A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 11.22.2010
The Senate and House are not in session today.
Federal Register, Vol. 75, No. 224 (November 22, 2010)
Congressional Record, Vol. 156, No. 152 (November 19, 2010)
 
Floor Action
On 11/19/10, the Senate passed HR 6198, the Bankruptcy Technical Corrections Act, to amend Title 11 of the United States Code to make technical corrections.
 
Presidential Action  
On 11/17/10, the president issued Executive Order 13559, issuing fundamental principles and policymaking criteria for partnerships with faith-based and other neighborhood organizations, to provide guidance to federal agencies in formulating and developing policies with implications for faith-based and other neighborhood organizations, and to promote compliance with constitutional and other applicable legal principles. FR71319.
 
  Notices
 
On 11/22/10, the National Institute of Corrections, Department of Justice (DOJ), announced the availability of funds in Fiscal Year 2011 for a cooperative agreement to fund the production of seven live satellite/ Internet broadcasts disseminating current and emergent information to the criminal justice community. Applications are due 12/15/10. FR71148.
 
Notices
On 11/22/10, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the introduction of the Social Security Disability Program Demonstration Project: Benefit Offset National Demonstration (BOND), which will test modifications to current Title II program rules that SSA applies to beneficiaries who work and receive Title II benefits based on disability, and will also modify current rules for paying outcome payments to providers of services under the Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency program (Ticket to Work program). FR71171.
On 11/22/10, 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, Projects of National Significance—Family Support 360, to help inform public policy regarding the best methods to deliver important supports to families of individuals with developmental disabilities. Comments are due 12/22/10. FR71131.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3978 ( Johnson, D-SD), to ensure that home health agencies can assign the most appropriate skilled service to make the initial assessment visit for home health services for Medicare beneficiaries requiring rehabilitation therapy under a home health plan of care, based upon physician referral; to Finance. S8128, CR 11/19/10.
 
Notices  
On 11/22/10, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced funding awards for the HOPE VI Revitalization Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2009, a program that provides grants to public housing authorities (PHAs) to improve the living environment for public housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects, provide housing that will avoid or decrease the concentration of very low-income families and builds sustainable communities. FR71137.
 
Bills Introduced
S Res 689 ( Dorgan, D-ND), to recognize National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and to celebrate the heritage and culture of American Indians and Alaska Natives and the contributions of the American Indians and Alaska Natives to the nation. S8128, CR 11/19/10.  
Floor Action  
On 11/19/10, the Senate passed S Res 689, to recognize National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, and to celebrate the heritage and culture of American Indians and Alaska Natives and the contributions of the American Indians and Alaska Natives to the nation.
 
Notices  
On 11/22/10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Department of Commerce, announced an extension of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, until 12/31/11, which allows applicants having multiple applications pending before the USPTO to have greater control over the priority with which their applications are examined while also stimulating a reduction of the backlog of unexamined patent applications pending before the USPTO. FR71072.
 
Floor Action  
On 11/19/10, the Senate passed HR 4783, the Claims Resettlement Act, which will provide funding for the agreements reached in the Pigford II lawsuit, brought by African American farmers, and the Cobell lawsuit, brought by Native Americans over the management of Indian trust accounts and resources.  
 
 
 
 

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