A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 10.04.2010
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Congressional Record, Vol. 158, Nos. 133- 134 (September 29, 2010 – October 1, 2010)
 
Bills Introduced  
S Res 665 ( Grassley, R-IA), to require a witness before a committee hearing to file a disclosure form indentifying substantial financial interests or compensation from an organization or company directly related to the subject of a hearing; to the Committee on Rules and Administration. CR 9/29/10, S7789.
HR 6251 ( Wu, D-OR), to amend the Small Business Act to temporarily designate as a HUBZone counties that are most affected by a recession; to Small Business. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3873 ( Klobuchar, D-MN), to provide for the establishment of a task force to address the environmental health and safety risks posed to children; to Environment and Public Works. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3880 ( Casey, D-PA), A bill to increase Federal Pell grants for the children of fallen public safety officers, and for other purposes; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3897 ( Dodd, D-CT), to extend the final report deadline and otherwise reauthorize the National Commission on Children and Disasters; to Veterans’ Affairs. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3899 ( Boxer, D-CA), to provide enhanced Federal enforcement and assistance in preventing and prosecuting crimes of violence against children; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S Res 663 ( Klobuchar, D-MN), to support the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress should continue to raise awareness of domestic violence in the United States and its devastating effects on families and communities, and support programs designed to end domestic violence; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7789.
HR 6258 ( Fudge, D-OH), to address childhood obesity, and for other purposes; to Energy and Commerce. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6298 ( Richardson, D-CA), to establish national and State putative father registries, to make grants to States to promote permanent families for children and responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes; to Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
HR 6361 ( McCarthy, D-NY), to amend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to establish a demonstration grant program for nonprofit organizations to partner with juvenile justice agencies to monitor juvenile facilities and provide youth in the facilities and their families with increased positive engagement in the system; to Education and Labor. CR 9/29/10, H7392.
 
Bills Introduced  
H Con Res 323 ( Wasserman Schultz, D-FL), to support the goal of ensuring that all Holocaust survivors in the United States are able to live with dignity, comfort, and security in their remaining years; to the Committee on Education and Labor. CR 9/29/10, H7394.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3871 ( Leahy, D-VT), to amend Chapter 13 of Title 28, United States Code, to authorize the designation and assignment of retired justices of the Supreme Court to particular cases in which an active justice is recused; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
 
Bills Introduced
HR 6266 ( Sanchez, D-CA), to amend the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act to require sex offenders to notify appropriate government officials before traveling internationally, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3907 ( Dodd, D-CT), to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase access to health care for individuals with disabilities and increase awareness of the need for health care facilities and examination rooms to be accessible for individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
HR 6368 ( Norton, D-DC), to provide for a voluntary, non-work related disability insurance program for Federal employees; to Oversight and Government Reform. CR 9/29/10, H7393.
Committee Action
On 10/01/10, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee approved S 1482, to amend Section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to improve the program under such Section for supportive housing for persons with disabilities.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6305 ( Baca, D-CA), to require financial institutions to offer services to protect seniors from affinity scams, to report suspected affinity scams, and for other purposes; to Financial Services. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6286 ( Cole, R-OK), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to repeal the limitation on the annual aggregate amount of contributions individuals may make to candidates for election for Federal office, to repeal the limitations on the amount of coordinated expenditures by political parties, and to protect uncompensated Internet activity by individuals from treatment as a contribution or expenditure under the Act; to House Administration. CR 9/29/10, H7390.
HR 6381 ( Sablan, D-MP), to clarify the application of certain Federal laws relating to elections to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, H7394.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3908 ( McCain, R-AZ), to ensure that private property, public safety, and human life are protected from flood hazards that directly result from post-fire watershed conditions that are created by wildfires on Federal land; to Energy and Natural Resources. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
HR 6297 ( Sherman, D-CA), to improve the international strategy of the United States for monitoring, reducing, and responding to biological risks, and for other purposes; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6240 ( Lummis, R-WY), to amend the Arms Export Control Act to provide that certain firearms listed as curios or relics may be imported into the United States by a licensed importer without obtaining authorization from the Department of State or the Department of Defense, and for other purposes; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7388.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3900 ( Coburn, R-OK), to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse under the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs, and for other purposes; to Finance. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3915 ( Lincoln, D-AR), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the recruitment and retention of physicians under the Medicare program; to Finance. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
S 3924 ( Cornyn, R-TX), to promote transparency and accountability concerning the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; to Finance. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
S Res 664 ( Sanders, I-VT), to express the sense of the Senate in opposition to privatizing Social Security, raising the retirement age, or other similar cuts to benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act; to Finance. CR 9/29/10, S7789.
HR 6261 ( Roybal-Allard, D-CA), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve oversight of nursing facilities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by ensuring adequate, trained surveyors, and for other purposes; to Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6303 ( Arcuri, D-NY), to preserve Medicare beneficiary choice by repealing section 3204(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; to Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
HR 6306 ( Baldwin, D-WI), to improve the understanding and coordination of critical care health services; Energy and Commerce. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
HR 6318 ( Capps, D-CA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure a national, coordinated approach to improving maternal and infant health; to Energy and Commerce. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
HR 6378 ( Roskam, R-IL), to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse under the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP programs, and for other purposes; to Energy and Commerce. CR 9/29/10, H7393.
HR 6385 ( Smith, R-NJ), to repeal the unearned income Medicare contribution provision in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; to Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7394.
 
