A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 1.13.2011
The Senate and House are not in session today. The House will return 1/18/11. The Senate will return 1/25/11.
Federal Register, Vol. 76, No. 9 (January 13, 2011)
Congressional Record, Vol. 157, No.5 (January 12, 2011)
 
 
Notices  
On 1/13/11, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection, Connecting Primary Care Practices with Hard-to-Reach Adolescent Populations, to improve the quality of adolescent health care. Comments are due 3/14/11. FR2390.
 
Bills Introduced  
H Res 36 ( Green, D-TX), to recognize the significance of Black History Month; to Oversight and Government Reform. CR 1/12/11, H202.
Notices
On 1/13/11, the Civil Rights Division, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, Department of Justice, announced a request for public comment on an extension of a currently approved information collection, Federal Coordination and Compliance Section, Complaint Form, for individuals alleging discrimination by public and private entities based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or other bases. Comments are due 2/14/11. FR2416.
 
Bills Introduced  
H Res 32 ( Boehner, R-OH), to express the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, on 1/8/11; considered and agreed to. CR 1/12/11, H202.
   
Bills Introduced  
HR 265 ( Norton, D-DC), to provide for the admission of the state of New Columbia into the Union; to Government Reform. CR 1/12/11, H201.
HR 266 ( Norton, D-DC), to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a state for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives and Senate, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 1/12/11, H201.
HR 267 ( Norton, D-DC), to provide for the treatment of the District of Columbia as a state for purposes of representation in the House of Representatives, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 1/12/11, H201.
HR 268 ( Capuano, D-MA), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reduce the limit on the amount of certain contributions which may be made to a candidate with respect to an election for Federal office; to House Administration. CR 1/12/11, H201.
HR 269 ( Capuano, D-MA), to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the conversion of leadership PAC funds to personal use; to House Administration. CR 1/12/11, H201.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 279 ( Fortenberry, R-NE), to prohibit any federal agency or official, in carrying out any act or program to reduce the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change, from imposing a fee or tax on gaseous emissions emitted directly by livestock; to Energy and Commerce. CR 1/12/11, H201.
   
Bills Introduced  
HR 263 ( Ackerman, D-NY), to amend Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code, to restrict the ability of a person whose federal license to import, manufacture, or deal in firearms has been revoked, whose application to renew such a license has been denied, or who has received a license revocation or renewal denial notice, to transfer business inventory firearms, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 1/12/11, H201.
 
Bills Introduced  
HJ Res 19 ( Carter, R-TX), to disapprove of a rule submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services relating to ‘‘Health Insurance Issuers Implementing Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’’; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. CR 1/12/11, H202.
Notices
On 1/13/11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS, announced a proposed rule to implement a Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program ( ‘‘ Hospital VBP program ’’ or ‘‘ the program ’’ ) under Section 1886(o) of the Social Security Act ( ‘‘ Act ’’ ), under which value-based incentive payments will be made in a fiscal year to hospitals that meet performance standards with respect to a performance period for the fiscal year involved. Comments are due 3/8/11. FR2454.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 284 ( Green, D-TX), to authorize funds to prevent housing discrimination through the use of nationwide testing, to increase funds for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program, and for other purposes; to Financial Services. CR 1/12/11, H201.
Notices
On 1/13/11, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a proposed information collection, Rating Factor Form, Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, to consortia committed to metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of economic competitiveness, social equity, and access to opportunity. Comments are due 3/14/11. FR2406.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 285 ( Green, D-TX), to designate Pakistan under Section 244 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit nationals of Pakistan to be eligible for temporary protected status under such Section; to Judiciary. CR 1/12/11, H201
 
Bills Introduced  
H Res 34 ( Johnson, D-GA), to express condolences to and solidarity with the people of the Commonwealth of Australia as they struggle against deadly floods that began on 12/24/10; to Foreign Affairs. CR 1/12/11, H202.
H Res 35 ( Lee, D-CA), to recognize the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on 1/12/10, honoring those who lost their lives, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people; to Foreign Affairs. CR 1/12/11, H202.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 280 ( Gallegly, R-CA), to prohibit offices of the legislative branch from entering into a contract for the provision of goods or services within the Capitol Complex with any contractor who does not participate in the E-Verify Program for employment eligibility verification, and for other purposes; to House Administration. CR 1/12/11, H201.
HR 283 ( Green, D-TX), to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide for the calculation of the minimum wage based on the federal poverty threshold for a family of two, as determined by the Census Bureau; to Education and the Workforce. CR 1/12/11, H201.
 
Notices
On 1/13/11, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS, announced a request for public comment on an extension of a currently approved information collection, Emergency Response Grants Regulations, which authorizes the secretary to make noncompetitive grants, contracts or cooperative agreements to public entities to enable such entities to address emergency substance abuse or mental health needs in local communities. Comments are due 2/14/11. FR2402.
 
Bills Introduced  
HR 287 ( Green, D-TX), to provide housing assistance for very low-income veterans; to Financial Services. CR 1/12/11, H202.
HR 290 ( Hunter, R-CA), to amend Title 36, United States Code, to ensure that memorials commemorating the service of the United States Armed Forces may contain religious symbols, and for other purposes; to Natural Resources. CR 1/12/11, H202.
Notices
On 1/13/11, the Department of Veterans Affairs, announced that the secretary of Veterans Affairs, under the authority granted by the Persian Gulf War Veterans Act of 1998, has determined that there is no basis to establish any new presumptions of service connection at this time for any of the diseases, illnesses, or health effects discussed in the 11/15/07 National Academy of Sciences report titled, ‘‘ Gulf War and Health, Volume 6, Physiologic, Psychologic, and Psychosocial Effects of Deployment-Related Stress. ’’ FR2447.
 
 
 

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