A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 6.10.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 86 (June 9, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 81 (June 10, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 110 (June 10, 2010)
Floor Action  
On 6/9/10, the House agreed to a motion to disagree to the Senate amendments and agree to a conference on HR 4173, to provide for financial regulatory reform, to protect consumers and investors, to enhance federal understanding of insurance issues, and to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives markets. The House conferees for HR 4173 were also appointed.  
Hearings  
The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a briefing followed by a hearing on press freedom in the Americas. 6/16/10, 2 pm, 2172 Rayburn.  
Bills Introduced  
S 3468 ( Cornyn, R-TX), to amend Chapter 87 of Title 18, United States Code, to end the terrorizing effects of the sale of murderabilia on crime victims and their families; to Judiciary. S4744, CR 6/9/10.
HR 5492 ( Cohen, D-TN), to permit expungement of records of certain nonviolent criminal offenses; to Judiciary. H4330, CR 6/9/10.  
Notices  
On 6/10/10, the Social Security Administration announced a final rule revising the threshold billing amount that triggers annual on-site reviews of medical providers who conduct consultative examinations for disability programs under Titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act. The final rule becomes effective 7/12/10. FR 32845 .
On 6/10/10, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a new project, the Cross-Community Evaluation of the Native Aspirations Project, which will examine community-specific activities and cross-community process and impact indicators such as community-level knowledge and awareness of suicide, violence, bullying, and substance abuse; pro-social and help-seeking behaviors among native youth, and the provision of services specific to native youth through existing service systems. Comments are due 7/12/10. FR 32947 .  
Bills Introduced  
S 3464 ( Lugar, R-IN), to establish an energy and climate policy framework to reach measurable gains in reducing dependence on foreign oil, saving Americans money, improving energy security, and cutting greenhouse gas emissions; to Finance. S4744, CR 6/9/10.
Floor Action  
On 6/9/10, the Senate reached a unanimous-consent agreement providing that on Thursday, 6/10/10, the Senate begin consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of SJ Res 26, disapproving a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act.
On 6/9/10, the House passed, by a 369-44 vote, H Res 1330, to recognize 6/8/10 as World Ocean Day.  
Notices  
On 6/10/10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), HHS, announced a publication containing modifications that the agency is making to the list of standards that FDA recognizes in use in premarket reviews of medical devices. This publication will assist manufacturers who elect to declare conformity with consensus standards to meet certain requirements for medical devices. Comments are accepted at any time. FR 32943.  
Floor Action  
On 6/9/10, the Senate began consideration of HR 5072, to improve the financial safety and soundness of the Federal Housing Authority mortgage insurance program. Consideration of the bill continued 6/10/10.  
Hearings  
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on the trade and industrial policies of the People’s Republic of China. 6/16/10, 10 am, 1100 Longworth.  
Public Laws  
On 6/8/10, the president signed HR 5139 (PL 111-177), to provide for the International Organizations Immunities Act to be extended to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo.  
Bills Introduced  
S 3467 ( Schumer, D-NY), to require a Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy; to Judiciary. S4744, CR 6/9/10.  
Hearings  
The Defense Subcommittee, Senate Appropriations Committee, will hold hearings on proposed fiscal 2011 appropriations for programs and activities under its jurisdiction. 6/16/10, 10:30 am, 192 Dirksen.  
Bills Introduced  
S 3472 ( Menendez, D-NJ), to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require oil polluters to pay the full costs of oil spills; to Environment and Public Works. S4745, CR 6/9/10.  
Floor Action  
On 6/9/10, the Senate passed S 3473, to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to authorize advances from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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