Bills Introduced  
H Res 1691 ( Diaz-Balart, R-FL), to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the vast contributions of Hispanic-Americans to the strength and culture of the United States; to Oversight and Government Reform. CR 9/29/10, H7395.
 
Bills Introduced  
S. 3865 ( Brown, D-OH), to facilitate nationwide availability of volunteer income tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations, and for other purposes; to Finance. CR 9/29/10, S7786.
H Con Res 325 ( Hastings, D-FL), to support the goals and ideals of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day; to Financial Services. CR 9/29/10, H7394.
Committee Action
On 10/01/10, the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee approved S 118, to amend Section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, to improve the program under such Section for supportive housing for the elderly.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 16 ( Voinovich, R-OH), to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to remove the temporary suspension of waiver authority for participation in the Visa Waiver Program and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7786.
S 18 ( Brown, R-MA), to prohibit aliens who engage in certain activities with respect to Iran from being admitted into the United States, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7786.
S 3867 ( Levin, D-MI), to modify the naturalization requirements related to physical presence in the United States for alien translators granted special immigrant status, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7787
S 3901 (Hatch, R-UT), to promote enforcement of immigration laws and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3912 ( Chambliss, R-GA), to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the temporary employment of foreign agricultural workers, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
S 3932 ( Menendez, D-NJ), to provide comprehensive immigration reform, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
HR 6242 ( Childers, D-MS), to render inadmissible to the United States aliens who have been convicted of a sex offense against a minor, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6259 ( Space, D-OH), to require approval to enter into trade agreements with foreign countries, and for other purposes; to Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6327 ( Djou, R-HI), to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, H7392.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6263 ( Young, R-AK), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food; to Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3881 ( Cardin, D-MD), to require the Secretary of tate to identify individuals responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky or for the conspiracy to defraud the Russian Federation of taxes on corporate profits through fraudulent transactions and lawsuits against Hermitage, and to impose a visa ban and certain financial measures with respect to such individuals, until the Russian Federation has thoroughly investigated the death of Sergei Magnitsky and brought the Russian criminal justice system into compliance with international legal standards, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3918 ( Kerry, D-MA), to authorize the United States participation in, and appropriations for, the United States contribution to the ninth replenishment of the resources of the Asian Development Fund and the United States subscription to the fifth general capital increase of the Asian Development Bank; to Foreign Relations. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
S 3922 ( Akaka, D-HI), to underscore the importance of international nuclear safety cooperation for operating power reactors, encouraging the efforts of the Convention on Nuclear Safety, supporting progress in improving nuclear safety, and enhancing the public availability of nuclear safety information; to Foreign Relations. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
HR 6277 ( Smith, R-NJ), to amend the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 and the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for additional reporting and briefing on anti-Semitism around the world and on Department of State actions to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, funding the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, training for Foreign Service Officers and other employees and staff of the Department of State, and for other purposes; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7390.
HR 6296 ( Sherman, D-CA), to enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran by imposing additional economic sanctions against Iran, and for other purposes; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7391.
HR 6365 ( McGovern, D-MA), to make certain individuals ineligible for visas or admission to the United States and to revoke visas and other entry documents previously issued to such individuals, and to impose certain financial measures on such individuals, until the Russian
Federation has thoroughly investigated the death of Sergei Leonidovich Magnitsky and brought the Russian criminal justice system into compliance with international legal standards, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 9/29/10, H7393.
H Res 1676 ( Carnahan, D-MO), to recognize the 10th anniversary of the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7395.
H Res 1677 ( Manzullo, R-IL), to condemn the Burmese regime’s undemocratic upcoming elections on November 7, 2010; to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means. CR 9/29/10, H7395.
H Res 1680 ( Turner, R-OH), to recognize the 15th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7395.
H Res 1695 ( Hastings, D-FL), to encourage elected officials and political leaders in the Republic of Iraq to redouble their efforts to form a government that is just, representative, and accountable to the people of Iraq; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7395.
H Res 1708 ( Royce, R-CA), to recognize the destructive role of the Government of Eritrea and calling on the Secretary of State to designate Eritrea as a country that has provided support for international terrorism; to Foreign Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7396.
   
