A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 7.12.2010
The Senate is in session today. The House will reconvene 7/13/10.
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 131 (July 12, 2010)
Congressional Record, Vol. 46, No. 98 (July 12, 2010)  
Hearings  
The Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Impact of China’s Antitrust Law and Other Competition Policies on U.S. Companies.” 7/13/10, 4 pm, 2141 Rayburn.  
Notices  
On 7/12/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed regulatory reporting requirement which would state that, in order to receive funding for a Tribal IV-D Program, a tribe or tribal organization must submit a plan describing how it meets or plans to meet the objectives of Section 455(f) of the Social Security Act, including establishing paternity, establishing, modifying, and enforcing support orders, and locating noncustodial parents. Comments are due 8/12/10. FR 39697 .
On 7/12/10, HHS announced a request for public comment on a proposed project, the Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches First Follow-Up Data Collection, which will collect information about demographics, risks, and protective factors related to teen pregnancy through private, self-administered questionnaires completed by study participants. Comments are due 9/12/10. FR 39695 .
On 7/12/10, HHS announced a request for public comment on a proposed project, the Evaluation of Pregnancy Prevention Approaches Implementation Study Data Collection, which will document and test a range of pregnancy prevention approaches in up to eight program sites so as to interpret impact findings, differences in impacts across programs, and differences in impacts across locations or population subgroups. Comments are due 9/12/10. FR 39694 .  
Nominations  
The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Elena Kagan, of Massachusetts, to be Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. 7/13/10, 10 am, 216 Hart.  
Notices  
On 7/12/10, the Department of Education announced an invitation for applications for new awards for the fiscal year 2010 Disability Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP), which aims to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by developing methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technologies that advance a wide range of independent living and employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities, especially those with the most severe disabilities. Applications are due 8/26/10. FR 39782 .
On 7/12/10, the assistant secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education, announced a priority for a DRRP to serve as the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research. This priority becomes effective 8/11/10. FR 39779 .  
Hearings  
The Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on the Medical Bankruptcy Fairness Act. 7/15/10, 11 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Notices
On 7/12/10, the National Institutes of Health, HHS, announced a request for public comment on its plan to develop a voluntary Genetic Testing Registry, a centralized public resource that will provide information about the availability, scientific basis, and usefulness of genetic tests. Comments are due 8/2/10. FR 39699.  
Public Laws  
On 7/2/10, the president signed HR 5623 (PL 111-198), the Homebuyer Assistance and Improvement Act of 2010.  
Hearings  
The Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Ethical Imperative for Reform of Our Immigration System.” 7/14/10, 9:30 am, 2141 Rayburn.  
Notices  
On 7/2/10, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a previously approved information collection, the Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademark and Copyrights, which is completed by trademark and trade name owners and those claiming copyright protection to enable CBP officers to identify violating articles at the borders. Comments are due 8/11/10. FR 39701.  
Hearings  
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a series of hearings on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). 7/14/10, 9:30 am, SVC-217 Capitol; 7/15/10, 2:30 pm, 419 Dirksen.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the implementation of Iran sanctions. 7/15/10, 10 am, 2154 Rayburn.
Public Laws  
On 7/1/10, the president signed HR 2194 (PL 111-195), the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.  
Hearings  
The Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee, House Homeland Security Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Role of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Border Security.” 7/15/10, 10 am, 311 Cannon.  
Hearings  
The Crime and Drugs Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on legislation relating to civil claims against entities that provide material support or resources to foreign terrorist organizations. 7/14/10, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
Public Laws  
On 7/1/10, the president signed HR 5569 (PL 111-196), the National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2010.  
Hearings  
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a field hearing titled “Veterans at Risk: The Consequences of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Non-Compliance.” 7/13/10, 1 pm, Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 South 10 th St., St. Louis, MO.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Review of Veterans’ Claims Processing: Are Current Efforts Working?” 7/14/10, 9:30 am, 218 Russell.

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