A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 11.19.2010
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Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 223 (November 19, 2010)
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 151 (November 18, 2010)
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3968 ( Dodd, D-CT), to establish a National Council on Children, and for other purposes; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S8062, CR 11/18/10.
HR 6426 ( Kind, D-WI), to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to carry out programs and activities for connecting children and families with the outdoors; to Natural Resources. H7613, CR 11/18/10.  
HR 6437 ( Engel, D-NY), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing a maternity care quality measurement program, identifying payment mechanisms improvements, and identifying essential evidence-based maternity care services; to Energy and Commerce. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
Floor Action
On 11/18/10, the Senate passed S Res 647, to express support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging Americans to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.
On 11/18/10, the Senate passed S Res 684, to recognize the 35 th anniversary of the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.
On 11/18/10, the House passed H Con Res 329, to recognize the 35 th anniversary of the enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.  
Notices
On 11/19/10, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, ACF Program Instruction: Children’s Justice Act, which provides direction to the states and territories to establish programs designed to improve the handling of child abuse cases, the investigation of such cases, and the handling of such cases involving children with disabilities. FR70931.
Bills Introduced  
HR 6425 ( Holt, D-NJ), to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education, and for other purposes; to Education and Labor. H7613, CR 11/18/10.
 
Floor Action  
On 11/18/10, the Senate passed H Con Res 332, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate, until 11/29/10.
   
Bills Introduced  
S 3972 ( Cardin, D-MD), to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty; to Judiciary. S8062, CR 11/18/10.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6427 ( Dingell, D-MI), to amend Title XVII of the Social Security Act to provide for an update under the Medicare physician fee schedule through 2011; to Energy and Commerce. H7613, CR 11/18/10.
HR 6442 ( Pingree, D-ME), to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to prevent low-income public servants from falling into poverty by modifying the Government Pension Offset to protect their Social Security widows and spousal benefits; to Ways and Means. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
   
Bills Introduced
HR 6434 ( Castor, D-FL), to establish programs to aid in the economic, environmental, and public health recovery of the Gulf States from the damage and harm caused by the blowout of the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, and the resulting degradation of the Gulf over time, and for other purposes; to Natural Resources. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
 
Bills Introduced
HR 6440 ( Hoekstra, R-MI), to amend the Fair Housing Act to provide an exemption for any person seeking to enter into a shared living arrangement with a person sharing similar religious opinions or religious beliefs, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
 
Bills Introduced
HR 6444 ( Rohrabacher, R-CA), to amend Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for appropriate procedures under such title for verification of citizenship status; to Energy and Commerce. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3974 ( Brownback, R-KS), to impose sanctions on individuals who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, and for other purposes; to Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. S8063, CR 11/18/10.
HR 6432 ( Cao, R-LA), to promote freedom and democracy in Vietnam; to Foreign Affairs. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
HR 6433 ( Cao, R-LA), to impose sanctions on individuals who are complicit in human rights abuses committed against nationals of Vietnam or their family members, and for other purposes. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
HJ Res 99 ( Weiner, D-NY), to disapprove the issuance of a letter of offer with respect to a certain proposed sale of defense articles and defense services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; to Foreign Affairs. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
H Res 1725 ( Smith, R-NJ), to condemn and deplore the murderous attacks, bombings, kidnappings, and threats against vulnerable religious communities in Iraq, in particular the attack against Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on 10/31/10, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
H Res 1729 ( Bilirakis, R-FL), to express the sense of the House of Representatives that the United Nations should forthwith take the procedural actions necessary to amend Article 23 of the Charter of the Untied Nations to establish India as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council; to Foreign Affairs. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
Floor Action  
On 11/18/10, the Senate passed S Res 683, to recognize the recent accomplishments of the people and the government of Moldova and to express support for free and transparent parliamentary elections on 11/28/10.
On 11/18/10, the House passed H Res 1677, to condemn the Burmese regime’s undemocratic upcoming elections, which were held on 11/7/10.  
Notices
On 11/19/10, the Department of State announced a 12/9/10 meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Law, in Washington, DC, to discuss a range of current international legal topics, including international piracy; sovereign immunity of foreign government officials; U.N. resolutions and fundamental rights under European Union law; contemporary issues in the law of armed conflict; transnational environmental issues; and corporate social responsibility. FR70961.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6436 ( Conyers, D-MI), to amend the National Labor Relations Act to clarify the intent of Congress for federal labor law preemption of state and local law and for other purposes; to Education and Labor. H7614, CR 11/18/10.
Notices  
On 11/19/10, the Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Evaluation of the Aging Worker Initiative Grants, to evaluate a total of 10 grants, totaling $13 million, provided to local agencies to test new occupational training and workforce services for workers aged 55 and older. Comments are due 1/18/11. FR70949.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6429 ( Hoekstra, R-MI), to extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until 2/29/12; to Judiciary. H7613, CR 11/18/10.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3975 ( DeMint, R-SC), to permanently extend the 2001 and 2003 tax relief provisions, and to permanently repeal the estate tax, and to provide permanent alternative minimum tax relief, and for other purposes. S8063, CR 11/18/10.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6430 ( Minnick, D-ID), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to improve educational assistance for veterans who served in the Armed Forces after 9/11/01, and for other purposes; to Veterans’ Affairs. H7613, CR 11/18/10.  
Floor Action  
On 11/18/10, the Senate passed S Con Res 76, to recognize and honor the commitment and sacrifices of military families of the United States.
Notices
On 11/19/10, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced a 12/1/10 meeting of the Special Medical Advisory Group in Washington, DC, to discuss the direction of VHA; healthcare reforms impact on VHA; enhancing the role of the Group; VA compensation and effect; and an update on the Blue Ribbon Panel on VA–Medical School Affiliations Report. FR70971.
 
 

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