A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 5.13.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 71 (May 12, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 92 (May 13, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 66 (May 13, 2010)
Floor Action
On 5/12/10, 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.
Bills Introduced
S 3353 ( Lautenberg, D-NJ), to provide grants for juvenile mentoring; to Judiciary. S3643, CR 5/12/10.
Hearings
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Filibuster: The Filibuster Today and its Consequences.” 5/19/10, 10 am, 301 Russell.
Bills Introduced
HR 5281 ( Johnson, D-GA), to amend Title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against federal officers or agencies to federal courts; to Judiciary. H3400, CR 5/12/10.
Notices
On 5/13/10, the Office of Justice Programs announced 6/3/10-6/4/10 hearings in Washington, DC, of the Review Panel on Prison Rape to assist the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) in identifying common characteristics of victims and perpetrators of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities, and the common characteristics of juvenile facilities with the highest and lowest incidence of rape, based on an anonymous survey by the BJS of youth in a representative sample of juvenile facilities. FR 27000 .
Notices
On 5/13/10, the Social Security Administration announced a request for public comment on several proposed information collections, including the Waiver of Your Right to Personal Appearance Before an Administrative Law Judge, the Request for Change in Time/Place of Disability Hearing, and the Child Care Dropout Questionnaire. Comments are due 7/12/10. FR 27036 .
Committee Action
The Senate Appropriations Committee will mark up HR 4899, making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for the fiscal year ending 9/30/10. 5/13/10, 3:30 pm, 106 Dirksen.
Notices
On 5/13/10, the Department of the Treasury, Department of Labor, and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced interim final regulations implementing the requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers in the group and individual markets under provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act regarding dependent coverage of children who have not attained age 26. These interim final regulations become effective 7/12/10. Comments are due 8/11/10. FR 27121 .
On 5/13/10, the Department of the Treasury announced a request for public comment on a proposed rulemaking that would provide guidance to employers and health insurance issuers providing group health insurance coverage offered in connection with group health plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act. Comments are due 8/11/10. FR 27141 .
On 5/13/10, the Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, announced a 6/29/10-7/1/10 meeting in Washington, DC, of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans to discuss student employee benefit plan auditing and financial reporting models, disparities for women and minorities in retirement and health care, and health care literacy. FR 27002 .
Bills Introduced
HR 5285 ( Biggert, R-IL), to amend Subtitle B of Title VII of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to provide education for homeless children and youths; to Education and Labor. H3440, CR 5/12/10.
Notices
On 5/13/10, the Administration for Children and Families, HHS, announced several tribal consultation sessions during the months of June, July, August, and October in CA, SC, WI, OK, MA, SD, WA, and AK to discuss ways to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families, taking into consideration funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other issues affecting the delivery of Head Start services in their geographic locations. FR 26973 .
Bills Introduced
HR 5283 ( Fortenberry, R-NE), to provide for adjustment of status for certain Haitian orphans paroled into the United States after the earthquake on 1/12/10; to Judiciary.
H Res 1352 ( Wu, D-OR), supporting the goals and ideals of Taiwanese American Heritage Week and recognizing the close relationship between the United States and Taiwan; to Foreign Affairs. H3441, CR 3/12/10.
H Res 1355 ( Kennedy, D-RI), expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the human rights crisis in Papua and West Papua; to Foreign Affairs. H3441, CR 5/12/10.
Hearings
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a series of hearings on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). 5/18/10, 10 am, 106 Dirksen; 6/19/10, 2:30 pm, 419 Dirksen; 5/25/10, 9:30 am, 419 Dirksen.
Floor Action
On 5/12/10, the House passed H Res 1143, to commend the Community of Democracies for its achievements since it was founded in 2000.
Presidential Action
On 5/12/10, the president transmitted a message to Congress continuing past 5/22/10 the national emergency declared with respect to the stabilization of Iraq.
Notices
On 5/13/10, Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, announced a request for public comment on a submitted information collection, the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act Certification of Origin, which provides duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to sensitive articles from countries of sub-Saharan Africa that would normally be excluded from GSP duty treatment. Comments are due 6/14/10. FR 26974.
Bills Introduced
H Res 1353 ( Bishop, R-UT), supporting the goals and ideals of Student Financial Aid Awareness Month to raise awareness of student financial aid; to Education and Labor. H3441, CR 5/12/10.
Committee Action
On 5/12/10, the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, House Armed Services Committee, approved for full committee action HR 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.
Bills Introduced
S 3348 ( Akaka, D-HI), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of documents that express disagreement with decisions of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and that are misfiled with the board within 120 days of such decisions as motions for reconsideration of such decisions; to Veterans’ Affairs. S3643, CR 5/12/10.
S 3355 ( Klobuchar, D-MN), to provide for an Internet website for information on benefits, resources, services, and opportunities for veterans and their families and caregivers; to Veterans Affairs. S3643, CR 5/12/10.
Committee Action
On 5/12/10, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved HR 5145, the Assuring Quality Care for Veterans Act.
Floor Action
On 5/12/10, the House passed, by a 417-0 vote, HR 5014, to clarify the health care provided by the secretary of Veterans Affairs that constitutes minimum essential coverage.
 

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