A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 9.17.2010
The Senate and House are not in session today.
Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 125 (September 16, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 180 (September 17, 2010)
CQ Today Vol. 46, No. 120 (September 17, 2010)
Bills Introduced  
S 3799 ( Nelson, D-NE), to make appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending 9/30/11, and for other purposes; to Appropriations. S7175, CR 9/16/10.
S 3800 ( Inouye, D-HI), to make appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 9/30/11, and for other purposes; to Appropriations. S7175, CR 9/16/10.
Committee Action
On 9/16/10, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an original bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for thefiscal year ending September 30, 2011; and an original bill making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011.
 
Floor Action  
On 9/16/10, the Senate passed, by a 61-38 vote, H.R. 5297, to create the Small Business Lending Fund Program to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to make capital investments in eligible institutions in order to increase the availability of credit for small businesses, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for small business job creation.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6156 ( McDermott, D-WA), to renew the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve demonstration projects designed to test innovative strategies in state child welfare programs; to Ways and Means. H6803, CR 9/16/10.  
Notices
On 9/17/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department for Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the State Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), the purpose of which is to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. Comments are due 11/12/10. FR 57034.
On 9/17/10, the Administration for Children and Families, HHS, announced a request for public comment on an information collection, the New Runaway and Homeless Youth Management Information System (NEORHYMIS). Comments are due 10/15/10. FR 57037.
 
Civil Rights Constitutional Law
Hearings
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining the Filibuster: Legislative Proposals to Change Senate Procedures.” 9/22/10, 10 am, 301 Russell.
Floor Action  
On 9/16/10, the House passed H. Res. 1612, to express support for and to honor 9/17/10 as “Constitution Day.”
 
Courts Judiciary
Nominations  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the following judicial nominations: Kathleen O’Malley, of Ohio, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit; Beryl A. Howell, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia; Robert L. Wilkins, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia; Edward M. Chen, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of California ; Louis B. Butler Jr., to be the U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Wisconsin; John J. McConnell Jr., to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Rhode Island; Goodwin Liu, of California, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit; and Robert N. Chatigny, of Connecticut, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 2 nd Circuit. 9/23/10, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3796 ( Bayh, D-IN), to establish community health improvement councils and state health improvement technical assistance center grants; to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. S7175, CR 9/16/10.
Notices  
On 9/17/10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services, announced a 10/05/10 public workshop to discuss certain legal issues related to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). FR 57039.
On 9/17/10, CMS, HHS, announced a proposed rule to implement provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 that set forth transparency and public notice procedures for experimental, pilot, and demonstration projects approved under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act relating to Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Comments are due 11/16/10. FR 56946.
On 9/17/10, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection project, the Evaluation of the National Guideline Clearinghouse, which will serve as a publicly accessible web-based database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines meeting explicit criteria, and also as a means to support AHRQ’s strategic goal on effectiveness. Comments are due 11/16/10. FR 57033.
   
HIVAIDS
Notices  
On 9/17/10, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, HHS, announced a 9/30/10 and 10/01/10 meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, in Washington, D.C., to establish and provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding programs and policies to reduce HIV/AIDS incidence, and for other purposes. FR 57024.
 
Hearings  
The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Federal Housing Administration—Current Conditions and Challenges.” 9/23/10, 10 am, 538 Dirksen.  
The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled “Perspectives on the Livable Communities Act of 2010.” 9/23/10, 2:30 pm, 2128 Rayburn.
Notices
On 9/17/10, the Department of the Treasury announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, concerning reporting and record retention requirements for the Capital Management Fund. Comments are due 11/16/10. FR 57107.
Bills Introduced  
S 3797 ( Gillibrand, D-NY), to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance for developing countries to promote quality basic education and to establish the achievement of quality universal basic education in all developing countries as an objective of the United States foreign assistance policy; to Foreign Relations. S7175, CR 9/16/10.
S 3798 ( Leahy, D-VT), to authorize appropriations of the United States assistance to help eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet minimum human standards of health, sanitation, and safety, and for other purposes; to Foreign Relations. S7175, CR 9/16/10.
HR 6153 ( Delahunt, D-MA), to authorize appropriations of the United States assistance to help eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet minimum human standards of health, sanitation, and safety, and for other purposes; to Foreign Affairs. H6803, CR 9/16/10.
H Res 1631 ( Bilirakis, R-FL), to call for the protection of religious sites and artifacts from and in Turkish-occupied areas of northern Cyprus as well as for general respect for religious freedom; to Foreign Affairs. H6803, CR 9/16/10.  
Hearings  
The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on the state of the international finance system, focusing on international regulatory issues relevant to the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. 9/22/10, 2 pm, 2128 Rayburn.
The Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Crimes Against Humanity: When Will Indonesia’s Military Be Held Accountable for Deliberate and Systematic Abuses in West Papua?” 9/22/10, 3 pm, 2172 Rayburn.  
Committee Action  
On 9/16/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the New START Treaty between the United States and Russia on Measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms, signed in Prague on April 8, 2010.  
 
Hearings
The Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, House Financial Services Committee, will hold a hearing on H.R. 3149, the Equal Employment for All Act. 9/23/10, 10 am, 2220 Rayburn.
Committee Action  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will mark up S 2888, a bill to amend Section 205 of Title 18, United States Code, to exempt qualifying law school students participating in legal clinics from the application of the general conflict of interest rules under such section.
 
Notices
On 9/17/10, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the Strategic Prevention Framework Incentive Grant Program, a major initiative designed to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, and to build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the state, territorial, tribal and community levels. FR 57029.
 
Hearings  
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Tax Reform: Lessons from the Tax Reform Act of 1986.” 9/23/10, 10 am, 215 Dirksen.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6146 ( Giffords, D-AZ), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent home loan guaranty programs for veterans regarding adjustable rate mortgages and hybrid adjustable rate mortgages; to Veterans’ Affairs. H6803, CR 9/16/10.
HR 6154 ( Filner, D-CA), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to clarify the eligibility of certain veterans who serve in support of Operation New Dawn for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs; to Veterans’ Affairs. H6803, CR 9/16/10.
H Res 1630 ( Lipinski, D-IL), to express support for National POW/MIA Recognition Day; to Armed Services. H6803, CR 9/16/10.
Notices
On 9/17/10, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, effective 10/18/10, it is amending the VA’s Loan Guaranty regulations concerning assistance to eligible individuals in acquiring specially adapted housing. FR 56875.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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