A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 1.13.2010
The House is in session today. The Senate is in pro forma session.

Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 2 (January 12, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 7-8 (January 12-13, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, Nos. 1-2 (January 12-13, 2010)

Antitrust Law

Business Law
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law
Courts/Judiciary
Criminal Law
Election Law
Health Law
HIV/AIDS
Intellectual Property
International Law
Military Law
Veterans Affairs
Committee Action
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including HR 3190, to restore the rule that agreements between manufacturers and retailers, distributors, or wholesalers to set the price below which the manufacturer’s product or service cannot be sold violates the Sherman Act. 1/13/10, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Bills Introduced
HR 4426 ( Welch, D-VT), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 50 percent tax on bonuses paid by TARP recipients; to Ways and Means. H40, CR 1/12/10.
Notices
On 1/12/10, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission announced its first public meeting on 1/13/10-1/14/10 in Washington, DC, to begin an examination of the root causes of the crisis by hearing testimony on its causes and current state from top leaders of both private and public sector entities that played critical roles in the crisis. FR 1583.
Civil RightsConstitutional Law
Bills Introduced
H Res 1006 ( Rooney, R-FL), reaffirming the commitment of the House of Representatives to safeguard and uphold the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; to Judiciary. H40, CR 1/12/10.
CourtsJudiciary
Bills Introduced
HR 4415 ( Miller, R-MI), to amend Title 10, United States Code, to authorize the president to determine that certain individuals are unlawful enemy combatants subject to trial by military commissions; to Armed Services. H39, CR 1/12/10.
Committee Action
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including HR 569, to amend Titles 28 and 10, United States Code, to allow for certiorari review of certain cases denied relief or review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. 1/13/10, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Hearings
The Crime and Drugs Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a field hearing titled “Exploring Federal Solutions to the State and Local Fugitive Crisis.” 1/19/10, 9:30 am, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA.
Notices
On 1/13/09, the National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice (DOJ), announced a request for applications for the development of a competency-based, blended modality training curriculum that will provide correctional industries directors with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to set organizational priorities, identify strategic objectives, create measurable goals, establish collaborative partnerships, utilize current labor market information, and provide specialized services and programming that support offenders’ long term attachment to the labor force. Applications are due 2/12/10. FR 1814.
Committee Action
The House Judiciary Committee will mark up several bills, including H Res 994, directing the attorney general to transmit to the House of Representatives all information in the attorney general’s possession relating to the decision to dismiss United States v. New Black Panther Party. 1/13/10, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Notices
On 1/12/10, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the 2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey, which collects information on voter registration applications, the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, election administration, election day activities, 2010 election results, and other issues. Comments are due 2/11/10. FR 1614.
On 1/13/10, the Commission on Civil Rights announced a 2/12/10 public hearing in Washington, DC, to collect information within the jurisdiction of the commission related to the DOJ’s actions in the New Black Panther Party litigation and enforcement of Section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as it relates to voter intimidation. FR 1751.
Notices
On 1/13/10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a request for public comment on an interim final rule that serves as the first step in an incremental approach to adopting standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria to enhance the interoperability, functionality, utility, and security of health information technology and to support its meaningful use. The final rule becomes effective 2/12/10. Comments are due 3/15/10. FR 2013.
HIVAIDS
Notices
On 1/12/10, the Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS, announced a request for public comment on an extension of a proposed information collection, the Ryan White Treatment and Modernization Act Part A Minority AIDS Initiative Report, which provides emergency relief for areas with substantial need for HIV/AIDS care and support services that are most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including eligible metropolitan areas and transitional grant areas. Comments are due 3/13/10. FR 1622.
Notices
On 1/12/10, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce, announced a request for public comment on a new streamlined examination pilot program for patent applications pertaining to green technologies, including greenhouse gas reduction. Comments are due 3/15/10. FR 1591.
Hearings
The House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing titled “ China: Recent Security Developments.” 1/13/10, 10 am, HVC-210 Capitol.
Bills Introduced
HR 4427 ( Wilson, R-SC), to provide a pay increase of 1.9 percent for members of the uniformed services for fiscal year 2011; to Armed Services. H40, CR 1/12/10.
Hearings
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2011 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. 2/10/10, 9:30 am, 418 Russell.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold joint hearings to receive legislative presentations for veterans’ service organizations. 3/2/10, 2 pm, 345 Cannon; 3/4/10, 9:30 am, 345 Cannon; 3/9/10, 9:30 am, G-50 Dirksen; 3/18/10, 9:30 am, G-50 Dirksen.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a roundtable discussion on the 2010 legislative priorities of veterans’ service organizations. 1/20/10, 10 am, 345 Cannon.
The Economic Opportunity Subcommittee, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Long-Term Solution for Post 9/11-G.I. Bill.” 1/21/10, 1 pm, 334 Cannon.
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Transitioning Heroes: New Era, Same Problems?” 1/21/10, 10 am, 334 Cannon.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a roundtable discussion on the health care needs of rural veterans. 1/27/10, 10 am, 345 Cannon.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2011 and 2012 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. 2/4/10, 10 am, 334 Cannon.

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