A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 12.6.2010
The Senate is in session today. The House is not in session today.
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 232 - 233 (December 3, 2010 – December 6, 2010)
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 156 - 158 (December 2, 2010 – December 4, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 139 - 140 (December 3, 2010 – December 6, 2010)


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Election Law
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International Law
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Tax Law
Floor Action  
On 12/2/10, the Senate passed HJ Res 101, to make further continuing appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011 through 12/18/10.
Presidential Action
On 12/4/10, the president signed HJ Res 101 (P.L. 111-290) to make further continuing appropriations for Fiscal Year 2011 through 12/18/10.
 
 
Floor Action
On 12/3/10, the Senate passed S 3817, to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, and the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 to reauthorize the acts.
On 12/2/10, the House passed, by a 264 – 157 vote, S 3307, to reauthorize child nutrition programs.
On 12/2/10, the House passed H Res 1598, to express support for the designation of the month of October as National Work and Family Month.
On 12/2/10, the House passed H Res 1576, to express the sense of the House of Representatives that a National Day of Recognition for Parents of Special Needs Children should be established.
On 12/2/10, the House passed H Res 1313, to express support for designation of May as ‘‘Child Advocacy Center Month’’ and to commend the National Child Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on their 25th anniversary in 2010.
Notices
On 12/3/10, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Priority Setting for the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) Pediatric Quality Measures Program, to improve and strengthen the initial core child health care quality measures. Comments are due 1/14/11. FR75469.
 
Hearings  
The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on civil liberties and national security. 12/9/10, 10 am, 2141 Rayburn.
 
Floor Action
On 12/3/10, the Senate passed HR 5281, to amend Title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against federal officers or agencies to federal courts.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 4005 ( Whitehouse, D-RI), to amend Title 28, United States Code, to prevent the proceeds or instrumentalities of foreign crime located in the United States from being shielded from foreign forfeiture proceedings; to Judiciary. CR 12/2/10, S8396.
HR 6487 ( Chu, D-CA), to amend Title 28, United States Code, to prevent the proceeds or instrumentalities of foreign crime located in the United States from being shielded from foreign forfeiture proceedings; to Judiciary. CR 12/2/10, H8030.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6481 ( Richardson, D-CA), to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and for other purposes; to Transportation and Infrastructure. CR 12/2/10, H8039.
 
Hearings  
The Health Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Alzheimer’s Disease: The On-going Challenges.” 12/9/10, 10 am, 2322 Rayburn.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6492 ( Poe, R-TX), to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require that states certify that aliens are prohibited from voting in elections for state or local office as a condition of receiving funds under such act, and for other purposes; to House Administration. CR 12/2/10, H8030.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6489 ( Hirono, D-HI), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide 100 percent reimbursement for medical assistance provided to Native Hawaiians through a federally qualified health center or a Native Hawaiian health care system; to Energy and Commerce. CR 12/2/10, H8030.
 
Bills Introduced
S 4006 (Burr, R-NC), to provide for the use of unobligated discretionary stimulus dollars to address AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists and other cost containment measures impacting state ADAP programs; read the first time. CR 12/3/10, S8477.    
Notices  
On 12/6/10, HHS announced a request for public comment on a new information collection, Prevention and Wellness-Leveraging National Organizations, a cooperative agreement program authorized under the Public Health Service Act that focuses on obesity prevention through improved nutrition and increased physical activity, and tobacco prevention and control. FR75677.  
Presidential Action  
On 11/30/10, the president issued Proclamation 8609, to declare 12/1/10 as World AIDS Day and to urge the nation to join in appropriate activities to remember the men, women, and children who have lost their lives to AIDS and to provide support and comfort to those living with this disease. Statement from ABA President Stephen N. Zack. FR75617.
 
Bills Introduced
On 12/2/10, the House passed H Con Res 325, to support the goals and ideals of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
 
Bills Introduced
S Res 693 ( Webb, D-VA), to condemn the attack by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea against the Republic of Korea, and affirming support for the United States-Republic of Korea alliance; considered and agreed to. CR 12/2/10, S8397.
S 4008 ( Casey, D-PA), to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by imposing additional economic sanctions against Iran, and for other purposes; to Finance. CR 12/3/10, S8477.
S Res 694 ( Brownback, R-KS), to condemn the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of religious minorities in Iran and its continued violation of the International Covenant on Human Rights; to Foreign Relations. CR 12/3/10, S8477.
Floor Action
On 12/2/10, the Senate passed S Res 693, to condemn the attack by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea against the Republic of Korea, and affirming support for the United States-Republic of Korea alliance.
Presidential Action
On 11/30/10, the president issued Proclamation 8608, to declare 12/1/10 as Helsinki Human Rights Day, to lay tribute to the seminal Helsinki document tying lasting security among states with respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms within states.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 4004 ( Ensign, R-NV), to amend Section 798 of Title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for disclosure of classified information related to certain intelligence activities and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 12/2/10, S8397.
On 12/2/10, the House passed H Res 527, to commend the NATO School for its critical support of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) efforts to promote global peace, stability, and security.
 
Bills Introduced
HR 6488 ( Davis, D-IL), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to coordinate the reduction in the American Opportunity Tax Credit with Federal Pell Grants, to the extent such grants are attributable to expenses not eligible for such credit; to Ways and Means. CR 12/2/10, H8030.
HR 6491 ( Maloney, D-NY), to authorize appropriations for the purpose of establishing an office within the Internal Revenue Service to focus on violations of the internal revenue laws by persons who are under investigation for conduct relating to the promotion of commercial sex acts and trafficking in persons crimes, and to increase the criminal monetary penalty limitations for the underpayment or overpayment of tax due to fraud; to Ways and Means. CR 12/2/10, H8030.
 
 
 

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