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Daily Edition
August 7, 2006

Congressional Record, Vol. 152, No. 106 (August 3, 2006)
Federal Register, Vol. 71, Nos. 148 (August 7, 2006)

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The Senate will reconvene 9/5/06
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The House will reconvene 9/6/06.


Bills Introduced

S 3797 ( Clinton, D-NY), to establish demonstration projects to provide at home infant care benefits; to Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

S 3803 ( Landrieu, D-LA), to establish national and state putative father registries, to make grants to states to promote responsible fatherhood; to finance. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

Bills Introduced

S 3788 ( Brownback, R-KS), to clarify Federal law to prohibit the dispensing, distribution, or administration of a controlled substance for the purpose of causing, or assisting in causing, the suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing of any individual; to Judiciary. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

Criminal Law

Bills Introduced

S 3793 ( Menendez, D-NJ), to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide minimum mandatory penalties for certain public corruption-related offenses; to Judiciary. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

S 3835 ( Cornyn, R-TX), to provide adequate penalties for crimes committed against United States Judges and Federal law enforcement officers, to provide appropriate security for the judges and law enforcement officers; to Judiciary. S8801, CR 83/06.

Disability Law

Bills Introduced

S 3823 ( DeWine, R-OH), to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 to provide a means to combat discrimination on the bases of age or disability, by conditioning a State’s receipt or use of Federal financial assistance on the State’s waiver of immunity from suit for violations under such acts; to Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

S 3839 ( Dodd, D-CT), to amend Title II of the Social Security Act to provide that the eligibility requirement for disability insurance benefits under which an individual must have 20 quarters of Social Security coverage in the 40 quarters preceding a disability shall no be applicable in the case of a disabled individual suffering from a covered terminal disease; to Finance. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

Intellectual Property

Bills Introduced

S 3818 ( Hatch, R-UT), to amend Title 35, United States Code, to provide for patent reform; to Judiciary. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

International Relations

Bills Introduced

S 3836 ( Martinez, R-FL), to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy; considered and passed. S8801, CR 8/3/06.

S 3787 ( Santorum, R-PA), to establish a congressional Commission on the Abolition of Modern-Day Slavery; to Foreign Relations. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

Substance Abuse

Bills Introduced

S 3825 ( Burns, R-MT), to end the flow of methamphetamine and precursor chemicals coming across the border of the United States; to Judiciary. S8800, CR 8/3/06.

S3834 ( Sessions, R-AL), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to address online pharmacies; to Judiciary. S8801, CR 8/3/06.