Bills Introduced
S 3877 ( Casey, D-PA), to amend the Port-to-Portal Act of 1947 to suspend the statute of limitations for certain rights of action under the Fair Labor Standards Act during investigations by the Secretary of Labor; to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
HR 6268 ( Hare, D-IL), to establish a wage theft prevention grant program in the Department of Labor to prevent wage and hour violations and expand and improve cooperative efforts between enforcement agencies and members of the community; to Education and Labor. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6384 ( Sherman, D-CA), to repeal a limitation in the Labor-Management Relations Act regarding requirements for labor organization membership as a condition of employment; to Education and Labor. CR 9/29/10, H7394.
 
Floor Action  
On 9/29/10, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Gloria Valencia-Weber, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring 7/13/11.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3902 ( Tester, D-MT), to deem references to Operation Iraqi Freedom in provisions of Federal law providing benefits for service in the Armed Forces to include references to Operation New Dawn; to Veterans’ Affairs. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
HR 6279 ( Giffords, D-AZ), to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the retention of members of the reserve components on active duty for a period of 45 days following an extended deployment in contingency operations or homeland defense missions to support their reintegration into civilian life, and for other purposes; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, H7390.
Bills Introduced  
S 3920 ( Brown, R-MA), to address national security threats and vulnerabilities that could undermine economic recovery and financial markets; to Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. CR 9/29/10, S7788.
HR 6249 ( Skelton, D-MO), to create a system to educate, train, and develop interagency national security professionals across the Government; to require personnel selected for senior-level interagency national security positions to meet interagency education, training, and experience requirements; to provide appropriate interagency training, education, and assignment opportunities for national security professionals throughout their careers; and to authorize funds and create program structures for implementation of the system; to Oversight and Government Reform. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6253 ( Poe, R-TX), to utilize the National Guard to provide support for the border control activities of the United States Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
H Res 1688 ( Clarke, D-NY), to express the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to supporting the goals and ideals of the seventh annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and supporting the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to raise awareness of cyber threats and enhance cybersecurity in the United States; to Homeland Security. CR 9/29/10, H7395.  
 
Bills Introduced
HR 6241 ( Roybal-Allard, D-CA), to provide for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking; to Energy and Commerce. CR 9/29/10, H7388.
 
Bills Introduced
S 3868 ( Casey, D-PA), to require a minimum number of transition assistance advisors in each State in connection with the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3875 ( Lincoln, D-AR), to amend title 38, United States Code, to recognize the service in the reserve components of certain persons by honoring them with status as veterans under law; to Veterans’ Affairs. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3887 ( Bennet, D-CO), to provide for a continuation and expansion of the Wounded Warrior Careers Demonstration program, and for other purposes; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S 3889 ( Baucus, D-MT), to extend the deadline for the submittal of claims for retroactive stoploss special pay compensation for members and former members of the Armed Forces; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S. 3890 ( Lautenberg, D-NJ), to amend section 310 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009, to extend the period of time during which claims for retroactive stop-loss special pay may be submitted, and for other purposes; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, S7787.
S Res 670 ( Crapo, R-ID), to designate the week beginning on Monday, November 8, 2010, as ‘‘National Veterans History Project Week’’; considered and agreed to. CR 9/29/10, S7789.
HR 6269 ( Shea-Porter, D-NH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for burial in national cemeteries for certain members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces and National Guard, and to increase the amount payable by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the burial and funeral expenses of certain veterans; to Veterans’ Affairs. CR 9/29/10, H7389.
HR 6272 ( Giffords, D-AZ), A bill to amend the Homeowners Assistance Program of the Department of Defense to eliminate the discretion of the Secretary of Defense to set an earlier termination date for the eligibility of a member of the Armed Forces for homeowner assistance when the member is permanently reassigned by order of the United States Government to a duty station or home port outside a 50-mile radius of the member’s base or installation of residence; to Armed Services. CR 9/29/10, H7390.
 
 
 

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