A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 5.7.2010
The Senate is in session today. The House will reconvene 5/11/10.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 68 (May 7, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 89 (May 10, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 63 (May 10, 2010)
Floor Action
On 5/4/10, the Senate resumed consideration of S 3217, to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end “too big to fail,” to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, and to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices.
Nominations
On 5/10/10, the president announced the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagen, of New York, to replace Justice John Paul Stevens as a Supreme Court Justice of the United States.
Notices  
On 5/10/10, the National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension on a currently approved information collection, the Lost People Finder System, a voluntary collection of information that assists in the reunification of family members and loved ones who are separated during a disaster. Comments are due 6/10/10. FR 25864.  
Notices  
On 5/10/10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed project, the Development and Testing of an HIV Prevention Intervention Targeting Black Bisexually-Active Men, which will develop and pilot-test three novel behavioral interventions to reduce sexual risk for HIV infection and transmission among African American men who do not inject drugs. Comments are due 6/10/10. FR 25860 .  
Bills Introduced  
S 3331 ( Inouye, D-HI), to establish a Native American Economic Advisory Council; to Indian Affairs. S3407, CR 5/7/10.  
Hearings  
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “ Sudan: A Critical Moment for the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Darfur, and the Region.” 5/12/10, 11 am, 419 Dirksen.
Notices  
On 5/10/10, the State Department announced a request for public comment on a submitted information collection, the Application for A, G, or NATO Visa, which the Department uses to elicit information from applicants for a renewal of an estimated 30,000 A, G, or NATO visas per year. Comments are due 7/10/10. FR 25910 .
On 5/10/10, the State Department announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a currently approved information collection, the Application to Determine Returning Resident Status, used by consular officers to determine the eligibility of aliens applying for special immigrant classification as a returning resident. Comments are due 7/10/10. FR 25909 .
On 5/10/10, the State Department announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a currently approved information collection, the Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application, which is used by consular officers to determine the eligibility of an alien applicant for non-immigrant fiancé(e) visa. Comments are due 7/10/10. FR 25909 .  
Committee Action  
The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, House Armed Services Committee, will mark up portions of HR 5136, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2011 for military activities of the Department of Defense, and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. 5/13/10, 9 am, 2212 Rayburn.
Bills Introduced  
S 3332 ( McCain, R-AZ), to implement a comprehensive border security plan to combat illegal immigration, drug and alien smuggling, and violent activities along the southwest border of the United States; to Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. S3407, CR 5/7/10.
Notices  
On 5/10/10, the Department of Homeland Security announced a 5/25/10 meeting in Washington, DC, of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to hear an update on the activities of the Privacy Office, and to hear presentations on information-sharing governance within DHS, on DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement implementation of DHS privacy policy, and on the development of the National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions. FR 25870.  
Bills Introduced  
HR 5255 ( Frank, D-MA), to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program; to Financial Services. H3278, CR 5/7/10.
Bills Introduced  
S 3390 ( Casey, D-PA), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the administration of medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs; to Veterans’ Affairs. S3407, 5/7/10.

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