A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 9.21.2010
The Senate is in session today. The House is not in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 158, No. 126 (September 20, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 182 (September 21, 2010)
CQ Today Vol. 46, No. 122 (September 21, 2010)
  Health Law
Bills Introduced  
S 3805 ( Bingaman, D-NM), to authorize the attorney general to award grants for states to implement minimum and enhanced DNA collection processes; to Judiciary. S7205, CR 9/20/10.
   
Notices
On 9/15 /10, the president issued Proclamation 8561, to declare 9/15/10 through 10/15/10 as National Hispanic Heritage Month, calling upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs. FR 57369.
Hearings  
The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled “The Future of Housing Finance-A Review of Proposals to Address Market Structure and Transition.” 9/29/10, 10 am, 2128 Rayburn.  
Notices
On 9/21/10, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the Public Housing 5-Year Annual Public Housing Agencies (PHA) Plan, to provide a framework for local accountability and an easily identifiable source by which public housing residents, participants in the tenant-based assistance program, and other members of the public may locate basic PHA policies, rules and requirements concerning the PHA’s operations, programs and services. Comments are due 10/21/10. FR 57492.
On 9/21/10, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Family Unification Program (FUP), under which vouchers are provided to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family’s child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care. Comments are due 9/28/10. FR 57491.
On 9/21/10, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act; Public and Indian Housing Grants Reporting, for which for the recipients of Recovery Act funding are to report on the obligation and expenditure of Recovery Act funding and status of their projects. Comments are due 10/21/10. FR 57492.
On 9/21/10, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Multifamily Project Monthly Accounting Reports, to monitor compliance with contractual agreements and analyze cash flow trends as well as occupancy and rent collection levels. Comments are due 10/21/10. FR 57490.
On 9/21/10, the Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirements. Comments are due 10/21/01. FR 57490.
 
Hearings
The Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing on immigration and agriculture titled “Protecting America’s Harvest.” 9/24/10, 9:30 am, 2141 Rayburn.
Notices  
On 9/21/10, the Department of State announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Refugee Biographical Data Sheet, which describes a refugee applicant’s personal characteristics and is needed to match the refugee with a sponsoring voluntary agency to ensure initial reception and placement in the United States under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program administered by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Comments are due 11/19/10. Fr 57542.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3804 ( Leahy, D-VT), to combat online infringement, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. S7205, CR 9/20/10.  
 
Hearings  
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Nuclear Cooperation and Non-proliferation after Khan and Iran: Are We Asking Enough of Current and Future Agreements?” 9/24/10, 10 am, 2172 Rayburn.  
Floor Action  
On 9/20/10, the Senate passed S 624, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act, to provide 100,000 people with first time access to safe drinking water and sanitation on a sustainable basis by 2015. S7222, CR 9/20/10.
 
Notices  
On 9/21/10, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor, announced a request for public comment on an extension of a currently approved information collection, Application for Training Grant, used by non-profit organizations to compete for award grants to receive short-term training on the proper use of safety and health equipment, and to recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and unhealthful working conditions. Comments are due 11/22/10. FR 57503.


Veterans Affairs
Floor Action  
On 9/20/10, the Senate passed HR 4505, to enable state homes to furnish nursing home care to parents of veterans who died while serving in the Armed Forces.
 
 
 

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