A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 5.27.2010
The House and Senate are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 81 (May 26, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 101 (May 27, 2010)
CQ Today, Vol. 46, No. 75 (May 27, 2010)
Hearings  
The Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee, Senate Judiciary Committee, will hold an oversight hearing on the enforcement of antitrust laws. 6/9/10, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.  
Notices  
On 5/27/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a published computer matching program between the Office of Child Support Enforcement and state agencies administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. Comments are due 6/28/10. The matching program becomes effective 7/13/10. FR 29774 .
On 5/27/10, the Department of Education announced a request for public comment on a proposed revision to the District Fast Response Survey of Dropout Prevention, which the National Center for Education Statistics plans to use to conduct a district survey about dropout prevention services and programs. Comments are due 6/28/10. FR 29732 .  
Bills Introduced  
HJ Res 87 ( Neugebauer, R-TX), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States regarding changes in the internal revenue laws; to Judiciary. H3870, CR 5/26/10.  
Bills Introduced  
HR 5419 ( Nadler, D-NY), to amend Chapter 111 of Title 28, United States Code, relating to protective orders, sealing of cases, and disclosures of discovery information in civil actions; to Judiciary. H3870, CR 5/26/10.  
Committee Action  
On 5/26/10, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions approved S 2781, to change references in federal law to “mental retardation” to references to an “intellectual disability,” and to change references to a “mentally retarded individual” to references to an “individual with an intellectual disability.”  
Notices
On 5/27/10, the Social Security Administration announced a request for public comment on several submitted information collections, including the Beneficiary Recontact Form, and the Complaint Form for Allegations of Discrimination in Programs or Activities Conducted by the Social Security Administration. Comments are due 6/28/10. FR 29797 .  
Bills Introduced  
HR 5410 ( Lipinski, D-IL), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit corporations which are subject to certain criminal or civil sanctions from engaging in campaign-related activity under such act; to House Administration. H3899, CR 5/26/10.
Notices  
On 5/27/10, the Federal Election Commission announced a 5/27/10 meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss, among other things, several draft advisory opinions and management and administrative matters. FR 29760 .  
Floor Action  
On 5/26/10, the Senate continued consideration of HR 4899, making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief and summer jobs for the fiscal year ending 9/30/10.  
Notices
On 5/27/10, HHS announced several meetings throughout the month of June of the Health Information Technology Policy Committee’s Workgroups. Two sets of meetings will be open to the public via webcast, while two will be held in locations yet to be determined. For more information, visit http://healthit.hhs.gov. FR 29761 - 297623.  
Notices  
On 5/27/10, 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 Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement of Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which is used by USCIS to determine eligibility for a foreign residence waiver. Comments are due 6/28/10. FR 29780.
On 5/27/10, USCIS, DHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed extension of a currently approved information collection, the Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status, which permits victims of certain qualifying criminal activity and their immediate family members to apply for temporary nonimmigrant status. Comments are due 6/28/10. FR 29779.  
Notices  
On 5/27/10, the Department of Education announced a 6/25/10 meeting in Washington, DC, of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance to discuss the committee’s latest report, “The Rising Price of Inequality: How Inadequate Need-Based Grant Aid Limits College Access and Persistence,” and to discuss the Higher Education Regulation study. FR 29739.
On 5/27/10, the Department of Education announced the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory “Federal Need Analysis Methodology” to determine a student’s expected family contribution for award year 2011 for the student financial aid programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965. The updated tables can be found at http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. FR 29744.  
Hearings  
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, focusing on implications for national security programs. 6/17/10, 9:30 am, 106 Dirksen.
Committee Action  
On 5/27/10, the House Rules Committee granted, by a non-record vote, a structured rule providing for consideration of HR 5136, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011.
Notices  
On 5/27/10, the National Communications System, Department of Homeland Security, announced a 6/10/10 meeting via teleconference of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. FR 29781.  
Notices  
On 5/27/10, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced a request for public comment on amendments to the system of records entitled “Veteran, Patient, Employee, and Volunteer Research and Development Project Records,” which has been amended to increase the categories of individuals covered by the system, and to include more databases and research information systems among the categories of records in the system. Comments are due 6/28/10. FR 29818.

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