A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 7.13.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 102 (July 12, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 132 (July 13, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 99 (July 13, 2010)

Business Law
Children and Families
Civil Rights/Constitutional Law
Disability Law
Environmental Law
Immigration Law
Intellectual Property
National Security
Tort and Insurance Law
Committee Action  
The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will mark up draft legislation HR --, the Fiscal Year 2011 Military Construction-VA Appropriations Bill. 7/14/10, 10 am, H-140 Capitol.
The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, House Appropriations Committee, will mark up draft legislation HR --, the Fiscal 2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill. 7/15/10, 4 pm, 2358-B Rayburn.
The House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on the progress made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (PL 111-5). 7/14/10, 1 pm, 210 Cannon.
The Security and International Trade and Finance Subcommittee, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing on international cooperation to modernize financial regulation. 7/20/10, 10 am, 538 Dirksen.
On 7/13/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a modification correcting information regarding the acceptance of applications for the Basic Center Program, which is authorized by the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to address runaway and homeless youth problems, providing an alternative for youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. FR 39953 .
On 7/13/10, the Justice Management Division, Department of Justice, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a currently approved collection, the Certification of Identity, which is used by the department to identify individuals requesting certain records under the Privacy Act. Comments are due 9/13/10. FR 39972 .
The Senate Impeachment of Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr. Committee will meet to discuss pending issues. 7/13/10, 2:30 pm, S-216 Capitol.
On 7/12/10, the Senate confirmed, by a unanimous vote of 86 yeas, the nomination of Sharon Johnson Coleman, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
On 7/13/10, the National Council on Disability announced a 7/28/10 meeting in Washington, DC, to evaluate the National Summit on Disability Policy 2010, and to discuss strategic planning for the Council. FR 39974 .
On 7/13/10, the Environmental Protection Agency announced guidance on various reporting options that states and local agencies may choose in implementing Sections 311 and 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, which was enacted as Title II of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 to establish authorities for emergency planning and preparedness, emergency release notification, community right-to-know reporting, and toxic chemical release reporting. This guidance becomes effective 7/13/10. FR 39852 .
On 7/13/10, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, announced the extension of the temporary protected status (TPS) designated to Haiti by the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security on 1/21/10. TPS has been extended for 180 days, with a new filing deadline of 1/18/11. FR 39957.
On 7/13/10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, announced the submission of a proposed revision to a currently approved information collection, the Patent Term Extension, which permits the USPTO to extend the term of protection under a patent to compensate for delay during regulatory review and approval by the Food and Drug Administration or Department of Agriculture. FR 39913.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Nuclear Terrorism: Strengthening Our Domestic Defenses.” 7/21/10, 10 am, 342 Dirksen.
On 7/13/10, the Department of State determined that the circumstances that were the basis for the 2004 re-designation of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army as a foreign terrorist organization have not changed, and the group’s foreign terrorist organization designation is maintained. FR 40019.
The Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security Subcommittee, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Ensuring a Financially Responsible Recovery.” 7/22/10, 2:30 pm, 342 Dirksen.
Committee Action  
The House Rules Committee will consider rules for floor debate for HR 5114, to extend the authorization for the national flood insurance program, and to identify priorities essential to reform and ongoing stable functioning of the program. 7/14/10, 3 pm, H-313 Capitol.