A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 9.23.2010
The Senate and House are in session today.
Congressional Record, Vol. 158, No. 128 (September 22, 2010)
Federal Register, Vol. 75, Nos. 184 (September 23, 2010)
CQ Today Vol. 46, No. 124 (September 23, 2010)
   
Bills Introduced  
S 3817 ( Dodd, D-CT), to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, and the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 to reauthorize the Acts, and for other purposes; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S7352, CR 9/22/10.
H Res 1648 ( Oberstar, D-MN), to support the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children in foster care awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, recognizing current programs and efforts designed to promote adoption, and encouraging people in the United States to seek improved safety, permanency, and well-being for all children; to Ways and Means. HR6880, CR 9/22/10.  
Hearings  
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will mark up S. 3817, to amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 and the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988 to reauthorize the Acts. 9/29/10, 10 am, 430 Dirksen.  
Notices
On 9/23/10, the Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Tribal Plan Preprint—ACF–118–A, which serves as the agreement between applicants (Indian Tribes, Tribal consortia and Tribal organizations) and the Federal government that describes how Tribal applicants will operate CCDF Block Grant programs. Comments are due 11/19/10. FR 57962.  
 
Civil Rights Constitutional Law
Bills Introduced  
S 3821 ( Specter, D-PA), to amend Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the ground of religion in education program or activities; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S7352, CR 9/22/10.
 
Courts Judiciary
Hearings  
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on pending judicial nominations. 9/29/10, 2 pm, 226 Dirksen.
 
 
Hearings  
The Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee, House Judiciary Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Reining in Overcriminalization: Assessing the Problems, Proposing Solutions." 9/28/10, 3 pm, 2141 Rayburn.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6178 ( Djou, R-HI), to require applicants for assistance under Section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act for supportive housing for persons with disabilities to hold public meetings regarding such applications; to Financial Services. H6879, CR 9/22/10.
Hearings  
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Do Private Long-Term Disability Policies Provide the Protection They Promise?” 9/28/10, 10 am, 215 Dirksen.  
Floor Action
On 9/22/10, the House passed S. 2781, known as Rosa’s Law, to change references in federal law to mental retardation to references to an intellectual disability, and to change references to a mentally retarded individual to references to an individual with an intellectual disability.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6169 ( Burgess, R-TX), to authorize the issuance of United States bonds to fund Alzheimer’s research; to Ways and Means. H6879, CR 9/22/10.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6170 ( Price, R-GA), to prohibit the secretary of Health and Human Services from precluding patients from entering into any contract with their health care providers; to Energy and Commerce. H6879, CR 9/22/10.
HR 6171 ( Price, R-GA), to prohibit licensure of a health care provider upon participation in a health plan; to Energy and Commerce. H6879, CR 9/22/10.  
Hearings
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will mark up S 3751, to amend the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005. 9/23/10, time TBA, S-216 Capitol.  
The Technology and Innovation Subcommittee, House Science and Technology Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Standards for Health IT: Meaningful Use and Beyond.” 9/30/10, 10 am, 2318 Rayburn.
Floor Action
On 9/22/10, the House passed H.R. 6130, to amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from participation in federal health care programs to individuals and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities.
Notices
On 9/23/10, the Office of Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on an information collection concerning the existing National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care (CLAS Standards). Comments are due 12/31/10. FR 57957.  
 
Notices  
On 9/17/10, the president issued Proclamation 8566, to declare 9/19/10 – 9/25/10, as National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, and to call upon all public officials, educators, and people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the contributions these institutions and their graduates have made to communities nationwide. FR 58283.
 
HIVAIDS
Bills Introduced  
HR 6176 ( Deutch, D-FL), to amend Section 340B of the Public Health Services Act to allow certain covered entities to resell or transfer a covered outpatient drug to an individual with HIV/AIDS in connection with medication regimen adherence services being provided to the individual by a licensed health care professional of the entity; to Energy and Commerce. H6879, CR 9/22/10.
Hearings
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “PEP-FAR (President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief): From Emergency to Sustainability and Advances Against HIV/AIDS.” 9/29/10, 10 am, 2172 Rayburn.
 
