A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 6.9.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 85 (June 8, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 80 (June 9, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 109 (June 9, 2010)
Hearings  
The Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Is There Life After Trinko and Credit Suisse? The Role of Antitrust in Regulated Industries.” 6/15/10, 10:15 am, 2237 Rayburn.  
Notices  
On 6/9/10, the Judicial Conference of the United States announced a schedule of meetings of several of its Advisory Committees, as follows: Advisory Committee on Rules of Appellate Procedure, 10/7/10-10/8/10, Boston, MA; Advisory Committee on Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, 9/30/10-10/1/10, Santa Fe, NM; Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, 11/15/10-11/16/10, Washington, DC; Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, 9/27/10-9/28/10, Cambridge, MA; and Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence, 10/12/10, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. FR 32816 .  
Hearings  
The Health Subcommittee, House Ways and Means Committee, will hold a hearing on reducing fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare. 6/15/10, 10 am, 1100 Longworth.  
Notices
On 6/9/10, the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced the issuing of non-competitive supplemental funding under the Maternal Child and Health Bureau’s Family to Family Health Information Centers Program to provide feasible time for the Bureau to align fiscal resources and programmatic goals with the least disruption to states, communities, and constituencies that currently receive assistance and services from these grantees. FR 32790.  
Notices  
On 6/9/10, the Indian Health Service, HHS, announced the solicitation of competitive supplemental grant applications from existing Native American Research Centers for Health V grantees to establish and test evidence-based interventions for tribal communities against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Applications are due 6/30/10. FR 32792.  
Committee Action  
On 6/8/10, the House Rules Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of HR 5072, the Federal Housing Administration Reform Act of 2010.  
Notices  
On 6/9/10, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a currently approved information collection, the Application for Removal, which is used by USCIS to determine eligibility for an applicant’s request for removal from the United States. Comments are due 8/9/10. FR 32799.
On 6/9/10, USCIS, DHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of an existing information collection, the Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition, which is used to request a duplicate approval notice, or to notify the U.S. consulate that a petition has been approved or that a person has been adjusted to permanent resident status. Comments are due 7/9/10. FR 32801.
On 6/9/10, USCIS, DHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of an existing information collection, the Application to File Declaration of Intention, which is used by permanent residents to file a declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States. Comments are due 7/9/10. FR 32800.  
Bills Introduced  
H Res 1426 ( McCollum, D-MN), urging the government of the Republic of Rwanda and President Paul Kagame to immediately release human rights lawyer Professor Peter Erlinder from jail and allow him to return to the United States; to Foreign Affairs. H4246, CR 6/8/10.
Hearings  
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a series of hearings on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). 6/10/10, 10 am, 419 Dirksen.
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the current situation in Afghanistan. 6/15/10, 9:30 am, G-50 Dirksen.
Presidential Action  
On 6/8/10, the president transmitted to the Senate reports on the continuation of the 6/16/06 national emergency with respect to Belarus, and of the 6/26/10 national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans.
Notices  
On 6/9/10, the State Department announced a 6/17/10 meeting in Washington, DC, of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law Study Group to discuss the supplement to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Draft Legislative Guide on Secured Transactions, and its treatment of security rights in intellectual property. FR 32834.  
Notices  
On 6/9/10, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced a 6/15/10 joint meeting in Washington, DC, of the Board of Directors’ Audit and Operations & Regulations Committees to consider and act on revisions to the LSC Accounting Guide for LSC Recipients, to hear a presentation from the director of the Office of Compliance and Enforcement, and for other matters. The call-in number for this meeting is 1-866-451-4981, and the passcode is 5907707348. FR 32816.  
Hearings  
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.” 6/16/10, 3 pm, 342 Dirksen.  
Notices  
On 6/9/10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS, announced a request for public comment on proposed base flood elevations (BFEs) and BFE modifications for listed communities. The BFEs and modified BFEs are a part of the floodplain management measures that the community is required to adopt in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. Comments are due 9/7/10. FR 32684.

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