A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 2.22.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.

Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 31 (February 22, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 18 (February 22, 2010)
CourtsJudiciary  
Hearings  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility report on the Office of Legal Counsel, focusing on legal memoranda drafted during the Bush administration, including those by Jay Bybee and John Yoo, on the treatment of detainees. 2/26/10, 226 Dirksen.
Nominations  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nominations of Brian A. Jackson, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana; Elizabeth E. Foote, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; Marc T. Treadwell, of Georgia, to be United State District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia; and Josephine S. Tucker, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. 2/24/10, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.
Hearings  
The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Keeping Youth Safe While in Custody: Sexual Assault in Adult and Juvenile Facilities.” 2/23/10, 4 pm, 2141 Rayburn.
The Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on recent inspector general reports concerning the FBI. 2/24/10, 3 pm, 2141 Rayburn.
Notices  
On 2/22/10, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed revision to an information collection, the Cross-Site Evaluation of the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Programs, which will, among other things, conduct case studies of four exemplary campus suicide prevention programs in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the integration of community-based behavioral health services with services provided by college or university campuses. Comments are due 4/24/10. FR 7600.
Hearings  
The House Rules Committee will consider rules for floor debate for draft legislation HR --, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act. 2/23/10, 3 pm, H-313 Capitol.
Notices  
On 2/22/10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS, announced that the Advisory Committee to the Director has been renewed for a two-year period extending through 2/1/12. FR 7606.
On 2/22/10, HHS announced a 4/1/10 online meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2020 to review the work and recommendations of the Subcommittees on Priorities, Social Determinants of Health, Implementation, Evidence-Based Resources, Strategic Health Communication, and Data and Health Information Technology. The committee will meet online via WebEx software; information on meeting access can be found at http://www.healthypeople.gov/hp2020/advisory/default.asp. FR 7599.
HIVAIDS
Notices
On 2/22/10, the Indian Health Service, HHS, announced competing continuations for the 4-in-1 Title V grants to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Natives with awareness of their HIV status, providing routine and rapid HIV screening, prevention, and pre- and post-test counseling, when appropriate. Applications are due 3/1/10. FR 7610.
Notices  
On 2/22/10, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a 3/9/10-3/10/10 meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, established pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008. The committee will discuss protocols, timeframes, and the scope of the rulemaking process, as well as the setting of future meetings. FR 7559.
Hearings
The African Affairs Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Examining the U.S.-Nigeria Relationship in a Time of Transition.” 2/23/10, 10:15 am, 419 Dirksen.
The International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women’s Issues Subcommittee, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Afghan Women and Girls: Building the Future of Afghanistan.” 2/23/10, 3 pm, 419 Dirksen.  
The State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing on proposed fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs and activities under its jurisdiction. 2/24/10, 10:30 am, 192 Dirksen.
Committee Action
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up several bills, including S 2961, to provide debt relief to Haiti; S 1382, to improve and expand the Peace Corps for the 21 st century; S Res 400, urging the implementation of a comprehensive strategy to address instability in Yemen; and S Res 404, supporting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and other efforts to promote peace and stability in Sudan. 2/24/10, time TBA, 419 Dirksen.
Hearings  
The Legislative Branch Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold a hearing on proposed fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs and activities under its jurisdiction, including the Law Library of Congress. 2/24/10, 10:15 am, H-144 Capitol.
Hearings  
The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs and activities under its jurisdiction, including the Legal Services Corporation. 2/24/10, 10 am, H-310 Capitol.
Notices  
On 2/22/10, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced a final rule clarifying that, for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) purposes, SSA does not consider any combat-related military pay as income when determining whether spouses and children of members of the uniformed services are eligible for SSI. The final rule also provides that, in determining whether spouses and children are eligible for SSI, SSA does not consider retroactive payments of certain military pay as resources for nine months following receipt. The final rule becomes effective 3/24/10. FR 7552.
Hearings  
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing titled “Cybersecurity: Next Steps to Protect Our Critical Infrastructure.” 2/23/10. 2:30 pm, 253 Russell.
The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, will hold a hearing on private sector perspectives on Department of Defense information technology and cybersecurity activities. 2/25/10, 2 pm, 2118 Rayburn.
Notices  
On 2/22/10, the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education, announced an invitation of applications for new awards for fiscal year 2010 for models of exemplary, effective, and promising alcohol or other drug abuse prevention programs on college campuses. Applications are due 3/31/10. FR 7573.  
Hearings  
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing on the fiscal 2011 budget request for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General and the Office of Information Technology. 2/23/10, 10 am, 334 Cannon.
The Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing on several bills, including HR 4469, to amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act regarding child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation. 2/25/10, 10 am, 334 Cannon.
Notices  
On 2/22/10, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a request for public comment on a new system of records entitled “Veterans Health Administration Leadership and Workforce Development,” which stores data gathered from the Canteen Service, Veterans Health Administration Central Office, Veterans Integrated Service Networks, and facility coordinators. Comments are due 3/24/10. If no public comment is received, the new system will become effective 3/24/10. FR 7651.

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