasury to instruct the U.S. executive directors at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other multilateral development institutions to use the voice, vote, and influence of the United States to cancel immediately and completely Haiti’s debts to such institutions.
Notices
The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) announced a request for public comment on proposed revisions to its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The proposed regulations have been updated to reflect the amendments to the FOIA from the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007, as well as changes in OSHRC’s own policies and procedures. Comments are due 5/28/10. FR 22320 .
Public Laws
On 4/26/10, the president signed HR 4887 (PL 111-159), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that health coverage provided by the Department of Defense is treated as minimal essential coverage.
Notices
On 4/28/10, the Department of Education announced a request for public comment on a revision to a currently approved information collection, the Federal Family Education Loan Program, Federal Perkins Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Military Service Deferment/Post-Active Duty Student Deferment Request, which serves as the means by which a loan borrower requests a military service deferment or post-active duty student deferment and provides his or her loan holder with the information needed to determine eligibility requirements. Comments are due 5/28/10. FR 22393.
Committee Action
On 4/27/10, the House Financial Services Committee approved HR 1264, the Multiple Peril Insurance Act of 2009; and HR 5114, the Flood Insurance Reform Priorities Act of 2010.

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