Hearings
The Security and International Trade and Finance Subcommittee, Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing on international housing finance systems and how they compare. 9/29/10, 2:30 pm, 538 Dirksen.
The Housing Community Opportunity Subcommittee, House Financial Services Committee, will hold a hearing on the Inclusive Home Design Act. 9/29/10, 4 pm, 2128 Rayburn.
Notices
On 9/23/10, the Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced the availability of funds for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for Fiscal Year 2010, for grants to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. Applications are due 12/22/10. FR 57887.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3827 ( Durbin, D-IL), to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit states to determine state residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of adjustment and removal of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. S7352, CR 9/22/10.
Notices
On 9/23/10, the Administration for Children and Families, HHS, announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, the Division of Unaccompanied Children’s Services (DUCS) Request for Specific Consent, used by the Secretary of HHS to grant or deny requests for specific consent for unaccompanied alien children in HHS custody. Comments are due 10/22/10. FR 57961.
 
Floor Action  
On 9/22/10, the House passed H.R. 4347, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Government Act, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian tribes.
 
Bills Introduced  
H Res 1650 ( Smith, R-NJ) to call on the Government of the People’s Republic of China to immediately release Chen Guancheng and his relatives from house arrest and to cease persecuting and harassing Chen Guancheng, his relatives, and supporters; to Foreign Affairs. HR6880, CR 9/22/10.  
Hearings  
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing titled “The al-Megrahi Release: One Year Later.” 9/29/10, 10 am, 419 Dirksen.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will mark up S. 2982, to combat international violence against women and girls; S. 1633, to require the secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the secretary of State, to establish a program to issue Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards; and S. J. Res. 37, to call upon the president to issue a proclamation recognizing the 35 th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act. 9/29/10, 2:15 pm, S-116 Capitol.
The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “Venezuela After the Elections.” 9/30/10, 2:30 pm, 2172 Rayburn.  
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 6189 ( Whitfield, R-KY), to amend the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to establish the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for the contractor employee compensation program under Subtitle E of such Act; to Judiciary. H6879, CR 9/22/10.
H Res 1649 ( Posey, R-FL), to amend the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish the Committee on Regulatory Review and American Jobs; to Rules. HR6880, CR 9/22/10.
 
Hearings
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, House Financial Services Committee, will hold a hearing titled “A Review of Current and Evolving Trends of Terrorism Financing.” 9/28/10, 4 pm, 2128 Rayburn.
The Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, will hold a hearing titled “U.S. Strategy for Countering Jihadist Websites.” 9/29/10, 1:30 pm, 2255 Rayburn.  
Floor Action  
On 9/22/10, the Senate passed H.R. 3980, to provide for identifying and eliminating redundant reporting requirements and developing meaningful performance metrics for homeland security preparedness grants.
 
Floor Action  
On 9/22/10, the House passed H.R. 2923, the Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act, to enhance the ability to combat methamphetamine.
On 9/22/10, the House passed H.R. 5809, the Safe Drug Disposal Act of 2010, to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for take-back disposal of controlled substances in certain instances.
 
Bills Introduced  
S 3818 ( Casey, D-PA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow credits for the establishment of franchises with veterans; to Finance. S7352, CR 9/22/10.
H Res 1644 ( Kind, D-WI), to express support for designation of a “National Veterans History Project Week”; to Veterans’ Affairs. H6880, CR 9/22/10.  
Floor Action  
On 9/22/10, the Senate passed H.R. 4667, to increase, effective as of 12/01/10, the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.
Notices
On 9/23/10, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs announced a final rule, effective 10/25/10, to amend its adjudication regulations regarding specially adapted housing and special home adaptation grants, in order to conform the regulations to the statutory provisions. FR 57859.
 
 
 
 

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