A Daily Legislative Update Service of the Governmental Affairs Office
daily edition 1.21.2011
The Senate and House are not in session today.


Administrative Law

 

Bills Introduced

HR 10 ( Davis, R-KY), to amend Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H394.

Presidential Action

On 1/18/11, the president issued Executive Order 13563, to improve regulation and regulatory review. FR3821.

On 1/18/11, the president issued a memorandum for the heads of executive departments and agencies concerning initiatives to enhance agency disclosure of compliance and enforcement data in order for the government to hold itself more accountable and to encourage agencies to identify and address enforcement gaps . FR3825.

On 1/18/11, the president issued a memorandum for heads of executive departments and agencies to request that such executive departments and agencies give serious consideration to reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses through increased flexibility when initiating rulemaking that will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. FR3827.

 

Children and Families

Bills Introduced  

HR 385 ( Lee, D-CA), to require poverty impact statements for certain legislation; to Rules. CR 1/20/11, H395.



Constitutional Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 374 ( Hunter, R-CA), to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H394.

 
 

Bills Introduced  

HR 368 ( Johnson, D-GA) to amend Title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against federal officers or agencies to federal courts, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H394.


Criminal Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 377 ( Lee, D-CA), to amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to repeal the denial of food stamp eligibility of ex-offenders; to Agriculture. CR 1/20/11, H395.

HR 381 ( Lee, D-CA), to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide for grants to increase the number of law enforcement officers on the streets by five to ten percent in areas with high incidences of violent crime; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H395.

HR 365 ( Grimm, R-NY) to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H394.

 

Elder Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 370 ( Baca, D-CA), to require financial institutions to offer services to protect seniors from affinity scams, to report suspected affinity scams, and for other purposes; to Financial Services. CR 1/20/11, H394.

 

Election Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 359 ( Cole, R-OK), to reduce federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions; to Ways and Means. CR 1/20/11, H394.

 

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Bills Introduced

HR 376 ( King, R-NY), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide recruitment and retention incentives for volunteer emergency service workers; to Ways and Means. CR 1/20/11, H395.

 

Gun Violence

Bills Introduced  

HR 367 ( Richardson, D-CA), to prohibit the knowing possession of a firearm near a venue at which a member of Congress is performing an official and representational duty or campaigning for public office; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H394.

 

Health Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 3 ( Smith, R-NJ), to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes; to Judiciary. CR 1/20/11, H393.

HR 358 ( Pitts, R-PA), to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to modify special rules relating to coverage of abortion services under such Act; to Energy and Commerce. CR 1/20/11, H394.

HR 360 ( Burgess, R-TX), to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for participation in the exchange of the president, vice-president, members of Congress, political appointees, and congressional staff; to Oversight and Government Reform. CR 1/20/11, H394.

HR 361 ( Fleming, R-LA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities; to Energy and Commerce. CR 1/20/11, H394.

HR 364 ( Latham, R-IA), to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to take meaningful steps to lower health care costs and increase access to health insurance coverage without raising taxes, cutting Medicare benefits for seniors, adding to the national deficit, intervening in the doctor-patient relationship, or instituting a government takeover of health care; to Energy and Commerce. CR 1/20/11, H394.

HR 369 ( Austria, R-OH), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care by allowing a deduction for the health insurance costs of individuals, expanding health savings accounts, and for other purposes; to Ways and Means. CR 1/20/11, H394.

HR 371 ( Blackburn, R-TN), to repeal Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce; to Energy and Commerce. CR 1/20/11, H394.

Notices

On 1/21/11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a request for public comment on two information collections: Limitations on Provider Related Donations and Health Care Related Taxes and Limitation on Payments for Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DHS) and Supporting Regulations, to ensure compliance with Sections 1903 and 1923 of the Social Security Act for the purpose of preventing payments of federal financial participation on amounts prohibited by statute; and Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Annual Reporting, to ensure the appropriateness of DSH payments. Comments are due 3/22/11. FR3909.

 

Housing and Homelessness

Bills Introduced  

HR 363 ( Cardoza, D-CA), to prevent foreclosure of home mortgages and provide for the affordable refinancing of mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; to Financial Services. CR 1/20/11, H394.

 

Immigration Law

Notices  

On 1/21/11, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced a request for public comment on a new information collection, Civics and Citizenship Toolkit/Teacher Training Registration, necessary for individuals who wish to register for training and to obtain a toolkit. Comments are due 3/22/11. FR3920.

 

International Law

Bills Introduced  

HR 375 ( Kildee, D-MI), to limit the total value of Chinese goods that may be procured by the United States Government during a calendar year to not more than the total value of United States goods procured by the Chinese Government if any during the preceding calendar year, and for other purposes; to Oversight and Government Reform. CR 1/20/11, H394.

H Con Res 11 ( Lee, D-CA), to express the sense of Congress that the United States should provide, on an annual basis, an amount equal to at least 1 percent of United States gross domestic product (GDP) for nonmilitary foreign assistance programs; to Foreign Affairs. CR 1/20/11, H396.

 

Legal Services

Notices  

On 1/21/11, the Legal Services Corporation announced a request for public comment on a proposed information collection regarding the LSC’s decision to eliminate the Nevada, South Dakota, and Wyoming migrant service areas, effective 4/1/11, because any eligible migrant population in these states can be more effectively and efficiently served through the respective state’s basic field-general grant. Comments are due 2/22/11. FR3926.

 
 

National Security

Bills Introduced  

HR 388 ( Rooney, R-FL), to provide that the detention facility at Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay , Cuba remain open indefinitely and to require that individuals detained at the facility be tried only by military commission, and for other purposes; to Armed Services. CR 1/20/11, H395.

H Res 48 ( Lee, D-CA) to establish a select committee to review national security laws, policies, and practices; to Rules. CR 1/20/11, H396.

 

Substance Abuse

Bills Introduced  

HR 378 ( Lee, D-CA), to reauthorize the public and assisted housing drug elimination program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; to Financial Services. CR 1/20/11, H395.

 
 
 

Advertisement