A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 7.21.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 107 (July 20, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 138 (July 21, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 105 (July 21, 2010)
Hearings
The Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on federal rulemaking and the regulatory process. 7/27/10, 11 am, 2237 Rayburn.
Hearings
The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice. 7/27/10, 10:15 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Committee Action
On 7/20/10, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2011 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill, and the FY 2011 Military Construction and VA appropriations bill.
The Commerce, Justice and Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee, will mark up draft legislation that would make fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction. 7/21/10, 10 am, 192 Dirksen
The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee, will mark up draft legislation that would make fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs under its jurisdiction. 7/21/10, 10:30 am, 138 Dirksen.
Floor Action
On 7/20/10, the Senate passed HR 4842, to authorize appropriations for the Directorate of Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal years 2011 and 2012.
Notices
On 7/21/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a new system of records, the Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Child Support Services Portal, a gateway that allows authorized users to retrieve and provide information to FPLS systems as permitted by their portal role classification. Comments are due 8/20/10. The system of records becomes effective 8/20/10. FR 42453 .
Floor Action
On 7/20/10, the House passed S 1749, to amend Title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession or use of cell phones and similar wireless devices by federal prisoners.
Committee Action
The House Energy and Commerce Committee will mark up several bills, including HR 3101, to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet protocol-based communications and video programming technologies in the 21 st century. 7/21/10, 10 am, 2123 Rayburn.
Bills Introduced
HR 5795 ( Blumenauer, D-OR), to amend the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of voluntary advance care planning consultation under Medicare and Medicaid; to Energy and Commerce. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
Notices
On 7/21/10, the Administration on Aging (AoA), HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a currently approved information collection, the Supplemental Form to the Financial Status Report for all AoA Title II Grantees, which provides an understanding of how projects funded by the Older Americans Act are being administered by grantees in conformance with legislative requirements, pertinent federal regulations, and other applicable instructions and guidelines issued by the AoA. Comments are due 9/20/10. FR 42448 .
Bills Introduced
HR 5794 ( Baca, D-CA), to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to establish requirements for the treatment of absentee ballots in elections for federal office; to House Administration. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
Bills Introduced
HR 5790 ( Olson, R-TX), to extend the expenditure deadline for the social services block grant funds provided for recovery from Hurricanes Ike and Rita; to Ways and Means. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
Floor Action  
On 7/20/10, the Senate passed S Res 588, recognizing the economic and environmental impacts of the BP oil spill on the people of the Gulf Coast and their way of life and urging BP to give all due consideration to offers of assistance, products, or services from the states directly impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
On 7/20/10, the House passed HR 5266, to extend the final report deadline and otherwise reauthorize the National Commission on Children and Disasters.
Bills Introduced
S 3618 ( Voinovich, R-OH), to further enable a nuclear renaissance in the United States to improve energy security, reduce future pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, provide large, reliable sources of electricity, and create thousands of high-quality jobs for the citizens of the United States; to Finance. S6024, CR 7/20/10.
Hearings
The Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environmental Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Climate Change Finance: Providing Assistance for Vulnerable Countries.” 7/27/10, 2 pm, 2172 Rayburn.
Bills Introduced
HR 5802 ( Upton, R-MI), to repeal a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for funds to a health care facility, and to rescind funds made available under such section; to Energy and Commerce. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
Bills Introduced
HR 5796 ( Burton, R-IN), to withdraw federal funds from states and political subdivisions of states that interfere with enforcement of federal immigration law; to Judiciary. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
Floor Action
On 7/20/10, the House passed HR 5532, to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to adopted alien children.
Bills Introduced
S Res 586 ( Feingold, D-WI), supporting democracy, human rights, and civil liberties in Egypt; to Foreign Relations. S6025, CR 7/20/10.
H Res 1538 ( Davis, D-CA), condemning the 7/11/10 terrorist attacks in Kampala, Uganda; to Foreign Affairs. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
H Res 1539 ( Hastings, D-FL), expressing solidarity with human rights defenders in the Russian Federation; to Foreign Affairs. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
H Res 1544 ( Schwartz, D-PA), reaffirming the strength of the relationship between the United States and the Republic of Georgia; to Foreign Affairs. H5819, CR 7/20/10.
Hearings
The International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals: Progress Through Partnerships.” 7/27/10, 9:30 am, 2172 Rayburn.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on reconciliation options for Afghanistan. 7/27/10, 10 am, 419 Dirksen.  
Floor Action
On 7/20/10, the House passed HR 5283, to provide for adjustment of status for certain Haitian orphans paroled into the United States after the earthquake of 1/12/10.  
Presidential Action  
On 7/16/10, the president issued a proclamation declaring 7/18/10-7/24/10 “Captive Nations Week,” and calling upon the people of the United States to reaffirm their deep commitment to all those working for human rights and dignity around the globe. FR 42279.
On 7/19/10, the president declared a continuation for one year of the national emergency declared 7/22/04 with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor. FR 42281.  
Bills Introduced  
H Res 1540 ( Herger, R-CA), supporting the goal of eradicating illicit marijuana cultivation on federal lands and calling on the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop a coordinated strategy to permanently dismantle Mexican drug trafficking organizations operating on federal lands; to Judiciary. H5818, CR 7/20/10.
Hearings  
The Health Subcommittee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, will hold a hearing on HR 5710, to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring program under Section 3990 of the Public Health Service Act; and draft legislation HR --, the Safe Drug Disposal Act. 7/22/10, 10 am, 2322 Rayburn.

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