A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 9.21.2010
Congressional Record, Vol. 158, No. 127 (September 21 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 183 (September 22 2010)
CQ Today Vol. 46, No. 123 (September 22 2010)
 
Hearings  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Restoring Key Tools to Combat Fraud and Corruption After the Supreme Court’s Skilling Decision.” 9/28/10, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
 
Notices
On 9/22/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a proposed rulemaking to amend Head Start Program regulations to implement statutory provisions of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 for establishing a system of designation renewal to determine if Heat Start Programs are meeting the educational, health, nutritional, and social needs of children and families they serve while meeting program requirements and standards. Comments are due 12/21/10. FR 57704.
 
Civil Rights Constitutional Law
Hearings  
The Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing titled “New Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap for Women and Mothers in Management.” 9/28/10, 10 am, 106 Dirksen.
Notices  
On 9/16/10, the president issued Proclamation 8562, to declare 9/17/10 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, 9/17/10 – 9/23/10, as Constitution Week, and to encourage federal, state, and local officials, as well as leaders of educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that recognize the Constitution and reaffirm rights and obligations of citizens of the United States. FR 57383.
 
Courts Judiciary
Committee Action  
On 9/21/10, the Impeachment Trial Committee of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. concluded hearings on the Articles of Impeachment.
 
Floor Action  
On 9/21/10, the Senate passed S3814, to extend the National Flood Insurance Program until 9/30/11.
 
Bills Introduced  
S J Res 39 ( Enzi, R-WY), to provide for congressional disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the rule relating to status as a grandfathered health plan under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S7267, CR 9/21/10.
   
Floor Action  
On 9/21/10, the Senate passed S.Res. 635 to designate the week beginning 9/19/10 as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week.” S7267, CR 9/21/10.
 
Hearings  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing titled “Crimes Against America’s Homeless: Is the Violence Growing?” 9/29/10, 10 am, 226 Dirksen.
 
Hearings
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “In Critical Condition: The Urgent Need to Reform Indian Health Service’s Aberdeen (S.D.) Area.” 9/28/10, 10:15 am, 628 Dirksen.
 
Committee Action  
On 9/21/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 3184, to provide United States assistance for the purpose of eradicating severe forms of trafficking in children in eligible countries through the implementation of Child protection Compacts.
On 9/21/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 3581, to implement certain defense trade treaties.
On 9/21/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 3665, to promote the strengthening of the private sector in Pakistan.
On 9/21/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 3297, to update United States policy and authorities to help advance a genuine transition to democracy and to promote recovery in Zimbabwe.
On 9/21/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 987, to protect girls in developing countries through the prevention of child marriage.
On 9/21/10, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved S. 573, to urge the development of a comprehensive strategy to ensure stability in Somalia.
Notices
On 9/22/10, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction announced a final rule, effective immediately, to supplement standards of ethical conduct for employees of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. FR 57657.
On 9/22/10, the Department of State certified that the Colombian Armed Forces are meeting the certain conditions required by the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2009. FR 57826.
     
Floor Action
On 9/21/10, the Senate failed, by a 56-43 vote, to garner the 60 votes necessary to motion to proceed to consideration of S. 3454, the National Defense Authorization Act.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3811 ( Lincoln, D-AR), to establish the Military Family-Friendly Employer Award for employers that have developed and implemented workplace flexibility policies to assist the working spouses and caregivers of service members, and returning service members, in addressing family and home needs during deployments; to Armed Services. S7267, CR 9/21/10.
Notices
On 9/16/10, the president issued proclamation 8563, to declare 9/17/10 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and to urge all Americans to observe this day of honor and remembrance with appropriate ceremonies and activities. FR 57839.
 
 
 
 

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